Trinity Underwriting Managers, Inc. (TUMI), one of the nation's premier special program management firms specializing in the transportation industry, welcomes Stephen Standing to the firm as senior vice president.
Standing has spent the past fifteen years as an intermediary concentrating in MGA/MGU business. He has extensive relationships with both the carriers and reinsurers that focus on writing program business. This experience will be invaluable as Standing works to develop new programs and strengthen TUMI's agent force in his new position.
TUMI President, Jason Barlow is pleased to welcome Standing to TUMI, "I am very happy to bring Stephen on board here at TUMI. I have worked with Stephen for many years and know him to be a tireless worker and extremely effective in bringing new products to market. Stephen's experience from the company side and MGA side gives him a unique set of skills that will help TUMI continue to grow and prosper."
Standing is already very familiar with TUMI's operations. During the past three years, while living in Bermuda, he served as TUMI's insurance/reinsurance intermediary. During this time, he worked very closely with Barlow, successfully placing five programs together. Standing believes that this existing relationship has helped make for a very smooth transition. "I know the people, the culture, the expectations and the goals," he says.
The chance to work with Barlow and TUMI is what lured Standing back stateside from Bermuda. "Bermuda is the most dynamic insurance/reinsurance market in the world," he says. "I was there for five years. But, Jason has done a tremendous job of establishing TUMI as an industry leader in the specialty auto-insurance marketplace. He has assembled a great team, invested in state of the art technology, contracted with top-rated carriers, and he has produced profitable programs despite facing the challenges of a down economy and a soft insurance cycle. I could not pass up the opportunity to work here."
Standing started his professional life in 1996 as an underwriter for Homestead Insurance Co. He then began a quick ascent in his career, serving as marketing manager for B&S Underwriters and then as a managing partner for Delta Intermediaries. Most recently, he was senior vice president at Kirkway International Limited. Standing also holds many industry designations and licenses including: CPCU, ARe, ARM and ASLI.
Founded in 2008, TUMI is located in Pooler, Ga. and offers a full line of products created for specialty classes of transportation. TUMI writes policies in 48 states, excluding Massachusetts and Alaska.