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Justin Gress

Director of Strategic Operations (COO), XL Catlin Canada & North America Construction

Justin joined XL Catlin in October 2013. Currently, Justin is responsible for Strategic Operations for XL Catlin Canada and North America Construction. In this dual role, he is charged with driving the overall operational plan, strategic initiatives, and execution with key focus on growing profitably and being well represented in the marketplace.

Previously, Justin was the Operations/Strategic Initiatives Leader for XL Catlin’s Distribution & Network Americas Team and Central Broker Management. He managed key consulting agreements in place and focused on building target account initiatives and broker strategy within the Americas. Justin additionally had the role of rolling out our sales/account management software both in the Americas and Europe.

Prior to XL Catlin, Justin had senior operations leader roles at CNA Insurance, including leading Specialty Lines Operations (a $2B in annual sales component of CNA). He has also worked as an insurance consultant for KPMG LLP, working with Fortune 1000 Insurers and Brokers on managing large scale IT, Audit, and Sales related projects. Justin started his career with General Electric Corporation, graduating from the Insurance Leadership Development Program, and being placed as a treaty reinsurance underwriter.

Justin is a proud graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing.