Ariel Re

5th floor, Victoria Place, 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM 10, Bermuda
Established in 2005, Ariel Re underwrites a global portfolio of insurance and reinsurance business through offices in London, Bermuda, Atlanta and Kansas City on Lloyd’s Syndicate 1910 paper, which is rated ‘A’ by A.M. Best and ‘A+’ by Standard & Poor’s. The combined organization employs approximately 100 industry professionals in Bermuda, London and the U.S. Ariel Re continues to provide a defined value proposition to clients, intermediaries and reinsurance partners: Market Leaders Ariel Re quotes or leads the majority of its business in all lines. It is also the founder and lead market of catastrophe consortium The Lutine Alternative and Contingent Outage insurance consortium Dynamis; both supported by several other Lloyd’s Syndicates. Long-Term Partners Ariel Re desires client and reinsurer relationships with those who share the vision and values associated with long term partnerships. The majority of Ariel Re’s portfolio is comprised of clients who have been with Ariel Re since its incorporation. Analytical Expertise Delivers Bespoke Solutions Ariel Re has developed an industry-leading state-of-the-art proprietary pricing and portfolio management system to deliver bespoke solutions for each client. Claims Settlement Ariel Re’s robust claims operations has led to it being one of the top-ranked syndicates in Lloyd’s in terms of claims handling speed.

Company Staff

Abbie Massie
Clearance Specialist
Clearance Specialist
Alastair Lang
AVP - Property Insurance
Alastair joined the Property Insurance team at Ariel Re in 2011. His prior experience includes property broker with Price Forbes (Bermuda) Ltd. and the BMS Group Ltd. in London and Bermuda.
Alessio Bellisomi
AVP - Portfolio Managment
AVP - Portfolio Managment
Alice Modica
Risk Analyst
Risk Analyst
Andrew Simons
Senior Risk Analyst
Senior Risk Analyst
Angela Willbanks
AVP - Property Underwriter E&S
Angela joined Ariel Specialty in 2015 as underwriter for the E&S Property team. Her 14 years of experience encompasses both underwriting and brokerage positions.
Angus Ayliffe
Chief Financial Officer
Angus is the Group Chief Financial Officer. Joining Ariel Re at its inception in 2005, his industry experience has encompassed senior roles in both Bermuda and London over 25 years.
Anna Cowen
Head of Admin and HR
Head of Admin and HR
Ashley Dawson
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Bob Hansberry
Head of Insurance – Bermuda and UK
Bob is head of Property Insurance at Ariel Re, with overall responsibility for our Bermuda and London property insurance portfolios. Bob is an engineer with over 22 years of experience in the industry, including XL Insurance in Bermuda where he ran the Energy department.
Brenda Tatem
SVP - Human Resource Director
SVP - Human Resource Director
Carla Mussenden
Underwriting Assistant - Property Reinsurance
Underwriting Assistant - Property Reinsurance
Charles Rumball
Head of Specialty Reinsurance
Charlie joined Ariel Re in 2006 and currently is head of our Specialty Reinsurance team, with focus on Marine, Aviation, Space and Specialty Property. He has 15 years of experience in various reinsurance roles, and before joining our team he worked for Guy Carpenter in both London and New York.
Chelsea Trott
Senior Analyst
Senior Analyst
Cheryl Jansson
AVP - Property Underwriter E&S
Cheryl joined Ariel Specialty in 2015 as an underwriter. Her 20 years of experience in the insurance industry includes retail agent, E&S property broker and underwriting roles.
Colin Mayo
EVP & Chief Underwriting Officer
Colin joined Ariel Specialty in 2015 to establish our USA Insurance E&S Property team operations based in Atlanta. He has over 30 years of industry experience, which includes executive and underwriting positions at Rockhill, GE/ERC and ACE.
Craig MacNeil
Consultant
Consultant
Daniel Vestergren
VP - Specialty Re
Daniel is an underwriter in our Specialty team, focusing on the Specialty Property book portfolio. He has been based in Bermuda since 2013, and prior to that he was in our London office as an Underwriter for US & International treaty business.
