I am pleased to announce leadership changes that will positively impact Berkley FinSecure. The promotions reflect both the success we have had as an organization and the depth of talent within FinSecure and Berkley to fill pivotal senior roles.
Joe Gresia has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Field Operations and Business Development Officer. In his new role, Joe will lead our sales team and be responsible for distribution management, business development, strategic initiatives and brand awareness on a national level. Joe joined Berkley with Acadia Insurance in 2008 to lead their New York region through its offices in Albany and Syracuse. In the ten years at Acadia, he has consistently delivered on growth and profitability. His insurance experience extends over thirty years. Prior to Acadia, Joe was with Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and began his career as a Commercial Lines and Financial Institutions underwriter in NYC and held leadership roles in marketing and branch management. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Fordham University. Joe will assume this new position effective January 1st and will be based in our New York City office.
Sean Missal has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer. In his new role, Sean will lead underwriting and support operations in FinSecure’s four business segments. Sean will spearhead initiatives to drive disciplined growth, underwriting quality, operational efficiency, and product and risk appetite expansion. Sean joined Berkley in 2008 with Berkley Asset Protection. As Vice President he built out the company’s new Crime division. In 2015 Sean and the Crime team joined Berkley FinSecure. Prior to Berkley, Sean served as Vice President for XL Insurance and Manager for the Fidelity and Crime Division at Great American Insurance Company. Sean has over 23 years of experience in the Fidelity and Crime insurance market and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.
Michael Beranek has been promoted to Vice President – Practice Leader for Berkley Crime – a division of Berkley FinSecure. Mike will be responsible for strategy, growth, profit and operational execution in the Crime division. Mike joined Berkley in 2011 as leader of the Midwest Region. He began his insurance career 28 years ago at The St. Paul Companies and has held key roles in underwriting and management. Mike is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Sean and Mike’s new appointments are effective immediately.
Berkley FinSecure, a Berkley Company, is dedicated to providing customized, comprehensive insurance solutions and outstanding personalized service to financial institutions. We offer bond, management liability coverages and all standard property-casualty lines as well as specialty products catering to mortgage lenders and trust managers.
Our Berkley Crime unit provides crime related insurance products to commercial organizations, financial institutions and governmental entities.