Leadership team profiles

Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Senior Vice President , Chubb; President, Combined Insurance
Mr. Bennett is responsible for management and growth of Combined Insurance. He joined the company in 2012 after more than 17 years with AIG. Working primarily in Asia, he started with the company in Thailand and was responsible for agency growth and development. His most recent position was Chief Operating Officer and Head of Distribution for Chartis Companies Japan. Prior to his time at AIG, Mr. Bennett spent nine years with Allstate Insurance Company.

Montell Taylor

Montell Taylor

Senior Vice President, Claims
Mr. Taylor is responsible for the strategic and operational execution of the Accident, Health & Life claim organization. Appointed Senior Vice President at Combined Insurance in 2015, he previously worked at Travelers Insurance for more than 20 years where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Business Insurance Operations, Claim Center Vice President, and Vice President of Customer Experience – Claim Marketing.

Dean Demos

Dean Demos

Chief Information Officer
Mr. Demos joined Combined Insurance in 2001 bringing with him more than 30 years of project management, governance, business analysis and systems development experience in information technology with Aon CSG, CNA, Ameritech and Amoco/BP. In his current role, Mr. Demos is responsible for governance and controls, systems stabilization and management and the customer and agent self-service system.

Barbara Halverson

Barbara Halverson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Mrs. Halverson is responsible for developing and applying programs and processes around talent management, recruiting and compensation and leads the human resources team to facilitate and execute general HR activities. She joined Combined Insurance in 2012 bringing with her nearly 20 years of experience in human resources spanning compensation, corporate communication, talent management, succession planning, change management, recruiting, organizational design and performance management. Prior to Combined Insurance, Barbara spent more than 11 years with CNA in a variety of HR roles and also worked for Chicago Title and Trust and Prime Capital Holding.

Sadaf Siddiqui

Sadaf Siddiqui

General Counsel
Ms. Siddiqui is responsible for all legal and compliance matters for Combined Insurance. She joined the legal department of Chubb Life Insurance Company of Canada in 2012, providing legal and regulatory counsel to Chubb Life and the Canadian branch of Combined Insurance. A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York State bar, Ms. Siddiqui has almost 20 years of progressive responsibility in the financial services sector with a concentration in the life, accident and health insurance industry, both in her prior roles with a prominent Canadian life insurance company and a multinational special risk carrier.

Alex Faynberg

Alex Faynberg

Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary
Mr. Faynberg joined Combined Insurance from Liberty Mutual where he was most recently VP and Head of A&H Products. Under his leadership, Liberty established a startup A&H operation with focus on portfolio management, risk and marketing analysis, and coordination of capital management and reserving.  Prior to Liberty Mutual, he had progressive career paths at AIG and New York Life. At AIG, he helped to build A&H presence in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Middle East.

Miriam Connole

Miriam Connole

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Connole is responsible for the Financial Operations in the United States and Canada. She joined Combined Insurance in January 2016 and brings 16 years of experience in broad technical and commercial roles in the insurance industry as well as strong leadership capabilities. Ms. Connole was the Chubb European Financial Controller in 2006-2009 and had a progressive international career with AIG, RSA Insurance, and Friends of Life Group before returning to Chubb.  Ms. Connole also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Burford Capital Ltd.

 

Doug Abercrombie

Doug Abercrombie

Senior Vice President, Chief Agency Officer
Mr. Abercrombie has more than 30 years of experience with Combined Insurance. Beginning his career as a sales agent, he quickly moved into various leadership positions and progressed into building sales teams in Ohio, Texas, and throughout the western U.S. In 2007, Mr. Abercrombie was named Director, National Strategy and then SVP, East National Sales Manager. In August of 2012, he was promoted to SVP for the South/SE zone, a position he held until being promoted into his current position as SVP, Chief Agency Officer. In this role, Mr. Abercrombie is responsible for U.S. sales strategy, talent management, and market development and growth.

Chris Martin

Chris Martin

President, Worksite Solutions
Mr. Martin joined Combined Insurance in June 2011 bringing with him nearly 20 years of experience in management and development of worksite-style businesses including 17 years with Trustmark, a life and health insurer and employee benefits provider. In addition to his extensive experience, Mr. Martin holds a bachelor’s of economics from Yale University and a master’s of management in marketing and organization behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About Combined Insurance

Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual and group supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. We are committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand.

With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, we have an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, are one of Ward’s Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies, and were named a Top Military Friendly® Employer in 2017 by G.I. Jobs – marking the fifth consecutive year we have been named a Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer.

Whether you’re a family working with a local Combined Insurance agent, a business working with our Worksite Solutions account executives or an independent agent or broker offering our products as part of your portfolio, you can expect personalized service and products that offer protection for the unexpected.

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