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Ascot appoints Nick Gonzalez and Andrew Russick to AscotPro

NEW YORK, NY, January 17, 2023:

Ascot today announces the appointments of Nick Gonzalez, Vice President, Healthcare and Andrew Russick, Vice President, Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL) to its AscotPro division.[1]  

Nick will be responsible for the development and launch of a new Healthcare Liability product targeting primary placements for allied health care risks, including ancillary providers and facilities. Nick joins Ascot from Beazley, where he spent six years writing a range of healthcare related products after starting his career as an underwriter at NAS Insurance Services.

Andrew joins Ascot to enhance the growth and development of Ascot’s new Miscellaneous Professional Liability solution, which was launched in September 2022. An experienced MPL underwriting professional, Andrew joins Ascot having spent the previous 10 years at Ironshore, Arch Insurance and Houston International

Brian Chiolan, Executive Vice President and Head of Management & Professional Liability said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Andrew and Nick to Ascot as we continue to expand our professional suite of products offered in AscotPro. Nick’s remit, to launch and grow a new healthcare product, is well timed thanks to a fragmented market which offers attractive opportunities for those with an appropriate strategy and underwriting discipline. This new product will complement our existing professional and casualty wholesale products, as well as our Bermuda Healthcare underwriting business.

“I also welcome Andrew to our business to help expand our MPL solution. Since its launch last year, we’ve had a great response from our brokers, and know that his expertise in this line will help drive our growth in this important market segment.”

Drew Walter added:

“I’m thrilled to welcome Andrew and Nick to our growing AscotPro division. These two new hires will allow us to further our specialty solutions and assist us as we scale to greater strength and relevance in the professional liability market.”


[1] AscotPro is a division of Ascot U.S. comprised of Professional Liability solutions including Cyber, LPL, Media, Tech, Healthcare and Misc E&O.