CAC Specialty Strengthens the Tax Team with Vice President Ben Gerber

CAC Specialty, a specialty insurance brokerage bringing bespoke insurance solutions to public and private corporations and private equity sponsors, welcomes Ben Gerber to the CAC Tax Insurance Practice as Vice President. Ben joins CAC Specialty with a wealth of experience within the tax space. Ben most recently served as VP of Transaction Solutions with a large national insurance broker and held previous positions with PwC and leading law firms. Ben specializes in developing unique solutions […]

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CAC Specialty Natural Resources Adds Skilled Industry Leader, William Cho

CAC Specialty welcomes another talented member to the Natural Resources team, William Cho. William joined the team as a Director of Claims and Client Advocacy with more than 19 years of experience in simulating and modeling insurance risk to weather phenomena and managing complex and catastrophe claims for marine and energy clients worldwide. William joins CAC Natural Resources with a strong background in representative claim work and risk assessment in several industries, including marine and […]

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CAC Specialty Expands Senior Living Practice with Top-Tier Talent

CAC Specialty solidifies its Senior Living practice with additions David Thurber as Senior Vice President, Shannon Holt as Senior Vice President of Workers’ Compensation, Mark Holt as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Yvonne Wiltse as Senior Account Executive. David Thurber joins CAC Senior Living with a strong background in senior living Professional Liability and Employment Liability claims advocacy and support.  Known for his extensive knowledge and sound advice, David looks forward to providing […]

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CAC Specialty Adds Strong Talent to Enhance its Private Equity Team

CAC Specialty is adding more talent to its Private Equity team by hiring Gabe Levitt as Executive Vice President. Gabe is joining the CAC team in a business development and client management role where he will serve clients across the country and be instrumental in expanding CAC Specialty’s private equity business on the west coast. Gabe brings more than 28 years of experience in and around the insurance industry to CAC Specialty. He began his […]

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CAC Specialty Expands Private Equity Practice with the Hiring of Tom O’Leary

CAC Specialty is adding to its Private Equity team with the hiring of Tom O’Leary. Tom is joining the team in a business development role; he will also be instrumental in expanding CAC Specialty’s private equity business into Dallas and the broader Texas market. Tom has nearly a decade of insurance industry experience, most recently serving as a vice president of M&A and business development with Willis Towers Watson. During his tenure, Tom has advised […]

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CAC Specialty Adds Two Industry Leading Talents to Its Natural Resources Division

CAC Specialty is excited to welcome Rick Eisenstat and Justin Sharp to its Natural Resources team. Rick is an environmental law specialist and will serve as Vice President. His expertise in environmental law and knowledge within the highly specialized natural resources industry will be highly accretive to the success of the CAC Natural Resources team. Justin brings to CAC more than a decade of experience in project development, insurance and management – primarily focused on […]

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CAC Specialty Appoints Stephanie Snyder Frenier as Senior Vice President, Business Development Leader of Professional & Cyber Solutions

CAC Specialty is excited to welcome Stephanie Snyder Frenier as Senior Vice President, Business Development Leader of Professional & Cyber Solutions.  Stephanie joins the CAC Specialty team to engage clients and prospects, develop risk transfer solutions, and support marketing and sales strategies. Stephanie has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, focusing on cyber insurance and technology errors and omissions. Previously, Stephanie was Vice President and General Manager of insurance at BitSight, where […]

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CAC Specialty Expands International Capabilities with the Appointment of David Frediani as Senior Advisor

CAC Specialty is pleased to welcome David Frediani as Senior Advisor.  David is joining our team to implement an international strategy helping to grow our business and service our clients globally. David has extensive international experience having worked as a senior executive at Marsh (including its predecessor company Johnson & Higgins, and the parent company Marsh McLennan) for over 30 years. During those years, David lived, worked and travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, the UK, […]

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CAC Expands its Natural Resources Team with Leader in Energy Sector

CAC Specialty is pleased to welcome Mari Beth Ross to our Natural Resources, Power & Renewables team as Senior Vice President. Mari Beth will bring her expertise in wind and solar power generation, coal, natural gas, combined cycle, nuclear, retail energy, pipelines and gas production to the CAC Natural Resources team. Mari Beth has more than 25 years of experience as an insurance professional and is a proven leader in the industry. Prior to joining […]

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Afghanistan Refugee Community Support Project & 5K

