Testimonials

Stephanie RisingStephanie Rising· 1stFirst degree connection

Business Coach and Author with a passion for helping small business owners thriveBusiness Coach and Author with a passion for helping small business owners thriveOctober 26, 2021, Stephanie was Donald’s clientOctober 26, 2021, Stephanie was Donald’s client

  • One of the many things that I appreciate about Don is that his extensive experience includes underwriting. As my agent, he’s able to see — and navigate — the entire process in a highly effective way. He also can find solutions to a wide variety of needs, which makes him a great resource for me and my clients. Put on top of that his conscientiousness and follow-up, and Don is a top-notch agent. Thank you!One of the many things that I appreciate about Don is that his extensive experience includes underwriting. As my agent, he’s able to see — and navigate — the entire process in a highly effective way. He also can find solutions to a wide variety of needs, which makes him a great resource for me and my clients. Put on top of that his conscientiousness and follow-up, and Don is a top-notch agent. Thank you!

Sheri ScottSheri Scott· 1stFirst degree connection

Principal & Consulting Actuary at MillimanPrincipal & Consulting Actuary at MillimanOctober 28, 2019, Donald was Sheri’s clientOctober 28, 2019, Donald was Sheri’s client

  • I worked closely with Don to help design the suite of Nationwide Private Client product, rates, rate filings, and competitive analysis. Don’s underwriting and industry knowledge were invaluable throughout the process. In addition, Don’s leadership fostered a coordinated roll out across the country which involved many different teams all working closely together: underwriting, actuarial, product management, legal, IT, and marketing, to name a few. Don held us each accountable for our role and was the thread that kept all these groups effectively working together at a quick pace, to develop and successfully launch a new suite of personal lines products in multiple states. It was a pleasure supporting Don and his team with actuarial consulting support where needed and to be part of such a successful product launch.I worked closely with Don to help design the suite of Nationwide Private Client product, rates, rate filings, and competitive analysis. Don’s underwriting and industry knowledge were invaluable throughout the process. In addition, Don’s leadership fostered a coordinated roll out across the country which involved many different teams all working closely together: underwriting, actuarial, product management, legal, IT, and marketing, to name a few. Don held us each accountable for our role and was the thread that kept all these groups effectively working together at a quick pace, to develop and successfully launch a new suite of personal lines products in multiple states. It was a pleasure supporting Don and his team with actuarial consulting support where needed and to be part of such a successful product launch.

Jeff LuciaJeff Lucia· 1stFirst degree connection

AVP Business Development at ChubbAVP Business Development at ChubbJanuary 16, 2019, Donald was senior to Jeff but didn’t manage Jeff directlyJanuary 16, 2019, Donald was senior to Jeff but didn’t manage Jeff directly

  • I have known Don for a number of years – while he was with Fireman’s Fund and most recently Nationwide Private Client. Don is a uniquely qualified professional underwriting leader. He is recognized by industry peers as being “best in class”. I witnessed how Don effectively developed the high net worth underwriters at Fireman’s Fund, many of whom went on to assume greater industry responsibilities. Don’s deep technical knowledge and creative underwriting in the high net worth space allowed him to create industry leading forms which contributed significantly to Private Client agents winning in their marketplace. Don demonstrates highly sophisticated skills and strategies in a variety of areas and would be a valuable asset to any organization. I have known Don for a number of years – while he was with Fireman’s Fund and most recently Nationwide Private Client. Don is a uniquely qualified professional underwriting leader. He is recognized by industry peers as being “best in class”. I witnessed how Don effectively developed the high net worth underwriters at Fireman’s Fund, many of whom went on to assume greater industry responsibilities. Don’s deep technical knowledge and creative underwriting in the high net worth space allowed him to create industry leading forms which contributed significantly to Private Client agents winning in their marketplace. Don demonstrates highly sophisticated skills and strategies in a variety of areas and would be a valuable asset to any organization.

Jim PedersenJim Pedersen· 1stFirst degree connection

Retired President Nationwide Private ClientRetired President Nationwide Private ClientJanuary 14, 2019, Jim managed Donald directlyJanuary 14, 2019, Jim managed Donald directly

  • I consider Don to be the “best” technical Underwriting mind I have worked with in my career. Be it individual risk assessment and pricing, or the required discipline of portfolio management….Don excels in both aspects of Underwriting discipline. Additionally, His CAT Management skills have demonstrated a balance of both individual exposure modeling, and overall aggregations.

    Jim Pedersen
    President Nationwide Private Client ( 2013-2017 )I consider Don to be the “best” technical Underwriting mind I have worked with in my career. Be it individual risk assessment and pricing, or the required discipline of portfolio management….Don excels in both aspects of Underwriting discipline. Additionally, His CAT Management skills have demonstrated a balance of both individual exposure modeling, and overall aggregations. Jim Pedersen President Nationwide Private Client ( 2013-2017 )

Mike ArnaudMike Arnaud· 1stFirst degree connection

Retired Insurance ExecutiveRetired Insurance ExecutiveDecember 5, 2011, Mike was Donald’s clientDecember 5, 2011, Mike was Donald’s client

  • Don Soss has proven time and again his talent and superior skill in finding ways to match coverage and pricing in order to win business. His ability to understand client needs, deep knowledge of coverages and creativity with options has helped me on several occasions to not only build a more comprehensive program for the client, but create a value package very difficult for a competitor to duplicate.Don Soss has proven time and again his talent and superior skill in finding ways to match coverage and pricing in order to win business. His ability to understand client needs, deep knowledge of coverages and creativity with options has helped me on several occasions to not only build a more comprehensive program for the client, but create a value package very difficult for a competitor to duplicate.

Tim Hogan, CIC, CRM, CPRMTim Hogan, CIC, CRM, CPRM

· 1stFirst degree connection

Innovation at Peryls.comInnovation at Peryls.comJune 6, 2011, Tim worked with Donald on the same teamJune 6, 2011, Tim worked with Donald on the same team

  • Don and I worked together and for a time I was a direct report. I also have been able to work with Don in my role as a Risk Manager. Don is foremost a professional, in terms of communicating, understanding, listening and providing innovative solutions with in the perimeters of the contracts and treaties he is bound by. He is a result driven individual, but also one who takes the time to demonstrate an incredible attention to detail. This is one of the reasons why I continue to go to Don for insights on risks and thoughts on how to best assist a client on managing the risk. His ability to comprehend complex insurance concepts and then put them in terms the average Joe can understand is just one of the many reasons I highly endorse Don.Don and I worked together and for a time I was a direct report. I also have been able to work with Don in my role as a Risk Manager. Don is foremost a professional, in terms of communicating, understanding, listening and providing innovative solutions with in the perimeters of the contracts and treaties he is bound by. He is a result driven individual, but also one who takes the time to demonstrate an incredible attention to detail. This is one of the reasons why I continue to go to Don for insights on risks and thoughts on how to best assist a client on managing the risk. His ability to comprehend complex insurance concepts and then put them in terms the average Joe can understand is just one of the many reasons I highly endorse Don.

Darryl PageDarryl Page· 1stFirst degree connection

Vice President, Chubb Limited. Division President, International Personal Lines. Head of Independent Distribution PartnersVice President, Chubb Limited. Division President, International Personal Lines. Head of Independent Distribution PartnersJanuary 19, 2010, Darryl managed Donald directlyJanuary 19, 2010, Darryl managed Donald directly

  • Don is a true professional. As the leader of our High Net Worth practice, Don is creative, solutions oriented and eager to help producers place business. He has a wealth of knowledge and shares it freely. I am continually impressed with his ability to solve complex risk issues with solutions that put the customer first.

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