By combining our experience and passion in complex construction risk products, together with our analytical approach to underwriting and claims, our team can help our brokers and customers achieve their own ambitions. You'll find direct contact details for our whole team below, making it easy for you to trade with us.
Annika Roney is a managing director at Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters, responsible for overseeing a team of Risk Analysts that are leveraging geographical information systems (GIS), CAT modeling and other advanced technologies in order to drive underwriting decisions.
She joined Rokstone CRU in April 2019. Prior to this, Annika had been underwriting commercial construction and renovation projects.
Outside of work, Annika enjoys hiking and biking with her family, but can also be found traveling back to her hometown in Germany.
“I saw this opportunity as a way to contribute to a forward-thinking company and sharpen my skills amidst the organisation’s progressive work culture.”
Colton Kovar is a risk engineer at Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters, responsible for reviewing construction drawings/Geotech reports, and coordinating project inspections with outside vendors and developers.
He joined Rokstone CRU in March 2021, having previously been a civil engineer for a consulting firm in Austin, Texas.
Outside of work Colton is an avid bowhunter and the majority of his weekends in autumn hunting about an hour north west of Austin.
“Joining Rokstone CRU seemed like a unique opportunity to see a completely different side of the development/construction industry that I was familiar with, while still utilising all the knowledge I had gained as a design engineer for commercial and MF developments.”
Donald Stewart is vice president of Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters, responsible for underwriting excellence.
He joined Rokstone CRU in April 2019, having worked in the insurance industry since 1987. In this time he has worked for AIG, Zurich, and Reliance National, all in roles related to construction underwriting.
Outside of work, Donald enjoys playing golf, reading, kayaking and hiking.
“I love working for Rokstone mostly because I’m given a lot of freedom to make an impact on our underwriting results.”
Hailey Wingfield is an underwriter assistant at Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters, supporting the underwriters through the policy management processes.
She joined Rokstone CRU in April 2021, having previously been an associate analyst and trader at Richard P. Slaughter Associates. Before that she attended Texas State University.
Outside of work, most of Hailey’s time is spent with friends and family.
“I joined the company because the culture seemed like a good fit and I was eager to be a part of the company’s growing success.”
Jasmin Schumer is an underwriter and head of policy administration at Rokstone Underwriting Managers Miami. Jasmin has responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations and underwriting of property and construction reinsurance placements.
She joined the group in October 2019 having previously worked as a realtor associate. She performs a pivotal role within the underwriting area of the platform, working closely with London-based portfolio managers and Rokstone distribution sources.
Jasmin has extensive experience in the private and commercial property and construction sector, including real estate, financial and reinsurance, utilising her knowledge and experience of property construction types, risk management and assessments. She has worked closely with her US colleagues to develop the US underwriting platform.
Since joining the group in 2019 Jon has managed company-wide loss prevention efforts and designed and implemented a loss prevention inspection program, with a deficiency follow-up.
Jon brings significant expertise to the group, having spent 40 years as a Fire Protection Engineer.
Previous firms include Technical Risk Underwriters, Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering, Sunland Fire Protection, Industrial Risk Insurers, and COPE Associates Loss Prevention Engineering, where he was the founder and CEO.
Director of Finance and Compliance
Michael Simone is president of Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters.
He joined the group in January 2019 and has over 25 years of experience in underwriting general liability, automobile and workers' compensation coverages for major insurance carriers with a specialisation on large complex construction programs throughout the US.
Michael joined Rokstone CRU from AXA-XL where he served as vice president - underwriting manager, directly responsible for the North East and Western regions operating out of the New York office.
Michael has held a New Jersey property and casualty brokers license since 2003, earned a bachelor of science degree in communications from St John’s University in 1995, and has had construction risk and insurance specialist (CRIS) designation since 2011.
Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer
Michael Souery is the chief strategy & analytics officer of Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters.
He joined the group in January 2019, and has over 30 years of experience leading large-scale business transformations to help organisations become more competitive through data-driven analytics.
Prior to joining Rokstone, Michael was chief analytics officer and COO of Technical Risk Underwriters, where he architected the Builders’ Risk underwriting system along with a platform to manage carrier aggregate capacity and portfolio management. Previously, he held leadership positions at GE Capital, Fannie Mae and IBM.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Pilla is the chief executive officer of Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters.
He joined the group in November 2018, having previously worked in senior positions for a range of companies. He was CEO at Technical Risk Underwriters, CUO at OnPoint Underwriting and CUO at MGA Britt Paulk Insurance.
Mike has been on the vanguard of finding technology to prevent losses at construction sites and has developed deep client and broker relationships focused on developing standards and methodologies to reduce both attiritional and large claims.
Mike's specialty knowledge includes; large construction and engineered risks, named wind, critical quake and flood underwriting; large wood frame underwriting and prevention, building MGU's from the ground up, acquisition turn arounds, commercial hull and liabilities, inland marine and ocean marine underwriting.
Senior Vice President/Head of Claims
Richard Isgard is a partner and senior vice president/head of claims at Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters, responsible for handling legal issues, drafting and negotiating agreements, and working together with underwriting to create policies and endorsements.
He joined Rokstone CRU at its inception in January 2019. He is an attorney and has handled and managed construction claims for 35 years – 20 years as outside counsel and 15 years on the insurer side.
Outside of work, Richard has many interests, including sand sculpture, tennis, painting, gardening and collecting vintage tools.
“We created Rokstone CRU to provide better products and services to the construction industry. It’s the people at Rokstone who make the difference. Everyone truly cares about each other, the capacity partners and most of all the customers.”
Sierra Kelley is an underwriting assistant at Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters, responsible for supporting underwriters through the policy management process.
She joined Rokstone CRU in February 2021 having previously worked in finance, specifically retirement and sales.
Outside of work, Sierra loves to be outdoors. You will most likely catch her hammocking with a good book by the lake or taking her dogs for walks along the trails
“I was excited to join the company because I felt my skills would be well suited for the role and I saw an opportunity as a way to be able to contribute to a fast-moving company and industry. I actually enjoy going to my job every day. I love a little bit of everything – the research, the communication with others, learning new things constantly, and my co-workers.”
Sydney Souery is an underwriting assistant at Rokstone Construction Risk Underwriters, responsible for supporting underwriters through the policy management process.
She joined Rokstone CRU in April 2021. Prior to this she was an elementary school art teacher.
Outside of work, Sydney’s hobbies include creating art and hiking with her dog.
“I needed a change of pace work wise, I was excited to join the company and learn about the industry. I love being on the opposite end of teaching and now learning instead.”