J.J. has 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, first as a promoter, operator and owner of bars, taverns and night clubs in south Florida. While in the hospitality industry, J.J. promoted, managed and started venues. This experience gave him a unique perspective as an underwriter. J.J.’s career as a specialty underwriter started in 2009 at Indemnity Insurance, a specialty risk retention group. Over that time, he has been involved in growing existing programs to nearly $40 million in premium. He also started and profitable grew a new program to $25 million over a period of two-and-a-half years. J.J. joined ICC in March 2015, as the lead underwriter for the company’s hospitality program. Under his leadership the program has grown profitably to nearly $12 million in premium. J.J. has underwritten for MGAs with authority from AIG, Munich Re, and Liberty Mutual.