VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF CATASTROPHE RISK ANALYTICS
Results-oriented, strategic sales professional with 5 years in the technology industry.
Leadership / Management
Insurance / Reinsurance
Visual Basic (VBA)
Microsoft Office Suite
Increased database security and cost efficiency by 5%.
Increased revenues by 12% by developing codes for accounting tasks including cost estimation and revenue generation.
Print Graphic Support
Collaborated with marketing and business development groups for collateral needs by creating page layout designs for flyers, data sheets, CD covers and other printed materials.
Vice President & Head of Catastrophe Risk Analytics April 2012 to CurrentW.R. Berkley － Greenwich, CT
Built catastrophe risk analytics functions at two Fortune 500 insurance companies from the ground-up Managed cross-functional project to build enterprise data warehouse for property exposures Developed several software products enabling smart, efficient, and consistent underwriting decision-making Introduced dozens of innovative process improvements saving several hundred annual work hours Established catastrophe modeling analytics function and team from ground-up Supervised team of 7 catastrophe analysts (from entry-level to AVP) Streamlined reporting process, saving several analyst days and allowing for more frequent reporting Enhanced subsidiary data validation process leading to dramatic improvement in property data quality Automated data feed to catastrophe model saving over 2 weeks of work per year Modeled impacts of potential reinsurance structures and presented recommendations Oversaw initial data capture and modeling of Worker's Compensation exposures Initiated modeling of terrorism risk and counseled business units on mitigation strategies Organized, hosted, and presented at internal catastrophe modeling seminars Formulated methods for allocating property reinsurance and capital to business units Articulated catastrophe exposure profile to state and rating agency regulators.
Director & Head of Catastrophe Modeling November 2009 to March 2012Liberty Mutual － Boston, MA
Promoted from Manager to Director * Established Commercial Property Catastrophe Modeling department, built function from ground-up Hired and managed team of 6 catastrophe analysts Introduced process allowing for all prospective accounts to be modeled as part of underwriting process Oversaw reduction in turnaround time on single account modeling from 5 days to less than 5 hours Reduced portfolio roll-up time by over 80%, allowing for monthly reporting Introduced new catastrophe management metrics and pricing recommendations Programmed innovative pre-modeling data quality toolkit resulting in dramatically improved data capture Constructed distributed computing environment using array of 20 desktop computers Selected to presented catastrophe management approach to reinsurers in London and Bermuda.
Manager of Predictive Modeling March 2009 to November 2009Liberty Mutual － Boston, MA
Supervised team of 2 statistical research analysts.
Participated in building model used to price personal lines automobile coverage.
Built financial model used to project long-term value of new rating plan.
Led research on customer segmentation to identify most profitable niches.
Project Leader March 2007 to March 2009Liberty Mutual － Boston, MA
Maintained database of property exposures and monitored catastrophe accumulation risk.
Collaborated with senior management and treaty brokers to conceptualize reinsurance strategy.
Led development of prototype business process management (BPM) system and user interface.
Business Analyst January 2006 to March 2007Liberty Mutual － Boston, MA
Led enterprise-wide effort of building data warehouse used to capture, store, and report on property exposure Collected & documented requirements from underwriting management in 10 business units Managed project timelines and critical path Coordinated and led cross-functional team meetings Oversaw all phases of IT build-out of system Led project to digitize and index for searching all hard-copy reinsurance contracts First phase provided back-end database of searchable scanned contracts Second phase user-friendly front end to expand use to non-technical business users.
Financial Analyst June 2003 to January 2006Liberty Mutual － Boston, MA
Promoted Twice * Developed project valuation model used to help management make better investment decisions Automated data flows to financial ledgers using Visual Basic and Access Built business intelligence (BI) dashboard for CFO and finance management Taught Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic courses to accounting / finance staff.Provided onsite training.
Monitored multiple databases to keep track of all company inventory. Successfully led key projects which resulted in [positive outcome].
Education and Training
finance, September 2009Bentley University － Waltham, MAGPA: GPA: 3.90finance GPA: 3.90Coursework in [Course Name] [Number] GPA [Name] Academic Achievement Award
Bachelor of Business Administration : finance economics, May 2005Boston University － Boston, MAGPA: Magna cum Laude GPA: 3.55Magna cum Laude finance economics GPA: 3.55
New Technology, Crossfit (Level 1 Trainer), Running (Road /Obstacle), Health/Fitness/Nutrition, Home Remodeling
accounting, analyst, approach, agency, BI, business intelligence, business process, contracts, data warehouse, database, decision-making, Product development, senior management, finance, financial, Financial Modeling, functional, Insurance, Leadership, Director, meetings, Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, Modeling, enterprise, policies, pricing, Process Improvement, Project Management, quality, real-time, reporting, research, Risk Management, seminars, SQL, strategy, user interface, validation, valuation, VBA, Visual Basic
Interests New Technology, Crossfit (Level 1 Trainer), Running (Road /Obstacle), Health/Fitness/Nutrition, Home Remodeling Selected Awards and Distinctions Promoted 9 times over course of 12 year career Recipient of 8 "Bravo" special achievement awards at Liberty Mutual Named top 10% performer at Liberty Mutual during 3 of 6 years eligible Graduated at top of both graduate and undergraduate classes Recipient of 9 academic scholarships across academic career