Eighth Annual Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium Announces 5-Star Keynote Lineup: Duclos, Esser, Smith, Tizzio, and Ursano

MarketScout Hosts Industry Leaders

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Five of the insurance industry’s most prominent leaders are ready to inspire and motivate an audience of more than 300 attendees.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

MarketScout, the national electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA headquarter in Dallas, Texas, today announced the 2014 Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium speaker lineup. Five of the insurance industry’s most prominent leaders are ready to inspire and motivate an audience of more than 300 attendees.

Dave Duclos: Chief Executive Officer of QBE’s North American Operations. Prior to joining QBE, Mr. Duclos held various management positions at XL, most notably as Chief Executive of Insurance in which he was responsible for all global insurance operations. Mr. Duclos has more than thirty-five years of experience in the insurance industry.

Toby Esser: Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford, the world’s largest independent, Lloyd’s centric, global wholesale and reinsurance broking group. Mr. Esser began his career in the Lloyd’s insurance market in 1984 with the ambition of one day running the company.

Eric Smith: President and CEO of Swiss Re Americas, and a member of Swiss Re's Executive Committee. Mr. Smith joined the company in June 2011. U.S. Prior to Swiss Re, Mr. Smith was President at USAA Life Insurance Company, where he led the effort to provide life, health and annuity solutions through direct channels.

Vince Tizzio: President and CEO of Navigators Management Company, Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. Tizzio was Executive Vice President of Zurich North America from 2008 to 2012, President of AIG Small Business at American International Group from 2002 to 2008, and served in various underwriting and management positions with American International Group.

Tony Ursano: Founder and CEO of Willis Capital Markets and Advisory. Mr. Ursano joined Willis in 2009 and has over twenty-seven years of experience in investment banking with a specific focus on the insurance industry.

“We couldn’t be more excited to profile these five industry leaders,” said Richard Kerr, CEO of MarketScout. “Each brings a different skill set, background, and vision, which will be invaluable to our attendees. Varying perspectives from international markets to US insurer expansion and investment banking will prove to offer an exceptional venue.”

2014 Symposium Highlights:

  •     A dozen sessions led by the industry’s top performing executives
  •     Panel Discussion: Start Ups...It's No Cake Walk
  •     Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA) Sponsored Cocktail Reception
  •     The Official Opening Day Breakfast
  •     The Networking Mall
  •     Sponsored by AIG, BELFOR, Business Insurance, Lloyd’s, MarketScout, QBE, The National Alliance, Vertafore, Zurich and more than 40 premier carrier and industry service providers
  •     CIC sanctioned by The National Alliance

The two-day event is sponsored by: AIG, BELFOR, Business Insurance, Lloyd’s, MarketScout, QBE, The National Alliance, Vertafore, Zurich and more than 40 premier carrier and industry service providers. For more information or to register, visit http://www.einsurancesymposium.com or call 972-934-4264.

About MarketScout
MarketScout is an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with specialty expertise in many areas. The firm is a Lloyd's Coverholder and MGA for US insurers. MarketScout owns and operates the MarketScout Exchange as well as over 40 other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues. MarketScout founded the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC) and the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA). The annual Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium (EIS) is hosted by MarketScout in Dallas the second week of September. MarketScout has offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit us at http://www.marketscout.com; follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/marketscout and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/marketscout.

About EIS
The Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium (EIS) was founded by MarketScout in 2007 as a medium to profile innovation and entrepreneurialism in the insurance industry. Each year over 300 forward thinking insurers, intermediaries and agents come together to share new ideas, trends and concepts related to insurance distribution, underwriting, and automation.


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