Ian Fitt began his insurance career in 1992 with NAC Reinsurance working in their Chicago, San Francisco and Hartford offices, where he underwrote both individual risk and direct treaty business as a Senior Underwriter and Program Coordinator.
Ian came to Western RE in 1998 where he played a leading role in corporate development, capacity procurement, employee management along with portfolio, underwriting and system development. Ian took over as President of Western RE in December of 2011 and became Chairman and CEO in January of 2012. In 2013 it was clear that by combining the strengths of both Western RE and the Align Property division there was an opportunity to create a premier underwriting manager that would be a market leader in the Catastrophe space and the merger into Catalytic was complete.
He has served on various committees (Executive, Stamping, Compensation, Audit, Nominating and Admitted Market Liaison Committee) of the California Surplus Lines Association since 2007. As a member of the board of directors on the Executive Committee he has served as Past Chairman, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary. He also served as President of the California Association of Insurance Professionals from 1999-2004. Ian graduated from the University of Kansas in 1989 with a Bachelors of Journalism degree and Marketing minor.