Ascot appoints complaints director
Ascot, an international reinsurer and specialist insurance company based in London, has appointed Marina S. Barg as the claims director for North America.
Barg will work with Ascot’s Ethos Specialty business units and executives in Bermuda, London and the United States in a newly created position. She will report to Matt Kramer, executive director of Ascot for the USA.
Barg was previously senior vice president and head of claims for W.R. Berkley. Prior to that, she spent six years at Navigators, first in claims in the United States, before being promoted to chief claims officer. Barg also spent time at Starr Companies and the American International Group working on a series of accident-related exhibits, the company said.
“Marina is an experienced claims professional who has demonstrated a vision first in technology for the digital transformation of complex and large claims functions,” said Kramer.
Barg was an assistant prosecutor at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey from 1997 to 2004, according to his Linkedin page. She received her doctorate in law from the Seton School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Sapiens appoints president of North America
Insurance software provider Sapiens International Corp. appointed Jamie Yoder – ex-Snapsheet – as president and general manager in North America.
Yoder will lead Sapiens’ business operations in North America, Holon, an Israeli-based company, said in a press release. The company claims to have 4,000 employees in 27 countries and to operate 11 offices in the United States.
“Jamie’s proven capabilities in large-scale strategy and transformation, along with his relationships with top insurance companies, will be an asset for Sapiens,” said President and CEO Roni Al-Dor. “We have built a solid base in North America. One of the main objectives is to further increase our presence in this region, build strong and lasting relationships with customers and expand our market share ”.
Yoder was previously president of Snapsheet, a Chicago-based claims technology provider. Prior to that, he was the leader of PwC’s insurance consultancy, a consulting practice 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 L.A.
The law firm Goldberg Segalla added partner Kenneth A. Remson to its Global Insurance Services group in Los Angeles.
Remson previously worked with Woolls Peer Dollinger & Scher in Los Angeles.
Remson has more than 30 years of experience dealing with complex insurance coverage claims in jurisdictions across the country, the law firm said. He has extensive experience in errors and omissions, directors and executives, environmental liability, construction defects, liability for labor practices, cybersecurity, business interruption and aviation issues.
Remson was Hawaii’s assistant attorney general in the Civil Recoveries Division, where he represented state agencies, departments and officials in construction disputes, insurance coverage, class actions, collections and other complex claims. He also served as United States District Court judge, Andrew J. Kleinfeld, Alaska. Before entering the legal field, Remson pursued a career in journalism for several years as an anchor and news and sports reporter, Goldberg Segalla said.
Remson has volunteered for more than 10 years for the Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles, finalizing hundreds of adoptions and representing families in benefit cases.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and his doctorate from Duke University School of Law.
Global Risk Solutions appoints training leader
Global Risk Solutions, Inc., a Miami-based property and casualty management provider, has appointed Charles H. Lowe to administer programs offered by its GRS Learning & Training Institute.
Lowe was appointed senior vice president for learning and development. He oversees the institute with the support of Carlos Sylvester, who recently joined GRS as a training manager.
Prior to joining GRS, Lowe held several executive positions in claims at 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 focused on building claims organizations, including daily claims examination, field adjustment, litigation / accident claims examination, commercial and major loss oversight, disaster response and special investigation programs and fraud prevention, the company said.
“Training is fundamental to our mission to provide the best people, processes and technology to meet the needs of our customers. We are delighted to have Charlie’s high caliber talent, who has direct experience in handling some of the biggest P&C claim events in the history of our industry, ”said Group CEO Arthur“ Kip ”Radigan.