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Eliot hires Reiss to head new Bermuda office

A global insurance industry executive recruitment firm has opened an office in Bermuda.

Eliot Partnership also announced the appointment of Britt Reiss as partner and director, Bermuda to head the operation, based in offices at 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton.

Ms Reiss joins EP with over 15 years of executive search experience, the majority of which focused on the insurance and reinsurance industries.

Most recently, she was the managing partner of The James Partnership Ltd/BermudaREcruit Ltd, an affiliate of EY, where she built the firm's executive search branch into a successful recruiter in the insurance and reinsurance market.

Before that she worked for Hays plc, a global specialist recruitment group, where she developed senior-level relationships with clients and candidates in the United Kingdom.

“This newly created position recognises Bermuda's significance in the global insurance and reinsurance industries, its leading role in developing risk management solutions and the continued growth potential of the insurance-linked securities market on the island,” EP stated.

Ms Reiss will be tasked with growing EP's footprint in Bermuda and will be a key member of EP's team serving and growing its wider global client base through its existing offices in London, New York, Singapore and Zurich.

Andrew Eliot, founder and managing partner of Eliot Partnership, said: “While we have been working with the Bermuda market for many years, opening an office there and adding a leader of Britt's calibre to our team greatly enhances our reach and effectiveness in serving our clients.

“I am delighted to welcome Britt on board as a partner and head of the Bermuda office. Her extensive contacts in the Bermuda insurance and reinsurance industry are second to none and will further complement our growing business.

“Furthermore, as Britt has lived in Bermuda, Europe and the Middle East, she is able to balance cultural sensitivities when fulfilling the requirements of global businesses.”

Ms Reiss said: “I'm thrilled to be joining Eliot Partnership. Andrew has assembled an impressive global team who share my passion for executive search, care and achieving the best outcomes for our clients. It is exciting to be back!”

EP has a wide range of clients from the world's largest insurance companies and brokers, medium-sized businesses, smaller “boutique” companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. EP works with boards, CEOs and their senior advisers, including business and functional heads, to fill senior roles across the insurance and reinsurance sector, and leads domestic and international assignments from its offices in Bermuda, London, New York, Singapore and Zurich.

For more information, contact Ms Reiss at breiss@eliotpartnership.com or by calling 533-8589

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Published May 07, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated May 07, 2020 at 12:19 pm)

Eliot hires Reiss to head new Bermuda office

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