OneBeacon Technology Welcomes David Chavez & Jason Gitlitz

We’re pleased to welcome two new members to our Technology team—David Chavez and Jason Gitlitz.

David joins us as our Information Technology Solutions™ (ITS) Product Manager, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the team. Based out of San Francisco, David is an Attorney by trade, specializing in cyber-related issues for small and mid-size companies. David has managed data breach response efforts, co-written a leading cyber policy, and underwritten scores of technology accounts.   Prior to joining OneBeacon, David held senior roles at Berkley Life Sciences and Hiscox. David can be reached at

Jason joins our New England regional technology underwriting team, based out of Boston. With experience as both an agent and an underwriter, Jason brings well-rounded capabilities to the team. Prior to joining OneBeacon, Jason was an underwriter at CNA in their healthcare facilities unit.  Jason can be reached at

Welcome to OneBeacon, David and Jason!

Welcome New Grads: Anders & Brian

This week we’re welcoming back past interns that are now joining us full time!

Please welcome back Anders Beyer and Brian Machalek.

Anders Beyer is an Actuarial Trainee out of the Plymouth office, and is from Hudson, WI. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a major in actuarial sciences. He says that OneBeacon makes him feel welcome, and he likes that the “office gives a perfect small company feel while still having advantages of a big company”. When asked if he could go anywhere in the world, he says he would go to Brazil or Argentina to watch a soccer game. The last television show Anders watched was a high school football drama called All-American on Netflix. Interestingly, Anders middle name is Thor. His dad gave the name after being inspired by a man named Thor who built a raft and sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands on an expedition deemed Kon-Tiki.

Brian Machalek is an Underwriting Trainee in Financial Institutions out of the New York office, and is from Fresh Meadows, Queens NY. Machalek graduated from the St. John’s University with a degree in risk management and insurance. He looks forward to putting his classroom knowledge to the real world test. Having interned with OneBeacon last summer, he’s confident that his classroom knowledge combined with the skills he learned in his internship will allow him to become a successful underwriter. He says that one of the main factors that attracted him to OneBeacon was “the willingness of employees, including the corporate leadership team, to spend time getting to know, and offering advice to, new employees/interns”. The last book he read was Make Your Bed by Admiral William H McRaven. When asked if he could go anywhere in the world, he says he would go to Ireland. If shipwrecked on a deserted island, he would bring his dogs, and his phone to listen to music.

Welcome back Anders and Brian! We’re excited to have you.

Consent Phishing: Cyber Criminals Want More Than Your Password

The use of cloud collaboration apps such as Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams, has grown dramatically over the past several months. As a result, application-based cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. Capabilities inherent in applications are being used to gain unauthorized access to people’s data.

Read more about this emerging risk on our TechRisk Blog >>

Accident & Health Attends Health Rosetta Summit: Relocalizing Health

A long-time partner of Health Rosetta, Christy Vago, Julie Bobak and Jeff Utoft of our Specialty Health division is participating in their virtual summit this week. This three day conference is devoted to educating employers, advisors and local communities about proven, transparent ways to improve healthcare for employees. As always, we’re excited to be a part of the event and hearing about innovative healthcare solutions. Be sure to join us in our virtual booth! To learn more about the event and Health Rosetta, click here. And check out this sneak peek to what we’ll be showcasing in our booth.