Chief Strategy Officer
Ms. Lori Marino joined Nordic Innovation Labs as Chief Strategy Officer in August 2016, with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.
Previously, Ms. Marino held executive roles in the insurance and reinsurance industries. She has held executive positions at global specialty lines insurance carriers and start-up ventures.
Ms. Marino’s expertise lies in the professional liability underwriting space. She has overseen underwriting operations and portfolio management of Directors’ & Officers’ insurance, Professional Liability insurance and Cyber Security insurance.
Ms. Marino, was recruited into the senior management team of a start-up U.S. specialty line insurance company, Valiant Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ariel Holdings. After raising $1.2B in capital, the company quickly launched 3 entities in Bermuda, London and the U.S. Ms. Marino was the U.S. Division leader responsible for the creation and development of the Management Liability Group reporting directly to the CEO. After successfully weathering the financial crisis, Valiant Insurance Company was sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings (TSE: FFH).
Previously, Ms. Marino was Senior Vice President of Ace USA (now Chubb NYSE: CB) with oversight of a $250M professional lines underwriting portfolio with responsibility for the home office underwriting group, 8 regional underwriting offices and the Canadian underwriting team. Ms. Marino, held increasingly senior roles in the industry at Kemper Financial Solutions, Zurich North America and Swiss Re America.
Ms. Marino is also a founding Partner of VOX Capital NYC, a next generation business consultancy established to grow and support start-up companies.
Ms. Marino is a trustee of the Two Hawks Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Lisa Marino, who devoted her life to healthcare, education, and nutrition, particularly for those in need.
Ms. Marino received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware. She holds the designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.