29 April 2020

View From the Nest: Welcoming Jonathan Sherling

It is our privilege to welcome another Corvid to our Flock, Jonathan Sherling. Jonathan will be heading up a team focused on developing new products for Financial Institutions.
Jonathan Sherling, VP of FI Underwriting

It is our privilege to welcome another Corvid to our Flock, Jonathan Sherling. Jonathan will be heading up a team focused on developing new products for Financial Institutions. 

Although he is currently based in Brooklyn with his family, Jonathan is not a New York native. He hails from London, home of his favorite soccer (sorry, football) team Arsenal, a club that Sherling still patronizes from afar with a season ticket.

The new Vice President, Head of Financial Institutions Underwriting at Corvus will be defining and developing Corvus’s approach to the FI line, working in close collaboration with our data science, product and underwriting teams. Jonathan started at AIG London in Financial Lines before moving to AXIS. That’s the role that landed Jonathan in NYC as the head of the AXIS East Region Financial Institutions Professional Lines team, before he ultimately joined the Corvus Flock.

When asked why he decided to fly into our NYC nest, Jonathan had this to say: 

It’s been clear to me for some time that success in specialty commercial insurance will be predicated on using advanced data analysis techniques to optimize risk selection, pricing, attachment and appetite. Use of data science, predictive analytics, AI and other technologies will be necessary to stay relevant. Corvus’s cutting edge platform, leadership and ambition are so well regarded by the industry and investors alike, it was a no-brainer when the opportunity arose to come and build out an FI division.

We’re glad to have such an experienced and thoughtful Corvid helping us to push our Smart Commercial Insurance forward and manage many of the obstacles that 2020 and beyond will bring for all firms, not just Corvus. Says Sherling, “the fallout from COVID-19 presents it’s challenges!!” He also recognizes that challenges can bring opportunities. “Rates have been hardening for about 2 years but we are building products our brokers and clients are asking for, while utilizing the technology and robust platform Corvus is so well known for.”

Interested in speaking with Jonathan or one of the other underwriters at Corvus? We’d love to get in touch. Contact us here.

Mike Karbassi

Mike Karbassi is Vice President and Head of Cyber Underwriting at Corvus. He specializes in Network Security, Privacy Liability, Technology E&O, Media Liability, and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. Karbassi has over a decade of experience in insurance and is a graduate of the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Gerritt Graham

Gerritt is the Chief Commercial Officer at Corvus. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily focused on technology and data solutions for the financial services industry.

James McElhiney

James co-founded Corvus and is the company’s Chief Technology Officer. A 30+ year technology veteran, Jaimie most recently served as CTO of Iora Health and previously co-founded Gazelle.

Mike Lloyd

Mike Lloyd is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Corvus Insurance. Previously, Mike co-founded Poncho, a personal lines agency InsurTech startup, and was a venture investor at FJ Labs. Mike has an MBA from Harvard Business School and engineering degrees from Virginia Military Institute and MIT.

Phil Edmundson

Phil is the founder and CEO of Corvus. A 30+ year insurance veteran, Phil co-founded broker William Gallagher Associates (acquired by Arthur J Gallagher in 2015) and was an active leader in both the Worldwide Broker Network and Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Phil is the Managing Partner of Edmus Ventures where he invests in InsurTech companies including Verifly, Wellthie, Agentero, and Cover Wallet, and serves on the board of Cover Wallet.

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