17 July 2020News

Everest boosts retail property unit with Arch hire

Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance division of Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, has boost its retail property group with a hire from rival Arch.

Dean DeBlasi joins its retail property group as vice president, East Region manager.

Prior to joining Everest, DeBlasi was a regional vice president at Arch Insurance Group, responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, development and retention of the commercial property portfolio for the Northeast Region.

Previously, he worked as a commercial property regional executive at AIG and as a property, machinery & marine underwriter at Chubb.

In his new role, DeBlasi will be responsible for overseeing the retail property portfolio and developing and maintaining trading partner relationships across the east region. He will be based out of New York.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Dean’s experience, knowledge and deep relationships join our Retail Property team,” said Jason Ventling, head of retail property at Everest Insurance. “With more than two decades of experience in the Property Insurance space, Dean will be a great asset not just to our underwriting team, but also to our clients and brokers across the East Region.”