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Jeff Anderson
Director, Transactional Risk Underwriting
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Jeff Anderson has more than 23 years of diverse insurance experience, including leadership positions with a global brokerage firm and two international insurance carriers.

Jeff most recently served as M&A Group Lead for a leading global specialty insurance and reinsurance company, a practice he launched in 2011. In this role, Jeff was responsible for P&L, strategy, staffing, underwriting, production, reinsurance, and distribution management. Jeff joined the company in 2008,
helping to launch its Southeast operations and earning a promotion in 2013 to Southeast Regional Executive overseeing broker relationships, staffing, management, and operations across seven states.

Jeff previously worked at a leading international insurance brokerage firm, where he held leadership roles in the company’s FinEx group and specialized in D&O, cyber liability, broad classes of E&O insurance, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and crime insurance lines.

Jeff was named 2016 Professional of the Year by The M&A Advisor. He is a frequent panelist at M&A conferences and has written several transactional insurance-related whitepapers. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

Wayne Datz
Director, Transactional Risk Underwriting
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Wayne Datz has more than 20 years of legal and insurance experience, including in leadership positions and as an attorney with two international law firms.

From September 2015 to June 2018, Wayne served as the New York M&A Group Lead for a leading global specialty insurance and reinsurance company. In his role, Wayne managed the underwriting staff and was responsible for the division’s P&L, underwriting appetite and strategy, policy wording, broker and client relations, marketing, and business development. Wayne also worked closely with the carrier’s claims department to expedite the claims process for R&W insurance, participating in negotiations and mediations while advising on a range of underwriting-related issues. Wayne joined the company in 2006 as Assistant General Counsel within its Bermuda global headquarters before being promoted to Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Global
Corporate Secretary, responsible for M&A as well as general corporate and securities law.

Wayne has prior experience as a corporate attorney with international law firms Loeb & Loeb LLP and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he advised clients on M&A transactions, securities law, and general corporate matters.

Wayne is an active member of the insurance and legal community and has served on the Advisory Board for Advisen’s Transaction Insurance Insights Forum. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Ryan Anderson
First Vice President, Transactional Risk Underwriting
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Ryan Anderson has extensive M&A experience, which includes representing buyers and sellers in private legal practice at a leading international law firm and providing transactional risk insurance with a leading global specialty insurance and reinsurance company.

Ryan most recently served as Vice President within the North American M&A division of a leading global specialty insurance and reinsurance company. He was responsible for managing broker and client relationships and underwriting policies for representations and warranties (both buyer-side and seller-side)
and contingent risks. Ryan has experience working with some of the world’s largest transactional insurance brokers, private equity firms, strategic acquirers, and law firms.

Previously, Ryan was an attorney at international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP. He worked in the private equity M&A group representing private equity clients in all aspects of negotiated complex public and private mergers and acquisitions, including the negotiation of representations and warranties insurance policies.

Ryan was named an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor in 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Andrew Belisle
Vice President, Transactional Risk Underwriting
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Andrew Belisle has extensive corporate and M&A experience, which includes underwriting transactional risk insurance and as an outside legal counsel in transactional matters.

Most recently, Andrew served as a Transaction Liability Underwriter in the U.S. division of a leading London-based specialty insurer. There, he specialized in underwriting representation and warranty insurance coverage for private equity and strategic buyers in M&A transactions. In this role, he developed relationships with clients, their transactional insurance brokers, and outside legal counsel.

Andrew also has experience as a corporate and M&A lawyer in private practice with Alston & Bird, LLP and Morris, Manning & Martin LLP advising public and private companies on M&A transactions, securities offerings, corporate governance, and regulatory matters. Andrew holds a law degree from Emory University School of Law.