Ironshore® was founded by industry leaders Bob and John Clements in 2006. They have held the belief that the right leadership leads to the best partnerships. That's why Ironshore has assembled the top talent in the industry. From health, environment, energy, construction, property, casualty and professional liability, our leaders have helped define the categories in which they specialize. With an average of 25 years experience, our key executives are empowered to act like entrepreneurial owners. Because indeed, they are. Which means no ivory towers or silos. You have direct access to senior level decision makers that have the freedom to immediately impact the long-term vitality and well being of your business. Quite simply, smart and nimble works.
At Ironshore, we're well aware that our relationship is only as strong as your reputation, so we will work tirelessly to provide value first, over value added. And in today's risk complex world, this consistent guidance is needed now more than ever.
Mitchell E. Blaser
Mitchell E. Blaser is Chief Operations Officer of Ironshore Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Ironshore's Bermuda office, Chief Executive Officer of Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd., and Chief Executive Officer of IronServe. Prior to joining Ironshore, Mr. Blaser was Chief Financial Officer for Swiss Re's Americas Division from 2001 through 2005 and served as a director of Swiss Re America. Prior to Swiss Re, he was part of the leadership team at Marsh, the insurance services subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, and served in a variety of roles from 1973 until 2001 including Global Chief Financial Officer and Head of Technology and Corporate Services, as well as a member of the Marsh Board of Directors.
Mr. Blaser chairs the Advisory Board at The George Washington University School of Business. He holds a B.B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University.
Hui Yun Boo
Hui Yun Boo is Ironshore’s Asia/Pacific Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Branch. Ms. Boo is responsible for overseeing business growth and product development of Ironshore specialty lines in the Asia/Pacific region that spans offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai.
Ms. Boo, a recognized industry executive, led corporate business expansions, integration and operational development initiatives for leading insurance companies in the Asian market for more than 20 years. Her professional expertise focuses on building teams and developing strategic initiatives to drive business growth and profitability, business and operational integration, implementing enterprise risk management systems and managing financial and regulatory controls throughout multiple platforms. She has directed various offshore initiatives by establishing underwriting offices in China, India and the U.A.E. Prior to joining Ironshore in 2015; Ms. Boo was Chief Financial Officer for Catlin Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.
Ms. Boo is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is a Chartered Insurer of The Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII). She also holds a Diploma in Business Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. Ms. Boo is a member of the Ironshore International Pace Leadership Team, which is responsible for delivering a sustainable economic model to realize profitable growth of Ironshore’s International division
Joseph L. Boren
Joe Boren is President of Ironshore U.S. Field Operations and serves as Chairman of Ironshore Environmental. He joined Ironshore in 2009 to launch the environmental practice, developing the division’s suite of products to address incident and liability risks. In 2011, Mr. Boren was named to the additional position as President of U.S. Field Operations, overseeing marketing and distribution for all specialty lines to both retail and wholesale markets throughout its platform, encompassing 18 offices in seven regions nationwide.
Prior to joining Ironshore, Mr. Boren was Chairman of AIG Environmental, which he built into the leading U.S. provider of environment insurance products and services. Previously, his professional career spanned more than twenty-five years’ experience serving in leadership roles within various segments of the private sector environmental industry.
Mr. Boren is Chairman of Riverkeeper, an environmental watchdog protecting the Hudson River. He serves on the New York City Board of The All -Stars Project initiative with the Development School for Youth, a national program devoted to helping inner-city teenagers and young adults learn new skills for job opportunities. He also is an active member on the Board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.
Mr. Boren attended Emerson College and subsequently received a graduate degree in Environmental Management from the University of Southern California. He earned an MBA from the University of Bridgeport.
Chris D. Brown
Chris Brown is a Director of Pembroke Managing Agency Limited, Strategic Partnership Director and the Industry Practice Leader for Ironshore’s Financial Institutions Industry Practice Group. He has worked in the Lloyd's market for over 30 years, initially as a Lloyd's broker and subsequently as an underwriter specializing in Financial Institutions for the last 22 years. He completed the ACII qualification in 1999 and joined the Pembroke team at the inception of Syndicate 4000 in 2004.
Matthew Dolan is the President of IronHealth and an Executive Vice President of Ironshore. As President of IronHealth he is responsible for all aspects of IronHealth's operations. IronHealth is an organization focused on providing specialty products to the healthcare industry, including, Managed Care Errors and Omissions Liability, Hospital Professional Liability, Long Term Care Liability and Life Sciences Errors and Omissions Liability. Prior to joining Ironshore, Dolan was a founder and President of OneBeacon Professional Partners. He is a former Co-Chair of the PLUS Medical Malpractice Symposium and has written and spoken extensively on industry issues throughout the years.
