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OF OF 2017
Company: TigerRisk Partners
Job title: Global head of reinsurance contracts and
assistant general counsel
2010: Global head of reinsurance contracts and assistant
general counsel, TigerRisk Partners
2005: Vice president, John B. Collins Associates
2002: Vice president, contracts, Guy Carpenter
1996: Assistant vice president, contracts, E.W. Blanch
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
Before earning my law degree, I studied English literature
and art history and would have loved a career in the arts or
as a novelist.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
In law school I focused on corporate and transactional work
with the goal of working in a non-traditional legal role. I
came to reinsurance by chance, but I have never looked back.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight of my career has been my tenure at TigerRisk
Partners. Joining TigerRisk in 2010 when it was establishing
itself provided me the opportunity to grow alongside the
firm and build the contracts department from the ground
up. TigerRisk’s vision from the outset was to foster an
environment of collaboration and innovation, which has
given me the opportunity to be involved in unique, creative,
and complex reinsurance placements, including large loss
portfolio transfers and bespoke collateralised reinsurance
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
As is often the case, the biggest challenges are also the most
rewarding. In my current position, there have been two main
challenges. The first was to build a team of professionals
and integrate that team into the firm, across the US and
internationally, while also establishing standards and
procedures to govern our contracts process.
The second challenge has been to manage the dual roles of
global head of reinsurance contracts and assistant general
counsel. It has been rewarding to have the opportunity to
work with great colleagues across the firm and in different
“It has been rewarding to have
the opportunity to work with great
colleagues across the firm and in
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