7 September 2022Reinsurance

Align bolsters Arizona presence with region leader

Independent captive manager Align Risk Solutions has added a new managing director, Derek Taylor to its Arizona based team.

Taylor began his work in the captive insurance industry in 2008 at Artex Risk Solutions (a subsidiary of Gallagher), and since then has experienced all aspects of captive management including formation, regulatory compliance, accounting, financial reporting, and client relationships.

Prior to Align, Taylor was promoted to vice president at Artex in Arizona where he was responsible for a team of over 20 captive managers and other accounting professionals. During his tenure at Artex, Taylor oversaw the management of over 600 captive insurance companies, was responsible for creating a new bookkeeping department, and managed a risk-pool that wrote over $180 million in premium.

“We are deeply committed to growing our teams across the offices,” said Andy Rhea, president at Align. “As an Align senior leader Derek complements our strong performance-oriented culture, we believe his reputation for execution and achieving results makes him the right choice to secure the foundations of operations out West.  We are all looking forward to this next chapter for Align.”