Who We Are

Brendan K. Cook
Vice President and Managing Director
Brendan Cook leads GEP's overarching growth strategy, product development and operations, with immediate priorities of capitalizing on the company's wide range of specialty insurance products including Middle Market Property Facility and Flood Only Facility coverage.

Cook joined GEP in July 2017 as Vice President and head of Middle Market Underwriting operation, where his day-to-day responsibilities involved oversight of the underwriting team and growth of the portfolio. Since joining the company he has expanded the organization’s underwriting appetite, improved team efficiencies through streamlining processes, and defined clear objectives and strategies that enabled faster response to business partners, producers and insurance brokers.

He brings over 30 years’ experience from both the United States and his native Australia and has held various roles within the insurance industry notably at General Reinsurance in Sydney, Australia.

Prior to joining GEP, Brendan started and ran the retail property underwriting operation at QBE North America for 7 years.

Timothy J. Guiltinan
Executive Vice President
Tim Guiltinan joined GEP II in November 2001 as Senior Vice President. He is an approved named correspondent for GEP's Lloyd's Inland Marine Facility and Middle Market facility. He is also an approved correspondent for the International Insurance Company of Hannover Limited.

Tim heads both the Middle Market and Inland Marine Departments for GEP. His responsibilities also include development of Specialized Property Programs and new facilities for GEP. Mr. Guiltinan is licensed as a broker in all 50 states.

Tim has more than 30 years experience as a Property and Inland Marine Underwriter. His responsibilities have included overseeing Inland Marine Operations for both the US and Canada.

Prior to joining GEP, Tim worked held various senior positions at AIG, Reliance National and Johnson & Higgins. Mr. Guiltinan was a contributing editor to Inland Marine Insurance, Volume 1 published in 1987 in association with IMUA. Tim is a past Skipper of the New York Mariners Club. Tim has participated on several committees for the IMUA, including the Educational Committee. Tim is a past member of the Insurance Risk Management Institute. He is a proud graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx. NY.

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