Beechwood hires CFO

Reinsurance programs provider Beechwood Re has appointed David Kaplon as chief financial officer. Previously, Kaplon worked at Aquiline Capital Partners where he served as an executive advisor. And prior to that, he worked at Blackstone’s Bayview Asset Management mortgage investment platform.


NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Beechwood Re announced today the appointment of David Kaplon as Chief Financial Officer of Beechwood’s group of companies. David brings to Beechwood more than 25 years of reinsurance, private equity and investment management experience with global public and private companies. David will report to Mark Feuer, Chief Executive Officer of Beechwood.

Mark Feuer, CEO of Beechwood commented, “This is an important milestone for our company. David is a seasoned industry veteran who brings critical strategic leadership and valuable execution capabilities to our business. David will be leading our global M&A and capital management initiatives.”

Scott Taylor, President of Beechwood added, “We are thrilled to have David join the team. David is a distinguished and talented executive with an impressive track record of growing reinsurance and financial services enterprises. Beechwood is committed to bringing innovative reinsurance solutions to its clients and to building a leading financial services platform.”

Prior to Beechwood, David was an Executive Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners for start-up, growth capital, buyout and turnaround investments in the life, health and annuity sectors. Prior to Aquiline, David served at Blackstone’s Bayview Asset Management mortgage investment platform. David also served in a variety of executive leadership roles in Bermuda and New York at XL Group and at Zurich Financial Services’ Centre Group. David was educated at Harvard College and at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

About Beechwood
Beechwood provides innovative reinsurance programs globally to life, health, and annuity insurers seeking improved risk and capital management. Beechwood offers significant and attractive capacity to cedents requiring bespoke solutions combining both disciplined and flexible underwriting and investment strategies. Beechwood also provides customized investment products to global investors. Beechwood’s group of companies includes Beechwood Re Ltd., a reinsurer domiciled in Grand Cayman and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and Beechwood Bermuda International Ltd., a licensed long-term insurer domiciled in Bermuda and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.