The insurance segment of re/insurance specialist AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., has promoted Robert Hartman to be its new Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1st 2017.
Hartman is currently a Senior Vice President, Business Development at AXIS Insurance. He will take over the COO role following the recent promotion of the former AXIS Insurance COO Pete Vogt to Deputy Chief Financial Officer of AXIS Capital.
In the COO role, Hartman will report to Peter Wilson, CEO of AXIS Insurance, and will operate from AXIS’ New York office.
“Rob is a talented and seasoned insurance executive who has a deep background in organizational, operational and financial strategy. During his tenure at AXIS, he has helped guide important strategic initiatives, including playing an integral role in the successful acquisition and integration of specialty aviation insurer and reinsurer Aviabel,” explained Wilson. “He is a highly respected leader within our organization and someone who embodies AXIS’ values and culture, including our entrepreneurial mindset and performance-driven approach.”
“AXIS has made significant investments in our operations and infrastructure that will help further position our business for growth in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. We’re only just beginning to tap into our potential as a leader in global specialty insurance,” added Hartman. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside my AXIS colleagues to further optimize our operations to be market responsive and strengthen strategic relationships with clients, distributors and risk transfer partners.”
Hartman has more than 15 years of experience across strategy, operations and business development, and has been a senior executive at AXIS since joining in late 2015.
Before his time at AXIS, Hartman was a partner at McKinsey & Company, leading an office in Pittsburgh for five years as a member of the firm’s Insurance Practice. He spent over 11 years at McKinsey, during which time he worked with leading P&C insurance companies and their executive teams on corporate and business unit strategy, including distribution, underwriting, marketing, operations and claims.