Vivian Krief-Woodcock, President of RT Worker's Comp Specialty, RT Specialty
Specialty: Worker's Compensation
Viviane Krief-Woodcock’s special expertise in underwriting marine and energy-related accounts has helped foster a strong underwriting background for large complex accounts. In 1996, Krief- Woodcock joined independent wholesaler International Facilities Insurance and established a workers’ comp division that grew to hold one of the largest wholesale production books in the country.
Krief-Woodcock became president of RT Specialty’s workers’ comp division after it acquired International Facilities Insurance. There, she has been responsible for the development and growth of a workers’ comp platform that has placed more than $400 million in written premium. She has built extensive partnerships with numerous top-rated carriers, providing an array of solutions to address the challenges facing the workers’ comp market.
“There is an abundance of new capital coming into the marketplace with no legacy issues, putting tremendous pricing strain on existing carriers that have been offering this coverage for many years,” she says. “Differentiating carriers based on the level of service they offer and the stability they provide becomes much more of a challenge as pricing becomes more depressed.”