Pioneer Programs Taps Michael Kwan as New President

Pasadena, Ca. – August 6, 2018 — Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions, LLC, today named Michael Kwan as president of the insurance program administrator, a leader in insurance solutions for contractors.

As president, Kwan will be in charge of underwriting and assist in the development of new programs and continued formation of the business strategy for Pioneer. Pioneer is a leader in the contractor space with its flagship program Contractors’ Choice. Kwan is assuming the role of president from company founder Carole Fleischman, who will remain chief executive officer of Pioneer Programs. 
 
Kwan joins Pioneer from First Specialty Insurance Corporation/Swiss Re Group, where he served as senior vice president and head of E&S casualty. In this position, Kwan oversaw product lines in the E&S marketplace valued at roughly $140 million. He was also responsible for business strategy, portfolio comparison and managing personnel. Prior to that, Kwan was a senior vice president, primary casualty department manager for CoverXSpecialty/Fairfax Insurance Financial Holdings Limited. He also spent time with General Reinsurance Corporation as a vice president and at Chubb & Son, Inc. as a senior underwriter. 
 
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to Pioneer Programs as our new president,” said Fleischman. “He has the background, experience and knowledge we need to bring Pioneer Programs into the future. We are confident Mike will help shape and grow Pioneer Programs into an even stronger leader in the programs space and beyond in the years to come.”
 
Kwan has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California.
 
Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions, LLC
Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions, LLC  is an insurance program administrator that builds and underwrites custom packages for certain industry segments. Its flagship program, Contractors’ Choice, was created in 1996. Based in Pasadena, Pioneer Programs has relationships with top industry carriers, including Lloyds of London. In administering each program, Pioneer Programs places a strong focus on loss control employing sophisticated risk
management tools and forensic risk management that assist in assessing risks and helping policyholders mitigate those risks.