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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.

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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.

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Katherine Richardson

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Katherine Richardson

Executive 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.

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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.

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Kevin Daley

President, Field Operations West

Kevin Daley

President, Field Operations 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.

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Lindsay Holden

President, Field Operations East

Lindsay Holden

President, Field Operations 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.

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Jason Metzger

Senior Vice President, Head of Underwriting & Risk Management

Jason Metzger

Senior Vice President, Head of Underwriting & Risk Management

Jason leads PURE's Risk Management and Underwriting 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.

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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.

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Katie Krum

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Katie Krum

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Katie first joined PURE in February 2006 and led the marketing efforts related to the launch of the PURE brand before leaving to develop her skills with a number of big brands including Nickelodeon, Marriott and UnderArmour. Most recently, before returning to PURE, she led the digital innovation team at the global PR firm, Weber Shandwick.

Katie’s focus as a marketer has been on developing content, harnessing the power of community and creating digital consumer experiences. In 2019, Katie was recognized by PR Week as part of their “40 under 40” program for emerging stars in marketing. Katie received her undergraduate degree at Princeton and a Masters in Integrated Marketing from NYU. In her free time, she and her husband, Harry, enjoy hiking and playing trains and reading books with their 3-year-old son, Crosby.

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Dave Logan

Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Dave Logan

Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Dave joined PURE in 2020 as the Chief Risk Officer. He is responsible for ERM and capital management activities, including reinsurance, capital modeling, catastrophe modeling and PURE's risk management framework. Dave is also the Chairman of PURE Specialty Exchange, the non-admitted carrier within the PURE Group.

Dave spent the first 20 years of his career in the reinsurance brokerage business, most recently with Guy Carpenter as a managing director. He holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and the Associate in Reinsurance designation.

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Kristen Vicino

Senior Vice President, Head of Service

Kristen Vicino

Senior Vice President, Head of Service

Kristen Vicino is Senior Vice President, Head of Service for PURE Insurance. In this role, Kristen leads a group of dedicated professionals who strive every day to provide exceptional service to PURE’s members and brokers across a variety of areas. Kristen also serves as executive sponsor of the PURE United employee resource group, which aims to promote allyship and inclusion across the company. She joined PURE in 2019 as part of the Claims team and has been in her current role since 2021.

Prior to joining PURE, Kristen held leadership roles in several functions at Liberty Mutual, including claims, strategy and innovation, and distribution. Kristen has a BS in Business Administration from Babson College, and an MBA from Boston College. She lives in Boston with her husband and two children, where she serves as chair of the board of trustees of Ellis Early Learning, an early education non-profit.

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Matt Schreibeis

Senior Vice President, Head of Member Experience

Matt Schreibeis

Senior Vice President, Head of Member Experience

Matt is Senior Vice President, Head of Member Experience for PURE Insurance. In his role, Matt leads multiple initiatives to deliver valuable and efficient experiences to the membership. Matt and his team proactively seek feedback from the member community and work internally with all functions to continuously improve member experiences through new technologies and enhanced processes.

Prior to PURE, Matt was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting LLP focused on the Financial Services industry. He spent 10 years leading project teams focused on large-scale integration, customer experience, and operating model designs. Matt holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University.

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Shannon Bowes

Senior Vice President, Head of Product

Shannon Bowes

Senior Vice President, Head of Product

Shannon Bowes joined PURE in February 2020 as Senior Vice President, Head of Product and brings with her over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry in product strategy, analytics, operations and distribution. In her current role, Shannon is focused on delivering creative product solutions for the membership and maintaining the overall health of the book. Shannon is a graduate of Miami University with a degree in Literature.