JLT Specialty USA Appoints Three New Hires in New York

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointments of three new team members who will be based in Latham, NY.  Their focus will include; Financial Institutions, Private Equity, Construction, Technology, Real Estate and Cyber.

The individuals appointed to this team include the following:

  • Justin Riccio, Senior Vice President
  • Kevin Rucinski, Vice President
  • Matt Franzese, Vice President  

The appointments are part of JLT’s continued investment to build market leading teams to provide clients with an unmatched specialized capability and expertise within their specialty areas.

“We are very excited to welcome Justin, Kevin and Matt to the JLT team,” said Patrick Walsh, Senior Vice President at JLT Specialty USA.  “They will be an integral part of the New York operations and will bring deep specialized experience to our team and clients.”

Justin Riccio will be responsible for assisting with the growth of the Upstate New York Region which consists of production and servicing staff.  Justin will help lead a regional initiative of organic growth, regional expansion and market relationships.   He started his career working for AIG and ACE in an underwriting capacity dealing with national/global financial institutions.  Justin worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Company from 2008-2015 as Executive Vice President.  During his tenure, he worked extensively with companies in the non-profit, manufacturing, public entity, and financial institution niche.  Justin also assisted with managing sales for Northeast Region where he helped to implement sales goals and growth strategies. Justin most recently worked as the leader of Adirondack Trust Company Financial Services Inc.’s sales department where he recruited and managed production staff and developed a niche production strategy.

Kevin Rucinski will oversee client servicing and Commercial Lines procedures. Kevin started his career in insurance in 2007 working in Personal & Commercial Lines Claims and held the position of Senior Claims Adjuster for MetLife Auto & Home, and GMAC Insurance. He became skilled in analyzing coverage and policy forms and applying them to a number of complex claim scenarios. In 2011, Kevin made the transition to the Retail Brokerage world and worked for Lockton Companies, in Washington, D.C. During this time, Kevin worked in the Construction, Real Estate & Hospitality Unit in the capacity of Account Management serving as a leader in the servicing and marketing process. Kevin later went on to hold an Account Executive position with Adirondack Trust Financial Services, Inc. located in Albany, NY, where he was responsible for the management and servicing of a large book of contractors, real estate and manufacturers. Kevin served as a leader in his position and assisted in the implementation of Commercial Lines procedures agency wide. Kevin is certified through the International Risk Management Institute as a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

Matt Franzese will be responsible for working with local and regional businesses to help put together risk management insurance programs.  His focus is, but not limited to, manufacturing, technology and cyber related risks. Matt started his career at Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, a global brokerage firm.  Matt’s responsibilities were producing property and casualty accounts, specifically focusing on the Construction, Real Estate and Manufacturing niche groups.  During his time at AJG, Matt established an Affinity Program for a large NYS association with over 9,000 members.

JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at 518-782-3143, sue.corney@jltholdings.com.

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:JLT) and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com  and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup.

About JLT Specialty USA
JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jltus.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA

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