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Ironshore reorganises wholesale distribution operations

14th February 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Ironshore, the Bermuda-domiciled holding company and Liberty Mutual subsidiary, has announced the realignment of its wholesale distribution platform.

ironshoreGoing forward, the company will have dedicated wholesale underwriting resources in the US for its core specialty businesses of property, casualty, environmental, health and professional lines, as well as additional regional distribution resources.

The expanded wholesale distribution team will aim to provide the brokerage market with regional access points to support the localised delivery of wholesale products and services.

“Ironshore is investing in a more focused strategy to better meet the unique localized needs of our wholesale brokers, executing upon a balanced and diversified product platform,” stated Ben Johnson, Senior Vice President, Wholesale Distribution.

“We are building preferred wholesale market partnerships, dedicating underwriters and a distribution team specifically to provide exceptional service and solutions for those partners.”

The wholesale distribution team will operate in three regions with assigned executive heads based in respective Liberty Mutual offices.

Jessica Ferguson will be Wholesale Branch Executive East, based in Boston, while Tara Houvenagle is Wholesale Branch Executive Central, based in St. Louis, and Eric Guinan is Wholesale Branch Executive West, based in Los Angeles.

Together, they will oversee the development and placement of products and services across Ironshore’s wholesale distribution channels.

The team will also work with regional underwriting leadership and dedicated specialty wholesale underwriters for Ironshore’s five primary business lines.

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