Mr. Dolan graduated with a B.A. from Catholic University in 1988 and earned his CPCU designation in 1997.
Meg Drago is the global head of Human Resources at Ironshore. Prior to joining Ironshore, she was the head of global human resources for MasterCard Worldwide. During her tenure at MasterCard, Drago also served as head of human resources for the European Region, headquartered in Belgium. Most recently, she has worked around the world with a wide variety of companies in different industries as a human capital consultant specializing in leadership development.
Meg Drago has a degree in Business Administration from The American University and has completed the Managing Human Capital Executive Education series at Harvard University. She received her Leadership Development and Coaching Certification from Georgetown University. Drago is an active member of both the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She has served as an adjunct professor at NYU's Department of Leadership and Human Capital Management, most recently having taught Executive Coaching.
Krishnan Ethirajan is Chief Operations Officer of IronServe. IronServe is a global operating unit that delivers Underwriting, Claims and Finance Operations, Analytics, Reporting, Information Technology and Outsourced services to all of Ironshore’s global platforms. Prior to Ironshore, Mr. Ethirajan was at PricewaterhouseCoopers, as the Insurance sector leader for their shared services and operations practice. Ethirajan also had previous management roles at Allstate Insurance where he established the Global Sourcing Office and was responsible for executing their operational transformation program. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ethirajan worked at Gartner, and managed their Asia and Central US consulting group. He has a B.S in Electrical Engineering from University of Madras and M.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.
Greg Flood is President of IronPro®, Ironshore's professional liability arm. Prior to joining Ironshore, Mr. Flood was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Union Fire Insurance Company, a subsidiary of American International Group. Before this position, Mr. Flood co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Specialty Risk (GSR), a D&O specialty insurer launched in 2000 and subsequently acquired by AIG. Previously, Flood was President of AIG's Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance Services Division. From 1988 to 1998 he served in a variety of positions with National Union. Mr. Flood also worked as a broker and Vice President with Marsh & McLennan.
Mr. Flood holds a B.A. in Economics from Pace University and an M.B.A. from Long Island University.
Lisa Fontanetta has been a member of the Ironshore team since its inception in late 2006. Ms. Fontanetta works in the Ironshore Bermuda headquarters where she is the Head of Strategic Operations working on a variety of global strategic initiatives including capital & strategic planning, board reporting, investor relations, and rating agency relationships. She also serves as the CFO of IronServe, Ironshore’s global outsourcing relationship with Genpact. From 2007 through December 2012, Ms. Fontanetta was Ironshore’s Global Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to joining Ironshore, she worked at Swiss Re America for four years holding several roles in a Planning & Analysis capacity in addition to completing Swiss Re’s two-year International Graduate Training Program in 2004. Prior to her departure from Swiss Re, Ms. Fontanetta was a Vice President and Senior Planning Analyst whose responsibilities included internal financial reporting, planning, and analysis for the their largest US business unit based in Calabasas, California.
Ms. Fontanetta has a B.B.A. in Finance and International Business and a minor in French from The George Washington University.
David Frediani is President of International at Ironshore. Prior to joining Ironshore in 2012, Mr. Frediani worked for Marsh & McLennan Companies for over 30 years, of which 24 years were dedicated to international responsibilities in Latin America, Asia, Continental Europe, and the U.K. He has held positions in global strategic oversight, country management, client relationship management, business development, and marketing. He served as Senior Vice President of International and Client Development for Marsh & McLennan Companies, based in New York, and was a Managing Director of Marsh Inc. for Europe, Middle East and Africa and a member of the European Board and Executive Committee.
Mr. Frediani has been involved with many organizations including the World Economic Forum, American European Business Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Advisory Council of VCU Risk & Insurance Studies Center, and a member of the Board of St. Paul’s Cathedral Trust in America.
Mr. Frediani holds a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Tim Glover is the Active Underwriter for Ironshore's Lloyd's Syndicate 4000 and Underwriting Director of Pembroke Managing Agency. He serves on the board of group subsidiaries Ironshore International and Pembroke Managing Agency at Lloyd's. Before joining the Ironshore Group in 2008, Mr. Glover helped establish Syndicate 4000 in 2004 and prior to that he had several roles at Lloyd's Managing Agency SVB Syndicates Ltd including deputy Active Underwriter for Syndicate1007. He began his career in Lloyd's in 1989 and became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance in 1999.
Kevin H. Kelley
Kevin H. Kelley is Chief Executive Officer of Ironshore Inc. Mr. Kelley joined Ironshore in 2008 following his professional tenure at AIG’s Lexington Insurance Company, where he is credited with building it into a leading excess and surplus lines insurance company. Under his leadership, Mr. Kelley has expanded Ironshore's international presence with a network of offices offering diverse, specialty insurance coverages throughout its global platform.
