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Our team

A team of 40+ global legal, financial, and tax professionals* dedicated to underwriting unique risks.

Working closely with our clients, our experienced team is committed to providing a responsive underwriting process that provides certainty and is both cost effective and efficient. The mission of Ambridge is to provide customized solutions that are designed to insure a wide variety of risks and exposures which may otherwise prevent a transaction from being successfully completed.

*Ambridge and its affiliates

Leadership Team

Jesseman R. Pryor, III

Co-founder and CEO

Jess’s professional experience includes service at Gulf Insurance Group as a Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee where he had management oversight for the Management Liability Division and the Custom Products Division (which included Transactional and Custom Management Liability Insurance Products), and National Union Fire Insurance Company where he served in the Commercial Management Liability Division. Jess is a former trustee of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He received a B.A. from the College of Wooster.

Jeffrey D. Cowhey

Co-founder and President

Jeff’s professional experience includes service at Aon Financial Services Group where he served as Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee with management oversight of the East Coast region, and National Union Fire Insurance Company where he served as Vice President of the Commercial Management Liability Division. He received a B.S. from LaSalle College.

Timothy D. Kennedy

Chief Underwriting Officer

Tim’s professional experience includes four years of service at Gulf Insurance Group where he was Underwriting Manager in the unit underwriting Management Liability and Transaction Facilitation Insurance Products. Tim joined Ambridge in May 2001. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Kelly S. Holmes

Chief Legal Officer

Kelly’s professional experience includes service at Gulf Insurance Group where she had responsibility for all professional liability claims (NY), and Sedgwick, Detert, & Moran where she worked as an attorney in the insurance practice. Kelly received a B.A. from Daemen College and a J. D. from Catholic University of America.

Thomas Umstatter

Chief Operating Officer

Thomas has been with Ambridge since 2012 and has served as the Group Chief Operating Officer since 2016. Thomas began his career at Tullett Prebon where he worked on the U.S. Treasury desk. He then worked in the Derivative Product Group as a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Thomas received a B.S. from Siena College and an MBA from Fordham University.

Kim Gladney

Managing Director, North America

Kim joined Ambridge in 2006. Prior to Ambridge, Kim practiced labor and employment law in South Carolina. Kim received a B.B.A. from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Jack Sinchak

Underwriting Manager, Director – SME Business

Jack joined Ambridge in 2007. In 2015, Jack oversaw the launch of Ambridge’s SME initiative and leads a team within Ambridge with a primary focus on transactions with an enterprise value of $75 million and below. Jack received a B.A. from Dickinson College.

Christopher Graham

Underwriting Manager

Chris joined Ambridge in 2014. Prior to Ambridge, Chris worked in the Singapore office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, anti-bribery/anti-corruption and general corporate matters. He received a B.A. from the University of Vermont and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School.

Philip Z. Glorieux

Senior Underwriting Counsel – Healthcare and Intellectual Property

Phil’s professional experience includes six years in private practice counseling university medical centers and private equity clients in healthcare regulatory, professional liability, and transactional matters. Prior to joining Ambridge in 2016, Phil worked in the corporate and financial services group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He received a B.A. from Tulane University and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Jesseman R. Pryor, III

Co-founder and CEO

Jess’s professional experience includes service at Gulf Insurance Group as a Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee where he had management oversight for the Management Liability Division and the Custom Products Division (which included Transactional and Custom Management Liability Insurance Products), and National Union Fire Insurance Company where he served in the Commercial Management Liability Division. Jess is a former trustee of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He received a B.A. from the College of Wooster.

Jeffrey D. Cowhey

Co-founder and President

Jeff’s professional experience includes service at Aon Financial Services Group where he served as Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee with management oversight of the East Coast region, and National Union Fire Insurance Company where he served as Vice President of the Commercial Management Liability Division. He received a B.S. from LaSalle College.

Matthew Wilson

CEO Brit Global Specialty and Brit Group Deputy CEO

Matthew began his career in Lloyd's in 1988. He joined Brit Insurance in 1999 to start up the International Property Division. He was appointed as CEO of Brit Global Markets in May 2008 and became a member of the Executive Management Committee with effect from January 2009. He was appointed to the Boards of Brit Insurance Limited and Brit Syndicates Limited in November 2010 and was elected to the Board of the Lloyd’s Market Association in May 2011. He was appointed Group CEO of Brit Limited in 2017.

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