John Novak, President & Chief Operating Officer
ICW Group Insurance Companies
John Novak joined ICW Group in 2017 to lead the company’s operations and drive its strategic business plans. He is a 25-year veteran of the insurance industry holding various senior level positions throughout the United States. John’s insurance expertise includes product development, sales and distribution, claims practices, information systems, enterprise risk management, compliance, financial reporting and corporate governance. He has worked across multiple lines of business including workers’ compensation, automobile liability, commercial property and general liability, surety, cyber liability and employment practices liability.
Prior to joining ICW Group, John served as managing director of Guy Carpenter, a leading reinsurance intermediary where he successfully helped clients achieve profitable growth through specialized broking and strategic advisory services. John also established the company’s West Coast cyber liability practice.
Previously, John held senior level positions with E. W. Blanch Company (now part of Aon Re) and Willis Re. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.