Peter Eastwood is President & Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), a role he has held since BHSI was launched in April 2013. Peter’s career in the insurance industry began in 1991 at American International Group (AIG), where he held several underwriting, underwriting management, and senior leadership positions over a twenty two year period. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master in Business Administration degree from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ohio Wesleyan University, as well as a member of the President’s Advisory Board of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Office : 617.936.2903
Mobile : 617.659.0569
David Bresnahan is Executive Vice President, Global Chief Operating Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Prior to joining BHSI, he was President of Lexington Insurance Company. He began his career in the insurance industry in 1990 with the Chubb Group and has held senior positions with New Hampshire Insurance Company and other AIG member companies. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University.
David Fields is Global Chief Underwriting Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, responsible for Underwriting, Actuarial, Finance and Reinsurance. David was previously President of AIG Global Casualty, prior to that, Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Reinsurance Officer of the group. David began his career at ISO and has held multiple senior positions, both underwriting and actuarial, at AIG member companies. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Rutgers University. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Kim Briones is Head of Global Human Resources at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Kim has been in the human resources field in the financial services industry since 1989. Prior to joining BHSI, she has held a number of senior positions leading and managing global human resource teams. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
David Crowe is Head of Global Claims at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. David builds out our dedicated in-house claims team and fostering integration of claims and underwriting. David has been in the industry for over 25 years, and previously was Global Head of Commercial Property Claims and Head of Claims for Lexington among other claims leadership roles while at AIG for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining the AIG companies, David handled both commercial and personal lines property and casualty claims. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Washington & Jefferson College and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.
Susan Gildea is Chief Actuary of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, responsible for the global actuarial organization. Susan has been in the insurance industry since 1990 and prior to joining BHSI held leadership positions at Hanover Insurance Group and Liberty Mutual Group. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Framingham State College and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
Ralph Tortorella III is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Ralph has been an attorney for over 30 years, previously serving as the General Counsel of Liberty Mutual Group’s Global Specialty, Commercial Insurance, and International operations. Ralph began his career as an associate and then partner in the Silicon Valley based law firm Ropers, Majeski, Kohn and Bentley, where he later founded that firm’s New York City office. Ralph holds a bachelor’s degree from Union College and Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Office : 617.936.2923
Mobile : 617.515.8064
Jamie Roser is Chief Information Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Jamie started his career in 1985 as a programmer analyst at Travelers Insurance. He was an Associate Partner within Accenture’s insurance practice and was the Chief Information Officer at Alterra Capital prior to joining BHSI. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Math from Colgate University and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Office : 617.936.2973
Mobile : 617.794.6419
Andre Basile is Chief Underwriting Officer, Executive and Professional Lines, of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Prior to joining BHSI in 2014, he was at AIG for 21 years in New York, Boston, and London where his most recent role was a Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AIG Financial Lines Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Andre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from the University at Albany and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College with a Masters in Business Administration.
Office : +322.214.171.12445
Mobile : +4126.96.36.19975
Hilary Browne is Deputy Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty & Healthcare, Deputy Head, UK & Europe at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Prior to joining BHSI, Hilary spent the last 18 years at AIG in various roles in both Dublin and London. Most recently she was the Head of International Casualty based out of London, where she was responsible for AIG’s Casualty business across their 7 regions outside of the US (UK, EUROPE, MEA, APAC, China, Japan and LATAM). Prior to that, Hilary was responsible for Casualty in UK and Europe.
Office : 857.317.5497
Mobile : 617.784.2551
Alex Kogan is Chief Underwriting Officer, Accident & Health, of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Alex is responsible for underwriting support and oversight of BHSI’s Medical Stop Loss, and Leisure Travel businesses in the US, as well as Accident and Health product lines globally. Alex has over 20 years of actuarial, underwriting, and leadership experience in Accident, Medical, Disability and Life insurance product lines offered via multiple distribution channels in both the US and International (Canada, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East) markets. Prior to BHSI, Alex has held actuarial and underwriting leadership positions at Chubb and AIG. Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honors) degree from the University of Manitoba in Canada, majoring in Actuarial Mathematics. Alex is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
Office : 617.936.2921
Mobile : 978.684.5007
Dean LaPierre is Chief Underwriting Officer, Property & Marine, of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Over his career, Dean has served in numerous positions, both foreign and domestic, in the Commercial Property sector including Engineering, Underwriting, and Underwriting Management. His specialties include high hazard property, construction, and catastrophe risk. Dean has been Underwriter to many of the Fortune 100 companies in the areas of Energy, Manufacturing, Transportation, and Natural Resources. He is both a licensed Professional Engineer and Property/Casualty Surplus Lines Broker. Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic University. He is certified by the USEPA in Emergency Risk Management and holds the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation.
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