Wyatt Blackburn, President

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Wyatt has nearly 40 years’ experience in writing successful specialty programs, 35 of which were as Executive Vice President and COO of State National, the longest running specialty writer of this type. During this time, Wyatt oversaw the production of $13 billion in premiums of specialty program business and, with his team, set the standard for current day participatory fronting carriers.

Steve Dresner, Chief Underwriting and Reinsurance Officer

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Steve has over 35 years of underwriting experience and his current focus is on underwriting discipline, pricing and the oversight of Everspan’s program business. During his career, Steve has managed both individual risk and delegated underwriting platforms at Crum & Forster, Endurance Specialty and GenRe. Steve has built his expertise in the program space as both an insurance and reinsurance executive where he has underwritten a broadly-based book of business which included property, casualty and professional related exposures.

Marc J. Karnell, Head of Claims

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Marc has over 30 years of experience in Insurance and Reinsurance Claims. Prior to joining Everspan, Marc served as the EVP, Global Head of Insurance Claims and Technical Director of Sompo International (formerly Endurance). Marc led a team of over 150 global claim professionals, responsible for the management of a wide range of casualty exposures, including D&O, Misc. E&O and Medical Malpractice, Surety and General and XS Liability, Workers’ Compensation and Aviation. Marc is admitted to practice law in New York.

Steven Murray, Chief Financial Officer

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Steven is a Certified Professional Accountant with over 20 years of financial accounting and reporting experience. Prior to joining Everspan, Steven served as the insurance controller of Ambac Assurance Corporation for eight years where he managed insurance and reinsurance reporting, financial planning and expense analysis, and supported rating agency and corporate modeling.

Kevin O’Connor, Chief Production Officer

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Kevin has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry and leads business development at Everspan. During his career, he has managed reinsurance and wholesale brokerage firms, managing general agents and Lloyd’s coverholders, and third-party administrators, including on behalf of large organizations such as Crump Group and Brown & Brown. Over the course of his career, Kevin has developed over $2.5 billion in program business premium. He has also been active in building and selling private fee-for-service companies in the insurance sector.

Michael Scholl, Senior Pricing Actuary

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Michael has 30 years' experience in the specialty program segment, most recently at AXA XL and as President of United Casualty and Surety Insurance Company. Michael has worked for both MGAs as well as carriers, focused on program analysis, negotiation, and program optimization, along with extensive experience in actuarial modeling and pricing of P&C business.

Nicholas Scott, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

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Having served as in-house counsel to both large international and start-up insurance operations, Nick has substantial legal, regulatory, compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, corporate governance, and claims management experience. Nick joined Everspan from Spinnaker Insurance, a pioneering participatory fronting carrier, where he built and enforced MGA/TPA operational oversight processes in addition to managing the company’s legal, claims and regulatory affairs. Nick’s (re)insurance industry experience includes serving as counsel to QBE North America’s reinsurance and program/MGA operations and as a reinsurance claims executive for Beazley Syndicate.