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November 27, 2015 7:16 AM ET


Company Overview of QBE Holdings, Inc.

Company Overview

QBE Holdings, Inc. provides property and casualty, specialty, crop, and financial institutions insurance and reinsurance products and services. The company offers property and casualty products that include commercial and personal line products, such as general liability and worker’s compensation products; specialty products, which comprise accident and health, aviation, management liability and professional lines, trade credit, and surety; and ways to streamline crop insurance reporting to agents and farmers. It also provides mortgage and auto lender-placed protection solutions, consumer insurance products, and loss mitigation services, as well as risk mitigation solutions to protect assets...

88 Pine Street

Wall Street Plaza

New York, NY 10005

United States

Founded in 1991





Key Executives for QBE Holdings, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Age: 51
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating Officer for North America Operations
Age: 58
Chief Executive Officer of North American Operations
Age: 57
Member of Executive Management Board and President of Program Business
Age: 58
President of Property & Casualty and Member of Executive Management Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

QBE Holdings, Inc. Key Developments

QBE North America Appoints Glenn Skrynecki as Vice President, Agriculture

QBE North America has attracted another highly respected insurance executive to join its Property & Casualty business, with the appointment of Glenn Skrynecki as VP, Agriculture. In this national role, Glenn will be responsible for the management of QBE North America's Agriculture book of business including the underwriting operations, strategy and relationship management, policy development and risk mitigation. Ten years later, Glenn moved to Fireman's Fund where he spent the past 28 years in a variety of leadership and executive roles across loss control, risk management, underwriting and national distribution. In 2012, he moved into the role of VP, Commercial Insurance Executive at Fireman's Fund, where he had national responsibility for developing and executing the strategy across Farm & Ranch, Admitted Excess and Umbrella, Middle Market, Property and Small Business. Glenn also worked as part of the Commercial Insurance Transition team on the integration of Fireman's Fund into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty business.

QBE North America Appoints Walter Grote as SVP

QBE North America announced that it has welcomed another well established industry executive to its leadership team, with Walter Grote joining the company as SVP, Commercial P&C on October 2, 2015. In this national role, Walter is responsible for leading the company’s commercial lines insurance business which includes small business to middle market segments, and delivering client-focused products and services that are consistent with the company’s strategy of being a leading specialist insurance and reinsurance company. Walter began his career at Travelers where he spent 25 years in a range of commercial insurance roles including VP Business Insurance, and Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Middle Market and Commercial Accounts. He brings a proven track record of delivering profitable growth, underwriting excellence, transformational change and a deep commitment to fostering and developing industry partnerships. Walter joins the company from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty where he was SVP and Zone Leader for the Midwest.

QBE North America Appoints Kathleen O. Zortman as President, Standard Lines - Property & Casualty

QBE North America announced that Kathleen O. Zortman has joined the organization as President, Standard Lines, Property & Casualty. In this role Zortman will serve on the Executive Management Board and have responsibility for QBE North America's Commercial, Personal, Program and Agriculture businesses. Zortman has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently with Fireman's Fund Insurance Company where she served as Chief Field Executive managing a field organization of 1,000 employees and $2.3 billion in gross written premium.

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