The InsurTech Buckle brought on a veteran of Everest Re and Munich Re to steer and grow its strategic partnerships.
James Camerino will have the title of Head of Strategic Partnerships, after serving as Chief Operating Officer at Everest Reinsurance Company, capping a tenure there of more than 10 years in various other roles. Before that, he was a senior vice president at Munich Reinsurance America, where he held claim, legal and underwriting leadership positions.
Sharon Fernandez, head of Buckle’s Insurance division, said in prepared remarks that Camerino will support Buckle’s “revenue generation go-to-market strategic plan,” which includes managing general agents, reinsurance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Buckle’s financial services platform focuses on insurance, credit, and advocacy for the gig economy. The company launched in 2019 as a digital managing general agent with an initial rideshare insurance policy combining personal and commercial coverage through a collaboration with Munich Re’s digital partners. Since then, that program has been expanded through a partnership with ridesharing company Lyft.
Buckle bought Gateway Insurance Company from carrier Atlas Financial Holding last June, as a way to support the Atlas Managing general agency Anchor Group Management Inc. This enabled Buckle to work with Atlas to sell auto insurance to the commercial auto market for clients including part-time part-time rideshare and delivery drivers, full-time taxicab and limousine drivers, and more, expanding Buckle’s commercial auto coverage capacity in the process.
Camerino said in prepared remarks that he was excited to join Buckle and help expand its push to serve the gig economy.
“I look forward to bringing my broad expertise and experience to help achieve our collective goals,” he said.