MIAMI, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Windhaven® Insurance has named JD Horwitz, a consummate third-party contract broker, to serve as Executive Vice President for Corporate Development and Reinsurance, for the Miami-based auto insurance carrier, Jimmy E. Whited, Windhaven® Insurance CEO, announced today.
Horwitz will be responsible for complex reinsurance frameworks, contracts and partnerships, said Whited, and will leverage new and existing relationships to distribute new products, via the digital distribution network created up by ClutchAnalytics, to local agents -- both digitally and in their offices.
"We are delighted to have JD join our team," said Whited. "In many ways, he has always been with us. He has a distinguished track record in specialty insurance markets creating dynamic reinsurance partnerships. We are confident that both his leadership skills and expertise will result in new avenues to sell and distribute insurance and financial services products that grow our independent agent business."
Prior to his new role, Horwitz served at Guy Carpenter, where he was a member of the Windhaven account team and as a participant on the Worker's Compensation Terrorism Task Force and the Environmental Specialty Practice. He is credited with innovating the "cascading," feature for property catastrophe reinsurance in Florida and enhanced commutation features for worker's compensation reinsurance. Horwitz also served in previous positions at TigerRisk and AonBenfield and its predecessor, EW Blanch.
A Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Horwitz earned a bachelor's degree in both business administration and accounting from the University of Kansas. The longtime Minnesota resident and purveyor of winter sports will reside in Miami with his wife, Jessica, and three children.
About Windhaven® Insurance
Headquartered in Miami, Windhaven® Insurance, has written more than $1 billion in auto insurance premium since its establishment more than a decade ago. With offices in Tampa, Florida, and Dallas, Texas, Windhaven® Insurance provides coverage to some 220,000 policyholders through more than 4,000 local independent agents. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, Windhaven is the 11th Private Passenger Auto Carrier in Florida. An employer of close to 600 "Windies," South Florida Business Journal has twice named Windhaven® Insurance among the "Best Places to Work."
Located in Austin, Texas, Clutch Analytics is a B2B-2C software company dedicated to challenging how both traditional and new "fintech" insurance and financial service companies generate commerce.
SOURCE Windhaven Insurance