30+ days ago


San Francisco, CA


Who are we? 
A strategic and trusted insurance partner, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), provides a broad range of commercial property, casualty and specialty insurance coverages and outstanding service to customers and brokers around the world. Part of Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance operations, we bring our solutions to market with our stellar brand name, top-rated balance sheet, and the expertise of our global team of professionals, who exude excellent capabilities and strong character. 


We are a values-based organization where respect, integrity, excellence, collaboration, and passion define who we are and how we do business.  We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives and strive to foster an inclusive environment that enables all our team members to bring their best selves to work.  We are one team committed to building a culture where every teammate has the opportunity to contribute and be recognized. Want to be part of the team building the finest property, casualty and specialty lines insurance company in the world?

Learn more about our unique culture and history. 

Job Opportunity: 

BHSI has an exciting opportunity in Executive Liability for an underwriter with 8-10+ years of Private / Non-Profit company underwriting experience to join the West Region team in our San Francisco  or Los Angeles office.  We are seeking hard-working teammates, looking to grow their career and learning, who value a collaborative culture and are focused on profitability over top-line growth. Territories of focus include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, Seattle and surrounding geographies.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage a book of business that is consistent with the team’s focus on profitable growth
  • Establish, develop, and expand on broker and customer relationships 
  • Underwrite efficiently without sacrificing discipline, diligence and quality service
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with agility and decisiveness
  • Underwrite to complex and challenging risks while developing creative solutions for our partners
  • Understand market conditions and how to respond as they evolve  
  • Be a positive reflection on the company by demonstrating integrity and leadership in the marketplace 
  • Effectively communicate BHSI’s value proposition to brokers and customers 
  • Work closely with our in-house claims team to help create a positive and transparent experience for our customers 
  • Collaborate with teammates across all product lines



 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • 8-10 years experience in D&O underwriting for Private/Non-Profit Companies
  • Strong technical skills in financial and stock analysis  
  • Solid understanding of policy forms and coverage 
  • Network of broker and client relationships 
  • Collaborative and team-focused mentality  
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills 
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience


BHSI Offers:

  • A company with a truly unique opportunity and value proposition in the marketplace.
  • A growing book of primary business that offers opportunities to be customer-facing as well as experience in placing multinational global programs
  • A competitive package and exciting growth opportunities for career-oriented teammates
  • A dynamic, action oriented, and thoughtful environment centered on always doing the right thing for our customers, teammates and our other stakeholders
  • A purposely non-bureaucratic organization that embraces simplicity over complexity and emphasizes individual excellence in a team framework


NOTE: Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Team Member may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization