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Season 1, Episode 4: Rod Fox

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In this episode, Rod Fox offers insight on how he applied his sports coaching experience to the business world, and his vision of seeing reinsurance coverages becoming more liquid, tradeable investments.

Bio: Rod Fox

Rod Fox, an insurance industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, is the Executive Chairman of TigerRisk Partners. Prior to founding TigerRisk, Rod served as the Chief Executive Officer of Praetorian Financial Group where he led the re-structuring, re-branding, and successful sale of the $2B specialty property and casualty insurer to QBE the Americas in June 2007.

Prior to PFG, Rod was the Chief Executive Officer of Benfield Group’s US reinsurance platform where he oversaw the profitable growth of the business from $14M to $250M of revenue from 2000 to 2005, while delivering exceptional trading margins. He was a member of the Board of Benfield and was instrumental in their initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in 2003. He was also involved in numerous industry transactions, including the growth of Benfield’s capital markets advisory business, the first Florida JUA depopulation, a restructuring of Allstate Group’s catastrophe exposure, and the formation of Montpelier Re.

He started his career in 1985 at E.W. Blanch Co., a privately held reinsurance intermediary. He was involved in EWB’s initial public offering in 1993 and enjoyed various positions within EWB, ultimately becoming President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997.

In conjunction with Jim Stanard, the former CEO of RenaissanceRe, Mr. Fox formed F&S Ventures, a privately-held insurance investment firm.

Mr. Fox holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation and is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Executive Risk Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the Ironman.

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