Unconditional promotion from company, hiring two industry veterans
By Ryan Smith
DUAL North America has announced three key appointments to underwriting and leadership roles.
The company has promoted Jim Jinhong to head of product development and capacity. DJ Postles joined the company as Executive Vice President of Underwriting for NationBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS), and John Kopach was named Executive Vice President of Liability.
Prior to his promotion, Jinhong served as Executive Vice President of Underwriting and Development at NBIS, a DUAL North America company. In his new role, Jinhong’s responsibilities include leading a strategic deployment of partner capacity across the company and developing new products.
“Jim has led NBIS through an impressive period of growth and diversity, creating creative lines of coverage and driving underwriting revenue for our marketplace partners,” said Bill Tepe, NBIS President.
Postles has 22 years of experience in the industry. Before joining DUAL, he held positions at Chubb, Swiss Re and Hiscox. In his new role, Postles will lead the NBIS underwriting team. will be based in Atlanta and will report to Tepe.
“DJ has a dynamic background in insurance leadership roles,” Tepe said. “He will have the opportunity to lead a diverse team of underwriters and drive his best-in-class customer service for our clients.”
Kopach has over 20 years of experience in the industry. He joins DUAL from AXA XL, where he served as Senior Vice President of Excess Accidents. He has also held positions at Swiss Re Financial Corporate Solutions and Everest National Insurance Company.
Kopach is based in Atlanta and will work directly with Mike Towell, President of Excess Liability. In his new role, Kopach will help drive the expansion of the company’s excess liability product in the East and Southeast.
“As we continue to expand and the demands of the US market evolve, it is critical that we continue to provide exceptional services and products to our customers and partners,” said John Johnson, CEO of DUAL. “I am excited about Jim’s promotion and I wish both DJ and John a warm welcome to DUAL. Jim’s valuable experience within the company and the industry as a whole will ensure that our team is developing new products to support the ever-evolving needs of our partners. I am also confident that DJ and John’s experience and leadership skills will be instrumental in bringing innovative solutions to our partners and driving growth in our business.”
Last month, DUAL North America named Michelle Roccoforte as chief of staff. In February, the company named Ranjit Jaswal as chief risk officer and Luke Wolmer as senior vice president of data and actuarial analysis.
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