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Coalition Expands Middle Market Production Underwriting Team with Five Key Hires

New team will help drive Coalition’s rapid middle market expansion

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (January 28, 2021) — Coalition, the leading cyber insurance and security company, today announced the appointments of five new production underwriters to help grow and serve the company’s middle market relationships. 

“Coalition has experienced tremendous growth in the middle market and we are growing our production underwriting team to support this rapid expansion and provide the best service to our partners,” said Marcin Weryk, Head of Business Development at Coalition. “We are focused on hiring some of the best cyber insurance talent from across the United States and Canada, and we are proud to share the news of five experienced underwriters joining our team.”

New Coalition production underwriting team members include:

  • Andrew Cross (San Francisco) was most previously at CNA Insurance in the role of Underwriting Consulting Director focused on Technology E&O, Cyber, Professional & Media Liability.

  • Amanda Gorski (Chicago) joins from AIG where she was an underwriter focusing on Cyber, Media, Miscellaneous Professional Liability & Technology E&O.

  • Jeff Kalustian (Boston) joins from AIG where he was an Assistant Regional Underwriting Manager responsible for the growth, profitability, services and maintenance of financial lines products including cyber, professional liability E&O, and media liability.

  • Kelly McGuinness (Toronto) was formerly Lead Underwriter for Markel Canada’s Cyber and Professional Liability team.

  • Ross Warren (Atlanta) joined Coalition as a risk engineer in 2019, and was recently promoted to Production Underwriter. Before joining Coalition, he was an Executive Underwriter at Westchester, A Chubb Company, focusing on E&O, cyber and technology.

Middle market brokers can work directly with the production underwriting team members to discuss their clients’ needs. Each policy includes cybersecurity tools and real-time threat intelligence to prevent losses (at no additional cost to the insured), security and incident response services to contain them, and comprehensive cyber insurance to help organizations recover from failures and breaches. Coalition offers brokers the broadest cyber risk coverage including bodily injury, property damage, and pollution as part of its standard cyber insurance offering.

Coalition, the leading provider of cyber insurance and security, serves more than 27,000 customers In the past year, Coalition has expanded to provide insurance to larger middle market organizations greater than $100M in annual revenues. 

About Coalition

Coalition is the leading provider of cyber insurance and security, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help businesses manage and mitigate cyber risk. Backed by leading global insurers Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Lloyd’s of London, and Argo Group, Coalition provides companies with up to USD $15 million of cyber and technology insurance coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as CAD $20M of coverage across 9 provinces in Canada. Coalition’s cyber risk management platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses remain resilient in the face of cyber attacks. Headquartered in San Francisco, Coalition has presences in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Austin, and now Vancouver and Toronto.