It is important to us at CAC Specialty and Cobbs Allen to give back to our communities in times of need. In response to the earlier events in Afghanistan, we hosted a charitable drive and 5K to support refugees seeking asylum in the US, specifically in Denver. CAC Specialty and Cobbs Allen employees across all of our US offices were encouraged to donate items such as diapers, toiletries and school supplies for the Masjid Ikhals, […]

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CAC Specialty Expands Transactional Liability Team with Five New Hires

CAC Specialty is pleased to welcome five new hires to its Transactional Liability Practice.  Specializing in representation and warranty insurance, tax insurance, and contingent risk insurance, these hires represent a substantial investment in the growing Transactional Liability Insurance market and reflect CAC Specialty’s position as a market leader in the space. Alex Luxenburg specializes in representation and warranty insurance. Prior to joining, Alex underwrote representation & warranty insurance and held leadership positions with Hamilton Insurance […]

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Courtney Cassidy named a 2021 Rising Star by Insurance Business America

We are proud to announce Courtney Cassidy has been named to Insurance Business America’s Rising Stars for 2021. Courtney embodies the young talent that is expanding this industry and contributing fresh perspectives, energy and leadership. She joined CAC in January 2020 as an Account Manager and quickly rose in the ranks to Assistant Vice President. IBA recognizes up-and-coming stars ages 35 and under who are making a mark in the insurance industry. It believes insurance […]

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CAC Specialty Expands the Natural Resources Team with Industry Veteran, Bill Chappell

We are pleased to announce that Bill Chappell joins the organization as Executive Vice President of the Natural Resources division. Bill will immediately begin developing innovative solutions for CAC’s energy clients, focused on all facets of the sector. He brings over 30 years of experience and joins the over 50 current team members of CAC Specialty’s Natural Resources team. “We are investing in the most talented minds in the industry. Bill’s robust experience in fossil […]

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CAC Specialty Expands its Transactional Liability Team With Experienced Senior-Level Hire

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Thomas Bonfiglio. Thomas will serve as Senior Vice President on the Transactional Liability team. “Thomas’s long experience in the representation and warranty insurance space, particularly his years as an underwriter, is huge for our team,” says Michael Wakefield, CAC Specialty Transactional Liability Practice Leader. “Adding his underwriting expertise – and the unique perspective he gained from seeing the industry from the vantage of both a broker and […]

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CAC Specialty Continues to Grow and Strengthen its Natural Resources Division with Multiple Power and Renewables Hires

CAC Specialty is proud to announce 14 new hires joining the CAC Natural Resources Division in the Power and Renewables vertical. Andrea Ash – CAC Specialty welcomes Andrea to its Natural Resources team as Executive Vice President, Head of Operations at CAC Natural Resources. Andrea is a proven leader bringing CAC NR over 14 years of operations, strategy, and process improvement experience. Prior to CAC NR, Andrea served as Chief Operating Officer of Beecher Carlson’s […]

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CAC Specialty Continues Expansion of its Natural Resources Practice with Executive Level Power, Utilities and Renewables Hire, Sara Kane

CAC Specialty, a specialty insurance brokerage platform bringing bespoke insurance solutions to public and private corporations and private equity sponsors, is pleased to welcome Sara Kane as co-leader of CAC Specialty’s Power, Utility and Renewables vertical, a part of the Natural Resources Division. “We are excited to add yet another significant leader to our team,” said Gary King, Executive Chairman of CAC Natural Resources. “Sara has spent nearly a decade working as a broker, an […]

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CAC Specialty Continues to Expand its Natural Resources Practice with Executive Level Power and Renewables Hire, Erin Lynch

We are pleased to announce the hire of Erin Lynch as President of our Natural Resources division and co-leader of our Power, Utility and Renewables vertical. Most recently, Erin led the Global Energy Practice at Beecher Carlson during her 14 year tenure. “We are extremely excited to have such an esteemed leader join our team,” said Gary King, Executive Chairman of CAC Natural Resources. “Erin brings vision and creativity to one of the most dynamic […]

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CAC Specialty Announces Appointment of Jen Jacobson as Senior Vice President

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jen Jacobson as senior vice president of our Financial Lines Legal and Claims practice. “We are thrilled to welcome Jen to CAC Specialty and expand our presence in New York,” said John Tanner, chief legal officer. “Jen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Financial Lines practice, particularly in public D&O, private equity, and transactional liability. The addition of Jen to our team reflects CAC’s […]

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CAC Specialty Promotes Robert Plumb to Executive Vice President, Strengthens Natural Resources Team with Multiple New Hires