David Gletsu
VP - Financial Controller
VP - Financial Controller
David Hosier
SVP - Enterprise Risk Manager
SVP - Enterprise Risk Manager
Deborah Smith
Executive Assistant to Senior Management
Executive Assistant to Senior Management
Deepak Shukla
Associate - Research & Development
Associate - Research & Development
Diana Morris
AVP - Management Information Systems
AVP - Management Information Systems
Dominic Haynes
VP - Actuarial
VP - Actuarial
Dominic Kirby
Lloyds Relationship Manager
Lloyds Relationship Manager
Elizabeth Harris
VP - Research Analytics
VP - Research Analytics
Emily Leitch
AVP - Specialty Re
Emily started her career with Ariel Re in 2008 and is now an underwriter in our Specialty team, focusing on Marine, Energy, Aviation, and Space lines of business. She also is responsible for Composite deals that include Terrorism and Property Retro lines.
Federico Waisman
SVP - Head of Analytics
SVP - Head of Analytics
Fiona Surtees
Executive Assistant for Head of London Office
Executive Assistant for Head of London Office
Freddie Gerstrom
Underwriter
Freddie joined Ariel Re in 2011 and currently works as an underwriter in the Property Reinsurance team. Prior to taking up this role Freddie spent three years as a Risk Analyst.
Gareth Williams
AVP - Property Insurance
Gareth joined Ariel Re in 2010 returned to Bermuda in 2016 as an underwriter for Property Insurance. He started his career with Ariel in the Analytics team, and has worked alongside the Property Insurance and Reinsurance teams. He moved to London in March of 2014 to join the contingent outage team.
Giovanni Maccioni
Risk Analyst
Risk Analyst
Grace Sousa
AVP - Operations
AVP - Operations
Holly Leaback
Assistant Underwriter - Property Insurance
Assistant Underwriter - Property Insurance
Ihab Khalil
SVP - Portfolio Management
SVP - Portfolio Management
Jane Simmons
Underwriting Assistant - Property Reinsurance
Underwriting Assistant - Property Reinsurance
Janet Goslett
AVP - Financial Controller
AVP - Financial Controller
Jason Correia
VP - Property Insurance
Jason joined Ariel Re in 2007 and is an underwriter in our Property Insurance Department. Prior to Ariel he was a property broker at JLT Park Bermuda for four years.
Jeffrey Borges
AVP - Human Resources
AVP - Human Resources
Joel Willens
VP - Property Reinsurance
Joel is an SVP at Ariel Re and has been a member of Ariel’s Property underwriting team in Bermuda since 2010. His territorial responsibilities have canvassed both US and non-US property portfolios, but he currently dedicates his efforts toward Ariel’s non-US property account. Prior to joining Ariel, Mr. Willens spent 7 years as a property reinsurance broker at Aon Benfield in Atlanta.
Jon Poole
Reserving Actuary
Reserving Actuary
Katie Partington Howarth
Head of Risk
Formerly head of our International Property Catastrophe Reinsurance team, Katie is now head of Risk for Ariel Re. She joined Ariel in 2005 from Benfield Ltd where she spent 4 years as a risk analyst and broker. Katie’s 15 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry spans underwriting, broking, and analytics.
Kayla Cowell
Associate - Financial Operations
Associate - Financial Operations
Keith Griffin
SVP - Chief Actuary
SVP - Chief Actuary
Kimberly Thomas
VP - Risk Management
Kim joined Ariel Specialty in 2015 as risk manager for the division. Her 10 years’ of experience include actuarial and finance positions at Rockhill Insurance.
