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  • Kyle Amarone

    Kyle Amarone

    ARC Excess & Surplus of Massachusetts, LLC

    495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 110, Framingham, MA 01701, USA

    Direct Phone: 860-517-3112


    Kyle joined ARC in 2021 where he services small business and middle market clients with their Technology E&O, Cyber, Privacy & Security Liability. Kyle works directly with underwriters as well as utilizes numerous insurance carrier and InsurTech quoting platforms to deliver Tech E&O and Cyber solutions. His work includes negotiating terms with carriers and quick and responsive assistance to any issues that arise.

    Kyle graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science.

  • Catherine (Katie) Barrett

    Catherine is an Associate Broker at ARC working on Joe Gravier’s team. Catherine joined ARC in 2018 after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire and also studied Literature at Oxford University, Oxford, England.

    At ARC, Catherine is developing a specialty in placing all forms of Management & Professional Liability Coverage as well as Cyber Liability Coverage.

    When Catherine is not brokering deals at ARC, she is enjoys painting, cheering for the NY Yankees, NY Giants and she is also an avid reader.

     

  • Chas Bellingrath

    Chas Bellingrath

    CCIC, National Practice Leader: Cyber/Tech

    ARC Excess & Surplus of Massachusetts, LLC

    495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 110, Framingham, MA 01701, USA

    Direct Phone: 857-239-5051


    Chas Bellingrath joined ARC in July 2011 as the National Practice Leader for Cyber, Privacy & Technology E&O at ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC. In his role, Chas is responsible for advising agents and clients on issues related to technology, privacy, and cyber-related risks, as well as negotiating with carriers on policy terms and conditions. Chas specializes in tailoring tech, cyber, and breach response coverage and advises clients on breach preparedness and incident response planning. In addition, Chas is responsible for product development and production throughout the United States.

    Prior to joining ARC, Chas was a Senior Broker and head of the Cyber/Tech division at a regional wholesaler where he initially launched the product in 2007.

    Chas brings ARC over 15 years of dedicated Cyber, Privacy & Technology risk expertise. He is globally recognized and frequently instructs privacy seminars and participates on executive panels for Cyber Risk conferences. Chas also sits on several Producer Advisory Councils for top insurance carriers and the PLUS CyberRisk Task Force.

  • Michael Bencivenga

    Michael joined ARC in 2011 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Quinnipiac University and a Master of Science in Accounting from Hofstra University. He is a member of the PLUS Organization, Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU+), Cyber Professional Liability Practitioner (CPLP), and Executive Lines Professional Liability Practitioner (ExecPLP). As a Broker, at ARC, Michael excels at all Management and Professional Liability lines of Insurance including, but limited to, Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Investment Advisors/Hedge Fund/Private Equity Liability, Crime, Kidnap & Ransom, Technology Errors and Omissions Liability, Cyber Liability, and Media/Film Producers Liability. In his spare time, Michael participates in the Police Athletic League coaching Football, as well as enjoys baseball, football, and hockey.

  • Kenneth Cafiero

    Kenneth Cafiero joined ARC as a broker on Mike Cavallaro’s team in 2021 to handle accounts within that group. Prior to joining ARC, Kenneth spent 2 years working at Chubb where he was a Management Liability Underwriter for Chubb’s Excess & Surplus Lines division, Westchester. As an underwriter, he specialized in Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, and Crime coverage for private and not-for-profit companies with a focus on Private Equity-backed companies and transactional risks. Kenneth earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. While attending Bentley University, he gained valuable experience in the insurance industry working at Professional Risk Facilities, a Managing General Agent that specializes in the underwriting of Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Cyber Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability Insurance Coverages. As a part of Mike Cavallaro’s team, Kenneth works across all Management and Professional Liability lines of coverage. He is currently studying to obtain the Registered Professional Liability Underwriting (RPLU) designation from the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

  • Mark Campson

    Mark is an experienced Broker working with ARC for 24 Years now. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree and an RPLU, he began his career at AIG, in 1985 in the Lawyers Professional Liability Division. He joined ARC in 1991 handling LPL, D&O, MPL, Lawyers Errors & Omissions, after gaining a lot of valuable experience at AIG. He has continued honing his skills and perfecting ways to service clients while at ARC, and this day stands, as a go-to guy for various clients needs. Mark is an avid golfer and can be found in the woods looking for balls on many weekends.

  • Joanna Cardillo

    Joanna joined the ARC team in October 2019. Prior to joining ARC, Joanna attended Queens College where she graduated with a Bachelors of English Education. In 2016 she secured her Property & Casualty Brokers license.

    Joanna began her career in 2016 where she was an assistant account executive at Program Brokerage servicing commercial wholesale accounts. Today Joanna is now working alongside Robert D. Crocitto and Lynn Mirabella placing small and large complex management (D&O, EPL, Fiduciary and Crime) and professional liability including Cyber liability insurance programs for non-profits, private and public company clients.

    In her off time, Joanna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, attending concerts and traveling.

  • Christopher Cavallaro

    Christopher Cavallaro

    Executive Chairman

    ARC Excess & Surplus Headquarters

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-5718


    Mr. Cavallaro graduated from Brooklyn Tech Aero Engineering in 1970, then earned a B.A. in Economics, from Queens College, in 1974. He then worked toward his Masters Degree in Business Administration at CUNY. He joined the American International Group in 1974 and left in 1986 as Senior Vice President. In April 1986, Mr. Cavallaro founded ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. He has been an underwriter throughout his illustrious forty-year career and a broker for 28 1/2 of those years. He has garnered many awards such as the PLUS Founder Award in 2002, for outstanding contributions to PLUS, the PLUS Award in 2006, for outstanding contributions to the Professional Liability Industry as a whole, and Insurance Statesman of the Year, in 2002. He is also an honored member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and has given numerous speeches at RIMS, PLUS and other Insurance Organizations. Mr. Cavallaro is also a published author, penning an article on Y2K and other pertinent insurance issues in the Management and Professional Liability world. Throughout his storied career, Mr. Cavallaro still claims nothing beats Experience! Experience! Experience!

  • Dana Cavallaro

    Dana works as Claims Counsel for ARC, specializing in Management and Professional Lines. After earning a B.A. from Georgetown University, she attended Columbia University School of Law, earning a designation as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  Before joining ARC, Dana worked as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County, and as an Associate at Mendes & Mount, where she specialized in Employment Practices Liability and E&O insurance law. Today, Dana is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and works with clients and brokers on claims advocacy and draft policy language. With a background in law, she also assists brokers in the critical role of policy interpretation.

  • Michael Cavallaro

    Michael Cavallaro joined ARC in 1992 and became an Officer and Partner at ARC Excess & Surplus in 2002. In 2021, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, where ARC writes over $1 Billion in Premium and has over 200 employees with seven offices and focuses on the placement of Management & Professional Liability Insurance Products.

    His duties include managing the company as well as managing a book of business with a team of brokers and administrative people that service accounts he is directly involved in producing. His focus is in dealing with relationships with brokers, insureds and insurance companies, and other business partners and setting the direction for the company in terms of marketing and operations. He has been handling Management and Professional Liability in his 31 years at ARC and worked at AIG from 1985 to 1990 and then Gulf Insurance Company from 1990 to 1992.

    The singular emphasis on Management and Professional Liability with a heavy focus on D&O Insurance has allowed him to gain substantial experience and expertise in placing Management and Professional Liability Insurance and providing clients with valuable advice when making decisions regarding these lines of coverage. He has written various articles during his career, including the following white papers: Directors and Officers Liability – What to Know, From a Broker’s Perspective. A D&O Broker’s Dilemma: Who Do We Represent? and Summary of the State of the Directors & Officers Insurance Marketplace.

