Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. named a new president. TigerRisk Partners hired a CEO for its London office. Guidewire Software, Inc. has a new leader, hired away from a product development role at Salesforce.


Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited appointed Jonathan Ritz as its new president.

In this newly created role, Ritz will report to Mark Cloutier, Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer.

Previously, Ritz was chief executive officer of Validus’ U.S. insurance operations, which included Western World Insurance Group, Crop Risk Services and Validus Specialty (all acquired by AIG in 2018). The 25-year insurance and reinsurance industry veteran also served as chief operating officer of Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Before Validus, Ritz held various Chief Underwriting and Operating positions with United America Insurance Group, IFG Companies-Burlington Insurance Group and ICAT Holdings LLC. Ritz began his career in reinsurance and was also a Managing Director at Guy Carpenter.

In his role as Group President, Ritz is joining the Group Executive Committee and Group Underwriting Committee, and will be working closely with Cloutier on refining the company’s strategies.


TigerRisk Partners hired James Few to become CEO of its London office.

Few will report to Rob Bredahl, president and COO.

Few most recently was at MS Amlin where, as Global Managing Director of Reinsurance, he led the modernization of the company’s global reinsurance business, developed pricing and product innovations, and extended partnerships with third-party capital.

Previously, Few was CEO of global insurer Aspen during which he led the company through a period of rapid growth. Earlier, as president of Aspen Re, Few played an active role in the development of innovations including APEX cat management technology; Iris Re, Aspen’s first managed fund; and the creation of the company’s highly successful global reinsurance strategy.

TigerRisk Partners, founded in 2008, is a risk, capital and strategic advisor to the insurance and reinsurance industries.


Guidewire Software, Inc. has a new CEO.

The insurance software company recently said it appointed Mike Rosenbaum, former EVP Product at Salesforce, as chief executive officer and to the Board of Directors. Meanwhile, former CEO Marcus Ryu has transitioned to become chairman of Guidewire’s Board of Directors. Former Chairman, Peter Gassner, will continue to serve as an independent director.

Since joining Salesforce more than a decade ago, Rosenbaum has held several leadership positions and driven many of Salesforce’s most notable product achievements, Guidewire said. Most recently, he served as EVP Product, with responsibility for customer success, vision, and product development. He was appointed by Guidewire’s Board of Directors after an extensive selection process.

Rosenbaum’s priorities will include building upon Guidewire’s position as a software provider to the global P&C industry, ensuring the success of the Guidewire customer community, and further advancing Guidewire’s cloud offerings.

Ryu co-founded Guidewire back in 2001.

Sources: Aspen Insurance Holdings, TigerRisk Partners, Guidewire Software.