The Hanover Insurance Group, a holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, has appointed Eric Cernak as the head of its cyber practice.
In this role, Cernak is responsible for overseeing The Hanover’s corporate cyber strategy across all of its commercial lines and specialty businesses, to ensure a cohesive offering of products and services for the company’s independent insurance agent partners.
The Hanover offers a portfolio of cyber insurance products and risk management services targeted to the medium sized and small commercial customers of its agents.
With this new position, Cernak will help The Hanover continue to build on its product set and enhance its risk management and loss control providing its agent partners an even greater level of customer service and ease of doing business.
Cernak will also collaborate with Chaucer’s cyber team to share best practices and insights on emerging trends.
Cernak joins The Hanover from MunichRe, where he most recently served as vice president and U.S. cyber practice leader for the company’s subsidiary, Hartford Steam Boiler.
In this role, Cernak consulted with businesses on cyber coverage, regulatory and legal issues, technical concerns, and strategies. He began his 20-plus year career as an engineering manager where he assessed the viability of technology start-ups and constructed and operated a research and development facility for Hartford Steam Boiler.
Cernak is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut.
The Hanover specialty president Bryan Salvatore said: “We are very pleased to have Eric join our organization.
“There are increasing complexities within the cyber insurance market that are impacting agents, and we want to be at the forefront of understanding and managing these exposures.
“Eric brings a wealth of skills and knowledge, and will help us continue to refine clear strategies and expertise across underwriting, risk solutions and claims to support our agents’ existing business and ability to acquire new business.”
Source: Company Press Release