Leadership Team

Daniel Shea

Daniel Shea


Mr. Shea comes to Convelo with over 32 Years of Senior Leadership experience in the Insurance Industry. Mr. Shea was Sr. Vice President of Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a leader in the Non-Profit arena along with numerous other products. Dan led the Eastern Territory in sales and marketing, growing this territory to over 1.5 Billion in written Premium. Dan was responsible for managing a team of RVPs for Philadelphia Insurance Companies along with working with all areas such as Underwriting, Service, Claims and Risk Management. Mr. Shea was an integral part in growing Philadelphia Insurance Companies to becoming a leader in the Insurance Industry.

Dan has built many partner relationships that he is still connected with today both professionally and personally.

Mr. Shea attended Central Connecticut University where he studied Political Science and Communications. Dan currently holds a Certified Insurance Counselors Designation (CIC).


Eric D. Smith

Executive Vice President and Managing Director

Mr. Smith has over 20 years of insurance experience in the insurance arena with extensive experience in underwriting, marketing, policy services, and compliance. Mr. Smith has held several key senior leadership roles for national managing general agencies as well as various insurance carriers. Mr. Smith has specialized in the daily operations of insurance vehicles as well as program management and development. In addition, he has also co-founded a start-up insurance wholesale operation which was purchased by a national program manager.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.


Salvatore V. Abano

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Abano has over 30 years of property and casualty insurance and information technology experience. Prior to joining Convelo, Mr. Abano was an Executive Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and executive leadership team of Hiscox USA for a $100M+ business and technology transformation initiative for the entire organization. Mr. Abano’s previous experience also includes: Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Argo Group International, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Delivery Officer at Majesco, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Tower Group International, Ltd., Vice President, Program Business Technology at QBE the Americas, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Kemper Insurance Companies, and Assistant Vice President of Technology and Strategic Development at Munich Reinsurance America (formerly American Reinsurance Company).

In addition to his corporate experience, Abano completed an 24-month overseas tour of duty with the United States Army as Chief Technology Officer, Military and Technology Operations, in Operation Iraqi Freedom III. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge among other prestigious awards during his career; he is now a retired military officer with over 26 years of service in the United States Marine and United States Army reserves.

Mr. Abano has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science from Brooklyn College - The City University of New York, and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Regis University.


Jennifer S. Moran


Ms. Moran is a seasoned attorney with an expertise in insurance coverage and regulatory matters. She brings to Convelo a wealth of knowledge in the legal field as it relates to insurance company formation, underwriting and claims. Prior to joining Convelo, Ms. Moran was Assistant General Counsel at Star Stone Insurance Holdings Limited (formerly Torus Insurance Holdings, Ltd.), Senior Counsel at Tokio Marine HCC and, most recently, Associate General Counsel for the Generali U.S. Branch. She was responsible for drafting, reviewing and approving legal documents, maintaining all federal and state company licenses, providing due diligence support in connection with strategic initiatives, and providing legal and regulatory support for the property and casualty underwriting units. Ms. Moran learned the claims’ side of insurance while at Markel Corporation. Here she investigated, negotiated and settled complex coverage claims. Her formative years in the industry saw Ms. Moran working as Division Counsel at American International Group (AIG) and then as a Vice President and broker for Marsh & McClennan where she negotiated and placed management liability insurance for Fortune 500 companies.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College and Juris Doctorate from the Quinnipiac College School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey.


Paul Czerniak

Director of Sales

Paul joins Convelo Insurance Group with 25+ years’ experience building and leading sales organizations that drive significant revenue within the property and casualty insurance marketplace. Prior to joining Convelo, Paul was the Vice President of Eastern U.S. Sales for GuideOne Insurance. In that role, he oversaw and developed deep relationships across multiple distribution channels, particularly in the nonprofit and social service niches.

In his role with Convelo, Paul is responsible for all aspects of sales and distribution. He and his team will run point in developing and cultivating relationships with agents and brokers across the country. He is passionate about finding creative solutions that benefit all involved!

Paul earned a B.A. from Cedarville University and an M.B.A. from Ohio University. He holds Certificates of Risk Management from both Purdue University and Cambridge University. Paul is actively involved at volunteering and leadership at several organizations in the Indianapolis area.

Ronald Chung

Vice President of Underwriting

Mr. Chung has over 30 years of insurance experience, with more than 15 years at Philadelphia Insurance as a Senior Underwriter in the non-profit human services niche. In his current role at Convelo, Mr. Chung is responsible for the development, implementation and growth of a non-profit social service program.

Mr. Chung received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Rutgers College and holds the CPCU and AU designations.

Cecil Maxwell

Vice President of Underwriting

With over 35 years of underwriting experience in the insurance industry, Mr. Maxwell’s background includes primary casualty for middle market and risk management accounts. His most recent position with Zurich Financial Services (“Zurich”) where he worked for 19 years in a variety of senior underwriting and management roles. His experience also spans extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector, where he worked for six years as the Healthcare Casualty Practice Leader for Workers Compensation and Automobile Liability, while at Zurich.

His extensive knowledge and expertise in primary casualty and risk management lends itself to strong underwriting ability, portfolio management and achieving profitable results.

Mr. Maxwell has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bernard Baruch College, City University of New York.

Alex Yeres

Director of Marketing

Mr. Yeres is seasoned attorney with a wealth of insurance knowledge and expertise. Specifically, prior to joining the Convelo team, Mr. Yeres served as the Marketing Manager and General Counsel of Lamb Insurance Services (“Lamb”) for five years. During such time, Mr. Yeres helped Lamb build brand recognition in the human services and healthcare insurance marketplace and scale from a 30 employee East Coast retail insurance brokerage to a national firm that now has over 100 employees.

Before his career in the insurance industry, Mr. Yeres practiced law for nine years, concentrating in commercial real estate transactions and corporate law. Mr. Yeres was an Associate with a leading New York City real estate law firm where he represented clients in all aspects of conveyancing, leasing and sophisticated real estate financing transactions.

Mr. Yeres earned his Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law.