Chief Executive Officer, Global Mortgage Group
Arch Mortgage Insurance Limited
Arch Capital Group Ltd.
David Gansberg was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Global Mortgage Group at ACGL on March 1, 2019, which provides mortgage insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis. From February 2013 through February 2019, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company. From July 2007 to February 2013, Mr. Gansberg was Executive Vice President and a director at Arch Reinsurance Company. Prior to that, he held various underwriting, operational and strategic roles at Arch Reinsurance Ltd. and Arch Capital Services Inc., where he joined in December 2001. Prior to joining Arch, Mr. Gansberg held various positions with ACE Bermuda and Cigna Property and Casualty. He holds a B.S. in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Michigan.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
Michael Schmeiser is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company. He most recently held the role of Chief Strategy Officer for Arch Global Mortgage Group. Prior to joining Arch, he was Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for mortgage insurer United Guaranty Corporation (UGC). Previously, he served as Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development for UGC and held a variety of strategy roles at American Express Company, The Parthenon Group LLC and Intel Corporation.
Mr. Schmeiser has nearly 20 years of strategy experience primarily in financial services. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
International Mortgage Group
Beau Franklin is President and Chief Executive Officer, an ACGL position, for the International Mortgage Group. He joined ACGL in 2008 to assist in the development of the mortgage insurance segment and left in early 2010 to pursue personal interests. In 2012, Mr. Franklin consulted with ACGL to determine the feasibility of developing an Australian domiciled mortgage insurer. From May 2015 to September 2017, Mr. Franklin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Arch LMI Pty Ltd. Prior to joining ACGL, and for the period from 1998 to September 2008, Mr. Franklin was President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Security Assurance International Ltd., and a director of XL Financial Assurance Ltd., which later became Syncora Capital Assurance Ltd. Mr. Franklin holds a B.A. from Bond University in Australia.
Executive Vice President and Head of Alternative Markets Arch U.S. MI Services Inc.
James Bennison is Executive Vice President and Head of Alternative Markets for Arch U.S. MI Services Inc. with nearly 30 years of experience as an investor and investment banker in the structured finance market. Prior to joining Arch, Mr. Bennison worked as Vice President, Head of Structured Products at United Guaranty Corporation and a Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Markets for Genworth Financial’s US Mortgage Insurance business. He also held various positions at The Money Store Inc., Structured Finance Advisors and ING Investment Management. His experience includes establishing and managing the Structured Finance business at SunTrust Capital Markets. He was also a co-founder and Managing Principal of Terminus Asset Management, a structured securities asset manager. He holds a B.S. in Economics from The University of the South and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Executive Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer and Services Global Mortgage Group
Seamus Fearon serves as Executive Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer and Services for the Global Mortgage Group of ACGL. Mr. Fearon joined ACGL in September 2012 and previously served as the Chief Actuary of the Global Mortgage Group. Prior to joining ACGL, Mr. Fearon was Associate Director and Actuary for KPMG Dublin from 2008 to 2012 and, from 2003-2008, he was Pricing Actuary for Aviva General Insurance Ltd. Mr. Fearon is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Mathematics from Dublin City University. He also completed the Program for Leadership Development from Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer, Global Mortgage GroupArch U.S. MI Services Inc.
Tom Jeter is the Chief Financial Officer, Global Mortgage since May 2019. Previously he held the role of Chief Financial Officer, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, of which he still maintains oversight. Mr. Jeter came to Arch MI in January 2014 from PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, he was PMI’s Group Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Before joining PMI in 2002, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Senior Manager in the financial services division and was a leader in the West Coast mortgage banking practice. In addition to his public accounting experience, he worked for two years as Vice President of Finance at Provident Funding. Mr. Jeter is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, and holds a B.S. in Finance, is a Certified Public Accountant in California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Global Mortgage Group
Arch Capital Services Inc.
Amy Keyser is the Chief Human Resources Officer, Global Mortgage at Arch Capital Services Inc. Ms. Keyser joined Arch in 2017 serving as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Arch Mortgage Insurance Company. Previously, she held a series of senior executive positions with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and was in private practice as a management-defense employment attorney with several San Francisco law firms. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the California State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. Ms. Keyser also holds a professional certificate from Duke University in human resource management and is SHRM-SCP credentialed.
General Counsel, Global Mortgage Group
Sara Millard is the General Counsel, Global Mortgage, at Arch Capital Services Inc. Ms. Millard most recently held the role of General Counsel, Arch U.S. MI Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Arch, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of United Guaranty Corporation, which was acquired by Arch at the end of 2016. Ms. Millard holds a J.D. summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University and a B.A. cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association.
Chief Information Officer, Global Mortgage Group
Eric Pearson is the Chief Information Officer, Global Mortgage since January 2020. Previously he held the role of Chief Information Officer for the International Mortgage Group, Alternative Markets for Arch U.S. MI Services Inc. and Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group. Mr. Pearson oversees the Mortgage Group’s information technology strategy and is responsible for the delivery of digital solutions and support. He joined Arch in 2014, having previously held architecture and engineering leadership positions at PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., Safeway Inc., Sybase, Inc. and several technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Bridgewater State University.