Max G. Caviet joined the Company in January 2003, and was President of AmTrust International Insurance Limited from 2003-2015, was Chief Executive Officer of AmTrust Europe, Ltd. from 2010-2015, and is now Chief Executive Officer of AmTrust International Limited. Mr. Caviet also serves as an officer and director of several of our subsidiaries. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Caviet was Engineering and Underwriting Manager with Trenwick International Limited. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Caviet was with Crowe Underwriting Agency Ltd. as its Engineering and Extended Warranty Underwriter. In 1982, Mr. Caviet joined CIGNA Insurance Company of North America (UK) Ltd. as a Senior Underwriter for Special Risks and was promoted to Engineering and Underwriting Manager. Between 1972 and 1982, Mr. Caviet was an underwriter and team leader, specializing in engineering risks, at British Engine Insurance Company.
Dan Hickey, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, joined AmTrust in July 2017. Mr. Hickey oversees the Company’s global underwriting activities, ensuring a consistent and disciplined underwriting approach that is aligned with the Company’s strategic objectives.
He was previously Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Business Development at AmTrust, in which he oversaw the Company’s business strategy planning and business development functions, identifying and managing key partner relationships, as well as organic business opportunities available to AmTrust throughout its global business platform.
Prior to joining AmTrust, Mr. Hickey served at PartnerRe, a global reinsurer, as Executive Vice President and Head of the Standard Lines business unit where he had executive leadership, strategic planning and underwriting responsibilities for the unit. Prior to PartnerRe, Mr. Hickey was at General Reinsurance Corporation, a provider of reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries, most recently in the role of President - North America Treaty Reinsurance.
Christopher M. Longo, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, joined the Company in 2001 and has been Chief Operating Officer since 2016 and Chief Information Officer since 2006. Previous to his employment with the Company, Mr. Longo performed a number of functions with Credit General Insurance Company including as a commercial lines underwriter, actuarial analyst and regulatory compliance officer.
David H. Saks, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, joined the Company in May 2009. From April 1999 to May 2009, Mr. Saks held a number of positions at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), an insurance company. His responsibilities included overseeing the legal aspects of all of AIG’s domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments. In addition, Mr. Saks was responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of AIG’s operations and systems, e-commerce, sourcing and real estate leasing. Mr. Saks began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he worked from December 1994 through March 1999.
Prior to being named one of Forbes’ 20 most successful CEOs under 40 in 2012, Barry Zyskind graduated from the New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He then started the first leg of his career as an investment banker at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in New York.
From there, Barry Zyskind was involved in the founding of AmTrust Financial, at which he held multiple senior management positions, and where today he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. He also stands as the Officer and Director of many of AmTrust’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. Barry Zyskind most notably serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of the insurance holding company, Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
His successes at these positions have allowed him to achieve recognition for both himself as well as AmTrust Financial. In 2012, AmTrust was featured in Forbes’ Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list under the leadership of Barry Zyskind. In 2014, Barry Zyskind was again featured in Forbes when they listed AmTrust Financial in that year’s Best Managed Companies list.
Mr. Zyskind has been a Director of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company and has served on the board at Leap Tide Capital Management, Inc.