21 June 2023Analysis

Skyward Specialty names new captive head

Skyward Specialty Insurance Group has taken steps to further invest and expand its captives division by naming captives expert Robert Nizzi as senior vice president to lead the division.

The company said that Nizzi brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to the role. In his more than 30-year career, he has played a pivotal role in identifying captive opportunities, fostering strong partnerships in the captives market and leading organizations to significant growth and increased market presence.

Most recently, he spent six years as senior vice president of sales at Innovative Captives Strategies. Before that, he held positions at Enterprise Risk Strategies and Power Group, where he served as president at both companies.

“We are thrilled to have a leader of Bob’s ability to lead our Captives division,” said Kirby Hill, president Industry Solutions and Programs & Captives. “We have built a great foundation with our Captives division and it is clear that interest in partnering with Skyward Specialty’s Captives division continues to climb. Bob's impressive background and in-depth understanding of the captives market will be critical to solidifying our position as market leaders.”

“It is clear that Skyward Specialty is committed to building a market-leading captives capability,” said Nizzi. “The Company’s demonstrated innovation and creativity, and its ability to attract talent is hugely attractive to captive managers and participants. I am excited to get started and to build a truly one-of-a-kind captives facility at Skyward Specialty.”