22 November 2016News

Rockhill appoints a former VP at Everest Re as leader of new E&S unit

The Rockhill Insurance Group has hired Tracy Upton, a former vice president at Bermuda-based Everest Reinsurance, to lead its new E&S property unit.

The unit is a catastrophe wind and all other peril (AOP) facility focused primarily on coastal risks.

Upton is a specialist in the commercial property E&S market who joined from Everest Re, where he most recently served as vice president of its E&S property facility.

“One of the hallmarks of our unit is our limited wholesale distribution platform,” Upton said.

“We’re committed to being a disciplined, yet formidable competitor, working through a select group of dedicated, mutually aligned wholesale partners.”

Since opening for business, Rockhill said it has already received a large number of submissions from its wholesale brokers.

Jessica Clarke, senior vice president and director of commercial and specialty lines at State Auto, added: “Tracy’s expertise in the commercial property E&S market, combined with his own relationships with Rockhill’s existing wholesale partners, has already proven to be a major advantage.

“We’re excited that Tracy and the team are already quoting and writing business, and look forward to continued growth.”