Cyberinsurer Resilience has appointed George Kotsiopoulos as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Distribution and Strategy. He succeeds Tom Gamble, who died earlier this year.
In his new role, Kotsiopoulos will focus on both distribution and strategy as the company develops its cyber resilience platform, launched earlier this year. Resilience describes this role as “essential” for the company as it accelerates growth in the US and expands into new markets in Canada, the UK and Europe.
Kotsiopoulos commented: “Resilience is a unique opportunity to build something truly revolutionary in the market. The need for a cyber resilience solution that builds technical visibility, holistic cyber hygiene, and tailored risk transfer is a huge gap in the market today.
“The collective industry – along with private enterprise, the security industry and various government and public entities – are trying to address the problem of cyber risk. Joining Resilience is a chance to build a truly rewarding business. I am delighted to accelerate our growth and empower our broker partners to bring the best possible solutions to our clients. »
Prior to Resilience, Kotsiopoulos served as Head of U.S. Distribution and Senior Vice President of Broker Distribution at Aspen Insurance Group for the past eight years.
While at Aspen, he led nationwide broker relationships for all product lines, representing billions of dollars in GWP in the United States. Responsible for all US broker appointments, he used advanced brokerage data analytics to develop deep executive-level relationships with national partners working with insurance, reinsurance and capital markets to create solutions for customers.
Prior to Aspen, Kotsiopoulos held senior underwriting roles at Zurich and AIG, focusing on large US national accounts.
He will report to Mario Vitale, President, Resilience Cyber Insurance Solutions, based in Resilience’s New York office.
Commenting on Kotsiopoulos’ appointment, Vitale said, “George is an incredible addition to the team and brings critical expertise in broker analysis and building strong global relationships with senior brokers directly relevant to accelerating our growth. short and long term.
“His strong team is scaling resilience and his extensive experience in broker distribution promotion will be essential in supporting our partners, building our strategy and expanding our cyber resilience platform globally.”
Resilience CEO Vishaal “V8” Hariprasad said, “This is a critical time for businesses as they face not only more complex risks, but also growing economic uncertainty.
“George knows how important brokers are in helping our clients develop risk transfer strategies and has the experience to help us expand our global cyber resilience mission. He joins us at the right time to help us to take this business to the next level.”