The Canadian Trisura Group is launching a new US surety platform and has named George James as chief underwriting officer to lead the company’s surety operations in the region.
According to Trisura, the launch of its US surety operations enables agents and brokers of the region to access a North American platform that includes Trisura’s Canadian operations – the third-largest surety provider in Canada. The platform will partner with a select agent and broker network, as well as provide custom solutions and experiences.
James has 25 years of surety experience, possessing “extensive market knowledge and deep-rooted relationships across the United States,” a release said. He served 14 years in executive leadership positions at International Fidelity Insurance Company (IFIC), including executive vice president and chief underwriting officer. James is also a former chair of the Commercial Surety Advisory Committee of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America.
“I’ve known George for 15 years,” said Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company president and CEO Chris Sekine. “His passion for the surety industry has allowed him to consistently deliver above-market results over his career.”
Sekine added that James understands the importance of building and strengthening relationships, and that he is committed to providing agents and brokers with an exceptional experience.
“I’m eager to see our US surety operation launch and grow under George’s leadership,” the CEO said.