Brian First, Arch Insurance
Executive vice president and chief underwriting officer – programs, property and specialty
In 2018, Brian First took on his current leadership role at Arch Insurance, where he’s responsible for alternative markets; contract binding solutions; E&S casualty; P&C; and property, travel and accident programs. All together, these areas account for more than 55% of the company’s gross premiums for the past two years.
Arch CEO Matthew Shulman describes First as “a leader of leaders, both at Arch Insurance and in the broader P&C insurance industry. Brian prizes collaboration and believes deeply in investing in people. No stage is too big or too small to share with a colleague when tackling a business issue, celebrating a success or creating opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Combined with his authentic nature and playful personality, Brian has shaped the Arch culture and helped to grow the Arch brand as an innovative carrier and destination for the future leaders of our industry.”