Brian Thornton, ProWriters (US)
Brian Thornton is the CEO of ProWriters, a technology-enabled MGA and wholesale broker focused on professional and management liability insurance. Under Thornton’s direction, ProWriters launched the Cyber IQ comparative rating platform for brokers with Axis, Chubb, Hiscox, and NAS (now Tokio Marine HCC) and has since added CFC and At-Bay to the platform. ProWriters plans to add more carriers and products to the platform with the goal of becoming a resource for brokers and agents looking for a more efficient way to place professional and management liability insurance. Thornton has spent more than two decades in the insurance industry, holding claims, underwriting, and leadership roles at AIG, Chubb, and Hiscox. Before starting ProWriters, he served as Hiscox’s technology and cyber product head for the US, working to write policy forms, set underwriting strategy, and train underwriting teams and brokers. He also served as Southwest and Midwest regional executive for Hiscox, founding the Chicago and Los Angeles offices and building out underwriting teams and brokerage distribution in those regions. He received double recognition from Insurance Business America in 2019: the Top Specialist Brokers for being a proven leader in his field; and the Hot 100, for his innovative, entrepreneurial, pioneering spirit. Thornton earned his B.A. Management from Gettysburg College.