Relevant Experience


  • Originated, structured, and participated in the purchase of Eastern Atlantic Re, a reinsurance company in the Cayman Islands. Dowling Advisors served as run-off advisor, including claims servicing and contract audits and negotiations of commutations with the various reinsurers of Eastern Atlantic Re until its final dissolution in 2015. Extracted dividends of 6 times the original investment within a 4 year period. 
  • Retained by major private equity fund to source, evaluate and manage investment opportunities in the distressed (re)insurance and financial guarantee sectors.
  • Performed a strategic organizational and operational review of a run off plan for a major financial guaranty insurer on behalf of their insurance regulator.
  • Performed investigatory and litigation support services for a major insurance carrier in a large legal case. The support services included gathering evidence to support/dispute the major arguments within the case as well as performing underwriting file reviews within the workers compensation line of business.
  • Responsible for the run-off and commutation negotiations of the entire North America book of assumed reinsurance liabilities and ceded reinsurance recoverables of a major reinsurance company.  Oversaw and directly participated in commutations of over $1.8 billion in property and casualty business in less than two years time which led to the successful sale of the run-off entity.  Responsibilities also included establishing the run-off plan and policies and procedures of the run-off entity as well as all dealings with regulatory authorities.
  • Perform yearly financial reviews of managing general agents including reviews of all fiduciary accounts and other major balance sheet accounts.  Reviews also ensure that the managing general agent is in compliance with all terms of the managing general agency agreement.
  • Provided arbitration services involving disputes between major reinsurer and its insurance company counter parties.
  • Provision of expert witness services involving various disputes with major insurance companies.