Richmond office

Travis Pearson ASLI
tpearson@markelcorp.com                     
Richmond, Virginia

Travis serves as the Director of Markel Cambridge Alliance. He joined Markel as Underwriting Manager for Markel Cambridge Alliance in December, 2009. Prior to joining Markel Cambridge Alliance, Travis was with Chubb, where he was a Senior Underwriting Officer for Financial Institutions.
Greg Severinghaus ARM, ASLI
gseveringhaus@markelcorp.com                     
Richmond, VA

Greg serves as Marketing Manager and Underwriter Markel Cambridge Alliance and has been with Markel since February 2011. Prior to Markel, Greg has over 10 years of Financial Services experience, an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Puget Sound and an MBA from William & Mary. Greg has significant business experience with American Funds, Paychex, MassMutual, and a third party 401k administrator.
Jay Morris 
jaymorris@markelcorp.com                     
Richmond, Virginia

Jay has been an Underwriter for Markel Cambridge Alliance since September 2001. Jay is also adjunct professor of economics at Champlain College in Burlington where he teaches micro/macro economics and has also taught statistics and personal finance.
Trent Williams
trwilliams@markelcorp.com                     
Richmond, Virginia

Trent has been an Underwriter for Markel Cambride Alliance since November 2009. Prior to joining Markel Cambridge Alliance, Trent was with Travelers, where he was an Underwriter for Investment Advisors, Funds, and Private Equity risks.

Darren Hertell
dhertell@markelcorp.com
Richmond, VA

Darren joined Markel Cambridge Alliance in August of 2013 as an Underwriter with over 15 years of financial services experience. Prior to Markel, he spent 7 years working for a broker dealer, and spent 3 years on a credit trading desk running P&L for credit default swap portfolios.

Clemence Lecomte
clecomte@markelcorp.com                     
Richmond, VA

Clemence has been the Underwriting Assistant for Markel Cambridge Alliance since December 2012. Clemence graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, studying International Relations and Business Administration. 
Sampson Townes
stownes@markelcorp.com                     
Richmond, VA

Sampson joined Markel Cambridge alliance as an Underwriting Technician in 2012. Sampson graduated with a B.S. from Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Alex Martin                                        
Richmond, Virginia

Alex has been with Markel since 2006. He joined Markel Cambridge Alliance in 2009 and now serves as Managing Director of Markel Specialty Commercial. Prior to joining Markel, Alex spent five years at a private investment bank working in mergers and acquisitions. 

 

 

Vermont office

Bayard "Bud" Bigelow, III     
bbigelow@markelcorp.com                     
Burlington, Vermont

Bud served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Markel Cambridge Alliance from our inception until 2012. He now serves as Chairman Emeritus. Bud is the author of several articles on professional liability insurance and loss prevention. Bud is also a frequent speaker at financial industry events.
Lisa Johnson RPLU, ASLI, CDFA
lijohnson@markelcorp.com                     
Burlington, Vermont

Lisa has been an Underwriter for Markel Cambridge Alliance since August 2008. Prior to joining Markel Cambridge Alliance, Lisa was with Willis, where she managed professional liability risk retention groups.
Cynthia Johnson 
cyjohnson@markelcorp.com                     
Burlington, Vermont

Cynthia has been an Underwriter for Markel Cambridge Alliance since June 2005. She has worked her entire career in the property/casualty insurance industry in Claims, Operations and Human Resources. She holds a Certificate in General Insurance, an Associate in Claim designation, and an Associate in Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America.
Julie Robbins 
jrobbins@markelcorp.com                     
Burlington, Vermont

Julie joined us as an Underwriting Assistant in 2003, and has proved to be a quick study! Julie was promoted to underwriter in 2009. Julie graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Vermont.
Nancy B. Bigelow 
Burlington, Vermont

Nancy serves as Consulting Underwriter for Markel Cambridge Alliance. Nancy has more than 20 years of experience as an underwriter, and was responsible for all Underwriting at Markel Cambridge Alliance until 2010.

C. Anthony "Tony" Bougere 
Burlington, Vermont

Tony has been Senior Vice President Marketing of Markel Cambridge Alliance for 10 years. Tony attends many RIA-related tradeshows and conferences throughout the year in order to stay in tune with the needs of our clients.

Milt Beard 
Burlington, Vermont

Milt is Senior Underwriter for Markel Cambridge Alliance. Milt’s strong financial background makes him one of our most knowledgeable underwriters. Prior to joining Markel Cambridge Alliance, he held positions in investment banking, corporate lending, and mutual fund oversight.