CUO, North America Major Accounts- GRS

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-Remote
Position Type
Minimum Salary
USD $216,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $298,000.00/Yr.


The Chief Underwriter (CUO), North America Major Accounts is a newly created and central role on the GRS leadership team. The individual will have a high-profile role both internally and externally, and potential for long-term growth. The role has accountability of underwriting strategy and P/L for the Sub-Segment. Responsible for driving Appetite across Sub-Segment to ensure consistency and clarity to all stakeholders. This role will work with the GRS NA Underwriting Office to identify growth opportunities, develop reinsurance strategies and drive towards GRS NA Target Portfolio.


Strategy & Planning: 

  • Sets sub-segment underwriting strategy and annual financial plan, aligned with upstream GRS NA and sub-segment strategies and plans
  • Sets reinsurance strategy for the sub-segment in conjunction with the GRS NA CUO’s
  • Sets strategy and monitors performance of plans for pricing, risk origination, market segmentation and risk selection


  • Responsible for execution and delivery of quality assurance activities within the segment, following the central framework established by the NA Office of Underwriting

  • Establishes authority limits and referral criteria at the sub-segment level, cascading down within the overall GRS NA CUO’s framework
  • Monitors execution of sub-segment underwriting strategy and portfolio performance against plan; handles any referrals escalated
  • Monitors developments in the relevant markets and risk environments that could impact sub-segment portfolio performance, and establishes action plans for identified risks and opportunities
  • Drives effective cross-functional collaboration and support with sub-segment level functional teams

Talent Management: 

  • Provides strong leadership to continually upgrade sub-segment underwriting talent through training, development, and recruitment

UW Capability Development: 

  • Determines sub-segment underwriting investment needs to continue monitoring and/or executing effectively, including data capture or strategy, advanced analytics, technology, and talent

Industry Experience:

      • At least 15 years of experience in underwriting specialty, property and casualty, managing a team of underwriters. Experience in relevant markets, with knowledge of sales and distribution channels. 

 Technical Underwriting Expertise:

      • Product, pricing & underwriting expertise in Commercial & Specialty Lines. Manages company underwriting results to achieve corporate profitability. 

 Transformation & Innovation:

      • Experience in providing innovative underwriting solutions. A track record of challenging the status quo. 

 Leadership Experience:

      • Influential senior executive with Underwriting P&L experience. Leader with a strategic mindset and demonstrated relationship-building ability that provides direction for the underwriting operations. 


  • Underwriting P&L experience
  • Strong technical underwriting expertise
  • Experience in relevant markets, with knowledge of sales and distribution channels
  • Objective and results-oriented
  • Leader with strategic mindset and demonstrated relationship building ability
  • Strong discipline and has solid decision-making skills, Strong technical capabilities
  • Ability to formulate strategies across portfolios  
  • Ability to set authorities to “define the boxes” based on strategy
  • Skills: Analyzing and problem solving; decision making, building relationships; leadership; innovation; communicating effectively, engaging and motivating people; negotiation; influencing others; focusing on service; managing and improving processes; executing well; planning and organizing work. 


Leadership Capabilities

  • A collaborative partner who will nurture trusting relationships. Encourages the open exchange of ideas and respect for other points of view.  
  • A strategic leader who can establish long-term goals, achieve them, and deliver results. 
  • Forward-looking. Will seek opportunities to contribute and add value across the organization.  
  • A direct and transparent communicator. Knows how and when to keep others informed.  
  • An inclusive leader with a keen interest in developing diverse talent.  
  • A problem-solver who seeks to understand the underlying drivers of the results. 
  • Intellectually curious. Willing to ask questions and challenge assumptions.  
  • Executive presence. 

About Us

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