Our Leadership Team

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Jatin Sharma

Managing Partner | Newport Beach

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Jatin specializes in placing complex property and casualty insurance programs for renewable energy portfolios that are non-recourse financed. He has 14 years-experience previously as President of GCube Insurance Services, one of the market leading underwriters for renewable energy, and Willis Limited. His expertise spans risk consulting, broking, and underwriting experience spanning 100GWs of assets in development, construction, and operation in over 40 countries. Jatin is a licensed property, casualty, and surplus lines broker in all 50 US states. He has completed the Lloyd’s executive education training at London Business School and holds a master’s degree in climate change management.

Brandon Statton

Founding Partner | Newport Beach

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Brandon specializes in complex mega projects in development, design, construction, and commissioning. He has 14 years of engineering and construction experience with Bechtel prior to joining Nardac. A considerable portion of his career was spent in developing power generation, energy, heavy civil infrastructure, and transportation projects around the world. As a project developer with Bechtel, his unique experience provides owner-insights in holistically evaluating mega-project risks for new development. Brandon has a master’s degree in industrial engineering and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

Bill Kost

Founding Partner | Houston

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Bill specializes in risk management consulting and insurance program due diligence for global energy and infrastructure projects. He has over 9 years’ experience leading an energy and infrastructure due diligence practice at Lockton, prior to which he was a property underwriter for Zurich’s Global Energy team. He has personally supported over $75 billion in transaction value across 6 continents over his career throughout the project lifecycle: development, construction, and operation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and earned his master’s degree in corporate environmental management.

Peter Draper

Founding Partner | London

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Peter specializes in placing operational property, power, mining, renewable energy, parametrics, political violence, and onshore energy in the Lloyds, London Company, and International insurance markets. He has 24 years insurance broking experience and is respected as one of the best negotiators in the London insurance market.

Mansi Chitkara

Country Manager | Mumbai

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Mansi is responsible for operational excellence at NARDAC. She specializes in overseeing best in class support services to meet the needs of NARDAC’s exclusive clients. She is responsible for managing our support team of service professionals in Mumbai. Mansi ensures NARDAC deliver timely, accurate, and consistent service levels for NARDAC’s team members in the US and UK to support their clients. Mansi has 11 years’ experience working in the insurance services industry for some of the largest global insurance brokers where she specialized in quality assurance, compliance, and claims. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and several executive education accomplishments.

Dr. Tom Harries

Partner – Renewable Energy | London

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Tom specialises in analysing renewable energy markets. For six years he was the lead global offshore wind analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance; applying analytical skills and strategic thinking to identify emerging opportunities across investment, companies, technology, policy, and the supply chain. One of his areas of focus was assessing the viability, timing, and size of new offshore wind markets, specifically the U.S. and across Asia. Another was analysing project finance, revenue streams, and acquisitions. Many of his granular cost analyses led to conclusions on the interdependencies of capex components on changing technology trends and site characteristics. Tom was in charge of a global team of analysts, covering onshore and offshore wind. He has held numerous keynote slots at global conferences and presented findings at the European Parliament. For his PhD, Tom used numerical and physical models to design and test a new tidal stream turbine before co-founding a spin-out company from the university. Tom also holds a masters degree in civil engineering.

Robert Bates

Partner - Head of Claims | London

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Robert specialises in handling our client's claims from first notification to final settlement. He has ten years' claims and underwriting experience in renewable energy, including heading-up the offshore wind underwriting team at the world's largest renewable energy (re)insurer, GCube Underwriting Limited, running his own independent risk consultancy, and working in the supply chain with Miros. Robert has been involved in over 100 renewable energy projects across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Robert holds a master's degree in history and international politics, specialising in energy policy and decarbonisation.

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Advisors

 

Chris London

 

Chris London | UK

Chris London brings valuable insights to NARDAC with over 40 years of industry experience in the international insurance business, notably in the US. Chris has had a number of leadership positions in the industry such as serving on the Group Board of Willis Limited and running their Global Specialty businesses. He has market knowledge in general management, broker relations, strategy and risk and previously served as a Non-Executive Director for Beazley. Chris is currently Executive Chairman of Paragon International Insurance Brokers Limited.

 

Skip Cooper

 

Skip Cooper |Alabama

Skip Cooper began his career interning at Lloyds of London, and later worked for market leaders where he helped drive Amwins Group Inc. to its position as a leading specialty broker with expertise in customer, client, and market relationships. Skip has helped companies improve their operations and bring success with 35 years of industry experience and extensive knowledge of large P&C account structures, placement management, and product research and development. Skip obtained his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation enhancing his knowledge and expertise. Outside of his career, Skip is actively involved in the community, supporting local charities and organisations. Skip is the Vice Chairman of Amwins Group.

 

Marshall Nadel

 

Marshall Nadel | Texas

Marshall Nadel has devoted his career to serving power, utility, and renewable energy clients as their trusted insurance broker. He has advised clients and transacted insurance on utility scale development, construction, and operational projects in the US and internationally navigating them through 3 notable hard market cycles. Marshall previously served as a Managing Director for Aon in the South West where he served 30 years in a variety of leadership roles. Marshall is a former Navy nuclear submarine officer and graduate of the United States Naval Academy and DePaul University’s Graduate School of Business.

 

Martin Mumford

 

Martin Mumford | California

As a private Equity Operating Partner Martin Mumford is responsible for evaluating investments and partnering with management to craft and execute portfolio company strategy. He began his career as a management consultant, where he worked with leading global companies to design and deliver strategic projects and drive operational improvements. Martin served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army after graduating from Stanford University, and he holds an MBA with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Palmer Scholar.

 

Paul Lindeboom

 

Paul Lindeboom | The Netherlands

Paul’s career as a broker started in the late 1970s at Aon. With his previous role as co-CEO of THB Netherlands, he was responsible for the development and growth of the expanding renewable energy portfolio. Paul brings over 30 years of industry experience and extensive knowledge of growing markets. A notable milestone in Paul’s career thus far is securing a 10 years non-cancellable operational insurance contract for a leading wind farm, which is the first of its kind.