AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced the appointment of four new underwriters to its US management liability team. Christina Segreti, Drew Kushnick, Matthew Holzinger, and Sherry Alexakis have been hired as senior underwriters.
“The growth and evolution of our management liability team is in response to increased demand in the market and our desire to continually enhance our underwriting capabilities to reflect the changing needs of our brokers and clients,” said Mark Paccione, head of commercial management solutions at AXIS Insurance. “Christina, Drew, Matthew and Sherry are all experienced management liability underwriters who will help us develop propositions that address the challenges and threats faced by businesses and their executives. I am excited to work with them and for our team to benefit from their experience and market knowledge as we advance our management liability offering.”
Segreti will work across management liability lines, including public and private directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and crime coverages. Prior to joining AXIS, she was a broker for property and casualty lines at Gallagher. She has also held roles at Marsh & McLennan, Great American Insurance and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Kushnick will also work across management liability lines, including public and private D&O, EPL, fiduciary liability and crime coverages. Prior to joining AXIS, he was a senior underwriter at Chubb Insurance. He has also held positions at Interbank Mortgage Company and Bank of America Private Bank.
Holzinger will work closely with AXIS’s private equity product team, focusing on underwriting insurance products for private equity and venture capital firms and private equity-backed public and private portfolio company investments. Prior to joining AXIS, he served as a financial institutions underwriter. He began his career as a wealth management associate at Merrill Lynch.
Alexakis will focus on commercial crime underwriting. She joins the company from Chubb Insurance, where she served as a senior management liability underwriter. She began her career at Chubb as a claims adjuster.
Tucker recently joined AXIS as an underwriter for middle-market private company management liability products, for both wholesale and retail distribution.