Management Team

Jeff Burt

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Somerset, Jeff was President of Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America and a member of the company’s Strategic Council. He joined the company in 2003 and led the company’s Financial Solutions business. Under his leadership, Hannover Re became an industry leader in the provision of...

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Brian Holland

Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to co-founding Somerset Re, Brian was Senior Vice President of the Life Solutions Group at Willis Re, a team responsible for building Willis Re’s entry into the life and annuity reinsurance marketplace. As Principal in the advisory firm Mann Conroy Eisenberg & Associates, Brian created risk management and sec...

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Christopher Smith

Head of Structured Reinsurance

Prior to joining Somerset, Chris was Global Head of Financial Solutions at SCOR Global Life Reinsurance in London, and prior to that Head of Group Corporate Finance (M&A) and Treasury at SCOR SE in Paris. Chris brings over 20 years of client-focused structured reinsurance in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe ...

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Clark Jeffries

Chief Investment Officer

Clark joined Somerset Re from Bank of America where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group within the Investment Banking Division. Clark was responsible for leading a variety of the firm’s relationships in the insurance and insurance services sectors and advised clients on many industry..

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Scott Selkirk

Chief Underwriting Officer

Scott was previously the Head of Pricing at Standard Life of Canada’s Bermuda Branch where he led the evaluation of all new reinsurance opportunities and was responsible for client relationship management.
As Vice President at ACE Tempest Life Re, Scott was involved in...

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Steve Robb

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen was previously EVP and Chief Financial Officer for AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA. In this role, he was responsible for all financial and actuarial matters, as well as the investment function of the company, and led a team of over 1,000 employees. In addition, he managed all Tax activities and...

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