Press release

Brian Specht Joins Coalition as the Head of Affinity

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the leading cyber insurance company for small and midsize businesses,
today announced the addition of Brian Specht as the Head of Affinity. In
his new role, Specht will bring more than 30 years of experience from
Aon, Ryan Specialty Group, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, AIG, and
Chubb to drive the company’s affinity partnerships. Brian will be based
in New York City and Austin.

“As Coalition continues to expand our partnership ecosystem and scale
our unrivaled intelligence platform, Brian will serve as an integral
part of our leadership team,” said Coalition CEO Joshua Motta. “His
proven excellence in leading affinity partnerships will allow us to
deliver cybersecurity protection and coverage to an even broader
spectrum of businesses and industries.”

Prior to joining Coalition, Specht worked as Chief Underwriting Officer
and Chief Broking Officer of Aon Affinity U.S., the consumer,
association, and program business of Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk
management business of Aon. In his dual role, Specht oversaw the
execution of broking and underwriting capabilities across Aon Affinity’s
diverse portfolio and directed the development of new solutions and
programs. Previously, Specht worked as Executive Vice President at WKFC
Underwriting Managers, a division of Ryan Specialty Group, leading the
Specialty and Professional Liability programs.

“Losses from cyber crime are expected to rise
to $6 trillion
in the next few years, but these costs can be
mitigated with the right tools and cyber insurance coverage in place,”
said Specht. “I am proud to be a part of a company that is transforming
the way businesses manage cyber risk and am looking forward to the
opportunity to protect even more businesses.”

For more information about Coalition, please visit

About Coalition

Coalition, the cyber risk solution from Joshua Motta and John Hering,
combines comprehensive insurance and cybersecurity tools to help
businesses manage and mitigate cyber risk. Backed by A+/A rated insurers
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Argo Group, Coalition provides
companies with up to $10 million of cyber and technology insurance
coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Coalition’s
cyber risk management platform provides automated security alerts,
threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help
businesses remain resilient in the face of cyber attacks. Coalition is
headquartered in San Francisco.

For more information about Coalition, please visit