Our Leadership

President and CEO

As President and CEO, Adam Sills oversees business operations for CapSpecialty. Previously, Adam served as Head of Specialty Underwriting at CapSpecialty where he was responsible for the production and profitability of the company’s underwriting operations, as well as Marketing and Distribution. Adam has presented at many national conferences including RIMS, PLUS, the McAfee Security conference and the Georgetown Law Cybersecurity Law Institute. Adam joined CapSpecialty in 2013 and brings over 15 years of experience to his role as Head of Specialty Underwriting. Adam is based in our New York, NY office.

[email protected] | 212.561.5158

Chief Underwriting and Risk Officer

Todd Burrick is responsible for CapSpecialty’s portfolio management, technical underwriting and risk management and oversees the actuarial pricing and reserving functions. Todd has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and joined CapSpecialty in 2013. Prior to his current role, Todd was the Head of Actuarial for CapSpecialty. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President covering North American pricing functions. Todd received a JD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

[email protected] | 860.494.4964

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Ryan Byrnes oversees financial operations and is responsible for producing accurate and timely financial results and projections for the directors and officers of CapSpecialty. Prior to joining in 2019, Ryan worked at investment management firms as an analyst covering North American insurance. Ryan is based in our Hartford, CT office and brings over 15 years’ experience to CapSpecialty.

[email protected] | 860.494.4999

Chief Claims Officer – Specialty & Surety

As Chief Claims Officer – Specialty & Surety, Alona Croteau oversees the handling of claims for various lines of business, including Healthcare, Professional Liability and Surety. Alona joined CapSpecialty in 2018 with extensive experience in the management of claims across a variety of product lines, including medical professional liability, miscellaneous professional liability, management liability, general liability, subrogation and surety. Prior to her work in the insurance industry, Alona spent four years in private practice at a law firm specializing in the areas of surety and fidelity law. Alona brings her years of experience in the legal and insurance industries to her role at CapSpecialty and is based in our Hartford, CT office.

[email protected]  |  860.494.4988

Chief Marketing & Engagement Officer

As Chief Marketing & Engagement Officer, Lynne Fletcher manages all of the marketing and distribution operations across all lines of business along with human resources and administration services for CapSpecialty. Based in our Hartford, CT office, Lynne has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Before joining CapSpecialty in 2016, she has held various senior level business development and marketing roles.

[email protected] | 860.494.4911

Chief Claims Officer – Property & Casualty

As Chief Claims Officer – Property & Casualty, Mary Haefer oversees the handling of claims for the Property & Casualty division including P&C Binding Authority, Construction and Environmental claims.  Prior to joining CapSpecialty in 2010, Mary held various claims positions increasing in responsibility and spent several years in private legal practice focusing on insurance defense. Mary also completed a federal judicial clerkship.  Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University and received her JD from Marquette University School of Law.

[email protected]  |  608.829.4826

Chief Compliance Officer

As Chief Compliance Officer, Melanie Wilhelm is responsible for managing regulatory and corporate compliance for CapSpecialty. Melanie joined CapSpecialty in 2016 and has over 25 years of compliance experience. Prior to joining CapSpecialty, Melanie held senior level compliance roles at several commercial and specialty insurance companies.

[email protected] | 860.494.4951

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