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Dovetail rebrands as Victor

Merges with US underwriting management division


Victor Insurance Managers LLC, the leading global managing general underwriter, announced today the rebranding and full integration of Dovetail into Victor’s US underwriting management division. Effective immediately, Dovetail, which Victor acquired in 2015, will operate as part of Victor, while continuing to maintain its base of operations in Columbia, South Carolina. Mike Ferber, previously the Chief Executive Officer at Dovetail, will continue to lead the former Dovetail unit at Victor as Head of the Victor Small Business practice, reporting to Brian Hanuschak, CEO of Victor.

Dovetail was founded in 2006 and is a fully digitized insurance provider for the small commercial market. Its recently relaunched flagship platform, Dovetail for Agents, now renamed Victor for Agents, offers solutions for business owners’ policies, cyber, general liability, professional liability, and workers’ compensation from multiple top rated insurance carriers.

Commenting on the rebrand and integration, Mr. Hanuschak said: “Victor and Dovetail have been steadily building their cross-functional capabilities over the past two years, so the rebrand and merging of operations was the logical next step in that evolution. By combining the unique strengths from each organization, brokers and agents will benefit from a powerful mix of innovative technology, strong underwriting expertise, and a customer-first approach.”

Mr. Ferber added: “Dovetail was one of the first digital MGAs serving agents in the small commercial insurance market when it was founded over 15 years ago, and we’ve accelerated that market-leading, service-first approach today through the Victor for Agents platform. By merging Dovetail’s operations into Victor’s, we will be better positioned to simplify broker access to all Victor products and expand our digital capabilities, further enhancing the value we deliver to brokers, agents, and their clients.”

About Victor

Victor Insurance Managers LLC is a leading global managing general underwriter (MGU) with locations in the US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Australia. It handles more than $2.5 billion in premium on behalf of numerous insurance and reinsurance relationships, through a large network of more than 20,000 active insurance agents and brokers. With deep, specialized underwriting expertise, the company provides a wide range of insurance solutions – from specialty property and casualty and professional liability insurance to group and retiree benefits. Victor is committed to building on 65-plus years of experience to develop products that address risk in new and evolving areas. For more information, visit