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Berkley President in Ewing, New Jersey

Berkley Public Entity (BPE) was founded in 2012 as a member company of W.R. Berkley Corporation. BPE is a growing, dynamic company with the vision of being a preeminent carrier in the public entity marketplace. As our name implies, BPE is 100% focused on providing innovative insurance and reinsurance solutions to public entities including municipalities, schools, transportation entities and special government districts. BPE currently writes layers of coverage only over a self-insured retention and will provide layers throughout the insurance tower by utilizing products including first-layer risk transfer, follow-form excess, reinsurance, and group excess.

The company is an equal opportunity employer.

The President is responsible for the successful management of virtually all aspects of the specific “stand alone” Operating Unit. S/he provides leadership and direction to the entire team including dedicated underwriting, claims, actuarial, marketing, technology and finance and is expected to develop and execute strategies that deliver high risk-adjusted financial returns and growth in favorable situations while managing risk. S/he understands, is passionate about and serves as role model for the core cultural norms of W. R. Berkley Corporation including dedication to integrity, honesty and the highest level of business ethics. Key functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive shareholder value through appropriate risk-adjusted returns.

  • Leverage the successful attributes of the Berkley Company while developing new strategies to further the Company’s growth and profitability.

  • Assess the organizational structure and hiring requirements to align with both the current and future needs of the business.

  • Report regularly to the EVP and more formally on a quarterly basis to parent company CEO and President, Chief Financial Officer, and its Chief Actuary.

  • Set and drive strategic and operational objectives towards achievable short-term successes while making progress towards long-term goals.

  • Continually monitor objectives for financial returns, risk management, marketing and competitive advantages.

  • Position the Company within the market as preferred partner.

  • Inspire the team to be creative when leveraging their knowledge of the business and engage in exploring and experimenting with the opportunities for the business in the future.

  • Drive underwriting excellence through a high level of engagement in the business, data and analytics, and regular communication throughout the Company.

  • Ensure the achievement of continued profitability, growth and operational efficiencies through managing the business, underwriting profitability, claims and expenses.

  • Create a culture consistent within the greater organization for having teams that excel in their industry knowledge, take pride in their ownership of the business and strive for delivering value to their stakeholders.

  • Minimum of 15 years of public entity underwriting experience.

  • BA/BS degree required

  • Prior demonstrated success creating, presenting and executing on a strategy that built a profitable and growth-oriented commercial lines underwriting business.

  • Understands the importance of a strong value proposition and knows how to appropriately leverage niche distribution relationships.

  • Possesses a sharp, rigorous thought process and can effectively translate vision creating logical connections for others between the dynamics of market realities, goals, strategy, tactics and results.

  • Demonstrated success in getting groups to work together, expecting others to be responsible for their actions and moving teams from current to future state capitalizing on innovation.

  • A self-starter who thrives in results-oriented and entrepreneurial environments.

  • A non-political player who can by virtue of background, experience and approach be immediately credible with both internal and external constituents including industry peers, distribution networks, brokers and customers

  • Naturally competitive externally while being collaborative internally and whose words, tone and actions will set the bar for others to follow.

  • Track record of being highly attentive to operational and financial details, well organized and a disciplined planner with solid communication skills.

  • Able to effectively listen and then drive for efficiency of decision making vs. creating bureaucracy.

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong balance of both strategic and operating skills.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role

Job ID: 2023-8893

Street: 200 Princeton South Corporate Center



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Additional Company Details: We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.