16 January 2018Insurance

Brit hires from Arch to expand US professional lines

Brit Global Specialty USA (BGSU) has expanded its professional lines offering with the hiring of Rich Hartman from Arch Insurance.

Hartman joins BGSU's New York office as senior vice president, construction professional. He has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry with expertise in the construction sector. Most recently Hartman was at Arch Insurance Group, where he led the design & environmental division. Prior to this, he was with Zurich’s North American construction team.

Brit’s announcement follows the appointment of Tom Bongi, as executive vice president of professional lines, in August 2017 to establish a professional lines offering for BGSU.

Hartman will report to Bongi with responsibility for building and developing a construction professional book.

Nick Davies, president, Brit Americas, commented: “Rich’s hire by BGSU builds strongly on the progress we have been making in developing and growing our Professional Lines offering under Tom Bongi’s leadership. Rich brings both a long-track record in the industry and a high level of technical expertise and we look forward to delivering his skills to our clients in the construction space.”

Matthew Wilson, CEO, Brit, said: “Last year we added a number of high quality individuals to BGSU and I’m pleased that this continues into 2018. We have built an attractive platform for leading talent from across the industry and Professional Lines is one of a number of classes in which we see good potential as part of our broader growth strategy.”

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