Jonathan Ritz is CEO of Coaction. An experienced insurance executive with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Jonathan was formerly President of Aspen Insurance, CEO of Validus Specialty, and COO of Validus Holdings. Jonathan joined Validus, a Bermuda-based insurer, as Executive Vice President in 2010, took over as Group COO in 2011, and was named CEO of Validus Specialty, Western World, and Crop Risk Services—Validus’s onshore specialty insurance platform—in 2016. Jonathan was also a board member of Validus Re, Talbot, Western World, and Validus Research. In 2014, Jonathan was charged with developing Validus’s U.S. strategy. Under his leadership, the Validus U.S. platform went from a $50M Lloyd’s coverholder operation in 2014 to a $1.2B diversified specialty insurance platform. Prior to Validus, Jonathan held numerous Chief Underwriting and Operating roles at Burlington Insurance, ICAT Holdings LLC, and United America Group. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Marketing/Philosophy.