T. Kael Coleman – Founder & CEO
Prior to Protecdiv, Kael led the global mortgage reinsurance team at Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of Willis Towers Watson. There, he built relationships with, and placed mortgage risk transfer into the global reinsurance market for, several government-related entities and international banks. He also led the team that built the first broker-developed loan-level mortgage default predictive model.
Kael spent time at Guy Carpenter and Holborn, where he met and worked closely with Protecdiv COO, Paul Little. At these brokers, Kael worked with clients of all sizes from global top-10 insurers to single state mutuals. He placed risk transfer transactions across property, casualty, workers’ compensation, umbrella, life/accident/health, auto/transportation, E&O, and mortgage lines of business.
Before (re)insurance, Kael co-founded PAI Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund, with Protecdiv Strategic Advisor, Shawn Bromley. Prior to PAI, Kael led equity trading teams at Susquehanna International Group.
Kael is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. degree in Economics, with concentrations in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. Kael holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associates in Reinsurance (ARe) designations and was a registered representative with a Series 7 license, which is currently lapsed. Kael is a licensed insurance broker and a licensed reinsurance broker.
Paul C. Little – COO
Paul C. Little has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance, reinsurance and risk analytics industries. Paul is the COO of Protecdiv, a technology-powered, relationship-based insurance and reinsurance brokerage firm.
Prior to Protecdiv, Paul founded and was President of Maxfield Risk Consulting which specialized in risk management and analytics consulting.
Before forming Maxfield, Paul was CEO at Ultimate Risk Solutions, an economic capital software development company.
Paul served as President of EQECAT Inc. a natural hazards software and risk management (now part of CoreLogic).
Prior to joining EQECAT, Paul was EVP, Chief Brokerage Officer and Director at Holborn Corporation, a reinsurance intermediary, where he met and worked closely with Protecdiv CEO, Kael Coleman. Paul worked at Guy Carpenter LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLellan, as Managing Director for more than 20 years.
Paul is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. degree in Economics. Paul is a licensed life insurance producer.