USQRisk Appoints Director of Marketing and Business Development for Desq


International MGA USQRisk has appointed Lael Chappell as director of marketing and business development for Desq.

Desq is a specialized acceleration platform created to enable entrepreneurial underwriters to launch and manage their own MGAs.

Chappell has extensive experience in underwriting, leveraging strategic partnerships and driving industry change, all of which will play a key role in his new role at Desq.

In a press release, USQRisk said that with Desq, Chappell plans to strengthen a hands-on approach to advancing a broader impact on the insurance industry. By leveraging the technology and adapting it to the needs of underwriters, Chappell hopes to inspire specialist underwriters to leverage their expertise and exploit the opportunity to create their own GAs.

Prior to joining USQRisk, Chappell served as director of insurance distribution for Attune Insurance, now Coalition Inc.

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“I am excited to join Desq at the start of its growth. The accelerator has incredible potential to bring new ideas and approaches to MGAs,” Chappell commented.

“Insurtech is at a very exciting crossroads, and I hope that with the unique resources Desq offers MGAs, we can continue to grow program business in niche markets and achieve global impact at scale.”

Addressing Chappell’s appointment, Moreno, CEO of USQRisk Group, said, “Lael is the perfect addition to the Desq team. His comprehensive understanding of insurance, underwriting expertise, strong ties to venture capital, and entrepreneurial approach to advancing insurtech will play an important role not only in Desq and USQRisk, but in the industry as a whole. .

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