Vesttoo Appoints Reinsurance and ILS Expert Julia Henderson as Its Chief Commercial Officer

New central role begins strategic reorganization of commercial strategy to strengthen the rapidly-growing business Ms. Henderson is joining the Vesttoo team after having served on the company’s Advisory Board. She has 18 years of experience in reinsurance at the highest levels and was named one of the Most Influential Women in Re/Insurance by Intelligent Insurer Magazine.
September 11, 2022
Vesttoo Appoints Reinsurance and ILS Expert Julia Henderson as Its Chief Commercial Officer
Vesttoo Appoints Reinsurance and ILS Expert Julia Henderson as Its Chief Commercial Officer

TEL AVIV, Israel, 12.9.22 -- Vesttoo, a leading insurance risk transfer platform, today announced that it had hired well-known portfolio manager and risk strategist Julia Henderson as its Chief Commercial Officer. In this new central role, Ms. Henderson will oversee the commercial strategy and the growth of the business, including sales and business development, marketing, and revenue operations.

As part of its strategic reorganization, Vesttoo has been exploring new roles for several key executives in order to maximize the impact of their experience and relationships.

"Julia knows the reinsurance industry inside and out, and there can be no one more fitting to bring Vesttoo’s vision to fruition," said Yaniv Bertele, CEO and co-founder of Vesttoo. "Our advisory board has already benefited much from her knowledge and experience, and now she is stepping into a more active leadership role in Vesttoo, in which she will lead business growth and strengthen our momentum going forward as we expand globally."

Ms. Henderson has worked in the reinsurance sector since 2004. She has been highly regarded as a prominent figure in the industry, having held executive roles at PartnerRe, Brit Insurance, Peak Capital, and Stable. She holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Vesttoo as a CCO, Ms. Henderson served as a member of Vesttoo’s advisory board, as well as the President and Head of Portfolio Management at Stable.

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As Vesttoo’s CCO, Ms. Henderson will take a leading role in ensuring the company reaches its goals while strengthening the relationships between its various departments and its clients.

"Vesttoo is providing new streams of reinsurance capacity when the industry needs it most," said Vesttoo Chief Commercial Officer Julia Henderson. "Vesttoo’s solutions are already increasing the flow of capital from the capital markets to the insurance markets. I have been an active proponent of enabling and smoothing this process since I began my career, and Vesttoo’s technology and platform are the ultimate articulation of this flow. I am very excited to be a part of this talented team."

Vesttoo has actively expanded its operations since the beginning of the year, announcing a presence in London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Seoul, and most recently, Tokyo, in addition to its established bases in Tel Aviv and New York. The company leverages its proprietary AI, its expert team of data scientists, and insurance and finance professionals to build insurance-linked investment products that connect these two essential markets. It provides insurers with additional sources of capacity and investors with access to investment opportunities uncorrelated to the capital markets, offering a sustainable vision for the future of the industry.

NOTE: Vesttoo executives, including Julia Henderson, will be attending the 2022 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous and are available for interviews

About Vesttoo

Vesttoo connects the insurance industry and the capital markets by combining AI-powered technology with expertise in data science, insurance, and finance, so that insurers have the capacity they need, and investors have opportunities to diversify with uncorrelated, low-volatility insurance-linked assets. Among the company’s partners are well-established global insurers, financial institutions, and large multinational brokers.

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