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Leadership

Executives

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Ross Buchmueller

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ross Buchmueller

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ross Buchmueller is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies. His career spans more than 30 years and has been exclusively focused on the high net worth property & casualty insurance market. After spending more than a decade at The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Ross founded AIG Private Client Group and served as its president for more than six years before launching PURE in 2006.


He was a founder of the Private Risk Management Association (PRMA), and serves on its Board of Trustees. He has been recognized by EY as an Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, by The Family Wealth Report as Leading Individual in the wealth management industry in 2017, and by Best in Biz as the Gold winner for Best Executive in 2017. He holds a BA from Trinity College and served on the college’s Board of Fellows.

Jeff Paraschac

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Paraschac

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff is one of the three founders of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies. As EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Jeff is responsible for all financial, actuarial, product management and service operations. Prior to helping launch PURE in 2006, Jeff served in executive and strategic roles with AIG Private Client Group, Chubb & Son and Deloitte Consulting. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School and a BS from Fairfield University.

Martin Hartley

Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

Martin Hartley

Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

Martin is one of the three founders of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies. As President of Specialty Operations, Martin oversees a number of high growth operating businesses, which include PURE Programs, Haven Art Group and Watercraft. Martin previously oversaw all underwriting strategy and operations for PURE. Prior to helping launch PURE in 2006, Martin served as the Western Zone Executive for AIG Private Client Group and previously as Chief Underwriting Officer for the division. Before joining AIG, Martin served as UK and Ireland Underwriting Manager for Chubb Personal Lines. He began his career in insurance as a loss adjuster before joining Hiscox Syndicate 33 at Lloyd’s, where he underwrote fine art and high value homeowners and attended the Lloyd’s graduate training program. He holds a BS from the University of Wales.

Kevin Daley

President, West

Kevin Daley

President, West

Kevin is the President of Field Operations - West, at PURE Insurance. Prior to joining PURE, Kevin was a Managing Director, and Pacific South Partnership Leader for Marsh. He has been in the insurance industry for 20 years, and has held senior positions with both Chubb and AIG.

Kevin is a Board Member of the National Insurance Industry Council at the City of Hope and is involved in several pediatric cancer charities. Kevin is a graduate of Indiana University, and has a MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He and his wife Tracey have been married for 20 years and have three children.

The Daleys make their home in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Mark Galante

President & Chief Executive Officer, PURE Programs

Mark Galante

President & Chief Executive Officer, PURE Programs

Since joining PURE in 2011, Mark has served in a variety of leadership roles and has been an influential voice on the strategy of the company. In his current role, Mark oversees the execution of all zonal strategies focusing on business development and underwriting. Mark has more than two decades of experience in the property & casualty insurance industry, the majority of which has been spent in the high net worth segment. He began his career at Chubb & Son as a “trainee” and progressed into a variety of management roles in strategic marketing and field operations within the personal insurance business unit. He later served as Vice President for Personal Lines Marketing & Distribution at The Hanover Insurance Group prior to joining PURE, where he was elected into Worcester Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40”. Mark is a graduate of Gettysburg College and has an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Lindsay Holden

President, East

Lindsay Holden

President, East

Lindsay has 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, with more than a decade focusing specifically on the high net worth personal lines segment. Earlier in her career, Lindsay held business development roles on both the carrier and broker side. Currently as President of Field Operations in the Eastern half of the country, Lindsay is responsible for the leadership of the New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Florida businesses.

Lindsay is former chair and current member of the Women’s Leadership Council which drives numerous initiatives focused on the education and advancement of women at PURE. Lindsay currently lives outside of Boston with her husband Matt and their three children Henry, Frederick and Colette.

Jason Metzger

Senior Vice President, Head of Risk Management

Jason Metzger

Senior Vice President, Head of Risk Management

Jason leads PURE's Risk Management and Member Services initiatives focusing on member experience, loss prevention and coverage adequacy. He joined PURE in 2013 and has since served in a combination of strategic sales, distribution, and field operations leadership roles.  Prior to PURE, Jason spent a decade at Progressive in a variety of field leadership roles and started in the insurance industry as an analyst at Dun & Bradstreet. He serves on the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam Counties and the Board of Ridgefield Girls Softball. Jason holds a BA from Central College (IA) and an MBA from The University of Connecticut.


Katherine Richardson

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Katherine Richardson

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Katherine is responsible for developing core people strategies to build upon PURE’s workplace culture. She joined PURE in 2017 with extensive experience as a senior HR leader in the insurance industry, leading companies through times of extraordinary growth and change. She is passionate about workplace culture and creating an environment where employees can be successful and engaged. Katherine is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Business and History.

Mike Taylor

Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer

Mike Taylor

Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer

Mike joined PURE in June 2016 and leads our countrywide claims practice. During his 36-year insurance career, Mike has worked for a number of major insurance companies including Allstate, Hanover, CNA Property & Casualty and Palisades (a Plymouth Rock Company). Prior to joining PURE, he spent 16 years at AIG and was a founding member of AIG Private Client Group, where he was responsible for handling and managing all claims; before ending his career at AIG in 2016 as Global Accident & Health Claims Officer for Personal and Commercial lines of business. Mike holds a BA from Mount Allison University in Canada.