Our Team

Suzanne Whalen

Chief Executive Officer

 

With over 37 years of specialty insurance and reinsurance management experience in underwriting and product development, Sue leads strategic and key business partner development operations for Meridian.  She began her career in accident and health insurance at AIG and left in 1990 to become President of Hanleigh Management Group, Inc., a special risk MGU. In 1994, Sue and Kevin Leys formed Equinox Management Group, Inc., and acquired certain insurance and reinsurance facilities from Hanleigh; and, in 1999, Equinox spun off all insurance activity into Meridian Management Group, LLC.

 

Please contact Sue at 201.261.8625 (o), 201.446.9731 (m).

swhalen@meridianmanagementgroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Leys, FLMI

President

 

Kevin has an underwriting background that incorporates insurance and reinsurance responsibilities. In partnership with Sue for the last 22 years, Kevin has focused on the ability to provide client partners with underwriting ideas and solutions that have consistently led to successful production and underwriting results.

 

Kevin currently concentrates on corporate business development opportunities and oversees Meridian’s marketing and underwriting functions across all specialty lines of distribution channels.

 

Please contact Kevin at 201.322.4265 (o), 201.446.9730 (m). kleys@meridianmanagementgroup.com

 

 

Jeff Holmes

Chief Underwriting Officer

 

Jeff has spent his entire career in underwriting or financial roles in developing specialty lines business, whether in an insurance or reinsurance capacity.  Over the past 23 years, he has worked with several insurance organizations, including serving in product manager, chief underwriter and chief operating officer roles.

 

Today, Jeff directs Meridian’s underwriting activities and services, with corporate underwriting accountability for all of Meridian’s specialty product lines across all distribution channels.

 

Jeff’s contact info is 201.322.4252 (o), 914.772.7260 (m). jholmes@meridianmanagementgroup.com

 

 

Dana Forman

Senior Vice President

 

Dana began her career 35 years ago as an underwriter of specialty product lines for a large NYC insurer.  She has since served in a variety of underwriting roles in the insurance and reinsurance businesses.  She has served as chief underwriter and reinsurance facility manager across diverse specialty product lines.

 

As Senior Vice President, Dana has primary underwriting responsibility for Meridian’s travel insurance and legal expense insurance product lines.

 

Please contact Dana at 201.322.4271 (o), 201.446.9724 (m). dforman@meridianmanagementgroup.com

 

 

Mary Maine

Chief Product, Actuarial and Compliance Officer

 

Mary began her actuarial career 22 years ago and has specialized in travel insurance for the past 14 years.  She has held a variety of positions including Chief Actuarial Officer and EVP of Underwriting & Compliance.

 

In Mary’s current role, she concentrates on the development of travel products, rule & rate manuals and policy forms for travel and medical plans.  She provides actuarial services to Meridian’s MGU and Consulting businesses.  She supports Sales and Underwriting to drive successful and compliant execution of product initiatives.

 

Please contact Mary at 201-322- 4279 (o), 858-829-7391 (m).

mmaine@meridianmanagementgroup.com

 

 

 

Rob Currie

Chief Operating Officer

 

Rob began his career in group underwriting 42 years ago, and has never strayed far from the underwriting process.  He has served as chief underwriting officer, product manager, business unit leader and chief operating officer across several companies.

 

In Rob’s role with Meridian, he focuses on marketing processes and business development, managing several key strategic relationships, and supporting Sue and Kevin in directing Meridian’s day-to-day business operations.

 

You can contact Rob at 201.322.4262 (o), 201.956.7028 (m). rcurrie@meridianmanagementgroup.com

 

 

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