Our team members are our greatest asset.

Our ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients starts with our team of smart, capable insurance experts. As unique as we are individually, we share a mutual passion for technology and doing excellent work for our clients and partners. We pride ourselves on our strategic and integrated approach to deliver our products and provide a first class customer experience.

Get to know your Bluefire team below:

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Our Leadership Team

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    Andrew ShroutPresident
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    Andrew Shrout
    President
    Andrew Shrout is the President of Bluefire Insurance. Andrew brings over 20 years of insurance carrier experience in Strategy, Product, and Operations, including an expertise in enterprise transformations, large-scale technology implementations, and reviving latent business units. He joined Bluefire in 2017 and focuses on building a best in class MGA with singular focus on growing profitable business. Prior to joining Bluefire, Andrew has held various leadership roles at leading P&C carriers including The Hartford, Allstate, and Fireman’s Fund. Most recently, he served as the Managing Director of the Contract Bind / Small Commercial unit at a commercial E&S carrier, leading the unit to restored profitability and relevance in the wholesale marketplace. Andrew holds a BS in Finance from Georgetown College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
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    Donna DiBiasoSenior Vice President, Head of Product Management
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    Donna DiBiaso
    Senior Vice President, Head of Product Management
    Donna DiBiaso, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Management for Bluefire, has spent her entire career in the insurance industry, mostly in the non-standard auto area. Donna has held executive positions with several large, regional carriers and has extensive actuarial and product management experience. She possesses strong technical skills that allow her to analyze Bluefire business in new and innovative ways. She brings expertise on the latest pricing techniques utilized in non-standard auto and the most recent trends in competitive analysis. Donna holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Iowa.
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    Lauren MooreSenior Vice President, President of the East Region
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    Lauren Moore
    Senior Vice President, President of the East Region
    Lauren Moore has been SVP and President of the East Region for Bluefire Insurance since January 2018. Her role involves the management of the Eastern Region with active programs in Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. With more than 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, Lauren’s areas of expertise include retail agency, MGA management, and insurance company operations. Her primary responsibilities include managing and directing audits, underwriting, customer support, and marketing for the Eastern United States, including Texas. Additionally, Lauren works closely with the Product Management, Claims, IT, and Finance teams. Prior to Bluefire, Lauren served as the President of a large non-standard auto MGA and Controller and Manager of several regional insurance carriers. She holds a degree in Finance from the University of North Texas, from where she graduated Cum Laude.
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    Jamie PooleySenior Vice President, Head of Strategy
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    Jamie Pooley
    Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy
    Jamie Pooley is Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy at Bluefire Insurance. Jamie works with the executive leadership to set the overall strategy for Bluefire. He is responsible for managing the external capital partner relationships including reinsurers, carriers, and brokers. Jamie holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics and an M.A. in Middle East Economics and Politics, both from Exeter University in England. He began his career in London working for BMS Group, placing U.S. casualty business into Lloyd’s of London. He moved to Bermuda in 2011 to work for Kirkway International, a leading boutique reinsurance intermediary. There he specialized in placing U.S. casualty reinsurance into the Bermudan and international reinsurance markets. Jamie had been the reinsurance broker for Bluefire’s business in Texas, Georgia, and California prior to joining the team in 2018.
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    Perry DaskasSenior Vice President, Director of Business Development
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    Perry Daskas
    Senior Vice President, Director of Business Development
    Perry Daskas is the Director of Business Development for AFA Claim Services. He has 30 years of experience in the auto claims insurance industry. He spent five years as a supervisor with Progressive. Perry was the founder and President of a claims TPA, Professional Claims Services (PCS). He spent 10 years there before co-founding and serving as President of AFA Claim Services for the next 15 years. Perry is an expert in coverage analyses and fraud detection. He has 25 years of experience managing claims programs produced by MGA programs.
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    Jim HessburgSenior Vice President, Head of Claims
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    Jim Hessburg
    Senior Vice President, Head of Claims
    Jim Hessburg is Senior Vice President, Head of Claims at AFA Claims, Bluefire’s nation-wide claims organization. He has 27 years of claims experience, having started as a claims adjuster at a national auto insurance carrier. He held progressively advancing roles throughout his career, leading claims operations in a number of states and demonstrating expertise in all facets of the claims process. In January 2019, Jim assumed leadership for all claims operations nation-wide.
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