Chief Executive Officer, Global Mortgage Group
Arch Capital Group Ltd.
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Andrew Rippert is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Mortgage Group at ACGL, previously serving as ACGL’s Chief Executive Officer of Global Mortgage Insurance and Reinsurance since 2014. Mr. Rippert joined the company in 2010 in senior mortgage insurance roles in Bermuda and Europe. In 2016, Andrew led the team responsible for the acquisition of United Guaranty (UGC) from AIG, which included UGC’s US and Asian mortgage insurance operations.
The Arch Global Mortgage Group provides mortgage insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through Arch Mortgage Insurance — US; Arch Mortgage Insurance — Europe; Arch Mortgage Insurance — Australia; and Arch Mortgage Insurance — Asia. The Group also provides reinsurance and partnered with Freddie Mac to develop the ACIS® (Agency Credit Insurance Structure®) reinsurance execution.
In addition to his global leadership position for Arch Mortgage Insurance, Andrew serves on the board of directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the MBA’s Opens Doors Foundation. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Housing Policy Council and a voting member of the MBA’s Residential Board of Governors, the association’s senior policy making body in the residential mortgage space.
Andrew has more than 25 years of mortgage, reinsurance and capital markets experience. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Andrew has an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Drexel University.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Arch Mortgage Insurance Limited
Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
David Gansberg is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company. He previously held various underwriting, operational and strategic roles at Arch Reinsurance Company, Arch Reinsurance Ltd., and Arch Capital Services Inc., where he joined in December 2001. Prior to joining Arch, David held various positions with ACE Bermuda and Cigna Property and Casualty. He holds a B.S. in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Michigan.
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 Capital Group (U.S.) Inc.
James Bennison is Executive Vice President and Head of Alternative Markets for Arch Capital Group (U.S.) 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.
Chief Actuary, Global Mortgage Group
Seamus Fearon joined ACGL in September 2012 and currently serves 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 and Financial Mathematics from Dublin City University.
Vice President of Human Resources, Mortgage Services Global Mortgage Group
Monica Kamio is Vice President of Human Resources, Mortgage Services, supporting the Arch Global Mortgage Group. She has more than 15 years of experience in both the mortgage insurance and financial services industries. Ms. Kamio also serves as a fiduciary committee member responsible for oversight and management of the Arch Capital Group (U.S.) Inc. Employee Retirement Plan. Prior to joining Arch, Ms. Kamio spent 12 years at PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., where she held several corporate human resources leadership roles. She began her career in human resources at Transamerica Corporation. Prior to this, she headed the training and employee relations function for AEON in Japan. Ms. Kamio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
General Counsel, Global Mortgage Group
Susan Meserva is General Counsel for Arch Global Mortgage Group. She has extensive in-house experience in both the mortgage insurance and mortgage finance industries, having held positions at both Radian Guaranty and Essent Guaranty prior to joining Arch. Ms. Meserva began her legal career at Dechert LLP in New York, where she focused her practice on structured finance and asset backed lending. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Chief Strategy Officer Global Mortgage Group
Michael Schmeiser is the Chief Strategy Officer for Arch Global Mortgage Group. Prior to joining Arch, he was Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for United Guaranty Corporation. Previously, he served as Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development for United Guaranty Corporation and held a variety of strategy roles at American Express Company, The Parthenon Group LLC and Intel Corporation. Mr. Schmeiser has more than 15 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.
Chief Financial Officer, Mortgage Services
Arch Capital Services Inc.
Janine Trench is the Chief Financial Officer for Mortgage Services at Arch Capital Services Inc. since January 2017. From 2013 to 2017, she was working on various projects relating to both reinsurance and mortgage as the Financial Consultant of Arch Capital Services Inc. Her career at Arch started in 2002 as the Reinsurance Controller for Arch Reinsurance Ltd. and left in 2005 to pursue personal interests. Prior to joining Arch, Ms. Trench was the Controller for LaSalle Re and Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Trench is a New York state-licensed Certified Public Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Oneonta.