Kingstone Executive Team

 

Chairman of the Board

Barry Goldstein

Mr. Goldstein joined the Kingstone Insurance Company Board of Directors in 2005 and was elected as its Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee in January 2006. In 2008 he was elected to serve as our Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Goldstein serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kingstone Companies, Inc., parent of Kingstone Insurance Company. Mr. Goldstein received his B.A. and M.B.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo.

President

Dale Thatcher

 

Mr. Thatcher founded Atherstone Partners, LLC in 2016.  Atherstone is a consulting practice providing clients with support in the areas of capital standards setting, insurance operations, finance department organization and reengineering.  

Prior to forming Atherstone, Mr. Thatcher was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Selective Insurance Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Property and Casualty insurance company with main operations in the eastern and midwestern U.S.  He had responsibility for Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations, Investment Operations, Reinsurance, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Corporate Communications, Contracts and Procurement, and Tax.

Prior to joining Selective in 2000, he worked with Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, where he was chief accounting officer and director of Investor Relations. He has a broad background in all aspects of property and casualty finance, including capital structure planning, investments, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, tax strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory negotiations.

Mr. Thatcher graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and a Chartered Life Underwriter. Mr. Thatcher is a member of the American Institute and Ohio Societies of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters.

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Vice President and CFO

Victor Brodsky

     Mr. Brodsky was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Kingstone Companies, Inc. in July 2009 and serves as its Principal Financial Officer for SEC purposes, after serving as Chief Accounting Officer since 2007. Mr. Brodsky’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, financings, registration statements and SEC reporting as well as executive management. Prior to joining Kingstone, he served in various senior management capacities. Mr. Brodsky spent 16 years at the CPA firm of Michael & Adest in New York. Mr. Brodsky earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1981, with a major in accounting and is currently a licensed CPA in New York.

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary

Ben Walden

Ben was hired as Kingstone’s Chief Actuary in December 2013. He has nearly 30 years of actuarial experience in a wide variety of roles, including positions at large multi-line carriers, start-ups, actuarial consulting firms, and smaller regional carriers. Most of Ben’s career has been focused on personal lines insurance. Prior to joining Kingstone, Ben was the Chief Actuary for Interboro Insurance Company, where he focused on the New York Homeowners and Auto insurance markets. As Executive Vice President since 2017, Ben is responsible for the management of the underwriting and IT units, as well as actuarial functions including reserving, pricing, and product development.  Ben also acts as the Company’s Chief Information Security Officer.

Ben is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University.

 

Treasurer

Karl Houseknecht

Karl serves on the Board of Kingstone Insurance Company, and has been with the company since 2002 in several management roles including Chief Financial Officer.  His twenty five years of insurance industry experience includes management in Reinsurance Accounting at Liberty Regional Agency Markets (Peerless) in Keene NH and both Reinsurance Accounting/Administration and Statutory Reporting at Frontier Insurance Group in Rock Hill, NY.  He began his career in the industry with Colonial Indemnity and Colonial Cooperative Insurance Companies, serving first as a Statutory Accountant, and advancing to Accounting Supervisor. 

Karl received his BS degree in Accounting from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, and has earned the designation of Associate in Reinsurance (ARe). He is an active member of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA) of the Northeast.

 

Secretary and General Counsel

Thomas G. Seccia, Jr.

Thom joined Kingstone Insurance Company in 2008 and serves as its Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and General Manager.  He also serves as a Director for Kingstone Insurance Company, Chairman of its Nominating Committee and as a Director for the Underwriters Rating Board.  Furthermore, he serves as Assistant Secretary for Kingstone Companies, Inc. and is a member of the New York Insurance Association Legal Committee.

His prior employment includes 14 years with a New York based property casualty insurance company, serving the company’s various regulatory, reinsurance and risk management needs.  In addition, he spent four years litigating with insurance defense firms in New York City and on Long Island. 

Thom was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Nassau County.  He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and received a BA from the University of Richmond in 1989.  He earned a JD from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2004.  He holds CPCU, AIC, AU, ARM, ARe, AIS, ARC, AIM, AIT, API, AAI, AMIM, and ACP insurance designations.  He was admitted to the NYS Bar and the USDC for the Eastern and Southern Districts of NY in 2004 and is a NYS Notary Public. 

 

SVP, Head of Business Development

David Delaney

David joined Kingstone in April of 2016. In this new role, David is responsible for the design and execution of initiatives for expansion into new states. David’s focus is on developing new products, developing new policy administration system solutions, and generating new distribution opportunities to facilitate Kingstone’s controlled growth beyond New York State. 

Prior to joining Kingstone, David was the Global Head of Catastrophe Risk Management at AIG’s Consumer Lines division. He was responsible for leading strategic initiatives for improving data capture, developing rate adequacy tools, portfolio analytics, and executing reinsurance and risk management strategies. David also worked within the Reinsurance Broker community, as well as, working for Risk Management Solutions (RMS), an industry leader in Catastrophe Modeling solutions. 

David holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned a Six Sigma greenbelt shortly after college while at General Electric, and he maintains a New York State P&C producers license. He was recognized as a Reactions Magazine “Insurance Industry Top 50 Rising Star” in 2014.

 

Vice President of Claims

Jeanette Lobosco

Jeanette joined Kingstone in 2014 with over twenty five years of experience in the insurance industry focusing on claim and risk management.  She has progressively held greater responsibilities at a number of national insurance companies before joining Kingstone.  She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, a certified Paralegal and a Senior Claims Law Associate.  Additionally, she is a licensed Property & Casualty adjuster in numerous states nationally and a Property & Casualty broker in New York and New Jersey.