President of Construction
About Gary Kaplan
Highly disciplined and results-focused leader with the proven track record developing and motivating high performance teams. Held senior level executive positions for both line and functional responsibilities. Led large scale operational transformations to drive down expenses and solve very tough operational issues. Turned around unacceptable underwriting results over several large books of business.
President of Construction – Came to XL to build a one of a kind Business Unit focused solely on Contractors. Responsible for all six P&C product lines including Property, Primary Casualty, Excess Casualty, Professional, Pollution, and Subcontractor Default insurance. Market Leader in driving adoption of technology in the Construction Industry though the development of the Construction Ecosystem. Thought Leader in Leadership, Planning and Execution though the unique model that brings to life our Corporate Values and Leadership Essentials.
President of Construction – Headed up the Construction Business Unit within Zurich North America Commercial Business Division. Provide innovative products and services to the Construction Industry customers.
Head of Operational Transformation – Efforts focus on creating a more effective, efficient, flexible operating model and work environment that improves ease of doing business.
Chief Underwriting Officer/ Head of Technical Center – Set the underwriting strategy for organization. Established new Underwriting Governance Structure and delivered continuous improvement in underwriting and product management processes. Efforts drove the combined ratio to record combined ratio.
Member of the North America Commercial Executive Committee as well as many related subcommittees.
Underwriting Program Executive/ Strategic Initiatives Group – led all underwriting aspects of the Business Division’s focus on and contribution to the global profitability improvement program.
Specialties: Results-focused leadership, Strategic and operational planning, Underwriting management, Construction and Energy segments, Project and Change management, Driving innovation, Customer and distributor relationship development, Targeted account acquisition