years combined insurance experience
successful & effective product launches
in gross written premiums managed
I graduated from Ohio State University in 2000 with a Bachelors in Fine Art. In 2003 I worked for W.R. Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group as an underwriter assistant. In 2005 I moved over to Colony Insurance and worked in the Contract Binding Division as an Underwriter Trainee for General Liability and Property accounts. I was promoted to an Underwriter after a year of being with the company. In 2006 I went to work for James River Insurance Company in the General Liability and Sports & Entertainment Division as an underwriter handling brokers in the Southeast Region. In 2014, I changed careers to become an Excess Casualty Underwriter in the Southeast Region with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings which was Torus Insurance Company at the time. Our focus was on OL&T, Construction, Auto Dealers, Manufacturers, Distributors, and Service accounts. At my time with Core Specialty Insurance, I received several promotions during my tenure with Core Specialty Insurance, and in 2018 was promoted to Southeast Regional manager. In 2019 I was promoted to Vice President of the Southeast Region. In June of 2023, I moved over to Ledgebrook to build the Unsupported Excess Casualty Division.
James Lassiter is a highly dedicated professional bringing nearly three-decades of insurance experience to the role. He provides a unique perspective having worked in multiple aspects of the industry, including retail agency operations, E&S underwriting, and as Professional Liability wholesale broker. James’ ability to help find solutions and relate to brokers provides a valuable resource for the wholesale community. James joined Ledgebrook most recently as an underwriting officer at RSUI Group, where he provided leadership as a product line specialist and referral underwriter for numerous classes of Professional Liability. Prior to that, James worked as a wholesale broker with Crump E&S in Southern California, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and began his career from the ground-up on the retail side. James attended University of California, Davis, and holds RPLU and CPLP designations. As an active member of the wholesale industry association, James serves as a WSIA Education committee volunteer. Outside of work James enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, traveling, reading, playing tennis, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Adrian started his career as a Management Consultant working across multiple sectors where he developed a passion for understanding how culture impacts organisational success. In 2009 he joined Catlin (currently AXA XL) where he held numerous roles in technology and operations before becoming responsible for creating an operational business in Poland. Adrian was the first employee and after 5 years the office supported all areas and geographies of the re/insurance business and grew to over 475 people. Adrian subsequently became COO of an internal innovation team fuelling his drive to incrementally improve all areas of the insurance value chain whilst reconnecting insurance with a purpose-driven mission. In 2020 he left AXA XL to join a start-up with the aim of using the economics of insurance to improve road safety. After growing that business by 10x in revenue Adrian left to join Ledgebrook as COO. The unique combination of insurance and technology expertise gives the Ledgebrook team the opportunity to offer a differentiated service to its brokers. Adrian lives in the UK with a wife and two children.
John has experience within multiple facets of the insurance industry. He began his career in Underwriting within the Excess & Surplus lines space prior to spending time as a Retail Insurance Broker. From there, he's had the opportunity to represent multiple regional and global insurance carriers in various Underwriting and Underwriting Leadership roles throughout his career. John joins Ledgebrook most recently from Liberty Mutual where he led the strategy, development and build out of appetite, risk tolerance and profitability in the Large Casualty space, a portfolio comprising $1Billion in GWP. Previous to that, John led both Industry and Underwriting company wide initiatives during his career at Zurich North America in their Middle Markets segment. He holds dual Bachelor degrees in Risk Management & Insurance and Financial Management with a minor in Business Administration. John holds a MBA in Insurance & Risk Management as well as the CPCU and AAI designations. He's spent time as a CPCU Chapter Past President, but most important to him, he enjoys spending his time with his wife and three children in Michigan.
Steve brings 30+ years of insurance industry experience to Ledgebrook. His experience spans multiple distribution channels and segments of the industry, including standard lines package, large account casualty, casualty facultative reinsurance and excess & surplus lines. Steve's career progression includes a variety of field production, product line management and leadership roles. His most recent experiences have focused exclusively within the E&S space where he's held E&S leadership roles of increasing responsibility at both large and small organizations. Steve is passionate about building and leading underwriting teams that deliver market relevant solutions coupled with profitable growth. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University with dual concentrations in Risk Management & Insurance and Finance. He currently lives in the Greater Atlanta area with his wife and two daughters.
Nathan started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers working in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory group. He left to return to his true passion of coding and co-founded an accounting SAAS product for law firms. He then spent the better part of the next decade as a principal engineer in a variety of industries, including healthcare and fintech. He helped scale small engineering teams from the tens to the hundreds, and helped craft the architectural vision those companies rely on. Nathan holds his M.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance, both from the University of Virginia. He lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife and two sons.
Prior to entering the world of insurance, Gage used his degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard to trade exotic commodity derivatives at Barclays. His insurance career started in the Actuarial program at Liberty Mutual where he became the fastest person ever to pass the Casualty Actuarial exams. From there, various management positions culminated in the role of Senior Director of New Mobility Products where he spearheaded growth from <$50M to >$450M in GWP. His unique combination of entrepreneurial drive & deep insurance industry expertise represent the foundational bedrock of Ledgebrook. Gage lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife and two children.