John Fitzgerald joins the fast-growing P&C program carrier as Robert Zerafa moves into his new role as COO

March 03, 2021 – Princeton, New Jersey – Transverse Insurance Group today announces two changes to its leadership team.

Transverse Insurance Group, the fast-growing P&C program carrier, welcomes John Fitzgerald as Chief Financial Officer and announces Robert Zerafa, currently Head of Operations, will take on the expanded role of Chief Operating Officer.

“We are delighted to welcome our new Chief Financial Officer as we continue to develop our business model and partner capabilities. His more than twenty years of experience in the Specialty Insurance space will bring numerous benefits to our team,” said Erik Matson, Chairman and CEO of Transverse Insurance Group.

John most recently was the VP, Finance & Controller at ProSight Specialty Insurance with stops earlier in his career at QBE and Ernst & Young. “I am thankful for this opportunity to join a talented and growing team of insurance professionals at Transverse during such an exciting time in our company’s development,” Fitzgerald said.

“Transverse’s innovative hybrid fronting strategy, unique market position and focus on enabling success for our partners across the specialty insurance value chain make this opportunity ideal, and I am thrilled to be a part of the incredible leadership team going forward.”

Speaking to the appointment of Mr. Zerafa to the role of Chief Operating officer, Erik Matson said, “It also gives me great pleasure to share that Rob will transition from his role as Head of Operations to the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. The complement of these two highly skilled individuals with the core team only serves to further portray our desire to be known as a top-tier Specialty Insurance carrier with core capabilities serving the MGA/Program channel.”.

Transverse’s own Robert Zerafa, as the new Chief Operating Officer, further remarked, “You can’t manage what you don’t see”, commenting on Transverse’s recent move to implement Cloverleaf Analytics as the team’s business intelligence (BI) solution, a pillar of its solutions set. Zerafa, formerly of AIG brings to Transverse over twenty years of experience including leading global corporate initiatives and business unit operations most recently as Head of Operations for Lexington Insurance.

About Transverse Insurance Group (Transverse)

Transverse Insurance Group is a Specialty Insurance company serving the program, MGA and reinsurance markets with offices in New York, New Jersey and Texas.

Transverse is backed by Virgo Investment Group and partner investors. Founded in 2018 by Erik Matson, CEO, and Dave Paulsson, President and CIO, the company is a global facilitator connecting and enabling partners through access to risk capacity and alternative capital on admitted and surplus lines paper utilizing a hybrid-fronting business model.

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