Executive Underwriter

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
Date Posted
1 week ago(7/14/2024 6:26 PM)
Berkley Aspire
Primary Location

Company Details


Berkley Aspire is an excess & surplus lines insurer of commercial risks unable to find a home in the standard markets. We are an operating unit of WR Berkley, a publicly traded (NYSE “WRB”) global insurer founded in 1967. 


We make excess & surplus lines easy – easy for our distribution partners, easy for the businesses they represent, and easy to navigate. The lines of coverage we underwrite include general liability, property, and excess liability. Our model is different than our competitors – we do the premium billing and do not add interest/ finance percentage, we offer enhanced commissions, and we handle the stamping, affidavit filings, and other behind-the-scenes paperwork. 


Our company culture is entrepreneurial, employee centric, and focused on sustainable growth. Aspire teammates work either remotely or on a hybrid schedule from offices in Scottsdale, Cincinnati, and Richmond. If you are looking for a company that offers room for advancement, great benefits, and positive vibes, then Aspire may be the place for you!



Berkley Aspire is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Executive Underwriter with strong commercial surplus lines experience to join their growing team.


This role can be located in any of our three locations - Scottsdale AZ, Richmond VA, or West Chester OH.  It can also be remote.


The role of Executive Underwriter is to provide technical assistance in the Home Office Underwriting Department on special projects, product development, form and endorsement development, underwriting audits, corporate initiatives, training and development and product specific research while also acting as a referral authority, mentor and trainer to the underwriting team. 


Specific Duties

  • Handle account referrals outside of individual underwriter authority
  • Make sound risk and pricing decisions to drive profitable growth and achieve business objectives
  • Assist the management team with mentoring and coaching of new associates and less experienced team members
  • Assist the management team with development and facilitation of technical training classes
  • Assist the management team in the overall development and communication of underwriting appetite
  • Assist the management team with developing and refining Underwriting and Pricing Guidelines
  • Assist the management team in new product development efforts to include initiation, research and implementation of new products as well as product/process enhancements
  • In coordination with the management team, participate in the development and execution of annual business plans for the division to include a profitable underwriting strategy
  • Lead research projects on trends impacting our business
  • Participate in book profitability analyses and corresponding action plan development
  • Stay abreast and knowledgeable on market trends and conditions to guide our business and achieve objectives
  • Lead the Underwriting Audit/Quality Control (QC) process to drive underwriting quality including but not limited to:
  • Daily review of ‘bound’ new business to confirm the unit is maintaining underwriting integrity
  • Daily review of ‘declined’ accounts to ensure opportunities are not being missed
  • Assist in the development of forms and endorsements and lead the coordination with Claims and Legal to finalize wording
  • Lead and participate in projects and initiatives as assigned by leadership

May perform other functions as assigned.





  • Minimum of 10 years commercial P&C underwriting experience 
  • Commercial surplus lines experience required, especially general liability
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge of insurance principles, rates, rules, forms, procedures, regulations, coverages and business processes
  • Proven ability to mentor and train personnel
  • Strong research skills and project management experience are required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.


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