Barry Zyskind joined AmTrust in 1998 and has held several leadership positions during his time with the company. Since May 2016 he has been Chairman of the board, adding to his roles as Chief Executive Officer and President that he has held since 2000.
Mr Zyskind began his professional career at Janney Montgomery Scott following his MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Barry Zyskind also holds key non-executive roles at Maiden Holdings and National General Holdings Corp.
Adam Karkowsky, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, join the company in March 2011 as Executive Vice President—Strategic Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Karkowsky also serves as an officer and director of several of AmTrust subsidiaries. Previously, Mr. Karkowsky served in various finance and strategy roles in the private equity and insurance industries, including as Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance Group, at AIG. He began his career as a corporate associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman following his graduation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999.
Max G. Caviet joined the Company in January 2003, and was President of AmTrust International Insurance Limited from 2003-2015, was Chief Executive Officer of AmTrust Europe, Ltd. from 2010-2015, and is now Chief Executive Officer of AmTrust International Limited. Mr. Caviet also serves as an officer and director of several of our subsidiaries. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Caviet was Engineering and Underwriting Manager with Trenwick International Limited. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Caviet was with Crowe Underwriting Agency Ltd. as its Engineering and Extended Warranty Underwriter. In 1982, Mr. Caviet joined CIGNA Insurance Company of North America (UK) Ltd. as a Senior Underwriter for Special Risks and was promoted to Engineering and Underwriting Manager. Between 1972 and 1982, Mr. Caviet was an underwriter and team leader, specializing in engineering risks, at British Engine Insurance Company.
Dan Hickey, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, joined AmTrust in July 2017. Mr. Hickey oversees the Company’s global underwriting activities, ensuring a consistent and disciplined underwriting approach that is aligned with the Company’s strategic objectives.
He was previously Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Business Development at AmTrust, in which he oversaw the Company’s business strategy planning and business development functions, identifying and managing key partner relationships, as well as organic business opportunities available to AmTrust throughout its global business platform.
Prior to joining AmTrust, Mr. Hickey served at PartnerRe, a global reinsurer, as Executive Vice President and Head of the Standard Lines business unit where he had executive leadership, strategic planning and underwriting responsibilities for the unit. Prior to PartnerRe, Mr. Hickey was at General Reinsurance Corporation, a provider of reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries, most recently in the role of President - North America Treaty Reinsurance.
Christopher M. Longo, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, joined the Company in 2001 and has been Chief Operating Officer since 2016 and Chief Information Officer since 2006. Previous to his employment with the Company, Mr. Longo performed a number of functions with Credit General Insurance Company including as a commercial lines underwriter, actuarial analyst and regulatory compliance officer.
David H. Saks, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, joined the Company in May 2009. From April 1999 to May 2009, Mr. Saks held a number of positions at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), an insurance company. His responsibilities included overseeing the legal aspects of all of AIG’s domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments. In addition, Mr. Saks was responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of AIG’s operations and systems, e-commerce, sourcing and real estate leasing. Mr. Saks began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he worked from December 1994 through March 1999.