Underwriting: Large, Complex Risk Underwriting, South Central US
With more than a century of combined experience, Euclid Life Science Specialty brings uniquely focused underwriting, risk and claims professionals together to work with our agents, brokers and clients every day to gain a deeper understanding of the industry at large and each individual risk when designing policy solutions.
Ryann has over 27 years of experience in underwriting, program management and brokering of all property and casualty lines, both admitted and surplus lines. She has focused on the Life Sciences industry since 2004 and most recent served as the segment head of Life Sciences for one of the leading Life Sciences insurers for over six years. Prior to this, Ryann lead six branch offices for one of the top five national brokers with primary responsibility of driving growth in the region through both organic and acquisition opportunity where she was also a principal in the Life Sciences Niche global practice, serving as an insurance academic and risk management “expert” for her colleagues and the firm’s clients.
She also held a senior vice president brokerage position with a London-based global broker. She served in as the regional property/casualty underwriting manager and practice leader for the industry-leading Fortune 50 insurance company and market leader serving the Technology and Life Science clients worldwide. Spending time on advocacy, she developed proprietary insurance programs for a trade association serving the technology industry and lobbied for policy reform and development of insurance coverage specific to the industry. Ryann also served the director of a multi-practice brokerage operation with the largest trade organization in the US working with 25,000 independent agencies to model best practices in insurance brokerage and risk management.
Prior to completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Averett University in Virginia, Ryann focused her early college education on pre-med course work including internships working with kidney disease research at the University of Virginia and kinesiology/orthopedics at Chippenham Sports Medicine Clinic. Now, more than two decades later, she blends both her love for science, technology and insurance through industry, community and trade association outreach.
David N. Bailey joined ELSS in 2020 as vice president of underwriting and executive underwriter. David brings more than 20 years of experience in Life Science and Technology related underwriting to the Euclid Life Science Specialty team. David’s focus will be growing the company’s presence and core book of life science products-work hazard liability and professional liability on the West Coast and partnering with executive leadership to expand product offerings for the Life Science industry. Prior to joining Euclid Life Science, he served as the Commercial Director of Life Science for CNA and held medtech leadership, risk control and underwriting roles with Travelers/St Paul and Firemans’s Fund.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California at Riverside and is based in California.
Philip Rondeau, executive underwriter, has 39 years of diverse broking, underwriting, marketing and managerial responsibilities in Commercial lines. Phil was most recently held a variety of senior-level brokerage positions with some of the country’s largest retail brokers servicing and broking a variety of medical device manufacturers, hospitals, CRO’s and other commercial clients. Technical experience, quality & timely service, as well as a strong commitment to deliver competitive pricing and innovation, were the guiding principles.
Prior, Phil managed regional branches for major carriers including Travelers and St Paul Companies focusing on upper middle market and large complex accounts in various specialized industries that included S&P 500 global manufacturers, as well as Federal Government contractors, life science, healthcare, contractors, wholesalers and retail. Phil was responsible for the turnaround of a leading national carrier underwriting business unit including the creation of innovative solutions to financial and service problems not previously available in the marketplace. He assembled and developed a team of account executives capable of producing profitable, loss-sensitive and guaranteed cost business with enhanced service delivery coordination. Fully integrated all insurance programs, claims, risk mitigation, marketing and policy administration.
Phil completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management Degree from Western New England University, Springfield, MA. He also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certificate in General Insurance (IIA) designations. He is an active Property & Casualty Producer Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Florida and the District of Columbia, and a member of Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron – Attained “Navigator” education designation.
Alex S. Braner joined the Life Science executive underwriting team in the summer of 2021. Alex is responsible for cultivating and growing the book of life science products-work hazard liability and professional liability in the Midwest and West Coast. Alex rejoined Ryann Elliott and David Bailey from CNA where he, as an Underwriting Specialist, focused on the life science industry, he grew his underwriting expertise and topped production results year over year.
Mr. Braner holds a Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Management from University of Iowa during which he was a member of Gamma Iota Sigma collegiate professional fraternity. He is based in Chicago, reporting to Vice President of Underwriting Bailey.