Rachel Rossini becomes product manager for Cyber and Technology E&O, and Vern Suckerman becomes US head of Complex Accounts

AXA XL’s cyber business has announced the creation of two new roles and several regional underwriting management appointments.    

Rachel Rossini has assumed a new role as product manager for Cyber and Technology E&O, and Vern Suckerman is stepping into to the newly created role of US Head of Complex Accounts.

According to Jeremy Gittler, AXA XL’s head of cyber insurance in the Americas, “As digital threats grow more sophisticated and malicious, we keep enhancing our underwriting approach to help our clients manage cyber risks. These new roles will help us direct more focus on our growth strategy and find innovative ways to address our clients’ more complicated cyber & tech E&O risks.”   

Rossini joined AXA XL in 2018, most recently serving as Cyber Underwriting manager for AXA XL’s West Zone, out of Los Angeles.

Joining AXA in 2012, Suckerman has spent more than a decade helping build AXA XL’s cyber insurance business.  He is a graduate of Illinois State University, and he holds an RPLU designation.

“Our market leadership is the result of our strong bench of cyber underwriting talent,” noted Gittler. “As Rachel and Vern take on these new roles, we’re pleased to announce some well-earned regional management promotions and to welcome back a former team member.”   

  • Greg Chambers has been promoted to assume Suckerman’s former role as Underwriting Manager for AXA XL’s Central Zone.    
  • Adam Jaffer has rejoined AXA XL to assume the role of underwriting manager for AXA XL’s West Zone, assuming the role formerly held by Rossini.  Adam returned to AXA XL after a brief tenure with Corvus.  Adam previously spent five years with AXA XL’s cyber team.  He began his career as an IT technician before applying his IT knowledge to cyber underwriting.  He graduated from St. John’s University.
  • Erik Barnes has been promoted to Underwriting Manager for the Northeast.