NEW YORK, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanbridge Holdings LLC, an insurance intermediary, capital advisory and insurance and reinsurance management firm, announced today the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Craig Farr, David P. Delaney, Jr., Jose Montemayor and Clement S. Dwyer, Jr.
"We are privileged to add these four individuals to our board," said Vanbridge's Managing Principal and CEO, Philip V. Moyles, Jr. "Each brings a unique perspective, as well as invaluable input and expertise across the fields of private equity, capital markets and insurance. We look forward to their contributions in support of Vanbridge's vision."
Craig Farr, most recently served as the head of Credit and Capital Markets for KKR and was a member of the firm's management committee. Joining KKR in 2006, he first oversaw the firm's capital markets unit before taking on responsibility for its credit group in 2013. Prior to KKR, Mr. Farr spent 10 years at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. where he co-led the North American capital markets business. Mr. Farr's previous responsibilities included Head of U.S. Convertible and Corporate Equity Derivative Origination. Mr. Farr graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.
David P. Delaney, Jr., has served as the President and CEO of Lancer Insurance Group since 1982. His background includes almost 40 years of insurance and reinsurance experience with American International Group, American Re-Insurance Company, American Risk Management (Reiss Group), Delaney Intermediaries, Inc. and Lancer Financial Group. Mr. Delaney is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and has received that institution's Outstanding Professional Achievement Award.
Jose Montemayor is a Principal of Black Diamond Management and Black Diamond Capital Partners; a private equity fund specializing in insurance. He has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of insurance regulation and Insurance M&A, including six years as the gubernatorial appointed Texas State Insurance Commissioner. Prior to his career in the insurance industry, Mr. Montemayor served in the US Air Force for 24 years and retired with the rank of Major in 1992. He is a graduate of St. Edwards University (BA Management) and holds advanced degrees in Management (MA Management) from Webster University, Logistics (MS Logistics) from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Accounting (Masters of Accountancy) from Texas State University.
Clement (Clem) S. Dwyer, Jr., serves as the President of URSA Advisors, Inc., a provider of insurance and reinsurance advisory services. Prior to the formation of URSA Advisors, Mr. Dwyer served as President and CEO of Signet Star Holdings, Inc., a reinsurance subsidiary of W.R. Berkeley Corp. From 1970 until 1996, he held various positions at Guy Carpenter & Company, most recently as an Executive Vice President and Director. Mr. Dwyer graduated from Tufts University, attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business - Executive Program, and St. John's University, School of Risk Management, Insurance & Actuarial Science.
The new board members join Vanbridge's existing Board of Directors which includes: Philip V. Moyles, Jr., Managing Principal and CEO of Vanbridge LLC; VJ Dowling, Founder and Managing Partner of Dowling & Partners Securities; Michael Odrich, Global Head of A&M Capital; and Meryl Hartzband, most recently the Chief Investment Officer of Stone Point Capital.
Vanbridge is an insurance intermediary, capital advisory and insurance and reinsurance management firm that provides products and services at the intersection of the (re)insurance, private equity and hedge fund industries. Examples include insurance and employee-executive benefit programs tailored to the needs of private equity funds and their portfolio companies; transaction solutions; origination and management of (re) insurance-related principal opportunities for investors; and (re) insurance-related advisory and product development services. Clients include private equity firms, hedge funds, insurers, reinsurers and banks. www.vanbridge.com
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