Prior to becoming a founding partner at Stellar Re®, Denisa was in charge of Eastern European Underwriting at St Paul Re in New York. Her career at St Paul Re spanned the years 1986 until 2002. In 1994 she was a recipient of the St Paul Companies Chairman’s award for outstanding achievement. She was recognized for her role in initiating a joint venture between the St Paul Companies and the Rosgosstrakh Insurance Group. Another of her many achievements was the implementation of a program that sponsored various types of training in the USA for insurance executives from Eastern European countries following the liberalization of their economies at the beginning of the nineteen nineties.Before 1986, Denisa was an employee of the Romanian State Insurance Company, in Bucharest, where she managed both ceded and assumed international reinsurance treaties.Denisa speaks English, Romanian and Russian. She is licensed by the State of New York as an insurance broker and has a Diploma in Ocean Marine Insurance from the College of Insurance, New York. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Bioterra University in Bucharest.
Kenneth J. Spokony, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
With a broad financial and reinsurance experience Kenneth J. Spokony began his career in 1981 at AIG New York as a reinsurance accountant. In 1990 was employed by St Paul Re -New York , where in 2000 was promoted as Senior Vice President, Client Services and Claims, managing the Accounting and Claims Department. Between 2002 to 2011 he was also Senior Vice President, Client Services and Claims at Platinum Underwriting Reinsurance Inc.- New York (New York Operations of Bermuda-based Platinum Group) where he directed and successfully managed assumed and ceded reinsurance accounting and claim operations, including transactional and cedant claim audits. For a short period he was the Reinsurance Manager of Starr International USA – New York. In 2013 he became Retrocession Manager at Transatlantic Reinsurance Company – New York where he oversaw the corporate retrocession administration, design, evaluation, documentation and placement process, interacting with internal constituents, markets and brokers to structure programs that promote corporate objectives. in 2015 he started his own consulting company and joined Stellar Re for a new successful chapter of his career.