Max Kenion, Synapse Services
As a vice president at Synapse Services, Max Kenion designs and places insurance programs for complex commercial and industrial clients. He has deep technical expertise and broad experience within the industrial, energy, chemical and coatings sectors. Kenion came to Synapse via Ironshore Insurance, where he began his career as a production specialist, responsible for underwriting combined pollution and casualty products. At Ironshore, he built a multimillion-dollar casualty book and strong relationships with retail brokers.
Kenion also is passionate about investing in the next generation. “The insurance industry needs more youth and more diversity and should be considered an attractive career, not an afterthought,” he says. “The past 12 months have shocked me in the most positive of ways as I’ve learned where talent can come from and how it can be created. Wisdom, education and reason will always come from those with experience, but boldness and creativity often reside within the youth.”