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The Hartford Names Rick Ciullo To Lead Bond Business

August 3, 2016
"This will be instrumental in driving our strategy to accelerate growth in our bond business."

The Hartford has appointed Rick Ciullo chief operating officer of Hartford Bond, which is one of the largest underwriters of surety and fidelity bonds in the U.S. In this role, Ciullo will lead The Hartford’s bond business, which provides surety and fidelity products to companies of all sizes – from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He will report to Ross Fisher, head of The Hartford’s Large Commercial businesses.

“Rick brings deep industry experience, demonstrated leadership in contract and commercial surety underwriting, and a solid understanding of the industries and regions in which our customers operate,” said Fisher. “This will be instrumental in driving our strategy to accelerate growth in our bond business.”

Ciullo joins The Hartford from Chubb, where he served most recently as chief operating officer for the company’s surety business. He brings 35 years of insurance and surety experience to his role, including leadership roles in underwriting, marketing, operations and strategy.

Ciullo earned a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and currently serves as a trustee of the Surety Foundation.

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