Petrilli Named President of Underwriting Division for AmWINS Group, Inc.

Aug 6, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2018) – AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), the largest independent wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products in the United States, today announced that Robert “Bob” Petrilli has been named president of the firm’s underwriting division, effective immediately.

AmWINS’ underwriting division offers a variety of P&C programs for specific product lines, industry segments, and business types. With decades of experience in highly specialized markets and industry niches, AmWINS underwriters have earned the trust of major carriers.

As president of the division, Petrilli will oversee 11 operating companies that offer more than 60 in-house programs, representing over $1.7B in underwritten premium and the largest MGA platform in the United States.

“Our underwriting division has seen incredible expansion over the last 24 months, and we expect that this accelerated growth will continue,” said Scott M. Purviance, Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS. “Based on his vast leadership experience and underwriting expertise, as well as his record of creating profitable growth, we believe that Bob is the ideal leader to guide the strategic direction of the division."

An industry veteran, Petrilli served as CEO, North America for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Group Managing Director for Swiss re Group from 2006 to 2017. Prior to his tenure at Swiss Re, Petrilli worked at General Electric Industrial Risk Insurers (IRI) and GE Global Asset Protection Services (GE GAPS) in a variety of leadership roles, including Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Petrilli also served on the Board of Directors for Westport Insurance Corporation, First Specialty Insurance Corporation, Industrial Risk Insurers, and NAS Group.

“I am excited to join AmWINS, the premier wholesale distributor in the United States,” said Petrilli. “I look forward to helping the underwriting division achieve new levels of success while creating and maintaining strong and sustainable bonds with our carrier partners.”

Petrilli received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Iona College.

About AmWINS Group, Inc.

AmWINS Group, Inc. is the largest independent wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products in the United States, dedicated to serving retail insurance agents by providing property and casualty products, specialty group benefit products and administrative services. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates through more than 100 offices globally and handles premium placements in excess of $14 billion dollars annually. To learn more, visit