PHILADELPHIA--Aug 8, 2012--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ESIS, Inc., (ESIS®), a risk management services company and member of the ACE Group, today announced the appointment of Lee W. Farrow as Senior Vice President, Client Services and Business Development. Mr. Farrow will oversee a range of essential functions within the organization including managing the eight Regional Managers who have direct responsibility for all ESIS’ client service, account management and sales. Mr. Farrow will report to David K. Patterson, ESIS President.
“This position is essential to ESIS and our objective to deliver superior, customized services,” said Mr. Patterson. “We pride ourselves on our ability to work closely and collaboratively with our clients to be sure our products and services continue to meet their needs. Lee’s broad experience has taken him from claims to in-house counsel to underwriting and management. Paired with his energy and drive, his talents will be put to good use directing ESIS’ portfolio of activities across the United States.”
“We are pleased that Lee has joined the ESIS team,” said Chris Maleno, Chief Operating Officer, ACE USA. “With a successful 17-year career in the insurance industry, Lee has both experience and diverse product knowledge that makes him well-suited for this important role.”
Mr. Farrow has been with ACE since 2002. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of ACE Life Sciences, a division of ACE USA Mr. Farrow helped to establish. In this role, Mr. Farrow led the group that underwrites biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical and medical device companies, contract research organizations, and human clinical trials. Prior to joining ACE, Mr. Farrow was Assistant Vice President at CNA where he managed the life sciences operation. He was with CNA for seven years and served in various capacities including claims and in-house counsel. Mr. Farrow is an attorney admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Hartwick College, located in Oneonta, New York, and his J.D. from City University of New York School of Law. He is a frequent speaker on clinical trials, litigation, insurance and risk management issues at various industry conferences as well as the American Bar Association. Mr. Farrow was the founder and Co-Chairperson of the ABA Product Liability Committee’s Biotech Subcommittee, and served on a steering committee that organized a summit on ethics and human research at Fordham University.
Organized in 1953, ESIS, Inc., (ESIS) provides customized risk management services. ESIS is part of the ACE Group, which is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and AA- (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. For more information, please visit www.esis.com. The ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at:www.acegroup.com.