Tyler Owen is a poster boy for the merits of pulling your socks up. At 22, after a youth during which he admits he “had unrealistic expectations of what it took to become successful” and “was not always engaged in school,” Owen looked to the successful people he admired and decided there was no such thing as overnight success.
He decided on a career in insurance, and with his newfound patience, dedication and diligence, he has gone from strength to strength. Eight years after his turnaround, his superiors now describe him as “an intelligent, enthusiastic young underwriter with an insatiable thirst for knowledge.”
Starting out as an underwriter at ACE USA, Owen was able to learn from some of the best in the industry. He explains that underwriting is an education in business in itself. “Every submission is effectively a case study of a Fortune 500 company. We are able to meet with the companies’ management teams and have detailed dialogue about the running of their business.”
Owen’s advice to those who are beginning to lay the foundation of their careers is to “take your career development seriously but make sure you enjoy what you do. Invest in yourself by creating a development programme that includes the necessary designations that will help you understand and master your job responsibilities.”
Owen has evidently been following his own advice, as he has already attained two important industry designations, the registered professional liability underwriter (RPLU) and the chartered property casualty underwriter (CPCU). Owen has also been accepted at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England as a part of the Bermuda Regiment’s officer-training programme. He has fully embraced his current role, constantly demonstrates a desire to learn and is open to career-development opportunities.
2007 Graduated from Bermuda College with an associates of arts degree in business administration
2009 Graduated from St. John’s University with a bachelor of science degree in risk management and insurance
2009 Recipient of the Robert Clements ACE Scholarship
2009 Employed by ACE USA, New York, in the professional associate program, underwriting
2011 Employed by ACE Bermuda in underwriting
2011 Attained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Designation
2011 Employed by XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd. in underwriting
2012 Attained the Registered Professional Lines Underwriter Designation
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