E & S
Commercial P&C underwriting manager
Despite growing up in a “claims world” where both of his parents worked in the claims business, Topher Fylak initially knew very little about the insurance industry. But after he was selected to attend a formal underwriter training program, Fylak quickly became fascinated with the industry and E&S underwriting. Today, he leads a team of 11 underwriters and assistants who underwrite commercial E&S business for more than 20 MGAs in the Southeast region. Since taking the helm, Fylak has increased his unit’s staff to support premium growth of more than 27% while reducing loss ratios by more than four points, leading to his team to score in the 92nd percentile for engagement in the Nationwide organization.
A former attendee of NAPSLO School and the AAMGA Under Forty Organization Leadership Education Program, Fylak pays it forward by mentoring new associates in the field. “I enjoy the development of associates by continuing to be a mentor for new underwriters and being asked to facilitate training classes and participate in interview panels for different internal leadership programs,” he says.
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