Our Board

Executive Directors

CHAIRMAN, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GROUP CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER

Before establishing Fidelis, Richard was the driving force behind Lancashire, founding the company in 2005 and acting as CEO until April 2014. Lancashire’s innovative and rigorous underwriting approach meant it consistently outperformed its insurance peers. Richard’s insurance career began in 1984 at Posgate and Denby Managing Agency, and since then has included spells at Syndicate 488, Charman Underwriting – where he was the main underwriter – Tarquin Underwriting from 1991 to 1998, and Ascot Underwriting Agency, where he was a non-executive board member.

GROUP CHIEF RISK OFFICER & GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Charlie joined Fidelis in 2015 and brings over three decades of broking and underwriting experience.  Charlie was previously at Lancashire where he was Chief Risk Officer with responsibility for the group’s enterprise risk management. He started at Lancashire at its launch in 2005, and his roles there also included Chief Underwriting Officer of the Bermuda entity and Group Underwriting Operations Director. Prior to 2005 he held a number of roles with brokers and MGAs in London, the USA and Mexico. Charlie is a member of the Executive Committee.

Non-Executive Directors

Faris is a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equities Department at The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Since joining in 2014, Faris has been involved in a number of ADIA investments in the financial and business services sectors. Prior to joining ADIA, Faris worked in the corporate development and investment banking groups at UBS. Faris holds a Master in Finance from ETH Zurich and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Richard has been a partner of Crestview Partners since 2005 and is a member of their Investment Committee. He is also the head of Crestview’s financial services strategy. Prior to Crestview, Richard served as president of the Bank of America Asset Management Group from March 2001 until December 2004. At Bank of America, Richard was responsible for all wealth and asset management activities and oversaw approximately $400 billion in assets under management. He was also a member of Bank of America’s operating committee. Prior to Bank of America, Richard retired from Morgan Stanley where he served as Chairman and CEO of the international private client group. His 26‐year career at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter included roles as president of individual asset management and co‐president of Dean Witter & Company, Inc. and Chairman of Discover Card. He was also a member of the Morgan Stanley management committee. Richard has served as Chairman of the board of the NASDAQ Stock Market and vice Chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Richard received a B.A. from San Diego State University, which he attended on a tennis scholarship.

Cathy is Vice President of Investments at the St David’s Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to providing and supporting non‐profit health related programmes in the US, including the largest scholarship program in Texas for aspiring health professionals, and the largest mobile dental program in the country. Cathy joined the St David’s Foundation in December 2015. Prior to her role at the Foundation, Cathy was UTIMCO’s (University of Texas Investment Management Company) President and Deputy CIO retiring in August of 2014. At UTIMCO she was responsible for investment oversight of $30 billion in investment assets in addition to the management of public equity, fixed income and hedge fund investments. Her employment with the organisation dates back to April of 1991 when she joined the U.T. System Office of Asset Management, the predecessor to UTIMCO. Previous to joining U.T. System, Cathy practiced in the area of public accounting for 15 years. She has a B.Sc. degree in accounting and is a CPA.

Kamil is a partner of CVC Capital Partners since January 2020 and is responsible for CVC Strategic Opportunities in the Americas. Prior to that Kamil was the Co-Head of the Financial Services Group for CVC. Before joining CVC, Kamil worked for DLJ Merchant Banking Partners where he served as a Partner and Member of the Management Committee. Prior to joining DLJMB, Kamil worked in DLJ’s Leveraged Finance Group and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners. He received a BSc from Georgetown University, an MBA from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Kamil is admitted to practise law in New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC.

Mr. Schaen joined Pine Brook in August 2010 and is a partner on the financial services investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Schaen represents Pine Brook as a board director of Clear Blue Financial Holdings LLC and Syndicate Holdings Corp, in addition to Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited.

Before joining Pine Brook, Mr. Schaen was with Lightyear Capital, a middle-market private equity investor in financial services, where he was a senior associate specializing in executing and monitoring investments in the financial services industry. Before joining Lightyear Capital, Mr. Schaen was an investment banking analyst in the Global Power Group at Citigroup.

Mr. Schaen holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

William is Deputy Executive Chairman of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings. Prior to joining Randall & Quilter, he was a managing partner and co-founder of Pine Brook Partners, responsible for managing Pine Brook’s financial services investing activities. He was also a member of Pine Brook’s Management and Investment Committees.

 

William has 30 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Pine Brook, he was with the Cypress Group from its inception in 1994 until 2006, managing its financial services and healthcare investing activities. Before joining the Cypress Group, William worked in the Merchant Banking Group at Lehman Brothers. He has served on the boards of directors of over 20 companies, including eight publicly traded corporations. William is currently a member of The University of Chicago Polsky Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Board and the Private Equity Council.

 

William holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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