A Constellation of Resources for Wholesale Brokers
A Constellation of Resources for Wholesale Brokers
 
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Christopher Barrow
A Constellation of Resources for Wholesale Brokers
 
Rotating Employee Portrait
Christopher Barrow

Careers at Vela Insurance Services

Since 1996, Vela Insurance Services, a Berkley Company, has provided innovative solutions to complex risks through our exclusive wholesale brokerage network. With fifteen offices across the United States, our expert underwriters, claims staff, and home office support staff deliver superior service and expertise to our valued wholesale broker partners and insureds.

Vela is proud to participate in the NAPSLO internship program to introduce young professionals to excess & surplus lines insurance. In combination with our Underwriter Trainee, Claims Trainee programs, and other departmental internships, Vela is dedicated to encouraging young talent in the insurance industry.

Learn more about Vela's Departments:

Claims

With staff located in the Chicago Home Office, Omaha, Atlanta, Walnut Creek, and New York, Vela's claims team has an average of 20 years of experience with credentials such as AIC, AIM, ARM, CPCU, SCLA, and JD. Our staff provides exceptional in-house claims service to our insureds by overseeing litigation management, legal expense review and audits, and managing vendor expenses.

Actuarial

Our actuarial staff, located in the Chicago Home Office, analyzes the financial consequences of the risks we incur on a day-to-day basis within our business and the policies we write. Our actuarial staff has earned credentials such as FCAS and MAAA.

Finance, IT & Internal Audit

With staff located in the Chicago Home Office, Omaha, and Walnut Creek, our finance, IT, and internal audit departments oversee the backbone of the organization in regards to technology infrastructure, billing for our clients and vendors, government filings, and audits and recovery. Individuals in the finance, IT, and internal audit departments have earned credentials such as CPA, AIC, SCLA, CRIS, and CIA.

Corporate Services

The Corporate Services department manages risk control, business analysis, premium audit, and submissions clearance. Their credentials include CSP, ARM, AINS, JD, AU, CRIS, CPCU, and RPLU.

Underwriting & Risk Analysis

Vela's risk professionals specialize in E&S business in Vela's four key segments: Construction, General Casualty, Manufacturing, and Professional Liability. Our 13 branch office locations offer wholesale brokers nationwide availability to our highly experienced staff. Vela's risk professionals have earned credentials such as RPLU, ASLI, ACS, PCS, AINS, MBA, ARM, JD, MCIS, CPCU, CRIS, IIA, CIC, CLCS, AU, and CISR.

Marketing

Our marketing department includes members in the Chicago Home Office as well as regional officers in Atlanta, Walnut Creek, and Glastonbury. The marketing department assists in the management of our relationships with our wholesale broker partners and oversees the organization's internal and external communications. Our marketing staff have earned credentials such as ARM, CIC, and MBA.

Human Resources

Vela's Human Resources department is located in the Chicago Home Office and serves staff in all fifteen locations. Our Human Resources professionals align and support the business strategy with all employee practices and manage the "human" aspect of our organization in regards to performance management, staff training, payroll, benefits, and recruiting. Our professionals have earned credentials such as AINS and CRIS.


For more information about current careers at Vela Insurance Services, a Berkley Company, please send inquiries to our Human Resources department. ‚Äč

Products and services described above are provided through various surplus lines insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation and offered through licensed surplus lines brokers. Not all products and services may be available in all jurisdictions, and the coverage provided by an insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies issued. Surplus lines insurance carriers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds. This material does not amend, or otherwise affect, the provisions or coverages of any insurance policy issued. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions and any applicable law. Availability of coverage referenced in this document can depend on underwriting qualifications and state regulations.

Vela Insurance Services conducts business as Vela Insurance Services, LLC in California as a licensed surplus lines broker (License Number 0C94218).