AVP, UnderwritingNapa, CA

About Specialty Program Group: Specialty Program Group (SPG) is the wholesale & MGA division of HUB International (5th Largest Global Broker). SPG acts in a holding company capacity

acquiring best in class underwriting businesses to operate independently under distinct brands (portfolio companies).

About Paul Hanson Partners: Paul Hanson Partners has been managing innovative and powerful insurance programs catered to specialized niches within the transportation industry for over thirty years. Their business is built on decades long relationships with best in class carrier, reinsurance, and distribution partners across the industry, as well as a reputation for their dynamic, employee-centric culture.

The AVP of Underwriting, BizChoice: Provides underwriting leadership and marketing support for Paul Hanson’s BizChoice brand. The strongest candidates will have at least 5-10 years’ experience in underwriting and transportation insurance, preferably in the Last Mile Delivery and Trucking segments.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Chief Underwriting Officer

  • Apply for-hire transportation expertise to inform Program Management and Product Development with carrier, reinsurance, and distribution partners

  • Build relationships with aggregators and vendor partners to educate them on program appetite and promote program business

  • Collaborate with the VP of BizChoice, the internal Marketing Team, and distribution partners to target program marketing according to underwriting appetite

  • Receive and evaluate applicants’ information for risk acceptability and within program parameters for new and/or renewal customers through an understanding of company policies, procedures and standards and proper application to risks

  • Research outside sources for additional and supporting information

  • Calculate premiums and appropriate amounts of coverage – recommend program changes or enhancements based on our products and services

  • Be cognizant of program and own underwriting authority and referral standards and work within authority and refer to others when needed or outside own authority

  • Negotiate terms and conditions with agents and brokers on submitted accounts

  • Properly document the exposures, coverages, limits and pricing on individual risks with the prescribed service guidelines and maintain underwriting files within company program and company requirements

  • Provide a high level of service through the product life cycle from submission to quote to post bind activities including endorsement requests, loss control evaluation, post-loss analysis, filings and cancellations, as examples

  • Deliver profitable growth with proper pricing and underwriting discipline.

  • Be self-directed with minimal day-to- day supervision

  • May be called upon to perform projects or other research to further the business’s goals and objectives

Job Requirements

  • 5 to 7 years experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (High School Diploma/GED required)

  • Relevant graduate level education and/or advanced certifications preferred

  • Multi-line experience including automobile, inland marine, and Workers’ Compensation

  • Willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time

The compensation for this position is a variable comp structure. As such, the total salary paid will vary directly depending on the successful candidate’s book of business at any particular time. The range for this position is $125,000-$135,000 and could be impacted by factors such as the successful candidate’s skills, experience and working location, as well as the specific position’s business line, scope and level. HUB International is proud to offer comprehensive benefit and total compensation packages which could include health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, FSA, HSA and 401(k) accounts, paid-time-off benefits, and eligible bonuses, equity and/or commissions for some positions.


Department Underwriting

Required Experience: 5-7 years of relevant experience

Required Travel: Up to 25%

Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)

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