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About Us

Axon Underwriting Services LLC was formed in 2013 by underwriting and brokerage experts in order to raise the bar in business insurance performance. Offering a highly efficient Program Administrator/MGA platform and insurance services, Axon provides its brokerage partners the ability to expand current offerings. Our extensive understanding of industry-specific exposures enables us to create comprehensive coverage programs and solutions for targeted industries. Axon underwrites and distributes products backed by the financial strength of domestic A-rated Carriers and as a Coverholder for Lloyds of London.

Axon positions itself to win by:

Acquiring complete underwriting authorization to facilitate real-time coverage decisions

Controlling the underwriting process from submission to policy issuance.

Leveraging its highly customized and automated underwriting system to guarantee quick and efficient service

Delivering a quality product at a competitive price with every quotation.

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Industry Need

The insurance industry demands immediacy, but holds many hidden exposures that require specialization, industry knowledge and underwriting expertise.

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Our Solution

Axon’s dedicated and focused insurance experts allow partners to TRUST in our superior products, OUTSOURCE underwriting and policy administration and EXPECT highly-responsive service.

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The Result

Axon creates a competitive advantage for its partners while keeping production levels at maximum efficiency and driving extremely high retention rates.

Axon Underwriting

Doug Gahagan

Doug Gahagan

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner of Axon Underwriting, Doug’s responsibilities include management of underwriting activities for business produced under its MGA agreement, overseeing the entity’s P&L and expanding Axon’s product offerings. Read More

Axon Environmental

Madeleine Hazelgrove

Madeleine Hazelgrove

Vice President

Maddie joined Axon for its launch in the fall of 2013. As Vice President, she manages Axon’s portfolio of Environmental products to ensure their success is in line with company expectations while at the same time meeting carrier and market demands… Read More

David McMillan

David McMillan

Vice President

David joined Axon in January 2017 as an Underwriting Manager, where he is responsible for underwriting and developing Axon’s various products and services. He is also involved in the identification of, and  Read More

Jared Brown, AINS, ARM

Jared Brown, AINS, ARM

Senior Underwriter

Jared joined Axon in December of 2019. As an Underwriter Jared will be responsible for underwriting new, and renewal, business across multiple Axon product lines. Read More

Ryan Price

Ryan Price

Underwriter

Ryan joined Axon in May 2021 as an Underwriter where he primarily works on various environmental products such as CPL and storage tank liability. Read More

Brand Rodenberg

Brand Rodenberg

Senior Underwriter

Brand joined Axon in March 2022. His professional career began in 2004 as an environmental consultant primarily focused on the investigation, remediation, and regulatory compliance of retail petroleum sites and industrial facilities throughout the East Coast. Read More

Sarah Wallis

Sarah Wallis

Underwriting Technical Assistant

Sarah joined Axon in November 2022 as an Underwriting Technical Assistant for the Environmental team. Read More

Griffin Powers

Griffin Powers

Junior Underwriter

Griffin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2018 where he studied forensic science.
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Crisis Management

Alex Pittignano

Alex Pittignano

Senior Vice President & Partner – Crisis Management

Alex Pittignano is a Senior Vice President & Partner with Axon Underwriting bringing 20 years of diverse insurance underwriting and leadership experience.  Read More

Marcos Garcia Norris

Marcos Garcia Norris

Senior Vice President & Partner – Crisis Management

Marcos has over 24 years of underwriting experience spanning from London, continental Europe to United States. He has specialized in Product Recall and Crisis Management insurance. Read More

Miguel Criscuolo

Miguel Criscuolo

Executive Underwriter – Crisis Management

Miguel Criscuolo joined the Axon team in 2020 as an Executive Underwriter for Crisis Management after more than 24 years in various underwriting and leadership positions with AIG, CV Starr and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. Read More

Randy Esposito

Randy Esposito

Executive Underwriter – Crisis Management

Randy Esposito is an Excecutive Underwriter with Axon Underwriting bringing nearly 15 years’ experience in the fields of risk and crisis management. Read More

Sean Larkin

Sean Larkin

Senior Underwriter – Crisis Management

Sean joined Axon in 2020 as a Senior Underwriter on the Crisis Management team. His duties include performing underwriting analysis, general support of the team’s senior underwriters, and the binding and issuance of policies in the Product Recall and Political Violence space. Read More

