Rich Koehler Joins Hamilton USA as President Middle Markets & Programs
PRINCETON, New Jersey, October 28, 2014 – Hamilton USA, the New Jersey-based insurance operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, today announced that Rich Koehler has joined the company as President, Middle Markets & Programs.
Mr. Koehler will report to Chief Executive Officer Conan Ward and will be based in Princeton.
“One of the most satisfying aspects of building Hamilton USA has been hiring the right people for the right job,” said Mr. Ward. “I’ve always believed this is the key to any organization’s success.
“Rich is the right person for the job of developing our middle market and program book of business. While he was at Guy Carpenter, Rich was instrumental in establishing our business plan. His broad experience, as a broker, insurer, and reinsurer, gives him the perspective we’re looking for as we examine ways to shift the insurance paradigm.”
“Conan’s creative and innovative focus, and his passion to make a difference in the insurance sector, made the decision to join Hamilton USA an easy one,” said Mr. Koehler. “Add President of Small Commercial Ed Pulkstenis’ depth of industry experience and Executive Vice President Business Development Barbara Bufkin’s global network of relationships and success in executing global strategies, and I’m honored to join this dynamic, young company. I look forward to contributing to its growth and development.”
Rich Koehler brings 20 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries to his new position, most recently at Guy Carpenter where he was Managing Director.
Previous experience as a broker included positions at Marsh & McLennan, and at Centre Re and Munich Re America as an underwriter.
Mr. Koehler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Economics from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, New York.
About Hamilton Insurance Group:
Hamilton Insurance Group leverages analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders. As of September 30, 2014, Hamilton Insurance Group had over $900 million in capital.
About Hamilton USA:
Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, Hamilton USA is a new, technology-driven group of insurance companies that delivers the benefits of cutting-edge analytics and technology to the insurance market, offering rapid, efficient, customized service to its agents and brokers.