BMS Re strengthens MGA business ProLink Solutions with six hires

9 May 2024 — Daniela GHETU

BMS Re, the specialty reinsurance arm of the global broking group BMS, announced the appointment of six new hires to its dedicated MGA business, ProLink Solutions (“ProLink”). Previously, the ProLink team consisted of 15 individuals. The current appointments are increasing the team's capacity to support raising demand for their expertise.

The hires include one executive vice president, Alicia Santocki, two senior vice presidents, Scott Fields and Stephanie Fick, two assistant vice presidents, Colin Curran, and Charles Ill, with Cora Cruz joining the team as an executive assistant. Additionally, Brenda Martinez-Cox, assistant vice president, is being promoted to technical broker.

Founded within BMS Re in mid-2023, ProLink Solutions has rapidly become one of the largest brokers in the programs sector. ProLink’s reach now encompasses programs worth nearly USD 6 billion of premium across more than 50 insurance carrier relationships. Among MGAs/MGUs, ProLink works with 20 of the largest programs and more than 80 program managers.

Santocki joins ProLink having previously been a partner and managing director of GMG assurance and vice chair of the data privacy team at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. Fields joins having previously worked as managing director of a captive management company in Atlanta, resuming his reinsurance career at ProLink Solutions. Fick most recently worked as a VP senior treaty underwriter at Swiss Re. Curran joins the team from Berkley Asset Protection, Cruz joins from ScotiaBank Equity Capital Markets, and Ill joins from Aon. Martinez-Cox is promoted to technical broker having joined BMS Re in January 2024 from Biberk Insurance Company.

Desmond Bonhan, managing director, BMS Re Prolink Solutions, said: “With these appointments the team at ProLink Solutions goes from 15 to 21 people, a great marker of how much we have been able to expand in a year. The new appointments bring a mixture of fresh talent and industry experience which will strengthen the team in all areas, supporting our clients as demand continues to grow, and build on the excellent platform ProLink has developed so far.”

John Speckman, managing director, BMS Re Prolink Solutions, said: “The substantial growth of the ProLink Solutions team is propelled by demand, showcasing our swift expansion and prominent position we’ve achieved in the programs space within just a year of inception. Desmond and I are delighted to be welcoming our new colleagues and the expertise and capability they will provide to our clients and partners.”
 

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