THE TEAM

Bill Jewett

Obsidian will be led by William Jewett, Chief Executive Officer, who has over 35 years of industry focused on building and managing insurance and reinsurance companies. His most recent executive position within the industry was with Bermuda-based Insurer and Reinsurer Endurance Specialty, where he was President and  a Member of the Board of Directors.

Craig Rappaport

Craig Rappaport is the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Obsidian.  He has over 20 years of industry experience focused on building and managing program focused insurance companies.  Prior to Obsidian, he was the COO of Specialty Property & Casualty for the Hanover Insurance Group where he led a specialty program division as well as an E&S business.  He was also an original founding team member of AIX Group, a private equity funded program insurance company. 

Emily Canelo

Emily Canelo is the Chief Legal Counsel of Obsidian.  She is a seasoned attorney with broad and deep experience in legal, regulatory, claims and transactional work in the fields of insurance and reinsurance. Prior to joining Obsidian, Emily served as Chief Counsel and Executive Vice President for the Worldwide Reinsurance and Insurance segments of Endurance Services Ltd., the service company for Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd.

Dan Larkin

Dan Larkin is the Chief Underwriting Officer of Obsidian.  He has over 25 years in the insurance industry, and most recently served with Allianz as Northeast Zone Midcorp Program Director. Prior to that he was with Partner Re for 18 years, where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Programs.