Optio consists of Cove Programs, MGAs Ascent Underwriting, as well as brokerage Bay Risk Services.
He joins Optio from Sure Insurance Services, where he served as senior underwriter. Delande also brings extensive market relationships that will be immediately accretive for Optio, including established binding authorities with blue-chip company and Lloyd’s carriers.
He will underwrite and manage a profitable portfolio of worldwide PA and healthcare business.
“This aligns perfectly with our strategic ambition for accelerated growth and immediately enhances the breadth of capability Optio can offer. This also marks our continued expansion into profitable specialty lines of business.”