    From 2001 through 2004, he was the co-chair of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) D&O Liability and Insurance Issues Symposium, one of the most well-known and attended conferences regarding Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. From 2016 – 2017, he served as the Chairman of the Eastern Chapter of PLUS, and in 2018, won the PLUS Founders Award for outstanding contributions to PLUS.

    Michael Cavallaro graduated with magna cum laude honors from City College of New York (CCNY), where he received a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) and a minor in Mathematics. Michael has received the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation granted by the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

  • Robert Cavallaro

    Robert Cavallaro is a member of New York Bar Association, New York City Bar Association and Professional Liability Underwriting Association. He has been with ARC for more than eight years now as Senior Broker working on the placement of all management and professional liability accounts for financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies. He works specifically with financial Institutions including private equity companies, hedge funds, investment advisers, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, broker-dealer, investment banking. Before that he studied at St. John’s University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in May 1995, Summa Cum Laude, with an impressive 3.95 GPA. He attended Hofstra University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in May, 1998 as member of the Hofstra Law Review. He graduated Top 12% of the Class. Robert authored Corporate Buyer Beware: Deficiencies in Directors & Officers Coverage for Employment Practices Liability, for the Hofstra Law Review.

  • Stephen Cavallaro

    After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a minor in Economics from SUNY Oswego in 2001, Stephen Cavallaro joined Professional Risk Facilities (PRF). PRF specializes in the underwriting of Professional and Management Liability including D&O, E&O, EPLI, Fiduciary, Technology/Privacy, and Crime. PRF has always associated itself with multiple carriers including CNA, AXIS, and Scottsdale.

  • Tania Cohen

    Tania joined ARC as a Specialty Broker focusing on Management and Professional Liability Coverage working on Jeff Karcz’s team. Prior to joining ARC, Tania spent fourteen (14) years at BWD Group/NFP Corp. where she handled Management and Professional Liability Coverages lines including Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Cyber Liability, Professional Liability and Crime and ERISA bond coverage for the small to middle market, private and non-profit accounts.

    Prior to NFP, Tania worked for Swiss Re Financial Services Corp. / Swiss Re Atrium for 17 years in their reinsurance accounting division holding several technical analyst positions including Transaction Account Associate and Client Services Associate.

    Tania holds a BA in Mathematics from Queens College and an MBA in Finance from Pace University – Lubin Graduate School of Business. She also has her P&C and L&H NYS Insurance licenses.

  • Daniel A. Crane

    Daniel A. Crane

    ARC Excess & Surplus of Massachusetts, LLC

    495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 110, Framingham, MA 01701, USA

    Direct Phone: 860-517-3108


    Dan joined ARC in April, 2021 as a Senior Broker where he specializes in the placement of Cyber and Technology E&O solutions. Prior to joining ARC, Dan spent nearly a decade at Beazley, where he worked in various roles, including as a claims manager and most recently as a senior underwriter where he was responsible for underwriting Cyber, Technology E&O and Miscellaneous Professional Liability products in the Northeast region. Dan is able to utilize his prior underwriting experience to prepare and advise clients on market expectations as well as negotiate with carriers to develop custom solutions. Dan received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Western New England University and obtained his RPLU designation in 2015.

  • Robert D. Crocitto

    Rob has over three decades of experience designing and placing all types of Management and Professional Liability Programs throughout the world. Rob specializes in Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime, and all forms of Professional Liability Coverage, including but not limited to Cyber, Privacy and Security Liability. Rob runs a team at ARC that places some of the most complex Global Management and Professional Liability Programs for many of the Fortune 500. Rob has also designed and placed the D&O Liability programs for countless IPOs, reverse-merger transactions, SPACS, and DeSPACS throughout his career. He has a very strong following of Corporate CEOs, CFOs, Risk Managers, Insurance Attorneys, and Retail Insurance Brokers; many of whom he has worked with for decades and have relied on his technical expertise, market clout, and reputation as an aggressive client advocate.

    As ARC’s President, Rob works closely with ARC’s Management Team to implement and develop ARC’s strategic growth initiatives while also playing a major role in maintaining and growing the relationships with all of ARC’s trading partners. Rob also oversees the broker development and training for all of ARC’s Brokers across the country. Prior to being named President in 2023, Rob served as ARC’s Chief Brokerage Officer where he was primarily responsible for implementing ARC’s Brokerage / Distribution strategies throughout the US. Prior to joining ARC in 2001, Rob spent twelve years at Frenkel & Co., Inc. (now EPIC Insurance Brokers), a large International Insurance Brokerage firm headquartered in NYC, where he was Senior Vice President of their Management & Professional Liability Division.

    Rob frequently speaks at various Risk Management Forums, Expert Panels and Podcasts on topics relating to Management & Professional Liability Insurance. He has recently served as a Panelist for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) addressing the state of the Management and Professional Liability Insurance Marketplace as well as discussing complex D&O Liability exposures and recommended coverage structures for complex IPO and M&A transactions. Rob has also presented as a D&O Liability Expert for the CFO Magazine Conference addressing the Management Liability exposures for Executives for both Public and Private Clients.

    Rob currently serves as a Trustee and Past President for the Professional Liability Underwriters Society Foundation, and is an active board member for two other Non-Profit Organizations on Staten Island, NY. Rob is also an active fundraiser/volunteer for The NYU Children’s Cancer Fund, The NYU Child/Life Center, Wish to Fish USA, and the Staten Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

    Rob received his B.S. from St. John’s University, NY with Cum Laude honors in 1990. He also holds a 100 GRT Masters Captains License with the United States Coast Guard. In his spare time, Rob enjoys sport fishing, golf, exercise, and entertaining his two Portuguese Water Dogs.

  • Maria D'Angelis

    Maria has flourished with ARC for more than ten years. As a Management and Professional Liability Insurance Broker she specializes in all Management and Professional Liability lines including Directors & Officers Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Fidelity for Public, Private, Non-Profit Companies and Financial Institutions. She is a valued member of ARC, working on Michael Cavallaro’s team. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from the State University of New York, The College at Old Westbury and is an active member of PLUS.

  • Danielle Daloia

    Danielle Daloia joined Maria Treglia’s team at ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC in April 2020.

    Danielle graduated from SUNY New Paltz, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Media. In 2009, she began her insurance career at Program Brokerage Corporation (PBC), where she started as an Assistant Account Executive. There she obtained her Property & Casualty Brokers license, and while gaining valuable experience, was promoted to an Account Executive. In that role, she managed and serviced accounts for various lines of coverage including but not limited to D&O, E&O, EPLI, Fiduciary, Crime, and Medical Malpractice. During her time at PBC, Danielle also obtained her RPLU designation.

    In 2015, Danielle began working at Sterling Risk, where she was a Program Underwriter, servicing renewals and placing new business in a successful Umbrella program for lessor risk real estate exposures.

    Danielle has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years and is excited to be back working in the Professional Liability sector. She joins ARC where she will again, be specializing in the placement of new and renewal business for various kinds of risks in need of Management and Professional Liability Coverage. Danielle’s decade of Insurance Brokerage experience coupled with her specialization in D&O, E&O, EPL, Fiduciary, Crime and Medical Malpractice will most certainly make her a valued addition to Maria Treglia’s team at ARC.

    On her down time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, reading and going to the beach.

  • Bruce Davis

    Bruce is a founding partner of ARC Mid-Atlantic, joining Stan Quirk in 1999 to open this ARC subsidiary. Before joining ARC, Bruce was an Assistant Vice President in the Philadelphia office of the Sedgwick Group.

    Bruce received a B.A. degree from Gettysburg College in 1983, and an M.A. degree from Temple University in 1988. In 2004 he earned the RPLU designation from the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

    Bruce is well-versed in the intricacies of all forms of Professional Liability and Management Liability, with a specialty in the placement of Lawyers Professional Liability insurance.

  • Karla De Oliveira

    Karla De Oliveira serves as Controller at ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC. Karla joined ARC in July of 2003. In her current role, she oversees the maintenance of various aspects of the company’s books and records. Prior to joining ARC, Karla served as the Office Manager and Bookkeeper at Main Street Wholesale Meats, Inc. In this role, she oversaw various aspects of the company’s accounting activities and payroll. Karla began her career in 2001 as a private insurance investigator, with additional support in financial fraud investigations, prior to pivoting to financial accounting.

    Karla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in May of 2001. She also earned her Accounting Certificate from Hofstra University in May of 2007.

  • Jack Dennehy

    Prior to joining ARC, Jack graduated from Oneonta State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics. He began his professional career in the hospitality industry as an Associate Food and Beverage Manager at Wheatley Hills Golf Club. Jack is currently working on Matt Dignam’s team as a Junior Broker with the goal of becoming an expert on brokering Management Liability, Professional Liability, and Cyber Liability.

    When he’s not working, Jack enjoys going to the beach, golfing, and watching sports.

  • Matt Dignam

    Matthew joined ARC in 2015 as a broker specializing in Management Liability, Professional Liability and Transactional Risk insurance for all industries and classes of business. In addition to placing insurance on behalf of clients, Matthew has extensive experience working on complex claims alongside ARC’s Claim Advocacy team.

    After graduating from Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Information Systems from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York.

    Matthew started his career in 2002 as an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service working in the Municipal Bond Group. In 2007, he moved to Moody’s Analytics, which is the sales and marketing arm of Moody’s Corporation, working as a relationship manager in the Content Licensing Group, which licenses the internal and external use of Moody’s ratings and research.

    Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, son and two daughters, cooking and is an avid golfer.

  • Robert DiRico

    After earning his B.A. at Hofstra University, with a Major in Finance and a Minor in Mathematics, Robert acquired a Property and Casualty Brokers License from Poh’s Institute. Currently, he is seeking RPLU designation. Before joining ARC, Robert worked for 2 years at Transworld Facilities, Inc., a wholesale insurance agent specializing in General Liability and Property Insurance. Today he is a Broker on team Robert Crocitto, where he provides formal policy coverage comparisons, proprietary and non-proprietary limits, retention and premium benchmarking, public company securities stock drop exhibits and detailed marketplace studies for our clients. His specialties include Security and Privacy Liability (Cyber Liability), Technology and Professional Liability, Public and Private Company Directors and Officers Liability including the integration and placement of locally Admitted Directors and Officers Policies, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability and Fidelity Bonds, to name a few. Okay, more than a few. He collects comic books, enjoys music, and is a great cook.

  • Sean Donelan

    Prior to joining ARC, Sean graduated from Adelphi University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. In addition, he also obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Nassau Community College in 2018. His previous experience included Game Day operations for the New York Islanders, and most recently he began his career in insurance as a Customer Service Representative at Geico.

    Sean is currently working with Rob Cavallaro’s team as a Junior Broker with the goal to become an expert in Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Fiduciary Liability Insurance, Miscellaneous Professional Liability Insurance, Cyber Liability Insurance, Crime Insurance and all forms of Transactional Liability Insurance.

  • Janet Dreifuss

    Janet is Associate General Counsel/Senior Claims Counsel for ARC Excess and Surplus, LLC.  She is part of the Claims advocacy group and works with clients to obtain favorable resolutions of complex claims. Janet specializes in executive risk liability exposures including Directors and Officers Liability, Financial Institutions Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability and Fidelity coverages.   Janet serves as a resource to all ARC Brokers and  works with them and the carriers to draft and manuscript  policy wordings and coverage modifications on client placements.  She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany (Cum Laude) with a B.A. in Public Affairs and a minor in Criminal Justice and received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was on the Law Review.   Before joining ARC, Janet held the position of Senior Vice President and Claims Manager of the Executive Risk Claims Practice at Alliant Insurance. Prior to that she was Senior Vice President and headed the National Executive Risk Claims team at Hilb Rogal and Hobbs.  Janet’s career in the insurance industry started at AIG where she managed a claim staff in the Financial Institutions Department, and she began her legal career in private practice where she was a commercial litigator.  She is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”), and serves as a Trustees for the Eastern Division of PLUS.   Janet is admitted to practice law in both New York and Connecticut, and has a New York Brokers License.  Janet is also a frequent speaker at industry seminars that address a range of management liability, claims and coverage topics, including PLUS, ACI and Execusummit.

  • Tyler Edwards

    Tyler Edwards joined ARC South in October 2012 in response to the company’s continuously growing client base. Since such time, his role has been to pre-underwrite and negotiate various liability placements to ensure his clients have the broadest coverage available. Tyler’s primary coverage focuses are private company Management Liability, Professional Liability, and Privacy Liability & Network Security (Cyber)

    After graduating from Berry College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics, Tyler spent several years working with his local economic development authority under the title of Special Projects. During this time, Tyler became proficient in data collection and analysis as he prepared reports pertaining to grant requests, tax credit eligibility, community demographics and economic outlook, and various other prospect specific presentations. Tyler continues to use and develop these skills through client risk analysis and coverage presentations with ARC.

  • John Fanelli

    John Fanelli is a Specialty Wholesale Insurance Broker who started at ARC in 2019. Prior to securing his Insurance Brokers License, John spent time in the Banking Industry as a Small Business Banking Representative for a major banking institution in New York. John’s banking experience should prove as a beneficial asset to his clients having developed a strong understanding of both financial statement review and customer service.

    John is currently working with Rob Cavallaro, Partner at ARC and is developing a strong understanding of all forms of Management and Professional Liability Coverage as well as Transactional Risk Products. John graduated from Manhattanville College in May of 2017 with a BS in Finance. He is currently an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society where he is working toward completing his Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation.

    When John is not doing deals at ARC, he enjoys spending time watching the NY Football Giants and volunteering as a CYO Basketball Coach in the Bronx.

  • Scott Farrell

    Scott has been with ARC for more than twelve years now. He is currently Branch manager, specializing in Management and Professional liability for all industries. Before joining ARC Scott earned a B.A. degree from Boston College. After graduating from school, he enjoyed a productive three- year stint at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies before joining ARC. But, Scott is not all work and no play. When not at the office, Scott spends much of his free time with his wife and two kids golfing and boating.

  • Matt Gertz

    Matt Gertz joined Arc as a broker in October of 2023 on Maria Treglia’s team. Prior to joining Arc, Matt spent 4 years at Axis Capital, where he spent time underwriting new and renewal business with a concentration on Financial Institutions for broker partners in the wholesale network. Matt also has experience working with a large suite of products, including Directors and Officers Liability, Cyber, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, and Private Equity from his time at Axis.

