Thomas Ripp


Thomas R. Ripp named Global Head of Specialty Claims

Tom Ripp has joined Zurich as Global Head of Specialty Claims, announced Bryan Salvatore, Head of Specialty Products. Tom will be based in New York City, overseeing claims for global Specialty Lines business.

“We are especially pleased to welcome Tom and look forward to bringing his strong industry skills and expertise to our team,” Salvatore said.

Tom has 40 years of insurance claims experience, 34 with AIG, where he held various senior claims management positions overseeing domestic and international claims groups. Most recently, Tom was Global Head of Specialty Claims at AIG.

In his new position at Zurich, Tom will bring his broad business knowledge and experience to ensure that best practices are shared and that the right skills and practices are applied to deliver best-in-class customer service within Specialty Lines. As needed, Tom will support various countries, including the United States and Canada, on large and complex claims.

Tom graduated from the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s degree in finance, a master’s degree in accounting and a doctorate in law. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the New York State Bar Association.