29 June 2017

  • JLT further builds specialty expertise in the West with a key new hire in San Francisco.

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Schaeffer as Senior Vice President.

Schaeffer comes to JLT with extensive experience serving as a trusted advisor to CFOs, General Counsels and Treasurers regarding corporate risk transfer solutions primarily for technology, biotechnology, fintech and financial services firms.

Based in San Francisco, Schaeffer will focus on business development with specialities in technology, fintech and private equity.  Schaeffer joins JLT from Aon plc, where as a Senior Vice President she was responsible for cultivating relationships with new clients and advising on a broad range of risk transfer solutions  for high-growth pre-IPO  and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Aon, Schaeffer was with Wells Fargo Insurance Services where she focused on  managing and negotiating Executive Liability insurance programs for pre-IPO and publicly traded technology and biotech companies. Schaeffer began her career at NASDAQ managing Executive Liability programs for Bay Area technology companies and went on to lead NASDAQ’s Nordic insurance operations based in Stockholm, Sweden.

“We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to JLT,” said Mike Rice, Chief Executive Officer at JLT Specialty USA. “Jennifer brings to JLT an established track record of delivering customer success through her deep understanding of the market and ability to marshal resources to solve unique business challenges.  Having Jennifer on our team is a reflection of our on-going commitment to hire the best professionals in our industry.”

“Jennifer’s breadth and depth of experience working with high-growth technology and financial services companies will be an invaluable asset to our clients and the company,” added David Payne, Chief Revenue Officer at JLT Specialty USA. “Jennifer is a significant addition to our organization.”

Schaeffer holds dual MBAs from Columbia Business School and the Haas School of Business, and received a BA from Bucknell University, where she graduated magna cum laude and played Division I soccer.

JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at +1 518-782-3143,

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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT.L)

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website  and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup.

About JLT Specialty USA

JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA.