Global insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin’s North America Construction insurance unit has announced the launch of a new underwriting hub in San Francisco, as it looks to position resources closer to brokers and construction sector clients.
As well as the expansion, the firm has announced the appointment of Charles Marmolejo as Executive Underwriter, and also the relocation of Senior Underwriter, Dan McCarthy, from XL Catlin’s Chicago office.
As an Executive Underwriter for Primary Casualty business, Marmolejo will assist XL Catlin’s construction customers address their liability, workers’ compensation and commercial auto risks.
He brings nearly three decades of property and casualty (P&C) industry experience to the role, and has experience across varied business segments, including construction, transportation and real estate development / management.
McCarthy joined XL Catlin’s North America Construction unit in 2014 in Chicago, and his new role will see him relocate to San Francisco where he will assist brokers in helping address clients’ excess liability risks across the Western region.
Gary Kaplan, President of XL Catlin’s North America Construction, commented: “Construction activity throughout the Western region, especially California, is bustling with a wide range of public and private projects in progress and more plans in the works.
“With the addition of Chuck and Dan to our San Francisco office, we’re putting more construction insurance expertise in the same time zone for our west coast brokers and clients. Their closer proximity will give our clients easier access to the coverages they need to protect their profits and keep their projects moving forward.”