Jim Casey

President & CEO

Jim Casey - President & CEO

Jim Casey is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Life & Specialty Ventures (LSV). Casey joined the company in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to help establish the company’s strategic vision and deliver growth and profitability. In this role he was responsible for all operational areas: sales, underwriting, administration, claims and product development for its affiliated company, including USAble Life. As part of LSV's leadership succession plan, Casey was named President and CEO-elect in 2015.

With in-depth experiences in virtually all aspects of the insurance business, including financial, operations, claims, underwriting, sales management, strategy development, and mergers and acquisition/integration, Casey brings a unique set of skills, perspectives and industry credibility to the executive suite.

Casey’s career began as an underwriter at Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB). After attaining his MBA from the Wharton School and two years honing his financial skills at General DataComm Industries in the financial and treasury operations, Casey was recruited back to HSB. In 1997, Casey was named Chief Financial Officer of HSB Industrial Risk Insurers where he was part of the core leadership team that conducted the sale of the business to a unit of General Electric where he served as CFO of the new entity.  From 1999 until 2008, Casey was employed at Hartford Financial Services Group, where his first role was leading the 1,100 employee Benefit Management Services area. In 2004, he was tapped as the leader for the highly successful acquisition and integration of the CNA Group Benefits division with that of The Hartford’s. In 2006, Casey assumed another key leadership role as Senior Vice President in charge of the Group Specialty Markets division where he had full P&L accountability for four businesses with combined revenue approaching $1 billion. 

In addition to his M.B.A. (concentration in Finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Casey received his B.A. from Colgate University where he also played football and lacrosse. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys international travel, hiking and reading.