SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (Dec 7, 2017) – Coalition, the cyber risk solution that combines insurance and cybersecurity to protect small to midsize businesses, announced today two key hires to provide insurance brokers and insureds with the best coverage and service. Shawn Ram joins as Head of Insurance and Catherine Lyle joins as Claims Lead.
Prior to joining Coalition, Ram led the Technology Industry Practices at Aon Risk Solutions and at Crystal & Company. Lyle joins from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions where she led cyber claims.
Coalition offers cyber insurance products that are issued and supported by the financial strength of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Argo Group. Through Coalition’s online platform, insurance brokers can generate and bind a quote in minutes, and provide clients with access to cybersecurity apps that help them detect, contain, and recover from a data breach.
“Shawn was one of our first hires. As a former senior executive in the brokerage industry, Shawn has been instrumental in helping Coalition develop insurance coverage and services that meet the needs of brokers and policyholders,” said Joshua Motta, CEO of Coalition. “Shawn is an innovator in an industry that is historically slow to embrace change. His entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, and desire to always do things better align with Coalition’s mission to solve cyber risk, as well as our culture.”
Ram is a technology and cyber insurance leader. At Aon Risk Solutions and later at Crystal & Company, he was responsible for the growth, brokerage, product development, and service of technology customers. Ram has managed client relationships of Fortune 100 and middle market clients for more than a decade. He is recognized as an industry thought leader on topics such as cyber liability, patent infringement, and other technology risks and was named one of Business Insurance’s 2013 40 under 40 Broker Leaders.
“Helping companies recover and making them whole again is a core part of our mission. How a claim is handled can be as important as the outcome,” said Motta. “Catherine brings a wealth of experience to our customers having managed cyber claims for many of the world’s largest corporations during her tenure at Swiss Re. She will be an invaluable partner to our brokers and insureds.”
Lyle has extensive experience in helping companies respond to breaches, and resulting litigation and class actions. In addition to leading cyber claims for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Lyle also created and led Swiss Re's Cyber Expert Claims Network which is a global team experienced in cyber insurance and technology, media, and telecommunications insurance in markets most significant to Swiss Re and its clients. She is a frequent speaker and author regarding cyber law and claims. Her prior roles include Adjunct Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, attorney for General Electric, and Assistant Attorney General for The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lyle is a member of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Colorado Bar Associations.
Read more about why Shawn Ram joined Coalition.
Coalition, Inc., the cyber risk solution from Joshua Motta and John Hering, combines comprehensive insurance and proprietary security tools to help businesses manage and mitigate cyber threats. Founded in March 2017 and headquartered in San Francisco, its proprietary apps provide automated alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance and recommendations, benchmarking and ongoing monitoring tools to help businesses remain resilient in the face of cyber risk. Coalition provides companies with up to $10M of insurance coverage backed by A+/A rated insurers Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Argo Group, and is currently available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about Coalition, visit www.thecoalition.com or follow us on Twitter @SolveCyberRisk.