2 December 2020

KeyState Captive Management hires Pamela Cote as a senior relationship manager

KeyState Captive Management has recruited Pamela Cote as a senior relationship manager of captive client services.

Cote has over 25 years of public accounting experience, with a specific emphasis on the captive insurance companies. She was previously an audit partner with Crowe, and before that with Saslow Lufkin & Buggy until it was acquired by Crowe in 2015. In that tole she was the lead audit partner for over 100 captive insurance companies from a broad range of industries.

Cote has audited and gained significant experience with various alternative risk management structures, including pure captive insurance companies, group captives, risk retention groups, fronted captive programs, rent-a-captives, and protected cell captives. She has audited captives for some of the largest global companies and Fortune 1000 companies.

KeyState established an office in Burlington, Vermont, in 2020, and Cote is the latest addition to its team of captive insurance professionals. KeyState said it has made significant investments to expand its captive management team in the last three years, hiring David Guerino as senior vice president and managing director, Jeff Vigne as director of insurance services, and Alicia Huskes as director of captive client services. Each joined KeyState from the captive management division of a large, international brokerage.

Guerino said: “[Cote] audited many of the captive insurance companies that I have managed over the years. She has a reputation in the captive industry for her deep knowledge of captive financial and regulatory reporting and her dedication to excellent client service.”

Josh Miller, chief executive officer of The KeyState Companies, said: “under David Guerino’s leadership, the next phase of growth of KeyState’s captive management business is underway. And now, with the addition of Pam Cote, we are well poised to continue this success and enhance our client experience.”