Charlene joined us in 2014, bringing perspective from both underwriting and broking. She has worked for over 22 years in both Personal and Commercial insurance, with the last 14 years being focused on underwriting risks related to the Entertainment Industry. With twin boys, most of her free time is spent cheering on favorite NY sports teams: Jets, Mets, Nets, and of course Let’s Go Rangers!
With global commercial experience, Matthew has become one of the most experienced insurance brokers in the science and technology. He has developed an in-depth understanding of the risks associated with emerging and disruptive technologies. Matthew is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London, and a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager, and a biker.Follow Matthew on Twitter
Jennifer Torres joined our New York office in 2016, having worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years. She began her experience in fine art and entertainment insurance and has a very ‘can-do’ attitude to broking. Jennifer loves to entertain and socialize with friends and family. She has a young daughter and volunteers on the school PTA Board.
With thirty years' experience, Mark specialises in insurance for the creative sectors, where his expertise has seen him handle multi-million dollar claims. An "early adopter", Mark is passionate about innovation and creativity, and has designed many specialist niche insurance programmes himself. Mark is one very few insurance professionals both licensed in New York State and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.Follow Mark on Twitter
Elaine joined La Playa’s S&T group in August 2011, bringing 18 years’ experience in commercial broking, including over 10 years working on international and technology business. She works across La Playa’s London and New York offices providing a bridge for brokers on both sides of the Atlantic. Most weekends Elaine can be found on the golf course.Follow Elaine on Twitter
You can call us to talk more about your business on +1 646 665 7737
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La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business.
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Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, always exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.