U.S. domiciled reinsurance broker, Holborn Corporation has announced the addition of Paul Houska as a Senior Vice President (SVP) in its Kansas City office, effective immediately.
Houska brings more than 30 years of reinsurance industry experience to the role, and will take on responsibility for the enhancement of the reinsurance broker’s existing relationships and will help to drive growth for the company across the Midwest region of the U.S.
He joins the firm from Gen Re, a company he joined in 1987 and where he has held numerous marketing, underwriting and management roles. Houska brings experience in a range of key functional areas of the reinsurance sector, including client management and business development, individual risk, program and treaty underwriting, reserving and pricing, product line management, new product development, talent development, strategic planning and execution, and company operations.
He most recently served as SVP, Treaty Account Executive in the Mutual Practice business unit within North America, Gen Re.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Holborn, Frank Harrison, said: “Paul’s reinsurance product and structuring expertise, proven track record of success and ability to build trust-based relationships with clients is a wonderful addition to our firm.
“His appointment further demonstrates Holborn’s enthusiasm and deep commitment to our clients across the U.S. and, more specifically, within the Midwest. Such critical additions to our leadership team make us well positioned to serve our current and future clients as we approach Holborn’s centennial in 2020.”
Commenting on his new role, Houska said: “Holborn delivers the stability of business platform, product suite and access to the global reinsurance market that allows the firm to successfully execute uniquely developed client solutions, allowing its clients to confidently pursue their business objectives.
“I am excited to join the Holborn team and I look forward to working closely with all of my colleagues to pursue market opportunities based on tailoring the firm’s sophisticated analytics and personalized client services.”