We employ talented and experienced professionals that are equipped to understand your objectives, your company operations and the opportunities in your marketplace. Please, meet our team.
Greg Douglas is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Berkley Re Solutions. Greg has been in the (re)insurance industry since 1982, with assignments in Bermuda and London.
Greg earned his BA in Economics and Political Science at Iowa State University, Ames, IA. He began his career at General Reinsurance as a Casualty Facultative Underwriter and has worked at Continental Insurance, AIG and NAC / XL Re.
Samuel T. Broomer
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Samuel Broomer is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer where he assists in leading a number of teams, including Marketing, Underwriting, Administration, Professional Lines and Product Development. He’s been in the insurance and reinsurance industry since 1993 and has held positions of increasing responsibility with two major insurance companies in the United States and abroad.
Sam earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Bryant University, MBA and MST degrees from the University of Hartford, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds The Institutes® ARe designation.
Executive Vice President & Treaty Team Leader
Thomas Greenfield, Executive Vice President, is our Treaty Team Leader responsible for the achievement of company profitability goals through the planning, development and successful implementation of regional and corporate marketing strategies. Tom and his national team focus on existing treaty, program and custom turnkey clients as well as the development of new partner opportunities.
A 1981 graduate of Widener University, Tom started his insurance and reinsurance career in 1981 at INA as a casualty underwriter advancing to several high-level reinsurance, management and underwriting positions at Munich Re, TIG Re and Gerling Global Re before joining Berkley Re Solutions.
Christopher B. Ellis
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Christopher Ellis is responsible for providing strategic direction for solutions and services that support and lead our brand in the marketplace. He also oversees a number of key initiatives and is heavily involved in Customer Engagement and Business Development. An advocate for customer-focused solutions, Chris works close with clients, prospective partners and internal stake-holders to shape our evolving portfolio of solutions.
Chris earned a Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He began his career as a production underwriter and has since held various senior leadership positions in underwriting, marketing and reinsurance with Reliance Group Holdings, Hartford Steam Boiler (Munich Re) and Mutual Boiler Re (FM Global).
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Pat has been with the W. R. Berkley organization for twenty four years and is responsible for oversight and management of our financial and accounting functions.
From 1990 to 1994 Pat was involved in various aspects of the W. R. Berkley Corporate Accounting function as well as Internal Audit. For the last twenty years, Pat has held positions of Accounting Manager and Corporate Controller before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2003.
Pat earned a Master Degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in 1998 and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut University in 1985.
Senior Vice President & Casualty Facultative Leader
Vince Friscia, Senior Vice President & Casualty Facultative Leader, heads a team of experienced underwriters focused on providing our clients timely and effective casualty facultative solutions for their most difficult challenges.
Vince earned his earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Iona College and an MBA from Golden Gate university. He held various management positions at both Fireman’s Fund and Swiss Re.
Senior Vice President & Chief Claims Officer
Kevin Shea is Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer responsible for all aspects of our claim department which provides quality service and delivers exceptional value. Kevin has extensive industry claim management experience with various domestic and international insurance and reinsurance organizations.
He has participated in many educational programs and has developed training for industry associations including those in which he was an instructor in reinsurance claim handling. He is a past President of the International Association of Claims Professionals, a Director of the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association and was Claims Committee Chair for both the Reinsurance Association of America. Kevin earned his undergraduate degree at Bloomfield College.
Charles Birckhead, FCAS
Assistant Vice President & Actuary
Charles Birckhead provides analysis and pricing support for Berkley Re Solutions as a member of the actuarial team. He has been in the reinsurance industry for fourteen years and is a FCAS with the Casualty Actuarial Society.
Senior Vice President & Chief Casualty Underwriting Officer
Richard Corpus is responsible for underwriting positions and procedures, both broad and specific. He oversees guidelines, authorities, referrals and compliance, along with emerging issues/exposures, and unique or unusual classes/risks.
Richard earned a B.A. degree from Miami University (Ohio). He began his career as a Casualty Underwriter with USF&G, and then became a Casualty Facultative Underwriter with Employers Re. Since 1991 he has held Home Office staff and senior management positions with other major direct reinsurers.
Spencer Coyle, ACAS, MAAA
Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary
Spencer Coyle oversees the pricing, reserving and financial reporting activities for Berkley Re Solutions. He has over 25 years experience in the Actuarial field covering personal and commercial lines with roles for both insurance and reinsurance companies. He has been a part of the Berkley organization since 2003.
Spencer earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Penn State University and is also an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.