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MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • Joseph Horan

    Managing Partner

    Joe has 30 years experience in the insurance industry and has served in a number of important leadership roles throughout his career. Most recently, Joe held the role of Chief Operating Officer, Reinsurance – North America for XL Catlin, a position he assumed following the merger of the two firms in 2015. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Underwriting Officer for Catlin Underwriting Inc. having previously been Chief Underwriting Officer for Workers Comp and Accident & Health Reinsurance since 2003. Before joining Wellington/Catlin, Joe was Founding Principal and Chief Underwriting Officer of Reinsurance Management Group, an MGU specializing in Workers Compensation, Accident & Health and Medical Reinsurance. Joe began his career in 1990 as a primary underwriter, writing P&C coverages for contractors in New York.

    Contact Joe at +1 908 666 2685

    Joseph Horan
  • Jason Denechaud

    Jason Denechaud

    Managing Partner

    Jason has been active in the Insurance and Reinsurance business for 25 years, most recently serving as the Head of the Americas for Life, Accident & Health Insurance / Reinsurance and Head of Workers Compensation Reinsurance for XL Catlin. In this role, Jason was a member of the Americas Specialty Insurance Executive Committee, the U.S. Reinsurance Executive Underwriting Committee and the Catlin Underwriting Inc. Board of Directors. Prior to joining Wellington / Catlin in 2003, Jason was Founding Principal and Senior Vice President of Underwriting at Reinsurance Management Group. He began his reinsurance career in 1994 at Duncanson & Holt Group, underwriting Accident & Health and Workers Comp Reinsurance in San Francisco, CA.

    Contact Jason at +1 908 801 0828

  • Matt Campion

    Principal, Head of Property

    Matt has 18 years experience as a Property Reinsurance Underwriter, most recently as Senior Vice President and Senior Underwriter for Sompo Canopius Re. In this position, Matt was part of the team who successfully launched the U.S. Reinsurance operations for the firm. Prior to joining Sompo Canopius, Matt held similar roles as Senior Vice President at both XL Catlin and Munich Re. His experience also includes Property Facultative underwriting positions at XL Re and General Re, where he began his reinsurance career in 2001. Matt earned his Bachelors of Science degree in International Business and Marketing from Penn State University and received his MBA with concentration in Finance from Temple University.

    Contact Matt at +1 267 226 6199

    Matt Campion
  • Mark Kelly Edmunds, FCAS, MAAA

    Mark Kelly Edmunds, FCAS, MAAA

    Chief Actuary

    Kelly has worked in the insurance and reinsurance industry for 27 years. He most recently served as Pricing Director, US Property Reinsurance at XL Catlin. Before the merger of XL and Catlin, Kelly served as Director of Reinsurance Pricing for Catlin, where he managed a team of 6 actuaries responsible for pricing all property and casualty reinsurance lines written in the US and Latin America. Prior to joining Catlin in 2008, Kelly held broking and pricing roles with increasing responsibility at Willis Re and Aon Re. Kelly started his reinsurance career in 1997 at Transatlantic Reinsurance, where he worked as an actuary and underwriter. He began his insurance career as an actuarial consultant.

    Contact Kelly at +1 404 991 4046

  • Robert McFadden

    Head of Casualty

    Robert brings 30 years of casualty experience to Waypoint, most recently in the role of SVP, Head of Casualty for Sirius International Insurance Group. Bob’s prior positions include SVP, Director of Casualty Treaty at XL Catlin and Head of Casualty Reinsurance at Munich Re.

    Contact Bob at +1 908 721 7155

    Robert McFadden
  • Richard Powell

    Richard Powell

    Head of Personal Accident

    Richard has over 20 years of underwriting and management experience in Personal Accident. Prior to joining Waypoint, Richard was Assistant Director at XL Catlin where he oversaw the development of the Personal Accident division. In previous roles, Richard was the Product Lead for Group Sponsored and Special Risk at Zurich and Underwriting Manager at AIG. Richard began his career as an underwriter with CNA.

    Contact Richard at +1 908 721 8922