5 Walking People

Fusion Specialty adds a partner, Goldberg Segalla hires for its payroll practice and Vida Capital announces the addition of a structured credit specialist in this edition of People on the Move.

Ebele Ebonwu Added to Goldberg Segalla’s Employee Compensation Group

Many Ebonwu, lawyer, Goldberg Segalla

Goldberg Segalla announced that Ebele Ebonwu has joined the payroll team at its Baltimore office.

Ebonwu focuses his practice on advising and defending employers, insurers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters. They are involved in all aspects of the workers’ compensation process, from inception to settlement.

Ebonwu draws on his background in complex litigation, competition, and arbitration cases, including cases involving labor disputes, product liability, civil rights, torts, unfair practices, and money laundering claims.

Prior to going private, Ebonwu gained experience as a student attorney at Baltimore’s Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, assisting pro bono clients assigned by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, conducting client interviews, preparing bankruptcy documents and other appeals, and making court appearances as a judge. . first representative.

Ebonwu earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, his master’s degree from Bowie State University, and his JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Pamela Derksen joins NFP

NFP, a property and casualty broker, benefits advisor, wealth manager and retirement advisor, has announced the hiring of Pamela Derksen as the deputy director of NFP Canada.

In this role, Derksen will implement corporate policies and procedures and represent NFP to Canadian regulators. Derksen will report to NFP’s Suzanne Spradley, vice president, executive vice president, executive assistant.

“I am delighted to welcome Pam to NFP and our growing team in Canada,” said Spradley.

Pamela Derksen, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, NFP

“Pam has a proven ability to interpret complex legal issues and analyze emerging and current regulations in the insurance industry. She will be of great help to our clients who will benefit from knowing that we continue to conduct our business in a compliant and fair manner.”

Derksen joins NFP from Cowan Insurance Group, where he served as vice president, insurance relations, Personal and Commercial. Prior to that, he was vice president, operations, Broker Policy and Administration Systems, for Financial Insurance. In total, Derksen brings 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, from commercial underwriting in western Canada to various leadership positions with organizations with large national carriers.

In addition to earning his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Calgary and a Certificate in Executive Leadership from McMaster University,

Derksen holds both the Chartered Insurance Professional and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional designations from the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta. He is a board member of the Oxford-Elgin Child and Youth Center.

Dave Ashton Taken by Holmes Murphy

Holmes Murphy has announced that it has hired Dave Ashton as its chief information officer.

Prior to joining Holmes Murphy, Ashton was CEO of Principal Trust Company for Principal Hong Kong, where he oversaw the overall management of Principal Hong Kong’s corporate portfolio, providing retirement and long-term savings solutions. Prior to that, Ashton was vice president and chief communications officer at Principal International.

Dave Ashton, chief information officer, Holmes Murphy

“Dave is a strategic partner and communicator with a passion for driving growth through innovative technology and customer insight,” said Dan Keough, chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy. “Dave’s extensive knowledge will help transform our company, and we are excited to have him join the team.”

Ashton will be responsible for leading the IT team to implement and support technology that will help Holmes Murphy provide customer service in a cost-effective manner. He will also be a member of the Holmes Murphy Enterprise Services Management Team.

Vida Capital Adds Matthew Roesler to the Fold

Vida Capital, Inc., a firm of RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners, has announced that Matthew Roesler has joined the firm as managing director, Structured Credit.

Roesler will be in New York and report to Peter Polanskyj, head of fixed income. In this role, Roesler will work closely with Polanskyj in supporting the financial aspects of the company.

“I am delighted to welcome Matt to our firm and believe his experience will make him a valuable addition to the team. In his previous roles, he has demonstrated a proven ability to deliver sustainable and tangible risk-adjusted value,” said Polanskyj.

“We believe his network and experience with peers, institutional investors and financial advisors will help improve value for our stakeholders and partners. We look forward to expanding his focus on proactively managing the financial aspects of all credit.”

Roesler is a former partner and project manager at Apollo Global Management where he was responsible for developing debt financing, solutions, and financing, as well as fundraising. He was also a voting member of Apollo’s debt securities investment committee that oversees all CLO, ABS and esoteric corporate structured investments.

Previously, Roesler was a director at Citigroup on the Credit Correlation desk where he was responsible for overall risk management and capital formation and trading. Prior to Citigroup, he began his career at Deutsche Bank in various investment management and fixed income chairs.

Fusion Specialty Hires Richard Liu

Fusion Specialty, a global insurance M&A specialist for small to mid-sized businesses, has added Richard Liu as a Fusion Americas partner following a series of recent business announcements. Liu will assume his role immediately and will report to Brian Hayes, managing partner.

Richard Liu, partner, Fusion Americas

Liu brings legal, returns and underwriting to Fusion Americas, having worked in the M&A market.

He joined AXA XL where he served as Vice President, M&A. Prior to this, Liu was vice president at Atlantic Global Risk having previously worked at KPMG within their M&A Tax group.

Dan Reynolds is the managing editor of Risk & Insurance. He can be reached at [email protected]