top of page
Tuckerman Underwriting Logo FNL_edited.p
Professional Liability

Tuckerman Underwriting is a team of experienced underwriters bringing unique solutions to insurance. With working experience both in the US and London markets, the team is constantly striving to challenge the norms and disrupt the industry with their diligence and creativity.


  • Policies written on a surplus-lines basis, back by Lloyd’s of London with an “A+” by S&P, and “A” by A.M. Best rating.

  • Primary and Excess

    • True Follow-Form Excess Policy

  • All 50 States

  • Limits up to $3,000,000 per claim and $4,000,000 in the aggregate

  • Broad Policy Forms

  • Competitive Minimum Premiums


  • Small and Mid-Size Enterprise (SME) Businesses

  • Dislikes: Healthcare Professionals, Medical Malpractice


An MGA built by underwriters that put underwriting values at a priority brings a stable long-term platform for all business partners.

Mark Chiu


Mark Chiu brings to Tuckerman a unique tech/entrepreneurial spirit with extensive insurance experience both in the US and London market.  Most recently, Mark was the Executive Vice President of Redacted, Inc. a venture capital backed cybersecurity company with $60 million of total raised funding.  There he had various roles as the Head of Insurance, Head of Finance and Special Projects.  Prior to that, he was the Vice President of the New York Specialty Programs Group of Ark Syndicate Management Ltd.  There he managed new and existing relationships with Coverholders/Managing General Agents developing Professional Liability, Management Liability, and other casualty insurance programs.  Prior to Ark Syndicate, Mark was at the Travelers Companies Bonds & Financial Products Group underwriting Management Liability.  He also worked at The Navigators Group where he played a critical role in the development of the Professional Liability Group both in the New York City office and London, UK office.  Mark holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University and a Masters in Finance from London Business School. 

Rocio Orta



Rocio Orta joins Tuckerman Underwriting as its west coast underwriter bringing a wealth of industry experience from different angles having been in the retail, wholesale, company, and MGA space.  Both educated in the classroom and in the trenches, Rocio has dedicated her professional life’s work to brokering and underwriting Professional Liability and Specialty Lines.  Rocio’s unique approach to business is marked by her ability to balance disciplined underwriting evaluating each risk on its own merits while remaining customer centric. 

Rocio began her insurance career in 1983 and by 1990, she joined Gray-Stone & Co., a wholesaler & MGA where she brokered and underwrote Lawyers and Architects & Engineers Professional Liability.  By the early 2000’s she joined Western Security Surplus where she launched and managed the Professional Liability Division and was the recipient of the very “first pen” from Colony Insurance to underwrite Miscellaneous Professional Liability.  By 2008, she became President and CEO/Named Lloyd’s Underwriter at American Special Risk “ASR” a long-standing and well-known Lloyd’s Coverholder specializing in Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Insurance Agent’s E&O, Architects & Engineers, Healthcare Professional Liability, PL/GL Combination policies, and Miscellaneous Medical & Med Spas Professional & General Liability; she was also granted “soft” Underwriting Authority by Catlin Syndicate for Lawyers Professional Liability.  In 2012 following the acquisition of ASR by US Risk, she became Branch Manager and remained Named Lloyd’s Underwriter for the ASR Lloyd’s contracts as well as US Risk’s, where she had authority to underwrite all US Risk’s Lloyd’s programs including Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Insurance Agents’ E&O, EPLI, Miscellaneous Allied Medical Providers, Social Services and Assisted Living Facilities.  Most recently, she founded Plum Insurance Services specializing in Cyber Liability underwriting under a Lloyd’s Line Slip.    

Kevin Ottley


Kevin Ottley joins Tuckerman Underwriting as a Senior Vice President, and is an industry leader with extensive experience in all Professional Liability lines.  He is a serial entrepreneur launching multiple managing general agencies throughout his career. 


Kevin started his insurance career in London, England in 1978, underwriting North American Professional Liability Insurance in the Lloyd’s market.  He then moved to Chicago in 1987 to launch and manage an insurance Syndicate on the Illinois Insurance Exchange specializing in Medical Professional, Lawyers Professional, Architects & Engineers Professional.


In 1995 Kevin launched Five Star Managers, a managing general underwriter with Professional Liability underwriting contracts from certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s.  He then moved to Commercial Insurance Partners, Inc. in 2014 to develop and manage various insurance programs supported by Lloyd’s.  Most recently he was the Senior Vice President at Canopy Specialty Insurance where he oversaw the launch of Canopy’s first US based Managing General Agency.

Barbara Vasili


Barbara Vasili joins Tuckerman Underwriting as an Underwriter bringing two and a half decades of insurance experience, specifically focused on Professional Liability.  Barbara began her career in 1997 at Scarborough a division of Aon in Chicago, IL.  She quickly moved up the ranks as a P&C Rater, then as an Assistant Underwriter for EPLI, Bond and D&O lines of business.

In 2000 she accepted a position as a Program Administrator at Five Star Managers where she played a critical role in the success of their direct to insured insurance product for Real Estate Appraisers E&O, and Life & Health Insurance Agents program.  She pioneered one of the first “insuretech” platform creating an online portal for insureds to complete an application and pay for their coverage with a click of a button.  Barbara also underwrote and managed a book of A&E, Lawyers Professional Liability, and various Miscellaneous E&O Products.

In 2018, Barbara joined Commercial Insurance Partners, Inc. as an E&O Underwriter, and was most recently at Canopy Specialty Insurance supporting the growth of their first US based Managing General Agency.

bottom of page