CAC Specialty is growing its Natural Resources team from within and adding four new members who previously worked at other leading brokers and insurers and will report to industry veterans Robert Plumb and Josh Kirklin. Robert Plumb – Plumb has been promoted to executive vice president, co-head of oil and gas within CAC Specialty, Natural Resources division. In this role, Plumb will work alongside Josh Kirklin to lead the practice. While serving as senior vice […]

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CAC Specialty Launches New Office in Knoxville, Welcomes Executive Vice President Tracy Tucker

CAC Specialty announces the launch a new office in Knoxville, Tenn. The new office in Knoxville will house the company’s expanded Natural Resources Division (CAC NR), which includes CAC Specialty’s Mining division. Along with the new office, CAC Specialty is proud to announce the hire of Executive Vice President for Commercial Surety at CAC Specialty Natural Resources in Knoxville, Tenn., Tracy Tucker. Mr. Tucker has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, […]

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CAC Specialty Expands Multiple Teams with Industry Leaders

CAC Specialty announces the expansion of its executive-level team with two new employees – bringing 40 years of combined industry experience to the team. CAC Specialty is proud to welcome: Michael O’Brien – O’Brien joins as executive vice president within the business development division of CAC Specialty in Chicago. Prior to CAC Specialty, O’Brien served as a managing director and sales leader at Marsh, where he led key new accounts, focused on Fortune 500 firms. […]

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CAC Specialty Announces its 2021 Risk & Insurance Power Broker Award Winners

DENVER, CO  (Feb. 22, 2021) — CAC Specialty, a leading global specialty broker, is proud to announce Andre Eichenholtz, co-head of property and casualty and head of diligence and portfolio solutions at CAC Specialty and Billy Kroupa, senior vice president at CAC Specialty, have been named 2021 Power Brokers® by Risk & Insurance magazine. This annual awards list by Risk & Insurance magazine recognizes individuals’ exceptional client work by evaluating the strength of client testimonials […]

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CAC Specialty Enters New Year with Six New Hires, Expands Natural Resource Team

CAC Specialty is starting the New Year by expanding its Natural Resources Division (CAC NR) with six new hires. Robert Carvell – Robert joins as Senior Vice President of CAC’s Specialty’s Risk & Project Management division, Natural Resources in Houston, Texas. Prior to CAC Specialty, Robert was the Vice President of Risk and Project Management with Energy and Marine Risk Services in Houston, where he conducted asset integrity and condition surveys of offshore platforms, onshore […]

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CAC Specialty Strengthens its Rapidly Growing Natural Resource Team with Veteran Hires

CAC Specialty, a leading global specialty broker, continues to strengthen & broaden its Natural Resources Division (CAC NR) with three new hires focused on Mining, Claims, & Risk Management. Fred Smith joins the team from Willis, where he served as Senior Director and head of Willis’ U.S. Mining and Metals practice. Pete Krouse joins from McGriff, where he served as Vice President. Lloyd Wills joins from The Hartford, where he served as Senior Claims Account […]

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CAC Specialty establishes an Analytics Practice with appointment of Nathan Baseman

DENVER, CO – October 13, 2020 CAC Specialty announces the establishment of its Analytics Practice with appointment of Nathan Baseman as Senior Vice President and Analytics Practice Leader. Most recently, Baseman was Director of Analytics for Lockton Companies, where he was responsible for strategy, research and planning for a national analytics teams that spanned both benefits and property and casualty. In his role at CAC, Baseman will partner alongside all the existing analytic activity and […]

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CAC Specialty Hires Cameron Martin, Katie Flynn, and Erica Kasperkowiak to its Rapidly Growing M&A Solutions Group

ATLANTA – GA – September 23, 2020 – CAC Specialty (“CAC”), building on its continued growth and success, announces the addition of Cameron Martin as Senior Vice President to the M&A Solutions Group, Katie Flynn as Senior Vice President to the M&A Solutions Group, and Erica Kasperkowiak, Senior Vice President of the newly created M&A Portfolio Solutions Practice– Human Capital Risk Martin led HAUSER’s Private Equity Risk Advisory Practice where he had overall responsibility for […]

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CAC Specialty Hires Matt Movafaghi to Join its Tax Insurance Practice