Mr. Kelley served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lexington Insurance Company from 1997 to 2008. He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in 1987, after having held a variety of leadership roles within the company. In addition to his Chief Executive Officer role at Lexington, he was Executive Vice President of AIG Property Casualty Group and President of AIG Domestic Personal Lines. Mr. Kelley was also a Director of C.V. Starr & Company and Starr International Companies.
Mr. Kelley is a lifelong resident of New England, recognized for his dedication to community service for a range of state and area organizations and educational institutions. In New York, he is Chairman of the Board of Overseers of St. John's University School of Risk Management. Mr. Kelley is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Boston University School of Management and holds a CPCU designation.
Shaun E. Kelly
Shaun E. Kelly is the President of Ironshore Inc., a global specialty insurance company, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ironshore’s U.S. Operations. As CEO of the U.S. business, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations across 21 offices focused on providing specialty insurance products and services.
Prior to joining Ironshore in 2008, Mr. Kelly was President and Chief Operating Officer of Lexington Insurance Company, a Division of AIG. Having worked at AIG since 1986, he held a number of senior management positions, including Vice President of AIG Property Casualty Group and Chief Executive Officer of Risk Specialist Companies. Inc.; the largest Surplus Lines broker of specialty insurance products in the US, providing business on behalf of Lexington and other specialty carriers.
Mr. Kelly received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay Overseers and Chairs the Board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Boston Chapter.
Fiona Marry is the Chief Executive Officer of Ironshore Europe Designated Activity Company (IEDAC) in Dublin, Ireland. Ironshore Europe is the regulated and admitted Ironshore carrier in the European Union, also holding licenses to write in numerous international jurisdictions, and is a non-admitted surplus lines carrier. Working in a broad spectrum of industry sectors, the company offers the full array of specialty products available throughout the Ironshore Group.
Ms. Marry was appointed to lead Ironshore Europe’s Dublin office in 2011. Prior to joining Ironshore, she worked at Allied World as Vice President Casualty Manager overseeing the establishment and development of the Casualty underwriting division for their European operations. Previously, Ms. Marry joined XL Europe Insurance in 1991 as Vice President of Underwriting, when the company first opened outside of Bermuda. At XL, Europe she worked to build out the International presence over the next 12 years.
Fiona Marry has a Masters in Business Administration from The Smurfit Business School and has completed various post graduate courses in law and financial services. She received her primary degree in Economics at University College Dublin.
Ed Mazman is Executive Vice President of Ironshore’s US Property unit and is responsible for all property operations including retail, wholesale and personal lines. Mr. Mazman brings over 25 years of commercial property underwriting and management experience to Ironshore. Prior to joining the company, Mazman worked for 12 years at Lexington Insurance Company, where he managed their national branch and was Product Line Manager for the Real Estate and General Property sector. Before working at Lexington, Mr. Mazman worked at CIGNA for four years as an underwriter within the Energy and Power Group. He also gained experience working as an underwriter at Home Insurance for four years for the Inland Marine Group.
Mr. Mazman is a graduate of Salem State College.
Tim McAuliffe is EVP of Ironshore Insurance Services LLC and President of Specialty Casualty and Programs for Ironshore. In his Specialty Casualty role he leads a team focused on Primary GL, Lead Umbrella and Excess Casualty products for North American based risks. His Program responsibilities include leading the Ironshore Program team in producing and administering the overall portfolio across all lines of business within Ironshore. Mr. McAuliffe joined Ironshore with over 14 years of underwriting experience within the AIG organization, where he held a number of senior positions including President of AIG Excess Casualty; and COO of Starr Excess where he was responsible for field operations in Bermuda, London, Dublin and the United States.
Mr. McAuliffe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers College and received a JD from New York Law School. He is the founder and President of Westfield Indoor Rowing, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing athletes and providing access to the sport of indoor rowing. He is an active supporter of Our House; NY Boys Hope Girls Hope and US Rowing.
Mike Mitrovic is President of Global Claims for Ironshore Inc. A recognized insurance industry executive, his career spans nearly forty years with extensive experience in all lines of claims management as well as transactional liability and tax liability underwriting.
Mr. Mitrovic joined Ironshore in May of 2007, responsible for launching U.S. operations. He oversaw the purchase of an admitted shell company and excess and surplus lines shell company and oversaw the development of specialty product lines and requisite regulatory approvals. He led the launch of IronPro, Ironshore’s professional and management liability unit, and served as President.
