Pathpoint names new CRO and president

Pathpoint names new CRO and president | Insurance Business America

Pathpoint names new CRO and president

Digital E&S distributor Pathpoint has announced the appointment of Ralph Blust as its chief risk officer and president. In the newly created role, Blust will oversee the company’s sales and underwriting operations teams.

Blust has more than 35 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Pathpoint, he served as CEO of National Flood Services. He has also held executive leadership roles at Insureon/Insureon Solutions and Insurance Noodle, and has served stints at WTW, Crump/CRC/BIYS/Tri-City Brokerage, TIG, and AIG.

“After a year of intense growth, we’re grateful to have Ralph on board,” said Alex Bargmann, co-founder and CEO of Pathpoint. “He’s a rare leader in our industry that can blend a deep appreciation of technology, sales acumen, and E&S operational expertise. We’re eager to work with him across the organization to further accelerate our growth towards being the preeminent destination for E&S.”

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“From the outset, I was impressed by the culture and people at Pathpoint,” Blust said. “Between the team’s unified belief in the opportunity to improve an agent’s E&S placement experience and the collaborative spirit and mutual respect all team members have for each other here, I really believe that Pathpoint is poised to make a difference in the insurance industry. I look forward to being part of Pathpoint’s drive to transform the way small commercial property and casualty E&S is placed, managed and processed.”

Pathpoint launched in 2020 as the industry’s first digital wholesale E&S distributor.