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AVP of E&S Casualty

  • Location:

    San Francisco

  • Sector:

    Underwriting & Claims

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  • Salary:

    US$140000 - US$180000 per annum + 15% bonus 8% 401k

  • Contact:

    Shannah VanGeldern

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Job Description: AVP of E&S Casualty

Position Overview: We are seeking an experienced and dynamic underwriting professional for the position of Assistant Vice President (AVP) of E&S Casualty. As an AVP, you will play a pivotal role in our organization, leading our Excess and Surplus (E&S) Casualty West Coast division. This permanent position offers flexibility for you to work primarily in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Scottsdale, AZ area, with a preference for two days in the office. You will be joining a financially stable and highly respected carrier, ranked among the top 10 carriers in the E&S space. We offer a competitive compensation package, including a base salary ranging from $140,000 to $180,000, generous paid time off of 25 days, a strong 401k plan, and an attractive bonus structure.


  • Lead and oversee the E&S Casualty division, ensuring the achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
  • Develop and implement effective underwriting strategies and guidelines to drive profitable growth within the E&S Casualty portfolio.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with brokers, agents, and clients to foster business partnerships and generate new business opportunities.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the underwriting team, assisting with complex risk assessment and decision-making processes.
  • Monitor market trends and competitor activities to identify emerging risks and market opportunities.
  • Collaborate with various internal stakeholders, such as claims, finance, and compliance, to ensure operational efficiency and adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and manage a team of underwriters, providing coaching, mentoring, and professional development opportunities.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations, set goals, and drive continuous improvement within the E&S Casualty division.
  • Stay up to date with industry developments, including changes in regulations, coverage forms, and emerging risk trends.
  • Represent the organization at industry events, conferences, and client meetings to enhance the company's reputation and expand its network.


  • Bachelor's degree in Insurance, Risk Management, Business Administration, or a related field. Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CPCU, ARM) are highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 5-15 years of casualty underwriting experience, with a strong focus on general liability, product liability, and umbrella coverage.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and growing an E&S Casualty portfolio.
  • Strong technical knowledge and expertise in casualty underwriting, risk assessment, and pricing methodologies.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team to achieve outstanding results.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with brokers, agents, clients, and internal stakeholders.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to think analytically, identify market opportunities, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Strong business acumen and financial literacy, with the ability to analyze financial statements and evaluate profitability.
  • Proficient in using underwriting tools, systems, and software applications.
  • Flexibility to work primarily in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Scottsdale, AZ area, with a preference for two days in the office.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary ranging from $140,000 to $180,000 based on experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and life insurance.
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) allowance of 25 days per year.
  • 401k retirement plan with a 5% annual contribution and a 1-3% employer match.
  • Annual bonus opportunity of 15% based on individual and company performance.
  • Professional development and training programs to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Join our team and make a significant impact in the E&S Casualty market with a financially stable and top 10 carrier. Apply today to be considered for this

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