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Who is Private Insurance Services?
Private Insurance Services, the yachting industry’s premier insurance provider is uniquely positioned to place complex insurance solutions for our clients. Our industry experience, commitment to confidentiality, and access to world leading partners ensures optimal client protection.
John Gaffney has executive responsibility for products, sales, marketing, claims, and support functions across all lines of business. Prior to his position with Private Insurance Services, Mr. Gaffney led the yacht program at Marsh Private client services which specializes in providing customized recommendations for complex risk placements. Throughout his career he has developed an extensive network of yacht builders, yacht brokers, shipyards, and trusted advisors around the world that enable him the ability to provide clients with robust coverage solutions and exceptional service.
T. +1 954 955 8339
Senior Vice President
A fifth generation Floridian and growing up on a shipyard in Miami, Laura Sherrod was introduced to the marine industry at a very early age which led her to exploring opportunities in her family's yacht insurance business. The family business was acquired by Brown and Brown in 1995 and she was subsequently tasked with leading the newly formed Brown and Brown marine group. For over 30 years specializing in yacht placements and at Lloyd’s as a broker, she has built an extensive global network of partners that give her the ability to assist clients in structuring customized coverages for their vessels.
T. +1 954 802 7429
Hugo is an esteemed insurance professional with more than a decade of experience. Hugo has worked with many large insurance firms including AXA and Steamship Mutual managing worldwide yacht portfolios. He quickly moved through the ranks to become syndicate manager. His experience, management skills, attention to detail and devotion to client service are key to his role with Private Insurance services. Hugo is based in Antibes and speaks French, English, Spanish and Italian.
T. +33 (0) 6 71 30 98 68
Director of USA Underwriting
An Alabama native and staunch supporter of “Roll Tide”, Jake Hill's entire career has been in insurance with his prior appointment culminating as the Senior Vice President of one of the largest specialty marine agencies in the US. He has led key initiatives in consolidation, redesign, and organizational restructuring across large marine insurance programs. He is well regarded within the industry and has an innate ability to quickly build rapport with clients and maintains a client first mentality. Jake is designated as a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) along with being an active member at the Church at Brookhills.
T. +1 205 215 9382
Lauderdale Marine Center, West Yard
2015 SW 20th Street, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 USA
+1 954 320 7533
14 Avenue de Verdun
Antibes, 06600 France
+33 (0) 4 92 90 90 21
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