28 June 2019Insurance

Beazley swoops on Chubb, Gallagher cyber underwriters to tackle mid market risks

Specialist insurer Beazley has hired two cyber & technology underwriters in the US to meet growing demand from middle market businesses for insurance cover for cyber, data security and privacy exposures.

Jennifer Lushbough Beard joins Beazley from Chubb where she spent 12 years underwriting a range of professional, technology and cyber liability risks. Most recently, she held the role of senior professional liability underwriter. Before joining Chubb in 2007, she was an account manager at Alliant Insurance Company. She covers the South Central region from Beazley’s Houston office.

Matt Gullickson has joined Beazley from Arthur J Gallagher where he was a cyber and professional liability senior account executive. Before that he was an account executive responsible for municipal, educational and non-profit organisations at AJG. Based in Chicago, he will cover the Midwest region.

Kristen Dauphinais, head of US middle market cyber & technology, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Jennifer and Matt to Beazley. Companies today are under more pressure than ever before to protect their assets and clients from the evolving cyber threat. For more than a decade, Beazley has been providing the risk transfer and risk management support that firms need to prepare for and manage data breaches. Through our pre-breach services, education and training, we help clients and brokers to minimize the threat to their security, balance sheet and reputation.”

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