November 16, 2023
Danielle Goldberg has been named a Power Player by Financier Worldwide Magazine. Recognized as an Exceptional Expert, her exceptional legal, financial, and insurance expertise places her among the top names in finance across the globe. Read about her expert approach to service HERE. #insurance #transactionalrisk
February 13, 2023
ASQ Underwriting is a proud Gold Sponsor of the 2023 PLUS Transactional Risk Symposium hosted in New York City this week. Hope to see you there!
November 17, 2022
Philip Henry and Sean Hinton, ASQ’s Principals, have both been named Power Players by Financier Worldwide. These legal and insurance experts were recognized as Exceptional Experts, placing them among the top names in finance across the globe. Read a little more on their deep expertise and unique approaches to service here: Philip | Sean.
May 16, 2022
ASQ Underwriting Adds to Team Depth
ASQ Underwriting, a boutique transactional risk managing general underwriter, has has added Danielle Goldberg to the team. Goldberg, who is based in ASQ’s New York office, has extensive accounting and transactional risk underwriting experience.
“Danielle is another senior addition to the ASQ underwriting team. She brings significant accounting and audit experience, in addition to her insurance experience, as we continue to selectively build our strong team” said Jeff Anderson, ASQ Co-Founder.
“We did not have a CPA on the ASQ team, so Danielle’s unique skill sets add to our team depth and ability to service our insureds and broker partners” added Wayne Datz, ASQ Co-Founder.
Goldberg joins ASQ after underwriting for a global specialty insurance company for several years. Prior to that, she worked as an accountant for two international accounting firms. Danielle has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. She will be based in ASQ’s New York office.
“Danielle has a great reputation for her commercial approach to underwriting and ability to find creative solutions to underwriting challenges, which fits well with the ASQ team and we’re excited to have her join us” said Ryan Anderson, ASQ Co-Founder.
ASQ is headquartered in New York, with offices in New York, San Francisco and Atlanta.
March 10, 2022
ASQ Underwriting Hires Experienced Tax Insurance Lead
ASQ Underwriting, a boutique transactional risk managing general underwriter, has hired Matt Edgette to lead its Tax Insurance practice. Edgette, who is based in ASQ’s New York office, has extensive experience underwriting tax matters, for mergers and acquisitions and in other contexts.
ASQ has offered Tax Insurance coverage since the firm launched in 2018, focused on excess opportunities. “With Matt’s significant experience as a tax underwriter in this growing space, ASQ will focus on underwriting more primary tax insurance, adding to our current transactional risk offerings” said Jeff Anderson, ASQ Co-Founder and Managing Principal. “Matt is very skilled from a technical tax perspective and also brings a customer-focused reputation so he fits well with our ASQ customer-centric focus,” said Wayne Datz, ASQ Co-Founder and Managing Principal.
Edgette’s tax expertise and underwriting acumen will extend ASQ’s transactional insurance coverage offerings, which includes primary and excess representations and warranties insurance, tax insurance, and excess contingent risk insurance.
“ASQ has enjoyed consistent growth since we launched, helped by the robust North American M&A market” commented Ryan Anderson, Co-Founder and Managing Principal. “As we look to grow outside the representations and warranties space, Matt is the perfect fit for us.”
Prior to joining ASQ, Edgette spent the past four years underwriting Tax Insurance for a specialty insurance carrier and another transactional risk managing general underwriter. He also has nine years of experience in tax accounting and advisory, mostly with KPMG. Edgette holds his Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.
ASQ is headquartered in New York, with offices in New York, San Francisco and Atlanta.
April 21, 2021
ASQ Underwriting Welcomes Two Experienced Underwriters
Additions add to tenured ASQ staff
NEW YORK, NY — ASQ Underwriting (“ASQ”), a national transactional risk managing general underwriter, has expanded its bespoke transactional risk insurance team with the addition of Philip Henry and Sean Hinton. They also expand ASQ’s geographical reach with added West Coast capabilities.
“We are really excited to add Philip and Sean to the ASQ underwriting team. They both bring significant experience as corporate attorneys and transactional risk underwriters, and will fit well with our strong underwriting team,” said Jeff Anderson, ASQ Co-Founder.
“These two hires show ASQ’s dedication to this growing insurance space, plus we expand to the West Coast where we see increased adoption of the reps and warranties insurance product,” explains Wayne Datz, ASQ Co-Founder.
Henry joins ASQ after underwriting for a global specialty insurance company for several years. Prior to that, Henry practiced law at two international law firms. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford and a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan. Henry is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He will be based in ASQ’s San Francisco office.
Hinton joins ASQ after underwriting for another global specialty insurance company. Prior to that, Hinton practiced law at an international law firm. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Penn, a Certificate of Management from The Wharton School, and a Juris Doctor degree from Penn. He will be based in ASQ’s Atlanta office.