DENVER, CO – September 22, 2020 – CAC Specialty announces the expansion of its Tax Insurance Practice with the appointment of Matt Movafaghi, Esq. as Senior Vice President. Most recently, Movafaghi was Senior Tax Counsel for Chevron Corporation, where he was responsible for implementing sophisticated tax planning strategies and advising management on the tax aspects of Chevron’s global business operations. “CAC has a reputation for being a leader in the transactional liability insurance market, bringing top-notch […]

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Michael Wakefield on Managing Transactional Risk

Michael Wakefield joined other industry leaders in a Financier Worldwide roundtable discussion on Managing Transactional Risk. In the August 2020 Publication, the panelists address how the transactional risk insurance market has continued to innovate amidst the COVID-19 crisis, and particularly how buyers and sellers are relying even more on representation & warranty insurance, tax insurance and contingent risk insurance to get deals done. Please click the link for a downloadable copy of the publication. FW […]

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Bain Head named to 2020 Elite Women

Congratulations! We are proud to announce that CAC Specialty’s Bain Head and Cobbs Allen’s Marye Beasley Kohn have been named to Insurance Business America’s Elite Women for 2020. According to IBA, this year’s Elite Women are not just dedicated to the insurance industry – they are shining a light for future generations of insurance professionals and setting the standard on how to persevere through today’s especially challenging economic climate. Bain is Executive Vice President and […]

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Alternative Products & Structured Solutions Webinar: 6/11

Please join us on Thursday, June 11th for a webinar on Alternative Products & Structured Solutions. Standard insurance markets and products do not always provide acceptable risk management solutions for all risk, but that does not necessarily mean that those risks are not candidates for efficient risk transfer. Industry veterans from Zurich Insurance Company and Everest Re will join CAC’s own investment banker Jack Leventhal and Andre Eichenholtz in a panel discussion about the types […]

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CAC Specialty Announces Addition of Eric Joost as EVP Chief Technology & Global Markets Officer

DENVER, CO – May 20, 2020 – CAC Specialty announced today the addition of Eric Joost as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology & Global Markets Officer. Joost comes to CAC Specialty with more than 30 years of diverse industry expertise over a wide range of insurance products, markets and client segments. Alongside, Joost delivers a unique depth of knowledge in leading-edge technology – expertly bridging legacy platforms and new technologies across broking operations. Joost’s […]

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CAC Specialty Announces Addition of Edward Krayer to M&A Solutions Team

DENVER, CO – April 2, 2020 – CAC Specialty announced today the addition of Edward (Ed) Krayer as a Senior Vice President in CAC Specialty’s M&A Solutions team. Krayer comes to CAC Specialty with more than 14 years of experience in the industry and as a specialist in supporting private equity sponsors in the Northeast. Krayer’s experience includes work at several global brokers. He has served as Vice President at Aon, Senior Vice President at […]

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CAC Specialty Hires Jordan B. Tamchin to Lead its Tax Insurance Practice

CAC Specialty announces the expansion of its Transactional Liability Practice with the appointment of Jordan B. Tamchin, Esq. as Senior Vice President and leader of its Tax Insurance Practice. Most recently, Tamchin was Vice President, Tax Insurance Counsel for Concord Specialty Risk, a part of Ryan Specialty Group’s RSG Underwriting Managers, where he underwrote a wide range of tax risks for corporations and private equity funds. “CAC Specialty has shown a commitment to building a […]

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CAC Specialty Establishes a Leading Specialty Environmental Risk and Insurance Group

CAC Specialty is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Schilz as Executive Vice President to lead the firm’s newly-formed Environmental Practice Group, along with Senior Vice Presidents Grant Nichols and Brian Lu. The group is a national practice focused on crafting risk management solutions for clients who own, purchase, develop, and operate properties and assets that have, or could have, pollution-related exposures. “We are thrilled to welcome Greg, Grant and Brian to CAC Specialty,” […]

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CAC Specialty Establishes Strategic Relationship with Fortress Investment Group

CAC Specialty, a first-of-its-kind platform combining insurance brokerage, investment banking and structured finance capabilities, today announced the formation of a strategic relationship with funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”). The strategic relationship with Fortress, which previously provided financing for the formation of CAC Specialty will allow CAC Specialty to support the capital needs of its clients in connection with acquisitions, recapitalizations, growth capital and other bespoke financing transactions. “CAC Specialty has […]

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CAC Specialty Hires Chelley Schaper to Lead Real Estate Practice

CAC Specialty is pleased to introduce Chelley Schaper as our newest Senior Vice President. Schaper brings more than 20 years of experience, including 16 years at Lockton working with complex risk accounts, with a specialization in the real estate industry. Most recently, Schaper founded a technology platform for the health and wellbeing company, ActiveSoul, Inc, where she served as CEO. Combining her technical insurance expertise with a nimble and outside the box mentality, Schaper is […]

