Profile
Peter A. Gentile
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Self-employed
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Offering services as Umpire, Party Appointed Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert Witness and Litigation Support Consultant to insurers and Reinsurers.

  • Address:
    7976 cranes pointe way
    West Palm Beach, FLORIDA 33412 United States
  • Phone:
    561-625-6075
  • Cell:
    203-246- 6091
  • Fax:
    203-966-7698 (call first)
  • Email:
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Casualty Underwriting, Liability Underwriting, Property Underwriting, Reinsurance Underwriting, Reinsurance Claims, Accounting, Audit / Records Inspection, Captives, Commutations, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Derivative Contracts, Credit Default Contracts, Financial Guarantees, Finite / Financial Reinsurance / Alternative Risk, Fronting Arrangements, Industry Loss Warranties, Insolvencies, Offshore / London Markets, Reinsurance Contract Wording, Surplus Relief Contracts
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    The Tillinghast business of Towers Perrin
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    National Director of Property and Casualty Business Development responsible for consulting with clients in the U.S. and Bermuda. Including consultation on Mergers and Acquisitiions, new business opportunities, evaluation of profitability of new lines of business, and complex claim evaluation.

  • Company:
    Gerling Global Reinsurance Group
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Founder, President, and; CEO of Gerling Global Financial Products responsible for Structuring, Underwriting and Marketing Properity and Casualty and Life reinsurance and structured products.
    Founder, President and CEO of Gerling Global International ReInsurance. Gerling center of Excellence for off-shore Re/ Insurance.

    Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Gerling Global Reinsurance Corporation America the flagship traditional reinsurer of the Gerling Group in America

  • Company:
    Swiss Reinsurance Group (Property & Casualty and Life Reinsurance)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President North American Reinsurance( n/k/a Swiss re in America)
    EVP and COO of Swiss Re Atrium;
    EVP and CFO of Atlantic International Reinsurance ( Life Reinsurance)
    EVP and COO of Western Atlantic Reinsurance ( Broker Market Reinsurance)
    EVP, COO and CFO of European International Reinsurance Corp (P &C; C Reinsurance)
    Responsible for structuring, underwriting and marketing long tail casualty and Property alternative risk reinsurance and life surplus relief reinsurance.

  • Company:
    KPMG / Peat Marwick ( Insurance, Property and Casualty Reinsurance and life Reinsurance)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    CPA,Partner and Leader of the Insurance Practice serving clients throughout the United States in both the accounting, audit and tax practice. Responsible for financial consulting to Property and Cauality Insurance Companies, Life Insurance Companies and both P & C and Life Reinsurers.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
    Certified Public Accountant, B.S. in Accounting/M.S in Taxation
  • Degrees:
    B.S. in Accounting, M.S In taxation
  • Designations:
    Certified ARIAS Umpire and Arbitrator, Member of the Board of directors of ARIAS, Member of the American Institute of CPAs,
    Retired Certified Public Account
Work Experience
  • Reinsurance Company: 17 years.
    Underwriting Department: 10 years. COO & Executive Vice President and head of reinsurance underwriting Property and Casualty Reinsurance and structured products
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 7 years. President and CEO of a Major US Reinsurer
  • Insurance-related Firms: 15 years.
    Consultant: 2 years. Director of Marketing and Property and Casualty Consulting , Tillinghast
    Auditing Firm: 13 years. Partner-KPMG , Audit and tax Department ( Northeast regional insurance practice leader)
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 17 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 17 years. Arbitrator, Umpire, expert witness, litigation support consultant
Breakdown of Experience
  • Life
    25%
  • Finite
    20%
  • Workers' Compensation
    5%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    5%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Construction Defects
    5%
  • Insolvencies
    4%
  • Asbestos
    4%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    4%
  • MGA/MGU
    3%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    2%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    2%
  • Commercial Liability
    2%
  • Financial Guarantee
    2%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    2%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    50%
  • U.K. Market:
    20%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    20%
  • European Market:
    10%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 30/70%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 80/20%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 2; February 2004, September 2004

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2010

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 6; Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2017

Other Approved Training:

Fall 2014 Educational Seminar - Faculty

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 23

As an Umpire: 36

As Employee Manager: 4

As Corporate Representative: 4

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
16
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
7
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
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
24
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
1
Acted as an umpire through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
10
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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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