Ascot appoints claims director
Ascot, an international reinsurer and specialist insurer based in London, has appointed Marina S. Barg as North America’s chief claims officer.
Barg will work with Ascot’s Ethos Specialty business units and leaders in Bermuda, London and the United States in a newly created role. She will report to Matt Kramer, Ascot’s managing director for the United States.
Barg was previously senior vice president and claims manager for WR Berkley. Previously, she spent six years with Navigators, first working on US claims before being promoted to Chief Claims Officer. Barg also spent time at Starr Companies and American International Group working on a range of accident-related exposures, the company said.
“Marina is a seasoned claims adjuster who has demonstrated a technology-driven vision for the digital transformation of large, complex claims functions,” said Kramer.
Barg served as an assistant district attorney in the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office in New Jersey from 1997 to 2004, according to his Linkedin page. She received her Juris Doctor from the Seton School of Law and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
Sapiens appoints president for North America
Insurance software provider Sapiens International Corp. appointed Jamie Yoder – formerly of Snapsheet – as President and CEO of North America.
Yoder will lead Sapiens’ business operations in North America, the Israeli company told Holon in a press release. The company says it has 4,000 employees in 27 countries and operates 11 offices in the United States.
“Jamie’s proven capabilities in large-scale strategy and transformation, as well as his relationships with leading insurers, will be an asset to Sapiens,” said President and CEO Roni Al-Dor. “We have built a solid foundation in North America. One of the main objectives is to further increase our presence in this region, to establish strong and lasting customer relationships and to increase our market share. “
Yoder was previously president of Snapsheet, a Chicago-based claims technology provider. Previously, he was the insurance advisory leader for PwC, a consulting firm that advises insurers. He led PwC’s global research program on “the future of insurance,” said Sapiens.
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Goldberg Segalla Adds Partner in Los Angeles
Goldberg Segalla law firm has added partner Kenneth A. Remson to its Global Insurance Services group in Los Angeles.
Remson was previously with Woolls Peer Dollinger & Scher in Los Angeles.
Remson has more than 30 years of experience handling complex insurance claims in jurisdictions across the country, the law firm said. He has extensive experience in errors and omissions, directors and officers, environmental liability, construction defects, employment practices liability, cybersecurity, business interruption. and aeronautical matters.
Remson was Assistant Attorney General for the State of Hawaii in the Civil Collections Division, where he represented agencies, departments and state employees in construction litigation, insurance coverage, remedies collectives, collections and other complex claims. He was also a clerk with United States District Court Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld, Alaska. Prior to entering the legal field, Remson pursued a career in broadcast journalism for a number of years as a news and sports presenter and reporter, Goldberg Segalla said.
Remson, he volunteered for over 10 years for the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles, finalizing hundreds of adoptions and representing families in benefit matters.
He received his BA from Stanford University, his MA in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and his JD from Duke University School of Law.
Global Risk Solutions appoints a training manager
Global Risk Solutions, Inc., a Miami-based P&C claims management provider, has appointed Charles H. Lowe to administer the programs offered by its GRS Learning & Training Institute.
Lowe has been named senior vice president of learning and development. He oversees the institute with the support of Carlos Sylvester, who recently joined GRS as training manager.
Prior to joining GRS, Lowe held various senior claims roles with property and casualty insurers including Southern Oak Insurance, Security First, Sunshine State Insurance and Citizens Property Insurance Corp, the company said in a press release. For much of his career he has focused on building claims organizations including daily claims review, field adjustment, litigation / claims review, loss monitoring major commercial and disaster response, and special fraud investigation and prevention programs, the company said.
“Training is at the heart of our mission to provide the best people, processes and technologies to meet the needs of our customers. We are delighted to have the high caliber talent of Charlie, who has direct experience handling some of the largest P&C claims events in the history of our industry, ”said Arthur“ Kip ”Radigan, CEO of group.