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October 05, 2015 3:50 PM 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 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.

QBE North America Appoints Brian Griffith as EVP, Field Management and Distribution, Effective August 31, 2015

QBE North America announced that Brian Griffith will join the organization on August 31, 2015 as Executive Vice President, Field Management and Distribution. Mr. Griffith will be responsible for field management and will lead the strategy for all distribution channels across QBE, as well as drive all strategic agency management activities. This includes all US Major Trading Partner Engagement, as well as engagement at the regional level. Mr. Griffith is a proven Property and Casualty executive with a strong underwriting background and a track record of driving profitable growth. He began his career as an underwriter with The Hartford more than 22 years ago and advanced into many senior leadership roles including strategy development, National Head of Sales and Marketing, and most recently, P&L leader of the Northeast Division. Working from the Simsbury, CT office, Mr. Griffith will report to Mark Cantin, President, Field Operations for QBE North America.

QBE North America Appoints Eric Pruss as SVP, Head of Personal Lines P&C

QBE North America announced that Eric Pruss has joined the organization as SVP, Head of Personal Lines P&C. Pruss will lead the business of personal insurance products distributed through independent agents and brokers, affiliated agencies, and affinity groups, and is also responsible for overseeing QBE’s farm and ranch insurance business. In this national role, Pruss will plan and direct the Personal Lines business, developing strategy, building strong industry partnerships and delivering client-focused products and services to drive profitable growth. He will execute on the vision to establish Personal Lines as a specialist competitor consistent with QBE’s overall strategy of being a top-quartile specialist insurance and reinsurance company. Pruss is based in the New York office and reports to Driscoll. Pruss brings over 25 years of insurance industry and management consulting experience, having led and managed within such successful personal lines operations as Chubb and Fireman’s Fund. His experience encompasses marketing, distributing, underwriting, and servicing insurance products, giving him an end-to-end perspective for how all these areas must interact to deliver enduring competitive advantage and growth.

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