Liberty Mutual Strengthens Operation Serving Middle Market Buyers and Brokers

Enhancements Include Adding a Dedicated Midsize Umbrella Team, a New Geographic Region based in Chicago, and a New Leader for the Northeast

BOSTON (April 29, 2020) – To better serve middle market businesses and the insurance brokers and agents who support them, Liberty Mutual’s National Insurance Middle Market operation recently made three strategic enhancements.

First, it embedded an umbrella underwriting team within its Middle Market operation. This makes it easier and faster to provide whole-account solutions for middle market brokers and buyers. Lisa Gentile, who is based in San Francisco and formerly served as Vice President of Excess Casualty at Travelers, leads the midsize umbrella underwriting team.

Second, Marcus Cooper joined Liberty Mutual and leads a new Midwest division that was created in an effort to better serve area middle market buyers and brokers. Cooper joined from Zurich, where he ran the company’s country-wide middle market operation. Cooper is based in Chicago and leads a team of regional underwriters.

Third, it appointed John Schwirtz to lead the Northeast division.  Schwirtz joined Liberty Mutual ten years ago and has held a number of important positions, most recently leading a team of Energy underwriters through Liberty’s expansion into the Houston market and the utility sector. Schwirtz is based in Boston.

“Liberty Mutual is committed to growing and leading in the midsize commercial insurance market,” said National Insurance Middle Market General Manager Matt Waters.  “These strategic investments will make us easier to do business with and strengthen the value we provide to our brokers and buyers.”


About Liberty Mutual Insurance
At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure. By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2019 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. As of December 31, 2019, we had $43.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

We employ over 45,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property.

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