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Rossini and Suckerman take new roles within AXA XL cyber business

20th July 2022 - Author: Kassandra Jimenez-Sanchez

AXA XL’s cyber insurance business has announced the creation of two new roles and several regional underwriting management appointments in the US.

axa-logoRachel Rossini has assumed a new role as Product Manager for Cyber and Technology E&O.

In her new role, Rossini will lead the company’s go-to-market strategy in the US cyber insurance market.

She joined AXA XL back in 2018, most recently serving as Cyber Underwriting Manager for AXA XL’s West Zone, out of Los Angeles.

Vern Suckerman is stepping into the newly created role of US Head of Complex Accounts.

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With nearly 20 years of cyber insurance, and 30 years of E&O underwriting experience, Suckerman will take the lead on underwriting accounts with the most complex cyber and E&O exposures and build appropriate insurance program structures

He joined AXA in 2012, where he has spent more than a decade helping build AXA XL’s cyber insurance business.

Jeremy Gittler, AXA XL’s head of cyber insurance in the Americas commented: “As digital threats grow more sophisticated and malicious, we keep enhancing our underwriting approach to help our clients manage cyber risks.

“These new roles will help us direct more focus on our growth strategy and find innovative ways to address our clients’ more complicated cyber & tech E&O risks.”

As Rossini and Suckerman take on their new roles, the insurer also announced two promotions and is welcoming back a former team member.

Greg Chambers has been promoted to assume Suckerman’s former role as Underwriting Manager for AXA XL’s Central Zone.

Bringing nearly 20 years of insurance brokering and underwriting experience to his new role, he will be responsible for managing and underwriting both new and renewal business throughout the Central part of the US.

Chambers joined AXA XL in 2015 after tenure as a broker with Marsh and an underwriter with CNA.

Erik Barns has been promoted to Underwriting Manager for the Northeast. He began his insurance career in Major Accounts support at Conner Strong & Buckelew in Philadelphia.

Before joining AXA XL in 2018, he started his underwriting career in Major Accounts support at Conner Strong.

AXA XL is welcoming back Adam Jaffer, who will assume the role of Underwriting Manager for AXA XL’s West Zone, formerly held by Rossini. He has previously spent five years with AXA XL, and is returning to the company after a brief tenure with Corvus.

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