Profile
Wendell Oliver Ingraham
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Oliver Group: - Oliver & Associates, N.W., Ltd. Montana and Oliver & Associates, Ltd., New York
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, 1993 to date – Insurance Agent/Broker & Reinsurance Broker

  • Address:
    341 Wildrose Lane
    Bozeman, MONTANA 59715
  • Phone:
    406-587-2056
  • Fax:
    406-585-0495
  • Email:
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Automobile Underwriting, Casualty Underwriting, Directors and Officers Liability Underwriting, Excess of Loss Reinsurance Agreements, Facultative Certificates, Fidelity/Surety Underwriting, Homeowners Underwriting, Insurance Underwriting, Liability Underwriting, Marine and Inland Marine Underwriting, Medical Malpractice Underwriting, Miscellaneous Bonding Underwriting, Professional Liability Underwriting, Property Underwriting, Pro Rata / Quota Share Reinsurance Agreements, Workers Comp Underwriting, Actuarial, Audit / Records Inspection, Captives, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Financial Guarantees, Finite / Financial Reinsurance / Alternative Risk, Fronting Arrangements, Reinsurance Contract Wording, Surplus Relief Contracts
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Willis Faber North America, Inc. (formerly G.L. Hodson & Son, Inc.), New York, 1984-1993
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President – Teamleader/Broker – Production, Marketing, Service; Reinsurance Intermediary

  • Company:
    Barrett Treaty Corp. (Huntington, N.Y.), 1977-1984
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President/Underwriter – Production & Underwriting, Underwriting Manager

  • Company:
    American Re-Insurance Company New York, 1974-1977
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Chief Statistician Assistant Secretary-Underwriting/Statistical/Actuarial Dept.; Reinsurance Company

  • Company:
    General Reinsurance Corporation New York, 1971-1974
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Client Data Representative for both domestic and foreign treaty reinsurance accounts, – Reinsurance Company

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
  • Licensed Insurance Producer (agent/broker) all lines of business
  • Licensed Reinsurance Intermediary - all lines of business
  • Active Insurance/Reinsurance Intermediary Officer
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Economics
  • Masters of Business Administration- Economics
  • Commissioned Military Officer U.S. Army Reserve
  • Other Information:
  • Member of The Institute of Certified Financial Planners
  • President, Elected Official of the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District No. 363
  • Past ARIAS-U.S. Conference Faculty Member
  • Work Experience
    • Reinsurance Company: 7 years.
      Finance Department: 3 years. Client Data Representative - Domestic & Foreign Treaty Experience Analysis
      Actuarial Department: 4 years. Chief Statistician- Assistant Secretary
    • Insurance-related Firms: 37 years.
      Broker: 30 years. President & CEO, Senior Vice President , Production & Marketing
      TPA: 7 years. Reinsurance Underwriting Manager - Senior Vice President , Production & Underwriting
    Breakdown of Experience
    • Commercial Property
      10%
    • Excess/Surplus Lines
      10%
    • Commercial Liability
      10%
    • Workers' Compensation
      8%
    • Automobile Liability/Property
      7%
    • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
      5%
    • Product Liability
      5%
    • MGA/MGU
      5%
    • Catastrophes (Casualty)
      5%
    • Contract Wording
      5%
    • Personal Lines
      3%
    • Directors &, Officers
      3%
    • Fidelity &, Surety
      3%
    • Bad Faith/ECO
      3%
    • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
      3%
    • Catastrophes (Property)
      3%
    • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
      3%
    • Aviation
      3%
    • Asbestos
      2%
    • Accident & Health
      2%
    • Environmental/Pollution
      2%
    By Market
    • U.S. Market:
      70%
    • U.K. Market:
      10%
    • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
      10%
    • European Market:
      5%
    • Global Market:
      5%

    Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 20/80%
    Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 85/15%

    ARIAS Experience

    Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2009; October 2011

    ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2003

    Arbitration Experience

    Number of Arbitrations

    As an Arbitrator: 36

    As an Umpire: 14

    Arbitrator Experience
    Number of Arbitrations
    6
    Appointed as an arbitrator.
    7
    Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
    4
    Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
    1
    Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
    8
    Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
    10
    Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
    Umpire Experience
    Number of Arbitrations
    6
    Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
    8
    Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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