U.S. Umbrella & Excess

Based in StarStone’s dedicated underwriting hubs across the U.S., our Umbrella and Excess team is headed by Todd Dixon, who has over 25 years’ experience in insurance having held positions in both underwriting & brokerage, mostly recently as SVP, Southeast Regional Manager for StarStone US Excess Casualty.

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.”

Todd Dixon, Head of U.S. 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 $500 million in annual revenues

The StarStone Advantage
  • Insured revenue size up to $500 million
  • Admitted and non-admitted paper in 50 states
  • Field-based, experienced underwriting staff
  • Low, medium and light E&S classes
  • Wholesale-only distribution

Escape: Award-Winning Technology Platform
  • Launched in 2010
  • $5 million capacity
  • Insured revenue size up to $15 million
  • Two-time Celent Model Insurer award-winning technology
  • Clear to policy issuance in under five minutes
  • Live Chat-enabled dedicate Escape Underwriters
  • Low and medium classes
  • Wholesale-only distribution


Todd Dixon
SVP, Head of U.S. Casualty
+1 (551) 208 4537
Email Todd

Midwest / West Regions

Barb Habel
VP, Midwest/West Regional Manager
+1 (312) 873 7071
Email Barb

Adam Beans
Senior Underwriter
+1 (312) 873 7104
Email Adam

Melissa Royston
+1 (312) 502-5869
Email Melissa

Sarah Bryant
+1 (201) 543-7320
Email Sarah

North East Regions

Denise Capone
SVP, Casualty
+1 (201) 743 7742
Email Denise

Kathy Basirico
Senior Underwriter
+1 (201) 743 7757
Email Kathy

Kamaldai Bello
Senior Underwriter
+1 (201) 743 7787
Email Kamaldai

South East Region

Nicole Kessler
SVP, Southern Regional Manager
+1 (404) 859 0730
Email Nicole

Blake Holman
+1 (470) 630 2259
Email Blake


Meghan Flaherty
AVP, US Excess Casualty Claims
+1 (201) 743 7713
Email Meghan

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