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Our Leadership Team

Dan Bolgar

Dan Bolgar President and CEO

Relevant Experience

25 years experience in the Life, Accident and Health Reinsurance sector

  • Formed Sequoia Reinsurance Services LLC in 2018 as CEO.
  • 2016 – 2018 Head of Health at PartnerRe
  • 2011 – 2015 CEO of AXIS Capital, Global Accident and Health Reinsurance
  • 1994 – 2010 Willis Re Global Accident and Health Reinsurance

Education

  • Joint Honors Degree, Cambridge University, England

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Richard Berve

Richard Berve Chief Underwriting Officer

Relevant Experience

25+ years of underwriting experience in health (re)insurance including Disability, Life/AD&D, Provider and Employer Excess Loss, HMO and Medical Reinsurance

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as Chief Underwriting Officer
  • 2013 – 2018 Executive Vice President and Director of Underwriting at PartnerRe Health
  • 2001 – 2012 Presidio Excess Insurance Services, various underwriting and leadership roles most recently served as EVP & Chief Underwriting Officer
  • 1991 – 2001 Employers Reinsurance Corporation, various positions including Employer Stop Loss underwriting, Accident & Health Treaty Representative and Vice President & Product Manager for HMO & Provider Excess of Loss

Education

  • BS in Business Administration from University of Kansas

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Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell Chief Financial Officer & Operations

Relevant Experience

18+ years financial and operational experience in health insurance/reinsurance

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer
  • Prior to 2018 Head of Health Operations of PartnerRe America Insurance Company
  • Prior to 2013 Chief Financial Officer of Presidio Excess Insurance Services, Inc.

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration from Lewis University

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Todd Watson

Todd Watson Chief Actuarial Officer FSA, MAAA

Relevant Experience

20+ years of pricing, reserving and systems development experience with health excess of loss products

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as Chief Actuarial Officer
  • 2013 – 2018 Chief Actuary at PartnerRe Health with lead responsibilities for pricing and reserving of Employer Stop Loss, Provider Stop Loss, HMO Reinsurance, Medical Reinsurance and Quota Share programs. Also responsible for supporting capital modeling, regulatory/rating agency reporting and management reporting
  • 2005 – 2013 Chief Actuary at Presidio Excess Insurance Services responsible for pricing, reserving and systems support for all Health Reinsurance products
  • 2000 – 2005 Lead A&H Actuary at Employers Reinsurance Corporation with pricing and reserving responsibilities for Employer Stop Loss, Provider Stop Loss, HMO Reinsurance and specialty medical products
  • 1995 – 2000 Actuary at Ahrens Financial Systems, Inc. responsible for supporting Employer Stop Loss pricing and reserving and Vice President of internal systems development for this start-up MGU

Education

  • BS in Actuarial Science from University of Central Missouri (Summa Cum Laude; December 1994)
  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries (2000)
  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries (2004)

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Rich Mezzano

Rich Mezzano Senior Underwriter

Relevant Experience

23+ years of underwriting experience in health reinsurance including Provider, HMO and Medical Reinsurance

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as a Senior Underwriter
  • 2013 to 2018 PartnerRe Health, Vice President, Senior Underwriter - HMO and Medical Reinsurance
  • 2007 to 2013 Presidio Excess Insurance Services, AVP, Managed Care Underwriter, HMO & Medical Re
  • 2001 to 2007 Allianz / HCC Principle Managed Care Underwriter, Provider Excess, HMO & Medical Reinsurance
  • 1998 to 2001 IOA Re, Assistant VP Managed Care Underwriter, Provider Excess, HMO & Medical Reinsurance
  • 1995 to 1998 ReliaStar Life Insurance Company, Underwriter, Provider Excess and HMO Reinsurance

Education

  • BA in Marketing/Organizational Behavior, Bethel College

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Brian Raymon

Brian Raymon Senior Underwriter

Relevant Experience

15+ years of underwriting experience in health insurance/reinsurance including Provider and Employer Excess Loss, HMO and Medical Reinsurance, Associate in the Society of Actuaries (inactive)

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as a Senior Underwriter
  • 2013 to 2018 PartnerRe Health, Vice President & Regional Underwriting Officer
  • 2008 to 2012 Presidio Excess Insurance Services, Senior Underwriter and Regional Underwriting Officer
  • 2006 to 2008 HCC Life, Underwriting Manager HMO Reinsurance, Provider Excess of Loss, and Medical Reins.
  • 1998 to 2006 Allianz Life Insurance Company, various positions including financial reporting and HMO Re and Provider Excess of Loss underwriting
  • 1994 to 1998 The Principal Financial Group, defined benefit pension actuarial analyst and sitting for actuarial exams

Education

  • BS in Mathematics from Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)

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Matt Schuette

Matt Schuette Director of Claims

Relevant Experience

22+ years of claim experience including Provider and Employer Excess Loss, HMO and Medical Reinsurance

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as Director of Claims
  • 2013 to 2018 PartnerRe Health, Assistant Vice President and Director of Claims
  • 2005 to 2013 Presidio Excess Insurance Services, Team Leader and Senior Claims Analyst
  • 2004 to 2005 IndependenceCare Underwriting Services, Senior Claims Analyst
  • 1998 to 2004 Medical Alliance Partnership, Claims Analyst
  • 1996 to 1998 John Alden Life Insurance Company, Claims Examiner

Education

  • BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from University of Minnesota

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Scott Cooke

Scott Cooke Senior Underwriter

Relevant Experience

20+ years experience in health insurance/reinsurance including Employer Stop Loss, Provider Excess of Loss and HMO Reinsurance

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as a Senior Underwriter
  • 2013 to 2018 Vice President and Managing Underwriter at PartnerRe American Insurance Company
  • 2003 to 2013 Presidio Excess Insurance Services, Inc. as Senior Underwriter and Product Manager for Provider Excess of Loss insurance
  • 2001 to 2003 with Employers Reinsurance Corporation as Provider Excess of Loss underwriter

Education

  • BA in Communications from California State University, Sacramento

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Geraldine Loughman

Gerardine Loughman Senior Underwriter

Relevant Experience

25+ years of underwriting experience in health insurance and reinsurance including Disability, Life/AD&D, Provider and Employer Excess Loss, HMO and Medical Reinsurance

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as a Senior Underwriter
  • 2013 to 2018 PartnerRe Health Vice President, Managing Underwriter, HMO Reinsurance
  • 1998 to 2012 Presidio Excess Insurance Services, Vice President, Managing Underwriter HMO Reinsurance
  • 1995 to 1998 Intermediary Insurance Services, Provider Stop Loss Underwriter
  • 1991 to 1995 Ark Life Assurance, Dublin, Ireland, Senior Underwriter

Education

  • Diploma – Life, Health and Disability Underwriting, Chartered Insurance Institute, London

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Jakki Lynch

Jakki Lynch RN, CCM, CMAS Director of Cost Containment

Relevant Experience

25+ years of clinical and cost management experience in health insurance/reinsurance including Disability, Provider and Employer Excess Loss, HMO and Medical Reinsurance

  • Joined Sequoia Reinsurance Services in 2018 as Director of Cost Containment
  • 2013 to 2018 Clinical Director of PULSE + Plus™ Program at PartnerRe Health
  • 1999 to 2012 Presidio Excess Insurance Services, Director of PULSE™ Program
  • 1995 to 1999 Intermediary Insurance Services Inc., Director of Medical Management and Cost Containment

Education

  • B.S. in nursing from San Francisco State University
  • Certified case manager and medical audit specialist

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