Kristy Schwaegerl
AVP - Systems & Risk Analyst
AVP - Systems & Risk Analyst
Kuldip Kudhail
Technical Support Analyst
Technical Support Analyst
Lakayann Outerbridge
Analyst - Claims
Analyst - Claims
Laquita Carlington
VP - Claims
VP - Claims
Marc Brendle
VP - Actuary
VP - Actuary
Matthew Coelho
Analyst - Portfolio
Analyst - Portfolio
Matthew Twilley
VP - Property Reinsurance
Matt is an underwriter for both US and International accounts, working out of our London office, though he spends much of his time at Lloyd’s. He joined us in 2013 from Willis Re, where he spent 12 years most recently as an Executive Director focusing on International treaty business.
Michael Bowler
VP & Head of Claims
Mike has been with Ariel Specialty since January of 2015 and currently serves as head of Claims. He has over 30 years of results-oriented claims management and claims handling experience with Rockhill/State Auto, AIG, and Crum & Forster.
Michael Doyle
SVP - Operations
SVP - Operations
Nancy McCombs
AVP - Information Technology
AVP - Information Technology
Nelia Duarte
Underwriting Assistant - Property Reinsurance
Underwriting Assistant - Property Reinsurance
Reed Gaglio
VP - US Property Reinsurance
Reed joined Ariel Re in 2005 and is and underwriter in our US Property Catastrophe Reinsurance underwriting team. He started his career with Ariel, and his ten years of experience includes four years in Analytics.
Robert Losasso
SVP - Property Underwriter E&S
Bob joined Ariel Specialty in 2015 and currently and underwriter for the E&S Property team. He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry includes property reinsurance with Munich Re and underwriting with Rockhill.
Ryan Mather
Head of Bermuda
Ryan is the head of our Bermuda office and the Group Chief Underwriter. Prior to joining Ariel Re at its inception in 2005, his 25 years of experience encompasses underwriting at a Lloyd’s syndicate and German and US reinsurance companies.
Sacha Butterfield
AVP - Analytics
AVP - Analytics
Sarah Morgan
AVP - Property Reinsurance
Sarah joined Ariel Re in 2006 and is an underwriter in our US Property Catastrophe Reinsurance underwriting team. Sarah started her career with Ariel, spending five years in the Analytics department before moving over to the US team.
Shantaye Wolffe
Associate - Information Technology
Associate - Information Technology
Shomari Coleman
AVP - Information Technology
AVP - Information Technology
Shradha Hindocha
VP - Operations
VP - Operations
Simon Lyon
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Simon Wray
AVP - Senior Applications Analyst
AVP - Senior Applications Analyst
Sophia Smethurst
AVP - Claims
AVP - Claims
Stacey Pimentel
SVP - Portfolio Management
SVP - Portfolio Management
Stacia Cunningham
AVP - Head of Admin & HR
Stacia joined Ariel Specialty in 2015 and handles admin, HR & operations for the Property team. She has 14 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Stefan Smith
Risk Analyst
Risk Analyst
Stephen Christian
AVP - Property Underwriter E&S
Stephen joined Ariel Specialty in 2015 and currently is an underwriter for the E&S Property team. His six years experience includes underwriting positions at WKFC and Rockhill.
Steve Mason
Risk Manager
Risk Manager
Tamu Lambert
Underwriting Assistant - Property Insurance
Underwriting Assistant - Property Insurance
Terry Quinn
Assistant Underwriter - Property Insurance
Assistant Underwriter - Property Insurance
Tim Hulse
SVP - Management Information Systems
SVP - Management Information Systems
Tim Shelley
Head of Strategy
Tim joined Ariel Re in 2006 and is our head of Strategy. He has 16 years’ experience in various reinsurance roles: before joining Ariel he worked for Arrow Capital Re and Aon in London.
Tina Rego
Financial Accountant
Financial Accountant
Valerie Ball
AVP - Administration & Office Manager
AVP - Administration & Office Manager
Veronica DaCosta
AVP - Property Reinsurance
Veronica started her career with Ariel Re in 2006, and is an underwriter in our US Property Catastrophe Reinsurance underwriting team. Her 10 years of experience include Analytics and Underwriting International property reinsurance.
Zahid Lalji
Senior Analyst
Senior Analyst