Three key appointments for DUAL North America in Underwriting Leadership Roles
DUAL North America, Inc. (“DUAL”), has appointed three industry veterans to leadership and key underwriting roles through promotion and new hires. Jim Jinhong was promoted to Head of Capacity and Product Development, D.J. Postles joined as Executive Vice President of Underwriting for NBIS, and John Kopach joined as Executive Vice President of Excess Liability.
In his role as DUAL Head of Capacity and Product Development, Jinhong’s responsibilities include leading a strategic and balanced deployment of partner capacity across the enterprise and developing new products in support of an ever-changing marketplace. Prior, he served as Executive Vice President of Underwriting & Business Development at NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc. (“NBIS”), a member of the DUAL North America, Inc. group of companies, where he drove program diversification through organic growth over the past 20 years.
As EVP of Underwriting, Postles will be leading the underwriting team at NBIS. Postles has 22 years of underwriting and leadership experience, with large and mid-size carriers in the North American Insurance marketplace, including Chubb, Swiss Re, and Hiscox. He brings with him corporate insurance and association leadership experience along with technical property and casualty underwriting skills. Working strategically with brokers over his career, he has developed a strong relationship focused on profitable growth, efficiency, innovation, and customer success. Postles is based in Atlanta, GA, reporting to Bill Tepe, President of NBIS.
“Jim has led NBIS through an impressive period of growth and diversity, building creative coverage lines and driving underwriting profit for our market partners,” said Bill Tepe, President of NBIS. “D.J. has a dynamic background of insurance leadership roles, he will have the opportunity to lead a diverse team of underwriters and drive best-in- class customer service to our clients.”
Kopach will work directly with Mike Towell, President of Excess Liability, to help drive the expansion of DUAL’s excess liability product in the East and Southeast. He joins the team with more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Excess Casualty, Southeast Region for AXA XL. Kopach’s background also includes serving as Senior Vice President and Vice President for Swiss Re Financial Corporate Solutions and Everest National Insurance Company. Kopach is based in Atlanta, GA.
“As we continue to expand and the demands of the US market evolve, it is essential that we continue to offer exceptional service and products to our clients and partners,” said John Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of DUAL. “I am thrilled about Jim’s promotion and wish both D.J. and John a very warm welcome to DUAL. Jim’s valuable experience within the company and wider industry will ensure our team is developing new products to support our partners’ continuously evolving needs. I am also confident that D.J. and John’s expertise and leadership skills will be instrumental in delivering innovative solutions for our partners and driving our business growth."