    As a part of Maria Treglia’s team, Matt works with all Management and Professional Liability lines of coverage. Matt attended Penn State University, graduating in 2019 with a major in Health Policy Administration and a Minor in Political Science

  • Amanda Giannini

    Amanda is a valued Broker at ARC and has been servicing clients and exceeding their needs for more than 18 years now with us. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Central Connecticut State University and then earned her Master of Arts at The University of Bridgeport before utilizing her education in real-world experiences at ARC. Amanda brings a great deal of energy to her work and a passion for exceeding client’s expectations. She is a driven Broker, always looking for the best solutions for her clients and never satisfied with the cookie cutter solution; which makes her a perfect fit within the ARC family.

  • Diana Gillette

    Diana joined ARC in 2016 and is a broker on John McKenna’s team. Diana earned a Bachelor’s Degree with cum laude honors in Business Administration, with a minor in English from Mount Saint Mary College. Currently, Diana works on all lines of Management and Professional Liability Insurance, with a particular concentration in D&O and Cyber Liability. Diana’s attention to detail, relentless work ethic and strong relationships with underwriters help her tailor state-of-the-art coverage programs for her clients. Diana is currently pursuing the RPLU designation and is an active member of Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). In her time off, Diana enjoys her family, music, football, and volunteering with Military veterans.

  • Joseph Gravier

    Joseph is a thirty-year ARC veteran, Principal Broker and Managing Partner. His distinguished career also includes an RPLU designation, and he is a member of the PLUS Organization. After graduating from St. Anselm’s College, Joseph was a D&O underwriter for AIG from 1992 to 1994. Now, he handles all Management and Professional Liability lines of Insurance (including but not limited to Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Investment Advisors/Hedge Fund/Private Equity Liability, Crime, Kidnap & Ransom, Media/Film Producers Liability) If that’s not enough activity, Joseph also enjoys endurance sports and is an avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete. He is passionate about many things, but nothing pleases him more than providing best-in-class service to his clients.


  • Terry is a Management and Professional Liability Insurance Broker at ARC for more than twenty years now, specializing in Management and Professional Liability lines of insurance, including D&O, E&O, and Fiduciary, for private companies and non-profit organizations, to name just a few. Terry stays current with industry trends and products to service clients and is very involved in industry organizations and events.  Terry is a current member of PLUS and has garnered an RPLU designation.

  • Todd Horwitz

    Todd Horwitz joined ARC Excess and Surplus in January 2007 to broaden the firm’s footprint into the southern United States, the first undertaking of which was the establishment of ARC South, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia.  As Managing Director of ARC South, Todd’s responsibilities include client and agency servicing, insurer relations, staff management, and overall accountability for each and every insurance program delivered to the firm’s clientele.

    ARC South prides itself on operating pursuant to a disciplined process that begins with a comprehensive understanding of each client’s unique risk profile.  This ‘start-to-finish’ model of structuring management and professional liability insurance programs also includes exposure identification and assessment; creation of submission material; program design, negotiation and execution; and claims advocacy.  Todd and the firm represent clients from diverse sector and industry groups, with a concentration of clients in select areas.

    Prior to joining the ARC organization, Todd held the position of Senior Vice President with Aon’s Financial Services Group, working in the company’s Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas offices.  While based out of Aon’s Houston office, Todd served in a management role over the local Financial Services Group team.

    In addition, Todd’s two decades of experience in the management and professional liability insurance arena also includes several years of underwriting with Chubb’s Executive Protection Practice.

    Further, Todd has been a speaker and panelist at RIMS chapter conferences, and has been solicited by multiple insurers to contribute language drafting commentary on new policy forms.

    Todd graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

  • Sandra L. Hunt

    ARC West Coast Excess & Surplus Brokerage, LLC

    260 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 205, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Direct Phone: 626-569-7584


    As Senior Broker and Manager of the West Coast office focusing on Management & Professional Liability Insurance, Sandra brings twenty-five years of experience working with accounts ranging from private companies to large multi-nationals, firms with a clean loss record and straight forward operations to those with challenges related to their operations, financial position and loss history. Sandra has seen it all and done it all. Sandra was awarded the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1986, and since then, has honed her impressive skill set with participation in coursework related to Management and Professional Liability Insurance and by participating in industry organizations such as PLUS. Sandra is a prized member of the ARC family and a valuable asset to any client she serves.


  • Larry began his career in 1986 at CNA Insurance Companies (Chicago, IL) as an underwriter of Directors & Officers Liability and Fidelity Bond insurance for financial institutions. He later held underwriting manager positions at Virginia Surety (an AON company) and Great American Insurance Company where he managed a book of non-profit associations, school board liability, public officials, and “hard to place” corporate D&O accounts. After accepting a position as the Commercial D&O National Product Leader for USF&G Insurance Company, he relocated to Baltimore and successfully led the company into the commercial D&O marketplace until it was subsequently acquired by St. Paul Insurance Companies in 1998. After the acquisition of USF&G, he led Crum & Forster’s foray into the professional liability underwriting arena and created the company’s first D&O policy forms and rating plan. Later, Larry returned to Chicago with Genesis Professional Liability Managers (a Berkshire Hathaway company) where he spent five years underwriting and managing a book of publicly traded companies for the D&O product line.

    Larry has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration (with an emphasis in Management and Insurance) from Ball State University in Muncie Indiana and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois. He is a current member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and Past Member of the Insurance Roundtable of Baltimore and the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland.

    Currently, Larry is the state coordinator for Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (AWH-NYSE) Lawyers Professional Liability product in the states of Maryland, Virginia and counting.

    As a former college basketball player (with the sore joints to prove it), Larry enjoys bike riding, hiking and spending time with his adult children. Not much riles Larry, but poor planners and people who over-promise, rub him the wrong way.

  • Chris Karcz

    Christopher attended Seton Hall University prior to joining ARC in June 2000 and regularly attended classes and seminars held by PLUS, as well as other industry leading organizations to help hone his skill set and stay current on industry trends. He is now an ARC Broker handling all lines of Management and Professional Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Fiduciary Liability and Fidelity Insurance. He began his career at ARC working closely with Chris Cavallaro, John Semeraro and Jeff Karcz prior to taking on own book of business. He is currently in pursuit of his RPLU designation and when he has some time between work, training and industry commitments, he coaches his children, reads, hikes, travels and enjoys going to Broadway shows with his wife.

  • Jeffrey Karcz

    Jeffrey is a Partner with ARC Excess and Surplus, LLC. In 1996, Jeffrey was hired to focus on Professional Liability and Employment Practices Liability Insurance. He was one of the first to create a comprehensive comparison of all of the EPLI insurers’ forms and appetites. He now manages one of the most successful teams at ARC and handles a wide range of Executive Protection Products, including Directors and Officers and Cyber Liability.

    Prior to joining ARC, he worked at AIG as a professional liability underwriter focusing on Miscellaneous Professional, Cyber, Employed Lawyers, Public Officials and Patent Infringement. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in Psychology. He is a current member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society where he earned the RPLU designation. He often gives educational seminars for D&O, Employment Practices, and Cyber Liability Insurance.

  • Tyler Karcz

    Tyler joined ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC as a full-time broker in 2016. During his time at ARC, he has acquired specialized knowledge in the financial lines products, including but not limited to Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Errors & Omissions, and Cyber Liability. Tyler handles all types of risks from large public companies, start-up biotech companies as well as non-profits. Tyler develops viable solutions for complex problems and negotiates favorable terms for clients while providing policy comparisons and benchmark guidance. He currently helps manage a team of 11 and is directly involved in production, structure, placement, and claims of major accounts.

    Tyler attended Quinnipiac University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Marketing in 2015 as well as his MBA in 2016. Tyler earned the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation and is currently working on obtaining the RPLU+ and CPLP from the PLUS Organization. In his free time, Tyler likes to travel, golf, and spend time with friends and family.

