XPT-owned MGA Sierra Specialty has appointed Chris Sunderland as senior P&C underwriter.

Sierra Specialty

Based in Clovis, California, Sierra Specialty is an MGA and wholesale underwriter that specialises in agribusiness, P&C brokerage and underwriting garage, specialty and transportation business.

Sunderland co-founded International Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers of Nevada (IPC), the MGA and program manager recently acquired by Platinum Specialty Underwriting, a division of Sierra Specialty’s parent company XPT Group.

Prior to co-founding IPC, he held broker and underwriter roles at a regional MGA, and established several MGUs that offered surplus lines products to wholesale insurance brokers.

Sierra Specialty president Kathy Schroeder said Sunderland has built a strong reputation for placing challenging risks, notably in Main Street businesses, light manufacturing, auto repair and cannabis dispensaries.