Group Leadership

Group Leadership

Naveen Anand

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Naveen Anand was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in September 2014.  Mr. Anand has over 25 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry with significant underwriting experience in specialty commercial lines.

Jeffrey R. Passmore, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Jeffrey R. Passmore has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since April 2019, and previously served as Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Business Development for the Company. Mr. Passmore has over 25 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry.  He is a certified public accountant licensed in Texas.

Ken Krissinger, FCAS, MAAA

Chief Actuary

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Ken Krissinger was named the Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary of the Company in 2017.  Mr. Krissinger has over 35 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry.  He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  Mr. Krissinger is a member of the Company’s Underwriting Committee.

Tarek N. Timol

Chief Information Officer & Head of Operations

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Tarek N. Timol has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Group Head of Operations for the Company since October 2015. Mr. Timol has over 20 years of experience in managing the complex IT and application development requirements of financial and insurance operations.

Charles Stauber

Chief Claims Officer

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Charles Stauber has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer of the Company since on April 2016. Mr. Stauber has over 30 years of extensive domestic and international experience in managing and resolving complex specialty claims within the property and casualty insurance industry. Mr. Stauber is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA), a member of the National Structure Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) and a Member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDDC).

David Miller

SVP, Head of Human Resources

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David Miller was named a Vice President of the Company effective January 2015. For over 20 years, he has held executive management human resource positions within several banking and investment institutions such as T. Rowe Price and Citigroup.

David Webb

SVP, Corporate Development & Strategy

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David Webb joined Hallmark in 2018 with responsibility for executing the company’s strategic objectives, including product development and growth, ceded reinsurance, programs, and marketing.  His previous roles include reinsurance, underwriting, finance and capital markets.  Mr. Webb holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from Wake Forest University, and is a CFA charterholder.

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Elena Banfi

VP, Group Counsel & Compliance

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Elena Banfi was named Vice President – Group Corporate Counsel and Compliance of the Company in November 2018. In this role, she oversees the legal and compliance functions of the company and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Hallmark, she held in-house roles in the insurance industry and the specialty financing sector and served as an attorney advisor for a government entity. Early in her career she worked in higher education and was an adjunct professor at two local universities. Ms. Banfi received an LL.M from Syracuse University, College of Law, and is a graduate of UCSC, Milan. She is fluent in English and Italian.