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Our team

A team of 100+ global legal, financial, and tax professionals* dedicated to underwriting unique risks.

Working closely with our clients, our experienced team is committed to providing a responsive underwriting process that provides certainty and is both cost effective and efficient. The mission of Ambridge is to provide customized solutions that are designed to insure a wide variety of risks and exposures which may otherwise prevent a transaction from being successfully completed.

*Ambridge and its affiliates

Leadership Team

Jesseman R Pryor, III

Co-founder and Executive Chairman

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.212.871.5401

Jeffrey Cowhey

Co-founder and Group CEO

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.212.871.5402

Kelly Holmes

Group Chief Legal Officer

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.212.871.5426

Timothy Kennedy

President, Ambridge Transactional and Chief Underwriting Officer, Ambridge International

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.212.871.5403

Thomas Umstatter

Group Chief Operating Officer

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.212.871.5420

Kimberly Gladney

Chief Underwriting Officer-North America

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.212.871.5413

Douglas Trainor

Executive Vice President, Ambridge Specialty Casualty

Email: [email protected]

Telephone:+1.312.577.9437

Noreen Metcalfe

Executive Vice President, Ambridge Re

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.312.577.9436

Heidi Givens

Senior Vice President, Actuarial

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.312.577.9457

Allison Burns

Senior Vice President, Claims

Email: [email protected]

Telephone:1.312.577.9435

Mark Jones

Senior Vice President, Finance

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.312.577.9750

Jack Sinchak

Director, D&O, IP and SME Business

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +1.212.871.5415

Jesseman R Pryor, III

Co-founder and Executive Chairman

Email: [email protected]

A co-founder of Ambridge Partners,Jess was a Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee at Gulf Insurance Group, where he had management oversight for the Management Liability Division and the Custom Products Division (including Transactional and Custom Management Liability Insurance Products).

He also served in the Commercial Management Liability Division at National Union Fire Insurance Company. Jess is a former trustee of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He received a B.A. from the College of Wooster.

Jeffrey Cowhey

Co-founder and Group CEO

Email: [email protected]

Jeff’s professional experience includes service at Aon Financial Services Group where he served as Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee with management oversight of the East Coast region, and National Union Fire Insurance Company where he served as Vice President of the Commercial Management Liability Division.

He received a B.S. from LaSalle College.

Matthew Wilson

Brit Group Chief Executive Officer

Matthew is the Group CEO of Brit and serves on the Boards of Brit Limited, Brit Syndicates Limited and Brit Insurance Services USA inc.

Matthew began his career in Lloyd's in 1988. He joined Brit in 1999 to start up the International Property Division and was appointed as CEO of Brit Global Markets in May 2008, which subsequently became Brit Global Specialty in February 2012, combining our reinsurance and global markets divisions to form one Lloyd's platform.

Matthew has served on the Board of the LMA since May 2011.

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