Arch Capital Group Ltd. [NASDAQ: ACGL] today announced that Andrew Rippert has been named Chief Innovation and Strategic Investment Officer, reporting to ACGL President and CEO Marc Grandisson. Mr. Rippert joined Arch in 2010 and most recently served as CEO of the Global Mortgage Group for ACGL. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for pursuing innovative business models and developing a pipeline of creative products, services and untapped markets to deliver future revenue streams across all business lines. Mr. Rippert will continue to represent Arch in various government and trade associations.
David Gansberg succeeds Mr. Rippert as CEO, Global Mortgage Group. Mr. Gansberg joined ACGL in 2001 and most recently served as President and CEO of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (Arch MI). During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of that company from a startup to the largest private mortgage insurer in the United States. In his new role, Mr. Gansberg will oversee all of Archs mortgage insurance operations worldwide, including Arch MI.
Michael Schmeiser will become the new President and CEO of Arch MI, reporting to Mr. Gansberg. Mr. Schmeiser joined ACGL in 2017 following Archs acquisition of United Guaranty from AIG, where he held senior strategic roles. Most recently, he has served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Global Mortgage Group, reporting to Mr. Rippert. Mr. Schmeiser has nearly 20 years of strategy experience, primarily in financial services.
Mr. Ripperts new role recognizes the importance of innovation to the companys success, according to Mr. Grandisson. At Arch, we have always considered innovation a key part of expanding our business and meeting our customers needs. What has been accomplished in the Mortgage segment over the past few years, under Andrews leadership, has been amazing. By creating this new role, were tasking Andrew with developing the long-term future of the firm and determining how we will capitalize on the opportunities ahead of us.
Mr. Grandisson continued, This move is only possible because of the deep talent pool that exists in the Mortgage segment. David has been a key member of Archs leadership team since our founding in 2001 and has excelled in building and guiding Arch MI to its market leading position in the U.S. His promotion ensures the continuity of our strategy and approach to the business and provides him with new challenges and opportunities globally.
Mr. Rippert added, Growing the Mortgage Group from an idea to a unit that generated nearly $1 billion in profit for Arch in 2018 is an incredible source of pride for me. This new role will challenge my entrepreneurial spirit and help ensure the business Ive helped grow will exist for the next 30 years. I know the Mortgage Group is in great hands, and I look forward to working closely with both David and Michael, as well as other leaders across ACGL, to pursue growth opportunities.
Mr. Gansberg said, Michael Schmeiser has been a real asset since joining Arch. Ive enjoyed working with him and know that hes had a great opportunity to learn directly from Andrew. Hell bring that insight and a fresh perspective to Arch MI.
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company with approximately $11.17 billion in capital at December 31, 2018, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.
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