Insurance Placement for the 21st Century
 

We understand your business because we’ve been in your business.

The Virtual MGA management team’s deep operational experience from previous roles as underwriters and brokers means our clients do not have to explain insurance to us. We understand underwriting and broking across a variety of lines of business.  Clients can therefore focus on how they want to deploy the VMGA platform to optimize their way of doing business. This is why two of the five largest coverholders in the Lloyd’s market who have their own internal development teams instead rely on Virtual MGA to manage their Lloyd’s book of business.

We are an organization focused solely on improving our clients’ effectiveness and efficiency in underwriting and distributing their products. The Virtual MGA platform is targeted at the underwriting and more specifically the contract binding authority market. The Virtual MGA senior management team is comprised of individuals with experience as line underwriters and program creators with some of the largest insurers, as well as producing brokers for global broking agencies. We understand the nuances of both sides of the transaction.

 

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London

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Austin

We are a located in both London and the US. Although our headquarters are in Austin, Texas (one of the largest technology centers in the US), by having locations in both London and the US, Virtual MGA is uniquely positioned to provide insight not only to the syndicate side of the transaction but also give real world experience about the expectations of the US coverholder market. While a major portion of the premium flowing across the VMGA platform is Lloyd’s business, Virtual MGA also has many programs and integrations with US domestics and is therefore knowledgeable about insurance transactions in both geographies.

 


Our Experience

  • Executive team with over 60 combined years in the insurance industry.
  • Senior management with more than 50 years of experience in the insurance technology space.
  • Direct experience as regional and national brokers.
  • Hands on underwriting experience.
  • Direct work experience with the Lloyd’s Market.
  • International experience throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

Our Executive Team

Jake Hampton
Jake’s experience ranges from underwriting specialty insurance for a global underwriter, production for several national insurance brokers, founding insurance technology firms, running US operations for an international insurance technology project, and providing strategic consulting services to insurance industry technology vendors.

Matt Young
Matt’s experience ranges from surety underwriting specialty for several of the largest surety companies, creating specialized insurance products for an industry captive, managing a direct writer commercial and personal lines agency, and participating on the management team for several insurance technology start-ups.

Julian Wait
Julian has worked globally to successfully deliver IT based insurance solutions, including leading enterprise software development/implementation & application support teams, managing 24x365 large-scale BPO operations, and delivering frameworks and tooling to enable best-in-class agile business solutions.

Brad Jerome
Brad has worked in all facets of IT from software development to infrastructure management, with an emphasis on IT operations and support, including management of software development teams, project management and large contract management for both Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller industry specific companies.