Susan Galvin

Susan Galvin

Distribution Manager

Susan joined Axon in 2023 as the Distribution Manager on the Crisis Management team bringing more than 30 years of insurance knowledgeRead More

Dylan Losiewski

Dylan Losiewski

Quality Control and Underwriting Support Specialist

Dylan graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and has 3 years of experience working in financial services. Read More

AxonPro

Dan Gmelin

Dan Gmelin

Sr. Vice President – AxonPro

Dan is an established senior executive in the Professional Liability marketplace that has a reputation for building and managing successful and highly profitable books of business. Read More

Samantha Fella

Samantha Fella

Assistant Vice President – AxonPro

Sam joined Axon in May 2021 as part of the Axon Professional Liability underwriting team where she focuses on Architects and Engineers as well as Miscellaneous Professional Liability. Read More

Chris Kearney

Chris Kearney

Assistant Vice President - AxonPro

Chris joined Axon in May 2021 as part of the Axon Pro team where he is underwriting Architects & Engineers and Miscellaneous Professional Liability primarily on the East Coast and Chicago. Read More

Paul F. Davis

Paul F. Davis

Assistant Vice President – AxonPro

Paul joined Axon in May 2021 as Assistant Vice President, where he is responsible for underwriting and developing AXON’s Architects & Engineers and Miscellaneous Professional Liability products, primarily for the West Coast region. Read More

Keya Mickel

Keya Mickel

Underwriting Technical Assistant

Keya has 22.5 years of healthcare experience in patient care and the business office with extensive experience in creating and managing processes. Read More

Aidan Duffey

Aidan Duffey

Underwriter, Professional Liability

Aidan is a recent graduate from Loyola University Maryland with a degree in Finance. Read More

Melody Christie

Melody Christie

Underwriting Technical Assistant

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Anthropology, BA and Newcastle University, Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management, MA. Read More

Jordan Rana

Jordan Rana

Underwriter, Management Liability

Jordan is a proud graduate from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies with a Specialized Focus in Psychology. Read More

AxonRe

Adair Delaney

Adair Delaney

Underwriter – Cargo/Stock Throughput

Adair is starting his 10th year in the insurance industry, with his career to date split evenly between time working in London and Santiago, Chile. Read More

Middle Market Package

Todd Hendershot

Todd Hendershot

Senior Vice President – Middle Market

Todd Hendershot is a Senior Vice President with Axon Underwriting bringing 18 years of Insurance Sales, Underwriting and Leadership experience. Read More

Nicole Brink

Nicole Brink

Underwriting Technician

Nicole Brink joined Axon in January 2022 as an Underwriting Technician on the Middle Market Package team. Her duties include underwriting analysis, supporting the team’s senior underwriters, as well as the binding and issuance of policies. Read More

Nancy Yang

Nancy Yang

Senior Underwriter - Middle Market

Nancy Yang joined Axon Underwriting Services as Senior Underwriting for Middle Market Package. She has over 13 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry from the carrier and MGA side. Read More

Zakare Ilnitzki

Zakare Ilnitzki

Senior Underwriter

Zak joined Axon in 2017 as an Underwriter where he works alongside Axon’s broad network of brokerage firms to collect submission data, produce quotes, and provide continuous administrative support throughout the binding and policy issuance process.Read More

Amanda Gallagher

Amanda Gallagher

Senior Underwriter

Amanda has 9 years of experience in the insurance industry. She started as a customer service representative at her family’s brokerage/agency. Read More

Joy Welch

Joy Welch

Underwriting Assistant

Joy joined Axon in January 2024 as an Underwriting Assistant for the Middle Market Package teamRead More

Information Technology

Sal Berlingeri

Sal Berlingeri

Sr. Vice President of Technology

Human Resources

Sherrie Newman

Sherrie Newman

Human Resources Director

Sherrie has over 20 years’ experience in custom Human Resource solutions for all stages of the employment life cycle. Read More

Legal

Verne Pedro

Verne Pedro

In-House Counsel

Verne A. Pedro joined Axon Underwriting in August 2023 as In-House Counsel. Verne has practiced law for over 20 years. Read More

Marketing

Elise Garrett

Elise Garrett

Brand Marketing Manager

Elise Garrett was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from James Madison University and has been working in the marketing space for the last 4+ years. Read More