News May 3, 2023

CFC appoints Lori Marino as Distribution Leader, USA

London – 03 May 2023 – CFC, the specialist insurance provider, pioneer in emerging risk and market leader in cyber, announced today that it has appointed Lori Marino as Distribution Leader, USA.

In this newly created role based out of New York, Lori will be responsible for broker relationship management and CFC’s distribution strategy across the US market.

“This is a significant hire that will support our wider growth strategy and have immediate impact on service delivery across our surplus lines and admitted businesses,” said Pat Brice, Distribution Director at CFC. “Lori will undoubtedly boost our US distribution and broker relationship capability, while working closely with our underwriting teams and the wider CFC business to ensure we continue to deliver an outstanding proposition for our US customers based on deep local knowledge.”

Lori joins CFC with over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership in insurance, including significant stints as Senior Vice President at ACE USA, Crum & Forster and Valiant Insurance. Most recently, Lori was Head of Carrier Relations and Revenue Growth at PCF Insurance Services and continues to hold several non-exec directorships in insurance.

Shannon Groeber, CEO at CFC USA, added, “We’ve been serving US brokers and their customers for more than 20 years, and have grown our presence in the US market year on year over that time. We’ve reached a stage that warrants building out our US leadership team, and Lori’s deep industry experience and relationships will be incredibly valuable in helping us drive further adoption of both our surplus and admitted lines solutions throughout the country.” 

Commenting on her new role, Lori Marino said “CFC has always been the challenger in the market to watch, whether as a trailblazer in cyber or shaking up specialty lines such as digital healthcare and IP. I’m looking forward to working with their talented team as we deepen broker relationships, develop specific products for the American market and extend CFC’s reach throughout the US.”

To learn more about CFC’s award-winning specialist insurance products and services, visit