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CAC Specialty Welcomes Brad Elliott as Senior Vice President

CAC Specialty is pleased to welcome Brad Elliott to the team as Senior Vice President and Team Leader. Elliott’s focus will be on the full spectrum of risk solutions to solve clients’ complex risk challenges. “As CAC Specialty continues to grow, we remain committed to being the broker of choice for the top talent in the industry,” said David Payne, Chief Revenue Officer of CAC Specialty. “We are thrilled that Brad has decided to join […]

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CAC Specialty Announces Financial Sponsors Group

CAC Specialty today announced its newly-formed Financial Sponsors Group (“FSG”), a dedicated team providing insurance and capital market solutions to the private equity community. “We couldn’t be more excited to launch FSG,” said Mike Rice, CAC Specialty’s CEO. “We are fully committed to bringing together the best talent in the industry to serve our financial sponsor clients. We strive to make an impact for our clients through our ability to bring integrated insurance brokerage and […]

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CAC Specialty Appoints André S. Eichenholtz to Lead Portfolio Solutions Group

CAC Specialty announces the appointment of André S. Eichenholtz as the leader of its Portfolio Solutions group. Eichenholtz brings over 30 years of brokerage experience and has built two successful private equity M&A practices prior to joining CAC Specialty. He was formerly the Head of M&A Diligence and Placement at JLT Specialty. Prior to that, he helped start a boutique insurance brokerage which specialized in Private Equity M&A transactions. “The addition of yet another industry […]

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CAC Specialty Appoints Michael D. Rice II as Chief Executive Officer

CAC Specialty, the industry’s only integrated specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking business, today announced the appointment of Michael D. Rice II as its Chief Executive Officer. Rice brings more than 25 years of experience in the brokerage industry. Most recently, he served as the founding Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of JLT Specialty USA. Previously, he spent more than 20 years at Aon serving in various leadership capacities. “We are delighted that Mike […]

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CAC Specialty Announces the Appointment of Colin Daly to Co-Lead Financial Lines Practice

CAC Specialty is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Daly as Executive Vice President and co-leader of CAC Specialty’s Financial Lines Practice (FLP). Daly comes to CAC Specialty from JLT Specialty US, where, as a founding member, he helped shape the US business and, in particular, formed and grew the Financial Lines Group nationally. Prior to JLT, he served as the national leader of Aon’s Financial Services Group. Daly started his career as an […]

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CAC Specialty Announces Appointment of Jennifer Schaeffer as Senior Vice President

CAC Specialty, a specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking platform bringing bespoke insurance solutions to public and private corporations and private equity sponsors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Schaeffer as Senior Vice President. Schaeffer will anchor West Coast business development efforts to accelerate growth and improve customer coverage. “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to CAC Specialty,” said Paul Sparks, Chairman of CAC Specialty. “CAC hires exceptional people and empowers them to […]

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Cobbs Allen Forms CAC Specialty to Serve Corporates and Private Equity Sponsors

Cobbs Allen today announced the formation of CAC Specialty, a specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking platform that will bring bespoke insurance solutions to public and private companies and private equity sponsors. CAC Specialty represents the next wave in the long-term convergence of insurance and capital markets by combining structured finance solutions with insurance broking capabilities. CAC Specialty will be led by a team of experienced and accomplished insurance and capital markets executives. Paul Sparks, […]

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Cobbs Allen Announces Continued Expansion with Hiring of David Payne

Cobbs Allen announces the continued expansion of its insurance brokerage team with the addition of David Payne. Payne will join the leadership team that is building a national specialty platform focused on providing complex risk solutions for corporate and private equity clients. Payne most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer at JLT US, where he led client and prospect initiatives for one of the fastest-growing brokers in the U.S. market. He has a long track […]

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Cobbs Allen Announces Hiring of Sparks and Sonderman and Creation of Specialty Insurance Brokerage Business

Cobbs Allen announces the hiring of industry veterans Paul Sparks and Darren Sonderman to lead a new venture in the growing Cobbs Allen portfolio. Sparks and Sonderman each bring over 25 years of experience gained from founding and leading the Financial Services Division of McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. The new venture is focused on providing complex risk solutions for corporate and private equity clients. It will combine structured solutions capabilities with insurance brokerage services […]

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