  • Matthew Kerman

    Matthew Kerman

    Broker

    ARC Excess & Surplus Headquarters

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-1857


    Matt is a Broker at ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC since 2019. Prior to joining ARC, Matt spent 5 years at Zurich North America (Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets.) As team lead of Zurich’s Financial Institutions Group, Matt specialized in Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, and Errors and Omissions coverage for Insurance Companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Community Banks, Large Banks, Asset Managers, Mutual/Hedge funds, and Private Equity firms.

    Matt is recognized as a dynamic industry leader known for his prudent underwriting acumen and development of customer centric solutions efficiently to a broad range of customers. Matt has deep financial lines experience and proven expertise in Management Liability and Professional Liability.

    Matt attended American University (DC), graduating with Cum Laude honors.

  • Justin Kudler

    Justin Kudler is Vice President/Senior Claims Counsel in the Claims Advocacy Group, working with clients and insurers to achieve favorable resolution of clients’ claims.  Before joining ARC, Justin spent over 17 years at AXA XL in Hartford, where he handled professional liability claims under policies for Directors and Officers liability, Financial Institutions liability, Errors and Omissions liability, Crime, Employment Practices liability, and other professional lines programs.

    He served as a Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”) D&O Symposium from 2020 to 2022 and is a Hartford PLUS Chapter Steering Committee Member, serving as Chair in 2020.  Justin has published articles on Directors and Officers insurance issues, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and other securities and class action issues.  He also has spoken at industry conferences on topics including claim handling, claim trends, insurance for financial institutions, insurance for agents and brokers, and sub-prime litigation.  In private law practice, Justin represented defendants and plaintiffs in securities and consumer class actions, as well as individuals in SEC investigations.

    Justin is active on community boards in West Hartford, CT, and he volunteers every winter with the Simsbury, CT Special Olympics Ski Team.  He is a graduate of Harvard University, receiving his undergraduate degree cum laude in Government, and the University of Virginia School of Law, serving as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.

  • Greg Lee

    Seasoned insurance professional with a demonstrated history of crafting unique solutions for clients for nearly two decades as an underwriter, retail broker, and wholesale broker. Skilled in Management and Professional Liability lines including Directors & Officers Liability, General Partners Liability, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime and Fidelity, Kidnap Ransom and Extortion, Employed Lawyers Legal Liability, Workplace Violence, and Network Security & Privacy / Cyber Liability.

  • Julio Lora

    Julio Lora earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Stony Brook University while working full time at US Globe Corporation. At US Global he was the dispatcher/service coordinator where he developed his leadership and people skills managing thirty technicians across the country. While attending college and working full time Julio became great at organizing and multitasking, as well as gaining valuable business experience.

  • David Lucey

    David Lucey joined ARC in December 2023. David has more than 28 years experience in the Professional Liability arena with a number of standard and E&S markets both on the carrier side as well as the MGA side. David has managed and/or started numerous ground-up Professional Liability divisions and has held senior positions throughout his career. David holds a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation and is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University. David has also been a frequent speaker on a variety of Professional Liability topics.

  • Joel Manibo

    Joel joined ARC Mid-Atlantic in 2013. Prior to that he was a Broker/Vice President with Partners Specialty Group from 2006 through 2013. He also has experience on the carrier side, working with CNA, Chubb, and AIG in various underwriting capacities since 1995. And he also has experience working at the “big brokers,” including Sedgwick, Marsh, and Aon. Joel holds a B.S. from CUNY, graduating in 1994. Joel is also proud to have served in the US Navy (1987-1991) aboard the USS Shenandoah, a destroyer vessel, as part of the 6th Fleet.

  • Alyssa Mazzaro

    Alyssa joined ARC in October 2020 and is currently an Associate broker working on John McKenna’s team. She specializes in all forms of Management and Professional Liability Coverage with a particular focus on Private and Non-Profit entities, Healthcare, and Cyber. Her background in customer service helps her develop strong relationships with brokers and insureds.

    Alyssa graduated from Farmingdale State College in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.

    Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys reading, watching the Yankees, and playing softball.

  • Joseph McCartan

    Joseph McCartan has been at ARC for more than fifteen years. He is a Senior Broker, focused on all disciplines of D&O and E&O insurance. He is a graduate of St. John’s University, with a Bachelor of Science, Finance, earned in1995. After school, Joseph joined AIG, and worked there as Senior Underwriter from 1995-1999. He is a current member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU).

  • Thomas McGraw

    Thomas McGraw

    ARC Excess & Surplus of New England, LLC

    1125 Middle Street, Suite 202B, Middletown, CT 06457, USA

    Direct Phone: 860-517-3101


    Thomas is Principal, co-owner and Broker at ARC New England and has been with the organization for more than nine years. He was the PLUS Hartford Chapter past Chairman and President. His vast expertise mostly resides in Healthcare, Management and Professional Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. He was a Senior Healthcare Underwriter, D&O Product Manager at Executive Risk and Director, Healthcare at Travelers. He is always a sought after industry speaker and loves boating, fishing, golf, woodworking and classic cars.

  • John McKenna, Jr.

    John McKenna, Jr.

    Managing Partner

    ARC Excess & Surplus Headquarters

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-5708


    John is a Senior Broker responsible for policy review and placement services with claim advocacy. He’s been with ARC for more than 13 years. John graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY followed by Loyola College in Maryland, where he received a B.A. in History and Political Science. Prior to working at ARC, John spent four years at Professional Risk Facilities, a managing general agent specializing in the underwriting of Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. John began his brokerage career at ARC working alongside Chris Cavallaro on many of ARC’s largest accounts. Since then, John has developed a specialty in the areas of Directors and Officers Liability for both public and private companies; Errors and Omissions Liability, with a focus on financial institutions, including broker dealers, banks, investment managers; and other complex miscellaneous professional risks. He is a current member of Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and speaks regularly at broker dealer compliance conferences.

  • Patrick McKenna

    Patrick graduated Siena College, Cum Laude, with a B.A. degree in History and Minor in Computer Science. Incredibly, he was first hired by ARC while in high school to send out mail after school hours. Since then he climbed through the ranks to data input and intern broker during college breaks. And immediately upon graduation from college, was hired as a full time broker working directly for Principal Broker, Joe Vaccaro. Patrick is now a team member sustaining and growing a book of business by negotiating and determining the most competitive and competent coverage terms for clients. His focus is Management and Professional Liability, specializing primarily in Privacy and Security Liability. He took full advantage of the opportunity to build a career under the direct guidance of industry- respected and long-standing professionals and has grown into a valued member of the ARC family. Patrick actively participates in a Crossfit program as an athlete and trainer, but also depends on morning coffee and afternoon espressos to keep him running at full capacity.

  • Svetlozara Medina

    Svet Medina joined the PRF team in 2020 as an Insurance Underwriter specializing in the following lines: Employment Practices Liability, Directors and Officers, Miscellaneous Professional Liability Insurance, Fiduciary Liability, Network Security/Privacy, and Crime Coverage. Svet graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & International Relations. Prior to joining PRF, she worked as a manager in the nonprofit sector for over ten years, primarily in the field of international education.

