Chief Underwriting Officer

Shad McKnight

Shad joined Integrated Specialty Coverages in July 2019 as Chief Underwriting Officer.  Prior to ISC and since 2010, Shad was Senior VP of Underwriting, Product and Actuarial with Merchants Insurance Group out of Buffalo, NY.  In this role, Shad led the underwriting, product development/management, program management, actuarial and data science functions.  Prior to Merchants, Shad spent time with CUNA Mutual as VP Product Management and Nationwide Insurance in a variety of leadership roles.  Shad’s 20+ year career in the P/C space has included leadership roles in underwriting, product, actuarial, analytics, marketing, claims, strategy, and IT.

Shad holds a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, a master’s degree from Ohio State University, and an information technology degree from Devry Institute of Technology.  He is also a CPCU.