Bill Keogh has resigned as president of catastrophe risk modeling firm EQECAT, according to the company, and Paul Little has been named to succeed him.

The company said Keogh resigned to pursue other insurance interests. Keogh was named president in November, 2010.

David Weinstein, president and CEO of ABS Group, parent of the California-based EQECAT, made the announcement.

Little joined EQECAT in 2010 about the same time Keogh did, following a 25 year career as a reinsurance broker. Prior to being named president, he was senior vice president responsible for global sales, professional services, consulting, deployment, and product support.

Paul Little, EQECAT President
Paul Little, EQECAT President

Little began his career in the industry in 1985 as a reinsurance broker with a special emphasis on catastrophe risk. In addition to leading business development work in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Massachusetts, he also played a role in the formation of the Turkish Catastrophe Reinsurance Pool and the Taiwan Residential Earthquake Insurance Pool.

Little is based in EQECAT’s Hackensack, N.J. office.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of ABS, the marine and offshore classification society.