Cover Genius appointed a new chief operating officer and a second executive as its first-ever Global Chief Revenue Officer. RSA named appointments for chair and CFO of its UK and International business entities, positions that will take effect following the completion of Intact Financial Corp.’s proposed takeover.


Cover Genius recently named Darcy Shapiro as its chief operating officer, Americas, and Amer Massoudi as Global Chief Revenue Officer.

Cover Genius is a global insurance technology company based in New York.

Based in New York, Shapiro initially joined Cover Genius in 2018 to lead insurance partnerships and legal in North America, Canada and Latin American markets and quickly established a 50-state MGA licensing model. She has more than 15 years of commercial and general insurance experience.

Shapiro joined Cover Genius from The Hartford, where she was the Product Director for Cyber, Tech, Media and Miscellaneous Professional Liability products. She also spent time at AIG and the specialty division of Liberty Mutual in different roles including claims and litigation management.

Massoudi will be the first person to serve as Global CRO at Cover Genius, where he will control partner integrations, account management, mid-market sales and various growth and margin expansion initiatives from San Francisco. Prevciously, he was SVP of Analytics and Partner Services for Cover Genius, for which he and his team have overseen the company’s data analytics API, BrightWrite.

Before joining Cover Genius, Massoudi was VP of Product and Growth at overseeing all revenue, product management, data science and customer operations.

In addition, Julio Castell√≥n has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Partnerships for Latin America to further build Cover Genius’ partner network in the area. He brings more than 25 years of senior partner and leadership experience.


RSA has named appointments for chair and CFO of its UK and International business entities, following the completion of Intact Financial Corp.’s proposed takeover.

Mark Hodges, former CEO of Aviva’s UK business and former CEO of British Gas, will take the position of chair, subject to regulatory approval.

Charlotte Jones, currently RSA’s group chief financial officer, will stay with the business for an initial period of up to 12 months to support the deal’s closure and integration activities. She will take on the role of CFO for RSA UK&I, as an executive member of the UK&I board.

Further non-executive appointments, to take effect following completion, will be announced over time.

Subject to the completion of the proposed takeover, RSA’s UK and International business will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Intact with an independent chair and non-executive directors on its board. The Intact takeover is currently expected to be completed in Q2 2021, subject to final regulatory approvals. Intact Financial Corporation and Tryg A/S announced their bid for RSA Insurance Group plc on Nov. 18. RSA shareholders approved the takeover on Jan. 18, 2021.

Sources: RSA, CoverGenius