Brian Thornton, Prowriters
Specialty: Cyber Insurance
Brian Thornton is CEO of ProWriters, an MGA and wholesale brokerage that underwrites and places cyber, E&O and D&O insurance and serves brokers and independent insurance agents across the nation. Thornton has more than 20 years of specialty insurance experience in claims, underwriting and leadership roles; he began his career at AIG, focusing on specialty lines.
“I never looked back,” he says. “The fact that I started in specialty lines claims gave me the right foundation to build on – specifically, understating the mechanics of the policy and how it worked in the event of a claim.”
After AIG, Thornton worked at Chubb before moving to Hiscox to launch its US technology E&O and cyber practice and serve as the regional executive for Chicago and Los Angeles. He joined ProWriters in 2013.
“Cyber was a very small exposure for many years, but now it is one of the largest exposures for all businesses,” Thornton says. “It has been fascinating to see the product and industry change and grow.”