  • Lynn C. Mirabella

    Lynn is a Broker on team Robert Crocitto, specializing in Public, Private and Non-Profit company’s Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices, Workplace Violence Coverage, Punitive Damage Wraps, Fiduciary, Crime, Privacy and Security Liability (Cyber), K&R (Special Crime Coverage), Professional Liability/Error & Omissions. She also has working knowledge and experience in placing locally admitted D&O policies worldwide. As an expect in the field, Lynn can provide formal policy coverage comparisons, proprietary and non-proprietary limits, retention and premium benchmarking, public company securities stock drop exhibits and detailed marketplace analysis for our clients. She has been with ARC for a combined 12 years, and received her Insurance Brokers license from Hofstra University and graduated with honors from The State University of New York at Farmingdale with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Communications.  Lynn is currently pursuing the RPLU designation and is an active member of Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). Nothing makes Lynn happier than spending time with her family, boating/fishing, exercising and watching Sunday football.

  • Michael O'Brien

    Michael O’Brien graduated from Farmingdale State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Michael joined Professional Risk Facilities team in April of 2014 as an Insurance Underwriter specializing in the following lines: Insurance Agents/Brokers Liability, Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Employed Lawyers Liability, Media Liability, Technology Errors & Omissions, Network Security/Privacy and Crime Coverage.

  • Drew Oeschger

    Drew Oeschger

    ARC Excess & Surplus of Massachusetts, LLC

    495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 110, Framingham, MA 01701, USA

    Direct Phone: 860-517-3104


    Drew Graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a BA in Economics. After graduation Drew went to work for Beazley, a leading specialty insurance company.  For the next two years he worked for Beazley learning the ins and outs with the Cyber/Tech team.

    In January of 2015 Drew joined ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC as a broker. He currently handles Privacy, Network Security and Technology E&O. Drew is responsible for servicing the requests of clients and agents as well as working with underwriters on day to day needs. His work includes negotiating terms with carriers and quick and responsive assistance to any issues that arise.

  • Noelle Orlando

    Prior to joining ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC in 1990, Noelle graduated the College of Insurance and worked in the Financial Services Department at both Gulf Insurance Company and American International Group. She has been brokering since 1997 and her focus and specialties lie on all size accounts within the arenas of Directors & Officers Liability including Non-Profit D&O, Employment Practices Liability and Miscellaneous Professional Liability.

  • Brian Padian

    Brian Padian graduated from Farmingdale University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2012, Brian joined Professional Risk Facilities, Inc. as an Insurance Underwriter specializing in the following lines: Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Media Liability, Technology Errors & Omissions, Network Security/Privacy and Crime Coverage.

  • Joely Pascual

    Currently working as a Broker with Rick Struzzieri in the P&C Division.

    Joely has a decade of experience as an Associate Account Executive on the retail brokerage side, most recently at HUB International, where she specialized in servicing diverse businesses spanning construction, life sciences, and real estate. Prior to that, she worked for Foa & Son.

    Joely obtained her P&C license in 2013. She is a proud graduate of Queens College.

    Beyond the professional realm, Joely cherishes family time and outings, appreciating both culinary adventures and the companionship of her beloved Boston Terrier.

  • Chantal Platt

    Chantal Platt

    Vice President Business Development - ARC Specialty Brokerage, LLC

    ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC P&C Division

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-1884


    Chantal attended Farmingdale University and over the years has engaged in multiple Property and Casualty Educational Courses.  Chantal arrived at ARC Excess and Surplus LLC in September 2018 with 23 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Those years induced 10 years on the wholesale brokerage side.  Throughout her wholesale career, Chantal actively forged retail broker relationships and successfully placed Property and Casualty business.

    The balance of her career has been spent on the retail end, predominately in market relationship and placement roles. For the last 5 years, before joining ARC, Chantal served as the Head of the Marketing Department for Bender Insurance Agency where she was responsible for the oversight of new business placements as well as carrier and wholesaler relationships for the agency.

    Chantal is the proud mother of two boys. She is an active member of her church congregation, where her boys attend weekly Sunday school. Some of her interests include going to her childrens’ baseball games, bike riding, traveling, as well as reading and spending time at the beach.

  • Chris Quirk

    Chris has worked as a wholesale insurance broker since 2014, although his insurance career actually started on a very different path. Chris graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and obtained his JD from Rutgers Law School in 2013. After passing the USPTO/NJ/PA Bar exams, Chris began working as a freelance Patent Attorney (Registration #69,926) drafting patent applications for small inventors who were looking for cheap but effective patent protection before they had money to hire a big firm. Through this experience, Chris learned to appreciate how very slight and subtle differences in word phrasing can have a substantial effect the outcome of patent cases. A single misplaced word, or errant comma, or semicolon, could cost an inventor millions of dollars.

    “I remember going to watch oral arguments before the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C., and in one case the entire oral argument was focused on a single word in the Patent at stake: parallel. The case involved a circuit design involving a non-parallel circuit, and the panel of judges grilled both sides on the meaning and existence of that single word. What did it mean? Why was it included in the patent? What did it mean for the party accused of infringement? The attorney representing the inventor ended up arguing that the word was unnecessary to the patent, and that the Court’s interpretation should not be limited by it. I read the decision a few months later where the Court ruled against the inventor saying that if the inventor did not wish to be limited to that term, then more care should have been taken when writing the patent. The case was for over $40 million.”

    The same lesson learned that day holds true in the insurance industry as well. Millions of dollars are either paid or denied to Insureds based on the carefully written terms and conditions of their insurance policies. Chris takes great pride knowing that his careful study and attention to detail helps his clients receive insurance coverage where they might otherwise not have. Chris still works on patents to this day, and to date, patents that Chris worked on have collectively sold for over $1 billion as of 2019.

    Chris has spoken numerous times for the NJ State Bar Association on Cyber Insurance, and has contributed to many publications on the topic.

  • Stanley W. Quirk

    Stan graduated with a business degree from Cleveland State University, where he was also a full-scholarship member of the Division I “Vikings” basketball team. At 5’ 7″ in height, Stan had to work relentlessly to achieve this level of athletic success; and he brings the same intensity to the business world that he brought to the basketball court.

    Before joining ARC in 1999, Stan was a Senior Vice President in the Philadelphia office of the Sedgwick Group, and served as the Manager of the Financial Products Department. At Sedgwick he was responsible for the placement and servicing of all Financial Products insurance. Stan was also the Regional Account Director for Sedgwick Financial Risk Specialists; served on the National Bond Committee for Sedgwick; and was a corporate resource to assist other Sedgwick offices in the area of Financial Products.

    Stan started his insurance career in 1980 with National Union Fire Insurance Company (AIG) in the New York City home office. By 1982 he had become AIG’s Philadelphia Regional Manager, responsible for underwriting profit/loss in a nine-state region. In addition to his management responsibilities, he maintained significant underwriting authority. Stan joined Sedgwick in 1984 to head the Philadelphia office’s Financial Products department.

    Upon the acquisition of Sedgwick by Marsh Inc. in 1998, Stan was offered the job of managing Marsh’s Philadelphia FINPRO practice. He opted instead, however, to open the Mid-Atlantic office of ARC Excess & Surplus.

  • June Redmond

    June started her career with Professional Risk Facilities in August of 2019 where she works as a Renewal Underwriter. Prior to working at PRF June attended Nassau County Community College (“NCCC”) where she graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. While attending NCCC, June served as both a Statistician for their men’s Lacrosse Team as well as a Student Athletic Trainer. When June is not underwriting renewal deals for PRF, she enjoys travel and volunteer work.