ASQ is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Atlanta and now San Francisco.
November 13, 2020
Wayne Datz, ASQ’s Director, Transactional Risk Underwriting has been named a Power Player by Financier Worldwide. The 20 year legal and insurance expert was recognized as an Exceptional Expert, placing him among the top names in finance across the globe. Read about Wayne’s deep expertise and unique approach to service here.
August 12, 2020
ASQ Underwriting Expands its Transactional Risk Insurance Practice into Canada
Customized coverage now available for Canadian insureds in partnership with Travelers
NEW YORK, NY — ASQ Underwriting, a national transactional risk managing general underwriter, has expanded its bespoke transactional risk insurance coverage to brokers and insureds in Ontario, Canada - combining focused customer service and a hands-on approach to claims.
ASQ will underwrite three core transactional insurance products in Ontario: representations and warranties insurance, tax liability insurance, and contingent risk insurance. These products will be underwritten on behalf of The Travelers Companies, Inc., and have an initial gross capacity of CAD$50 million per transaction. Currently ASQ is licensed to underwrite insureds in Ontario with plans to expand its underwriting to other provinces soon. ASQ and Travelers will continue to manage the claims process in close coordination.
ASQ has a growing team of veteran insurance professionals who are skilled and experienced underwriters with diverse backgrounds in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), law, and insurance. ASQ launched in 2018 and is led by Co-Founders Jeff Anderson and Wayne Datz. Ryan Anderson and Andrew Belisle, two experienced transactional risk underwriters and M&A attorneys, round out the ASQ founding leadership. Earlier this year, Jared Lavinthal, who has significant M&A experience with KPMG, was hired to underwrite tax insurance.
“In 2018, ASQ successfully launched with a focus on the United States transactional insurance marketplace. Expanding into Canada is a natural extension of our practice and shows our continued commitment to this growing insurance sector,” said Jeff Anderson.
“Our goal is to provide best-in-class customer service and customized risk transfer solutions that help organizations manage their capital effectively and efficiently. We’ve been successful to date in the U.S. and will strive for the same accurate and prompt service for Canadian brokers and insureds,” explained Datz.
“Especially during these challenging economic times, we view the support from Travelers as a significant competitive advantage in terms of financial strength and stability, brand recognition, and claims handling skill and reputation,” added Ryan Anderson.
“The transactional insurance space continues to grow in Canada, and we are excited to be a part of that increased product adoption,” explained Belisle.
October 1, 2019
ASQ’s Jeffrey Anderson, Wayne Datz, Andrew Belisle, and Ryan Anderson sit down with Financier Worldwide to share their insights to the increasing appetite for transactional risk insurance in today’s fast-paced M&A climate. Read Article
January 14, 2019
ASQ Underwriting Launches to Provide Transactional Risk Insurance
Team of veteran M&A insurance professionals brings deep transactional risk expertise and strong carrier backing
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — ASQ Underwriting, a national transactional risk managing general underwriter, has launched a program to provide bespoke transactional risk insurance to broker trading partners across North America, combining focused customer service and strong carrier backing.
ASQ is led by a team of veteran insurance professionals and will underwrite three core transactional insurance products: representations and warranties insurance, tax liability insurance, and contingent risk insurance.
ASQ is led by Directors and Co-Founders Jeff Anderson and Wayne Datz, who are skilled and experienced underwriters with diverse backgrounds in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), law, and insurance. Most recently, both held leadership positions within the M&A insurance group for a global specialty insurance and reinsurance company.
According to Anderson and Datz, ASQ’s depth of expertise and strong carrier backing will provide organizations on both the buy and sell side of the transaction with greater deal certainty.
“We are dedicated to providing best-in-class customer service and customized risk transfer solutions that help organizations manage their capital effectively and efficiently, providing a powerful tool in the complex M&A process,” explains Datz.
“As experienced M&A attorneys, our underwriters have a keen understanding of the types of mistakes that can derail a transaction as well as the need for thorough and efficient underwriting. We pride ourselves on our underwriting execution to enable our clients to finalize their transactions successfully,” explains Anderson.
ASQ is part of Alliant Underwriting Solutions, a program administrator with a growing portfolio of underwriting platforms generating more than $1 billion in annual gross written premium.
“The launch of the ASQ M&A solution exemplifies, day one, ‘relevance amplified’ to our broker partners,” said Sean McConlogue, President of Alliant Underwriting Solutions. “It’s an incredible combination of talent, experience, and capacity.”
ASQ is headquartered in New York, with offices in New York and Atlanta. Ryan Anderson and Andrew Belisle, two experienced transactional risk underwriters, are also key team members.