About Us

 

Gregory Douglas
Gregory Douglas
President

Greg Douglas is responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Berkley Program Specialists. Greg has been in the (re)insurance industry since 1982, with assignments in Bermuda and London.

Greg earned his BA in Economics and Political Science at Iowa State University, Ames, IA. He began his career at General Reinsurance as a Casualty Facultative Underwriter and has worked at Continental Insurance, AIG and NAC / XL Re.

Email: gdouglas@berkleyre.com

Michael Anello
Mike Anello
Sr. Vice President, Equine

Mike Anello is Senior Vice President of Berkley Equine & Cattle. He is responsible for managing the underwriting and distribution of the Equine & Cattle Program. The Berkley Equine & Cattle products are distributed through a select network of independent agents that specialize in equine and bovine markets.

Mike earned a B.A. degree from Rutgers University. He has been underwriting equine/cattle mortality, equine farms, equine liability and associated property and liability coverages for thirty-five years. Prior to joining BPS in 2003, Mike managed equine/livestock programs for American Bankers Insurance Company and General Star.

Email: manello@berkleyequine.com

Jackie Bourret
Jackie Bourret
Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer

Ms. Bourret joined Berkley Program Specialists as Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer in June 2015. Prior to joining BPS she was Senior Vice President with MarketScout in Dallas Texas from August 2013 to June 2015. At MarketScout, Jackie launched and led the Property Casualty MGA operation.

Jackie worked at Argo Group US in a number of capacities. From November 2008 to August 2013 as Vice President she launched and led the $35M Program Division within Commercial Specialty. While at Argo Group US Ms Bourret attended the Wharton Executive Development Program in 2007. From March 2003 to November 2008 Ms. Bourret was the Vice President at Trident Insurance Services, Argo Group’s wholly owned MGA for public entity and public schools. She was the Regional Manager for Argo’s Group US’ Program’s Division specializing in Workers Compensation for small employers from 2001 to 2003.

Ms. Bourret was also at Kemper Insurance Companies in a number of Underwriting and Management roles. She started her insurance career with Travelers Insurance Companies as an Underwriter trainee. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University.

Email: jbourret@berkley-ps.com

Julius M. Colangelo
Julius M. Colangelo
Sr. Vice President, I.T.

With over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and over 20 years of experience in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry, Julius Colangelo heads up the Information Technology department for Berkley Program Specialists. In this role he performs due diligence on potential business partners, creates systems that support BPS' business goals and insures a reliable infrastructure is in place.

Email: jcolangelo@berkleyprogramspecialists.com

Spencer Coyle
Spencer Coyle, ACAS, MAAA
Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary

Spencer Coyle oversees the pricing and reserving activities for Berkley Program Specialists. He has over 25 years experience in the Actuarial field covering personal and commercial lines with roles for both insurance and reinsurance companies. He has been working in the programs space for Berkley since 2003. Spencer earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Penn State University and is also an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Email: scoyle@wrberkley.com

Cass Davis
Cass Davis
SVP, Chief Claims Officer, Claims

Cass Davis is responsible for managing all aspects of program claims from strategic direction to operational excellence, quality management and analytics. With extensive corporate and insurance carrier experience that includes working for Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Davis’ claims knowledge spans both commercial and personal insurance as well as multiple product lines. Mr. Davis offers 24 years of claims experience in the insurance industry including program claims management, complex litigation management, auditing and TPA administration.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Illinois University.

Email: cadavis@berkley-ps.com

Mike Greville
Michael Greville
Vice President & Business Development Officer

Michael Greville is tasked with overseeing the new business strategy for Berkley Program Specialists, managing prospective program administrator relationships nationwide, as well as engaging with key industry groups such as Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA), Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) and Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). Michael's additional responsibilities include leading the business development team in identifying program opportunities and increasing the company’s profile within the Program Administrator community.

Michael joined Berkley Program Specialists with over 27 years of insurance experience that spans sales/distribution, program management, MGA leadership, consulting and underwriting. Prior to Berkley Program Specialists he worked for QBE, Munich Re, AIG, and was the principal of a Seattle based MGA. Michael holds Certified Programs Leader and Certified Sales Executive designations and was a decorated member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Email: mgreville@berkley-ps.com

Kevin P. Novak
Kevin P. Novak
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Kevin holds a BA in Marketing (1999) and an MBA in Finance (2007) both from North Central College. He joined Berkley Program Specialists in January 2001 and has spent the last 16 years in various Finance and Operations positions. He was appointed CFO in May, 2012 and his most recent responsibilities include the addition of Chief Administrative Officers which was appointed in February, 2017. Prior experience includes 3 years at Allstate Insurance where he held various finance and planning positions.

Email: knovak@berkley-ps.com