He was named President of Global Claims in 2008 to build the Ironshore claims management structure to serve multiple specialty lines underwritten throughout its regional offices worldwide. Mr. Mitrovic is credited with designing efficiencies in the claims platform to address and process claims in adherence to Ironshore standards. Ironshore’s integrated claims structure aligns third-party administrators and internal resources with a dedicated, personalized approach to claims management and fair resolution.
Prior to joining Ironshore, he served for more than 22 years with AIG; most recently in the roles of Vice President of Claims and President of AIG Worldwide Financial Lines. He also co-founded and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Axcelera/ Global Specialty Risk in January of 2000.
On April 10, 2014, Penn State University Liberal Arts Alumni Society honored Mike with the 2014 Outstanding Liberal Arts Alumni in Business Award. The Outstanding Liberal Arts Alumni in Business Award recognizes Penn State Liberal Arts alumni for success in the business community and influence as leaders.
On September 19, 2014, Mike received the Claims Executive of the Year Award. This award is sponsored by major insurance companies and brokers; the award recognizes years of service and contribution to the insurance industry, and the example of leadership and professionalism set for their peers and colleagues. A charity of the honoree’s choosing is selected to receive the proceeds from the event. Mike’s chosen charity was: Services for the Developmentally Challenged, which provides quality, personalized care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Mr. Mitrovic holds a B.A from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. from New York University and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. He received a J.D from the University Of Richmond School Of Law.
Charlotte Moscardelli is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications at Ironshore and is responsible for all branding, communications, media and marketing strategies. Ms. Moscardelli joined Ironshore in 2009 and oversaw the development of its brand identity; incorporating the company’s ethos and goals. She was featured in Best’s Review Magazine in 2011 as an insurance marketing expert and was named one of Insurance Business America’s ‘Elite Women in Insurance’ in 2014. Under her leadership the company was awarded the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association’s ‘Showcase Award of Excellence’ for Ironshore’s 2015 Marketing Campaign.
Ms. Moscardelli previously worked as Vice President of Marketing for AIG’s Environmental division, driving all marketing efforts for the company. Prior to her career in the insurance industry, she held various roles of increased responsibility at Citibank North America in the Marketing and Strategy Group, focusing on direct marketing for the investment, consumer, business and mass affluent segments. Ms. Moscardelli began her marketing career working in account management on various Fortune 500 company accounts at a number of advertising agencies including Wunderman, Young & Rubicam, and Lipman.
Ms. Moscardelli has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Vassar College.
John O'Brien is President of the Environmental product line at Ironshore. Previously, Mr. O’Brien served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AIG Environmental. Mr. O'Brien joined the AIG companies in 1992, after several years in the environmental consulting business. Mr. O’Brien started his career as an underwriter in Philadelphia for AIG Environmental, then managed the Chicago region before moving to New York where he managed the corporate account segments prior to becoming President. Prior to AIG, O'Brien was a consulting engineer for 4 years.
Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of Villanova University.
Daniel L. Sussman
Daniel L. Sussman is President of Ironshore’s Political Risk Unit and Special Risks Unit. Prior to joining Ironshore in 2010, Mr. Sussman spent 9 years at XL Capital Ltd., where he served in a variety of executive and leadership capacities, becoming CEO of Financial Lines, one of XL’s strategic reporting segments. Mr. Sussman’s responsibilities included management of XL Financial Solutions, XL Weather & Energy and XL’s specialty banking products and political risk insurance business. Sussman also served on the boards of a Bermuda-based specialty insurance company and a New York-based holding company for a specialty broker-dealer. Prior to XL, Mr. Sussman was in private law practice in New York at Clifford Chance and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Mr. Sussman received his BA from Harvard University, his JD from University of Pennsylvania School of Law, his MA (Public Policy) from The Wharton School and his BCL from Oxford University.
Mark Wheeler joined the Ironshore Group in 2008 and was elected CEO of Ironshore International in 2009. Mr. Wheeler serves on the board of group subsidiary Pembroke Managing Agency at Lloyd's and is Chairman of Ironshore Europe DAC which is domiciled in Dublin with a branch in London. Mr. Wheeler serves as Chairman of Ironshore Canada Ltd and Ironshore Australia Pty Ltd. He was the founding Underwriting Director of Pembroke Managing Agency and the first Active Underwriter of the group's Syndicate 4000 which was established in 2004. Mr. Wheeler worked at SVB from 1990 to 2003 where he served on a number of group boards and held several senior management positions including Active Underwriter of Syndicate 1007. He has worked at Lloyd's since 1987; his first role was at Sturge Marine Syndicate 203. Mr. Wheeler became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance in 1991.