David McDonald is a co-founder of Euclid Financial. Prior to forming Euclid Financial, Dave was an underwriting manager at Catlin, Inc. in Boston, MA for seven years, where he helped develop and manage a Professional Lines book of business including Directors & Officers Liability, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices Liability and Fiduciary Liability for financial institutions and commercial risks.
Prior to joining Catlin, Dave worked in London, UK for XL Capital, where he held a senior underwriting position within the Professional Lines Division, focusing on management liability lines for international risks placed through brokers in the UK, Europe and Asia. Dave spent three years in London with XL.
Before his tenure in London, Dave was an Assistant Vice President for Chubb & Son, where he was Practice Leader for the Executive Protection Group in Boston from 2000 to 2005.
Dave held a variety of management liability underwriting roles at Executive Risk Management Associates, both in Simsbury, CT and London, UK, from 1994 up until ERMA’s merger with Chubb in 1999.
Prior to his insurance career, Dave served in several capacities at State Street Bank in Boston, MA for a five year period.
Dave earned a BBA in International Finance from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Jim Thomas is a co-founder of Euclid Financial. Prior to forming Euclid, Jim served in a senior underwriting role at Catlin, Inc. in Boston, MA for seven years. Jim was instrumental in developing and managing a book of business at Catlin which included Directors & Officers Liability, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices Liability and Fiduciary Liability for financial institutions and commercial risks.
Prior to joining Catlin, Jim worked as a department manager and senior technical resource within the Executive Protection Group at Chubb & Son. Jim held a number of diverse roles over 13 years at Chubb, developing business for directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and crime insurance through regional brokerage networks. Jim also served as a referral resource for unique risks, including those with financial complexities, multinational exposures, significant claim or coverage matters, and other complicated underwriting issues. Jim was employed in the Seattle, WA and Boston, MA offices for Chubb.
Jim began his insurance career in 1993 at Executive Risk Management Associates in Simsbury, CT. While at ERMA, Jim served in an underwriting role focused on Directors & Officers Liability for publicly-traded commercial entities.
Jim holds a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University, and a BSBA in Finance from Bucknell University.
Nicole is currently the operations coordinator for Euclid Financial and Euclid Exec. Nicole has over 10 years of insurance experience with the last 2 years focused on management liability lines (Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices and Fiduciary Liability).
Prior to her current position, Nicole worked in the accounting department where she was responsible for accounting on several Euclid programs.
Nicole started her career at Euclid in 2003 and has held an Illinois insurance license since 2008.
Lauren Kuykendall is currently an Underwriting Assistant for Euclid Financial. Lauren has 4 years of insurance experience.
Prior to joining Euclid Financial, Lauren was an Underwriting Assistant for the Lawyers Professional Liability, Accountants Professional Liability and Non-Profit departments at Monitor Liability Managers.
Prior to Monitor, Lauren was a Client Service Representative at Assurance Agency working for one of the top Property & Casualty producers.
Lauren graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.