Corporate Team

Marc Adee

Marc Adee

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Marc joined the Fairfax organization in 2000. Prior to his current role, he held leadership positions in three of C&F’s subsidiaries – as president and CEO of Fairmont Specialty, Seneca, and CoverXSpecialty.

Marc holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Nick Cook

Nick Cook

Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Nick is Chief Risk Officer, based in Morristown, NJ.  In this role, he is focused on expanding Crum & Forster’s risk management culture and setting the framework for risk identification, measurement, monitoring, documentation, and management.

Nick joined C&F in 2014 as Vice President, Surplus & Specialty. In his time with C&F, Nick has held management positions in underwriting, actuarial pricing and exposure management. Prior to C&F, Nick held positions in treaty underwriting and ceded reinsurance with the Odyssey Reinsurance Company. He began his career as a professional golfer before transitioning into the insurance industry.

Nick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Georgetown University and holds the CPCU and ARe designations.

Barbra Katz

Barbra Katz

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Barbra joined as C&F’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in January 2020. In this role, she oversees all HR functions for C&F and leads a corporate HR team supporting the organization with People Strategy, Learning & Development, Succession Planning, Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

Prior to joining C&F, Barbra had over 20 years of experience primarily focused in the luxury goods industry having held HR leadership roles for such brands as Hermès, LVMH, David Yurman and Chanel.

Michael McTigue

Michael McTigue

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mike is responsible for the management of Crum & Forster’s Legal department and corporate secretarial functions. He has been with C&F since 2015 and has worked in various areas of the company handling legal, contractual, transactional and regulatory matters.

His prior experience includes serving as an Associate General Counsel at AIG as well as several years practicing law in private firms, including Landman, Corsi, Ballaine & Ford P.C. Mike earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University. He is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York.

Alex Morales

Alex Morales

Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary

Alex is SVP and Chief Actuary of the C&F actuarial practice, based in Morristown, NJ. He joined C&F in 2018, initially as the lead actuary for Commercial Lines. He has over 15 years of experience in the P/C insurance industry across most lines of business and has previously worked at American Family Insurance, AIG, CUNA Mutual and ISO. Alex is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

He has BS degrees in Mathematics & Philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Arlene Paladino

Arleen Paladino

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Arleen is responsible for the organization’s financial reporting, management reporting, internal audit and planning and business unit support departments. Arleen joined Crum & Forster in 1979, and her experience at the company includes roles in field reporting, financial operations, IT project management, SOX 404 compliance and internal audit.

Arleen earned her B.S. in Accounting at West Virginia Wesleyan College and her M.B.A. in Finance at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Executive Business Leaders

John Binder

John Binder

Commercial Lines & Executive Risk Division

John is President of Crum & Forster’s Commercial Lines Division. In this role, John leads multiple industry-focused units offering coverage for all lines and insurance related services that provide a one-stop solution. He has over 20 years of experience in admitted commercial insurance, including positions at St. Paul Companies, TIG, Republic Group and Travelers.

John holds a BBA in Actuarial Science from the University of Wisconsin and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Thomas Bredhal

Thomas Bredahl

Surplus & Specialty Division

Tom leads the E&S business for Crum & Forster. He also is responsible for their small business unit and their primary admitted construction book.

Tom joined First Mercury/CoverXSpecialty as chief underwriting officer from OdysseyRe, where he focused on U.S. casualty risks. He began his underwriting career at Constitution Re and later joined TIG Insurance, which was acquired by Fairfax in 1999.

Tom holds CPCU and ARe designations. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and has completed additional programs at Wharton and St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management.

Steve Fomchenko

Steve Fomchenko

Property Division

Steve leads the Property division at Crum & Forster, which includes E&S Property, Property Programs, Inland Marine and Crisis Management. He joined Crum & Forster in 2012 as the Senior Vice President of Property and Inland Marine and has held multiple management positions throughout his career at C&F.

Steve has over 25 years of leadership experience underwriting commercial property risks in various market segments. He started his career working for Factory Mutual and Allendale Insurance in multiple engineering and underwriting roles. His career then took him to XL insurance where he ultimately became the Chief Property Underwriter of the Americas. After 10 years at XL, Steve joined Torus where he built a Global General Property start up with offices in the U.S., London and Zurich.

Steve is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Management Engineering.

Matt Lubin

Matthew Lubin

Surety Division

Matt joined Crum & Forster in September 2021 as head of our Surety Division and is responsible for managing and growing the division’s diversified surety portfolio, which includes an established book of Commercial Surety, Contract Surety and Bail Bond business. Crum & Forster is a top-10 Surety writer in the U.S.

Matt came to C&F following a 35-year career at Chubb Limited, where he most recently served for five years as Executive Vice President & Head of Contract Surety responsible for the leadership and oversight of the insurer’s North American construction surety portfolio.

Previously, he was Chief Underwriting Officer for Chubb’s Global Surety practice, which encompassed contract, commercial and international surety business. He also formerly held other contract and commercial surety positions at Chubb, expanding customer relationships and building business profitably.

Matt received a B.A. in economics from Rutgers College, Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, N.J.

Gary McGeddy

Gary McGeddy

Accident & Health Division

Gary leads Crum & Forster’s Accident & Health division, which offers a wide variety of niche accident and health insurance and reinsurance products both domestic and international. Some of the many programs include overseas travel for students, employer stop loss programs for self-funded employee health plans, and pet insurance through Hartville Pet Insurance Group.

He started his career as an underwriter with AIG, before moving on to Reliance National as a senior underwriter. His career then took him to Swiss Re as an underwriting manager, and then to Legion Insurance as vice president. He joined Fairmont Specialty in 2000.

Gary graduated with a B.A. in finance from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and an M.B.A. in business administration, management and operations from Monmouth University.

Dan Sussman

Daniel Sussman

Credit Division

Dan leads our Credit Division, which specializes in credit insurance, alternative risk solutions and other niche products.

Previously, Dan had been with Ironshore Inc. for nine years, where he founded and served as President of Ironshore’s Global Credit and Political Risks unit, overseeing underwriting teams in the U.S., London, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney.

He also formerly held executive and leadership positions at XL Capital Ltd., responsible for credit products, alternative risk transfer specialty products and funding solutions. Prior to XL, he was in private law practice in New York at Clifford Chance and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Dan earned his B.A. from Harvard College, his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, his M.A. in Public Policy from the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BCL from Oxford University.

Affiliated Companies Business Leaders

Joe DeVito

Joe DeVito

Chief Executive Officer
DMC Insurance

Kevin Trapani

Kevin A. Trapani

Co-Founder and CEO
The Redwoods Group

Marc Wolin

Marc Wolin

President & CEO