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    Beazley adds cyber & tech underwriters to US team

    Underwriters appointed in Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco

    Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed three new underwriters to the US cyber & technology team that has grown by 25% in the past two years.

    Zachary Manuel has joined Beazley’s Southcentral team in Dallas from The Hartford where he was a technology and life sciences underwriter covering the California brokerage community.

    Cory Yost has joined the Southeast team in the Atlanta office from CNA Insurance where he was a financial institutions underwriter on the Southeastern professional lines team.

    Sean Connors has joined Beazley’s West coast team in San Francisco from Chubb where he was an underwriter for errors & omissions and cyber cover across small, middle and large accounts.

    The new team members will underwrite cyber, data security and privacy exposures for middle market businesses.

    Beazley’s US middle market cyber & tech team now operates across 11 cities - Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Farmington, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Beazley plans to add underwriters in Seattle before the end of 2019.

    Kristen Dauphinais, head of US middle market cyber & technology at Beazley, said: “Cyber and data breaches pose an evolving threat to companies and are extremely difficult to manage alone. We partner with our clients and brokers to provide risk transfer and risk management support that will mitigate and reduce the impact if a breach does occur and, crucially, help avoid a loss in the first place. Our growing team of underwriters work closely with brokers and clients to ensure we offer differentiated cover and protection. I am delighted to welcome Cory, Zack and Sean to the team.”