  • Anthony Rodriguez

    Anthony is with ARC for eleven years now. His responsibilities include supporting Mike Cavallaro in the placement of Professional and Management Liability products as well as preparation of various analytic matrix for presentations, which are prepared for various client meetings. In addition to these duties he is also charged with the task of arranging meetings between numerous carriers and ARC Brokers. Anthony began his insurance career in 1991 with the Management Liability Division of Gulf Insurance Company. Anthony spent five years working at Gulf on all aspects of Directors and Officers Liability and Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions Insurance. From 1995 through 2000 Anthony was an underwriter for Professional Liability, Fiduciary, Directors and Officers Liability and Fidelity coverage at CNA, Great American Insurance Companies & Arch Insurance Company. Anthony began his brokerage career with Arden Financial Services in September of 2000 specializing in the placement of all aspects of Management and Professional Liability Insurance. He joined ARC in September of 2004 as a Broker and is currently pursuing the RPLU designation. Anthony is passionate about music and is a DJ on the weekends for fun.

  • Christopher Ruecker

    Christopher Ruecker

    ARC Excess & Surplus Headquarters

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-5751


    Christopher has been with ARC as a Broker for 2 years after starting his career at Arthur J. Gallagher, where he worked for 4 years. Christopher set the stage for his career in the insurance industry by earning a B.S. in Finance at St. Johns University. When not at work Christopher spends a lot of time at the beach, playing softball, on the links playing golf and whipping up some extraordinary meals in the kitchen. Cooking is one of his passions.

  • Matthew Sabino

    Matthew Sabino has been a Broker at ARC for over 10 years, specializing in all verticals of Management & Professional Liability, inclusive of coverage placed for Private, Non-Profit & Public companies. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University Maryland in 2003 with a concentration in Finance after graduating from Chaminade High School in Mineola. Before working at ARC, Matthew worked on the underwriting side of the business at Zurich, specializing in Financial Institutions. During his time as an Underwriter at Zurich, Matthew leveraged his broad financial background gained from his 10-plus year career working at BNY Mellon, where he served as a Bond Trustee, as well as a relationship manager handling the U.S. Treasury Department during their implementation and roll-out of the 2008 Troubled Asset Relief Program. Matthew has served as both a board member of the PLUS Eastern Chapter as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of The Bridge Transcends, and during his time as an underwriter at Zurich, he contributed to an article titled “Helping protect your personal assets as a Bank Director or Officer” on BankDirector.com in December 2013.

  • Dan Sarrantonio

    Dan Sarrantonio has worked at ARC since 2000 and was promoted as a Broker to work along side John Semeraro in 2006. Dan’s area of expertise is Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Professional Liability, including Cyber Liability. He has vast knowledge of the market, along with well-developed relationships within the underwriting community. In 2009, Dan had inherited the now retired Bob Drew’s book of business. Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and has since obtained his Property and Casualty Brokers License from Hofstra University.

  • Robin Schmitt

    Robin has been working with ARC for more than 13 years now. His specialized area of work is primarily in D&O, EPLI, Fiduciary, Fidelity and E&O product lines as well as Reinsurance Underwriting. Before joining ARC he worked at Everest Re., Transatlantic Re., CIGNA, and N.U.F.I.C./AIG. He earned his MBA from Adelphi University and a BA from Oneonta after starting his education at Suffolk Community College and acquiring his Associates degree. Robin is a current member of PLUS, so he stays on top of the industry to help service he clients better. He loves spending time with his four kids and is an active participant of boating, jogging and golfing.

  • Bill Sebring

    Bill Sebring graduated from Penn State University in 2003 with a B.S. degree in Finance, and a minor in Economics. He graduated from Fordham University in 2010 with a MBA in Finance. Bill started his career at HSBC in New York, working in various roles from 2003-2013 including in the Currency and Commodity Operations Group and as a Funds Credit Analyst. From 2013-2016, Bill worked as a Senior Underwriter on the Financial Institutions team at Zurich North America, primarily focusing on community banks. From 2016 through 2022, Bill worked as a Director on the Financial Institutions team at Everest Insurance, primarily focusing on financial lines for large insurance companies and regional banks. Bill joined ARC in July of 2022.

  • John Semeraro

    Prior to joining ARC, John held various managerial positions in both Brokering and Underwriting, the latest of which was Senior Vice President with Marsh/FINPRO Division. He graduated from Hofstra University in 1976 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree and also attended Hofstra for graduate level courses and to obtain his RPLU designation. He is now Co-Chief Operating Officer of the company, as well as, involved with relationship building with both carriers and retail brokers. John is keen at listening to what clients have to say, and then implementing solutions, accordingly. He is an avid reader and into the restoration of a late model Porsche 911 Carrera.

  • Rick Struzzieri

    Rick Struzzieri

    Managing Director - ARC Specialty Brokerage, LLC

    ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC P&C Division

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-1882


    Rick, who joined ARC in September 2018, has been a Commercial Insurance professional since 1989. In the first 15 years of his career, Rick had a successful run on the carrier and wholesale side. During that time, Rick’s principal responsibilities were building and maintaining retail broker relationships, as well as developing and growing business segments. Throughout these years Rick served in a variety of roles, including Northeast Regional Director of Business Development for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

    From 2003 through 2018, Rick worked on the retail brokerage side. In this capacity, Rick was heavily involved in placing a wide range of Property and Casualty business, as well as developing and managing carrier and wholesaler relationships. Most recently, Rick served as Executive Vice President of Foa & Son brokerage, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Property and Casualty division for the agency.

    Over the course of his career, Rick has held several senior level management positions on both the insurance company and brokerage side. He has served on many insurance company agencies advisory councils, both regionally and nationally.

    Rick’s personal interests include family, music, dogs, gardening and reading. Rick is also involved in several charitable organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the St Patrick’s Church of Smithtown Parish Outreach Program.

  • Ed Talarico

    Ed Talarico

    Managing Partner

    ARC Excess & Surplus Headquarters

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-1894


    After spending 27 years on the insurance carrier side, Ed Talarico joined ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC as a Senior Broker. In this new role Ed works closely with Chris Cavallaro, founder of ARC, and his team of talented brokers in ARC’s Jericho, New York headquarters. Ed specializes in placing all lines of professional liability insurance.

    Prior to joining ARC, Ed was SVP of Management Liability at RSUI, based in Atlanta, GA from June 2016 to May 2019. He managed a team of underwriters who offered primary and excess products to public, private and not-for-profit entities exclusively from appointed wholesale brokers.

    Before this role, Ed spent 13 years at AXIS Capital where he led AXIS Commercial Management Solutions. He specialized in providing Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Fiduciary, Crime, Private Equity/Venture Capital and other customized insurance coverages for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to this Ed held Professional Lines home office and regional management positions at AXIS.

    Preceding AXIS, from 2000-2003 Ed served as Senior Vice President and New York Regional Manager for Kemper Financial Insurance Solutions. From 1992-2000 he held various underwriting and management positions within the New York Region of Chubb’s Executive Protection Department.

    Ed is currently a D&O Trend Advisor for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). He was a Director of the PLUS Foundation from 2007-2015 and a Trustee of the PLUS Board from 2009-2014. Ed graduated from Syracuse University in 1992.

  • Craig P. Thorsen

    After graduating from Queens College and then earning an MBA at Fordham University, Craig worked for AIG as Senior Underwriter, CNA as Vice President, Underwriting, for Financial Institutions, and now is enmeshed as Senior Wholesale Broker with ARC Excess and Surplus. He is responsible for brokering all product lines (D&O, Employment Practices, Fiduciary Liability, Professional Liability) across a broad spectrum of industries. He specializes in Financial institutions and Lawyers Professional Liability insurance. Craig loves to ski and golf.

