NEW YORK, February 12, 2019
— Holborn Corporation (Holborn), a U.S.-based independent reinsurance broker, announced today that Berto Sciolla has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Production Officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Sciolla, a highly accomplished reinsurance executive with more than 30 years of industry expertise, will be responsible for enhancing Holborn’s existing client relationships through the coaching of client service teams, talent development, and performance management across the firm’s three offices in New York City, Minneapolis and Kansas City. Mr. Sciolla will be based in New York City.
Mr. Sciolla joins Holborn from General Reinsurance Corporation (Gen Re), where he has held a variety of domestic and international leadership roles since 1984. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Regional Manager of Gen Re’s North American Treaty Mutual Practice. Over his time in leadership at Gen Re, he was instrumental in building the firm’s long and short-term strategy, including strategies for business development, multi-channel distribution, diversification, merger and acquisitions, integration, brand management, as well as customer service and satisfaction. He has previously served as General Manager of General Re Underwriting Services Ltd. (Underwriting Manager for Tempest Re), Gen Re’s Global Property Facultative Regional Manager, Managing Director of General Reinsurance UK Ltd and Executive Vice President of Gen Re. He has also served on the General Reinsurance Corporation Risk Committee since 2008.
Frank Harrison, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office of Holborn, said, “At the core of Holborn’s success for nearly 100 years has been our steadfast commitment to client service, and as we embark on our centennial, we are pleased to have Berto join our senior management team. His knowledge of the industry and proven track record in cultivating and maintaining client relationships makes him an ideal fit for our firm. Berto will play a critical role in developing the next generation of talent at Holborn as we continue to provide service excellence for our clients.”
Mr. Sciolla said, “Holborn has a solid reputation for its dedication to clients and I am excited to take on this role. Holborn is a thriving firm with a distinct offering and rich history, and we are energized by the tremendous growth potential for us within our industry. I look forward to working alongside the senior leadership team and all of our colleagues to seize market opportunities based on our sophisticated analytics and highly personalized client service.”
Mr. Sciolla holds a BA in Government from Bowdoin College. He was selected for, and completed the Executive Education Risk Management Program at The Wharton School.
Holborn Corporation (Holborn) is a privately held independent reinsurance brokerage firm established in 1920. With a commitment to integrity and a focus on long-term client relationships, Holborn’s offerings include advanced analytic tools, global market access and responsive reinsurance services. Through the adoption of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1998, Holborn became exclusively owned by its employees. For additional information, please visit www.holborn.com.