U.S. Umbrella & Excess

Based in StarStone’s dedicated underwriting hubs across the U.S., our Umbrella and Excess team is headed by Linc Trimble, who has over 20 years’ experience in insurance having held several senior management positions, overseeing an array of products for both the U.S. domestic market and internationally.

Our experienced team of underwriters offer creative and flexible solutions and understand the need for fast, accurate response to all enquiries.

“We deliver a quick resolution, because we know that’s what wholesalers want. We respond to every submission, only ask relevant questions and promptly turn around competitive quotes. We want StarStone to be brokers’ only call.”

Linc Trimble, Senior Vice President, Head Of Excess Casualty


With minimal clearance issues or volume commitments, StarStone offers a range of umbrella, excess and retained limit products with up to $10 million capacity offered across a range of market segments including:

  • E&S Lead & Excess: placements for lighter E&S classes
  • Program: useful capacity solutions for MGA clients
  • Small: lower minimums/million and exceptional service
  • Mid-market: for insureds with up to $300 million in annual revenues

ESCAPE: Streamlining The Broker Experience

In September 2010 we unveiled our evolutionary online web portal to improve the online quote to bind process for select brokers in the U.S.


Linc Trimble
Executive Vice President,
Head of eCommerce, Head of U.S. Excess Casualty
+1 (201) 743 7751
Email Linc

Central / West Regions

Doris Pacelli
+1 (312) 873 7076
Email Doris

Scot Curtin
Senior Underwriter
+1 (312) 873 7086
Email Scot

Barb Habel
+1 (312) 873 7071
Email Barb

Carlos A. Ortiz
+1 (312) 873 7120
Email Carlos

North East Regions

Denise Capone
VP, Casualty
+1 201 743 7742
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Kamaldai Bello
+1 (201) 743 7787
Email Kamaldai

Kathy Basirico
+1 (201) 743 7757
Email Kathy

South East Region

Todd Dixon
+1 (551) 208 4537
Email Todd

Nicole Kessler
Senior Underwriter
+1 (404) 859 0730
Email Nicole

Nina Lim
Senior Underwriter
+1 (201) 743 7778
Email Nina

Hazel Stokes-Hunter
+1 (404) 821 0167
Email Hazel