Senior Vice Presidence & Chief Operating Officer
Jerry Rivers joined Everen Specialty Ltd. as Senior Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer in November of 2005.
Jerry is responsible for the management of Everen Specialty Ltd; leading the strategic planning process, setting policies and procedures, interacting with rating agencies, acquiring reinsurance, oversight of the underwriting department, etc. In addition to the actuarial, financial and claims staff, Jerry is supported by a team of dedicated underwriters and business analysts who assist with day-to-day underwriting, shareholder and broker relationships, marketing, implementing strategic initiatives, and special projects.
Prior to joining Everen Specialty Ltd. Jerry held the position of Executive Vice President and Director of Sales & Marketing for a Bermuda based wholesale insurance and reinsurance broker with offices in New York, London, Chicago and Hamilton, Bermuda. Jerry’s insurance career, which began in 1982, is quite diverse including liability claims adjustor in Washington, D.C. for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Senior Underwriter, Recruiting Coordinator, Production Underwriter and Agency Marketing Representative for Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, and a retail insurance broker with Fred. S. James (acquired by Sedgwick which was later acquired by Marsh) specializing in association endorsed program business as well as alternative risk transfer arrangements such as captives and rent-a-captives. Additionally, for twelve years, Jerry held senior sales and management positions with Bermuda-based Mutual Risk Management’s (MRM) United States sales subsidiary, Commonwealth Risk Services, Inc.
Jerry holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Scranton. Jerry serves as Director of SCARS (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets); a Bermuda based charity with a mission to prevent child sexual abuse.