  • Maria Treglia

    In 2014, Maria was hired to lead a new team at ARC focusing on D&O and E&O lines. She graduated from the College of Insurance (now known as The School of Risk Management at St. John’s University) and she also holds both a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation. Maria previously developed and ran the Management and Professional Liability wholesale division of Program Brokerage Corporation since 2003. She was their Chief Sales Officer for all their product lines. She also spent ten years as an underwriter for Professional Liability, Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), Fiduciary and Crime/Fidelity coverage for all business types. She is currently on the Executive Committee and will be President of The PLUS Foundation for the upcoming 2016-2017 term as well as a member of PLUS.

    As one of the Top 50 Women Professionals on Long Island in 2013 by Long Island Business News, Maria has spoken at numerous conferences including the International PLUS conference on Insurance Agents E&O; PLUS D&O Symposium on Private Company D&O; Family Office Exchange regarding Hedge Funds and Investment Advisor E&O; AM Best on Non-Profit D&O and American Conference Institute regarding Cyber Liability Dodd Frank Regulatory Environment: New risks & Requirements; Jumping Ship in Rough Lawyer E&O Waters; Lawyer’s Professional Liability: A Thinning Market; Hack Attacks Help Boost Insurance Business- CNBC.com; Real Estate Brokers Beware- E&O Premiums Headed Up; Chinese reverse mergers pushing up D&O liability prices; Guard against Wage & Hour Lawsuits. Maria is very involved in the industry and is a valuable asset to us at ARC and therefore our clients.

  • Nick Treglia

    Nick Treglia joined ARC as a Junior Broker on Maria Treglia’s team in February of 2022. His goal is to become an expert on brokering Management Liability, Professional Liability, and Cyber Liability. Nick started his career in insurance in 2018 working for Professional Risk Facilities during off time from school gaining valuable experience as an Underwriting Assistant. He earned his B.S. in Economics and Applied Mathematics/Statistics from Stony Brook University in 2019 as well as his M.S. from Hofstra University in 2022 in Finance.

    When he’s not working, Nick enjoys golfing, watching sports, and going to the gym.

  • Van My Truong

    Van My Truong is an Underwriter focusing on Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Technology and Telecommunications Professional Liability, Media Liability and Network Security / Privacy Liability Coverage. Prior to joining PRF Van My graduated from Queens College with a BA in East Asian Studies (Chinese Concentration).

    Van My enjoys studying foreign languages and is fluent in both Cantonese Chinese and Vietnamese, while also studying Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and French. When Van My is not underwriting deals for PRF, she enjoys hiking and travel. Van My also enjoys volunteering at the Chinese Culture Association of Long Island – CCALI.

  • Joseph Vaccaro

    Joe earned a B.A. from Bowdoin College and began his professional career with Mass Mutual Group Life and Health from 1988-1990. He attended graduate school and earned his MBA from Hofstra University in 1992 and returned to the insurance sector joining Chubb’s Executive Protection Department from 1993-1994 and AIG Financial Institutions Division 1994-2001.  Joe has been with ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC since September 2001. He has written on topics concerning financial institutions (ABA Banking Journal White Paper “What to Know Before you Buy” regarding All-Risk Bankers Professional Liability Policies), spoken at executive protection conferences and is a current member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He operates as a Senior/Principal Broker specializing in Directors & Officer Liability, Union Liability, Labor Management Trust Liability, Financial Institutions Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Crime (Commercial & Financial Institution) and Cyber Liability. Joe has earned multiple producer awards for outstanding production from various carriers.  When not at work, Joe can be found participating in triathlons, boating, biking, hiking, fishing, camping and enjoying all things outdoors. Joe is also an early riser who wakes at 4:30 AM and is regularly in the office by 7 AM following his early morning workouts.

  • Dan Weis

    Dan joined the ARC Excess & Surplus in July of 2018 spending four years on the Personal Lines team before making the transition to Management and Professional Liability in 2022. Prior to entering the workforce, he attended Chaminade High School and earned his B.B.A in Finance at the College of William & Mary, graduating with honors in 2017. After a few months of learning about the insurance industry on the job, Dan acquired his Property and Casualty Brokers License from Pohs Institute in April of 2019.

    Dan is currently working on Chris Karcz’s team, where he is dedicated to becoming an expert in Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Fiduciary Liability Insurance, Miscellaneous Professional Liability Insurance, Cyber Liability Insurance, and Crime Insurance. When he is not in the office, Dan enjoys traveling, playing golf and rooting for a long-awaited Mets, Jets or Islanders championship.

  • Peter Wendling

    Peter Wendling began working in the insurance industry four years prior to joining Professional Risk Facilities (PRF), performing various duties at a large wholesale insurance brokerage firm specializing in management and professional liability. In 2005 while attending Adelphi University, where he was working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Peter was offered a position at Professional Risk Facilities as an Assistant Underwriter.

  • Ceillia Whiteford

    ARC West Coast Excess & Surplus Brokerage, LLC

    260 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 205, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

    Direct Phone: 626-569-7585


    Ceillia has over 25 plus years in the insurance industry with over 10 years experience as a Property/Casualty Marketing Director for National and Southern California Regional retail insurance brokerage firms such as Marsh, Wells Fargo and Andreini. In 1997 she began her career as a Property/Casualty Wholesale Broker with Crump Insurance building and creating a wholesale book of business. In 2000 she joined American E&S as a Property/Casualty broker and further expanded and grew her book of business close to a $1,000,000 in revenue.

    In 2005 she moved to Crouse & Associates further building her Property/Casualty book of business and also branching out to other products lines including Management Liability. In 2010 she joined ARC Excess & Surplus Brokerage as a Financial Services Wholesale Broker specializing in Management Liability, Directors & Officers, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Public/Private D&O, For Profit & Non-Profit D&O, Media/Tech/Cyber Liability, Fiduciary Liability and Crime. Other areas of expertise include Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Insurance Agents E&O, Lawyers Professional Liability, Architects & Engineers Professional Liability, Construction Managers E&O, Mortgage Brokers E&O, Real Estate Agents & Property Managers E&O, Accountants E&O, Misc. Medical Malpractice, Allied Health, Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability for all classes of business, Products Recall.

    Her professional career began after schooling at The College of Insurance, New York – Business/General Insurance Education, California State University Northridge – Sociology/Human Resources & Management and The University of Phoenix – Human Resources & Management studies. Ceillia stays in touch with the changing trends in the industry by being a current member of PLUS.

  • Suzanne Wolf

    Suzanne Wolf graduated from Queens College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications. In October of 2000 she joined PRF Family. In 2017 she ventured over to become an underwriter and is currently working in obtaining her New York State License. She is versed in many lines of business in including but limited to Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Employed Lawyer Liability, Technology and Telecommunications Liability, Media Liability and Network Security, and Privacy Injury Liability.

  • Matthew Wynn

    Matthew Wynn

    ARC Excess & Surplus Headquarters

    113 South Service Road, Jericho, NY 11753, USA

    Direct Phone: 516-408-5731


    Matt Wynn joined ARC as an Associate Broker on Rob Crocitto’s team in September 2021. Matt will be concentrating on brokering Security & Privacy Liability (Cyber) as well as all forms of Management & Professional Liability Coverage. Matt began his professional career in 2018 in the Hedge Fund Services industry as a Senior Analyst with Northern Trust. Matt then transitioned to become a Treasury Analyst at TRAXYS, a leading commodity trading organization.

    Matt attended Quinnipiac University, where he earned his B.S. in Finance and Information Systems in 2017 as well as his MBA in Finance in 2018.