Meet the Team.
Senior Team Members
Kabir’s career has been focused on investing in the insurance industry.
He started his career at Goldman Sachs in the Reinsurance Team, and following this spent the last 8 years working in private equity, most recently at Preservation Capital where he had a key role on the BMS and Optio investments.
Kabir has a Masters from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School.
Chairman & Head of Media, Tech & Cyber
Rob is one of the foremost underwriters in Media & Tech insurance, having spent his entire career in the class. Before founding Nirvana in 2017, Rob headed up the Media & Tech team at Axis, and prior to that was at Hiscox and Aon for a number of years.
Rob has a BA from King’s College London.
Thomas M. Mannsdorfer
Partner, Head of Europe
Thomas is a distinguished W&I underwriter in the European market. He has over 20 years of relevant insurance industry experience across different European markets, most recently at Sompo where he was head of Europe Specialty, and prior to that at ANV and HCC.
Thomas studied at Université de Fribourg, Max Planck Institute, and University of Virginia. He is a qualified lawyer.
Senior Underwriter, Media, Tech & Cyber
Glenn is a senior member of the team focused on underwriting Media, Tech and Cyber risk, and has spent the last 14 years in this class of business.
Prior to joining Nirvana in 2017, he worked with Rob at Axis for 8 years.
We are always on the lookout for the best talent to join us and to help us build our business. If you are interested in becoming a partner at Nirvana, please contact us.
External Board Members
Co-founder, Abry Partners
Andrew Banks co-founded Abry in 1989. Prior to this, Andrew was affiliated with Bain & Company, where he shared responsibility for Bain’s media practice.
Andrew is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a Rhodes Scholar with a Master’s degree from Oxford University, and an honors graduate of the University of Florida.
Co-Founder, Euston Ventures
Raj is a co-founder of Euston Ventures, a UK investment firm, where he has co-led 3 buyouts since 2014.
Raj has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Oxford University.
Partner, M2O Inc
Shaun is a Partner at investment firm M2O. Shaun has spent several years in the private equity industry, and started his career at Bain & Co.
Shaun earned his MBA from Wharton and his BA from University of Virginia.
CEO, VALE Insurance Partners
Philip is Co-founder & CEO of VALE, a leading global transactional risk MGA. Prior to VALE he spent several years in the private equity industry at HIG and started his career as an investment banker at Wachovia Securities.
Philip received his MBA degree from Wharton and a BS in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Verlingue Group & Adelaide Holdings
Benjamin is the Director of International Subsidiaries at Verlingue Group, the leading independent French broker, and Deputy CEO for Development at Adelaide Group. Prior to this he was a Consultant at Deloitte France.
Benjamin earned his Masters from Université Paris Dauphine.