O’Connor Makes Two Strategic Hires for DUAL North America Leadership Team

O’Connor Makes Two Strategic Hires for DUAL North America Leadership Team

DUAL’s leadership team continues to grow as Russel Newman joins as Director of Distribution and Rajiv Iyer becomes Director of Capacity Management.

Russel and RajivRussel Newman joins as the Director of Distribution, a new role for DUAL North America. Reporting to Brad Dame, Chief Commercial Officer, Newman will manage and grow all current distribution relationships, as well as develop diversified methods of distribution. Newman most recently held the role of Vice President & Director of Business Development for QBE North America. Newman is currently located in Seattle, Washington.

Rajiv Iyer joins DUAL as Director of Capacity Management. Reporting to Jim O’Connor, CEO DUAL North America, Iyer will be responsible for managing developing relationships with DUAL’s existing carrier partners as well as sourcing new capacity partners for new and existing teams. Iyer will also lead initiatives to drive underwriting excellence throughout the company’s programs. Iyer most recently served as Global Head of Middle Market Business and Head of MidCorp Casualty product team at Allianz. Iyer is currently located in Santa Rosa, California.

Jim O’Connor, DUAL North America CEO said: “We will continually be dedicated to underwriting expertise, effective distribution, and collaborative capacity partnerships. Our business requires an equal and delicate balance of providing solutions for both carrier and producer partners. Bringing Russel and Rajiv on the team as dedicated resources to manage those relationships and deliver proactive product management plans is key to our goal to continue to be a successful, sustainable business. They are perfectly suited to complete the build of our executive team and drive our strategic growth plans to create the leading independent MGA in North America.”

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Emily Gruber

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