Formed in 2013 by Steve Crim and Joe Scollo, C&S Specialty Underwriters, LLC offers specialized underwriting and administration for unique commercial casualty risks not adequately served by the standard insurance market. C&S expanded its specialty insurance capability in 2016 by adding Preston Starr as a partner to the organization. Together, the partners at C&S have more than 75 years of experience in the specialty insurance industry.
Steve Crim has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to forming C&S, Steve was associated with American Safety Insurance from its inception, starting out as the lead underwriter and ultimately becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. Prior to joining American Safety Insurance, Steve was employed as a senior underwriter for Aetna Casualty and Surety Co. and The Hartford Insurance Co.
Joe Scollo has over 28 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to forming C&S, Joe worked at American Safety Insurance starting in 1998 to build and expand ASI’s U.S. specialty insurance business where he served as President and COO of U.S. Insurance. Prior to joining ASI, Joe served as Senior Vice President at United Coastal Insurance Company, a specialty excess and surplus and environmental insurance company, for nine years.
Preston Starr has over 19 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining C&S, Preston was Senior Vice President for CapSpecialty, managing their surplus lines casualty division. From 2004 to 2013, Preston worked at American Safety Insurance, where he served as Senior Vice President for ASI’s E&S casualty division, which included environmental, primary casualty and excess casualty business. Prior to ASI, Preston served in various production underwriting roles for Liberty Mutual, Zurich and Gulf Insurance Group.
C&S has a seasoned staff of insurance and underwriting professionals with extensive experience in the specialty insurance industry.