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Brian Specht Joins Coalition as the Head of Affinity

Former Aon Affinity U.S. Chief Underwriting Officer to drive affinity partnerships at Coalition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (June 11, 2019) — Coalition, the leading cyber insurance company for small and midsize businesses, today announced the addition of Brian Specht as the Head of Affinity. In his new role, Specht will bring more than 30 years of experience from Aon, Ryan Specialty Group, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, AIG, and Chubb to drive the company’s affinity partnerships. Brian will be based in New York City and Austin.

“As Coalition continues to expand our partnership ecosystem and scale our unrivaled intelligence platform, Brian will serve as an integral part of our leadership team,” said Coalition CEO Joshua Motta. “His proven excellence in leading affinity partnerships will allow us to deliver cybersecurity protection and coverage to an even broader spectrum of businesses and industries.”

Prior to joining Coalition, Specht worked as Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Broking Officer of Aon Affinity U.S., the consumer, association, and program business of Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon. In his dual role, Specht oversaw the execution of broking and underwriting capabilities across Aon Affinity’s diverse portfolio and directed the development of new solutions and programs. Previously, Specht worked as Executive Vice President at WKFC Underwriting Managers, a division of Ryan Specialty Group, leading the Specialty and Professional Liability programs.

“Losses from cyber crime are expected to rise to $6 trillion in the next few years, but these costs can be mitigated with the right tools and cyber insurance coverage in place,” said Specht. “I am proud to be a part of a company that is transforming the way businesses manage cyber risk and am looking forward to the opportunity to protect even more businesses.”

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About Coalition

Coalition, the cyber risk solution from Joshua Motta and John Hering, combines comprehensive insurance and free cybersecurity tools to help businesses manage and mitigate cyber risk. Backed by A+/A rated insurers Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Argo Group, Coalition provides companies with up to $10M of cyber and technology insurance coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Coalition's cyber risk management platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and tools to help businesses remain resilient in the face of cyber attacks. Coalition is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information about Coalition, visit or follow us on Twitter @SolveCyberRisk.