Knight Insurance Group recently appointed David Keum as its Chief Financial Officer. Keum served as Knight’s interim CFO and has previously worked with Knight on a consultancy basis.
"We have been extremely focused on our growth and executing our business plan over the last few years," stated Eric Jarvis, Knight Insurance Group’s President and CEO.
"David has jumped in without hesitation and led our accounting and finance teams in the right direction, adopting strategies of collaboration, communication and critical thinking. I look forward to continuing to work with David and our entire leadership team to implement our strategic initiatives in support of Knight’s positive development."
Prior to working with Knight Insurance Group, Keum was a senior manager at JLK Rosenberger LLP, a full service insurance accounting firm. He began his career at KPMG’s Los Angeles office, where his clients included property and casualty insurers and publicly traded corporations.
A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Keum was the 2013 and 2014 President of the Southern California Insurance Accounting and Systems Association and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
"I am excited to join Knight Insurance Group’s executive team," stated Keum. "Serving as a consultant and interim CFO provides the foundation for a smooth transition to the new role, as well as fresh perspectives on how to better support Knight Insurance’s strategic initiatives.
"I am passionate and confident to be an integral part of the team that will grow and sustain the success of Knight Insurance Group."
Upon regulatory approval, Keum will be appointed Treasurer and CFO of each of the three operating insurance companies of Knight Insurance Group.
Knight Insurance Group of companies includes KnightBrook Insurance Company, Knight Specialty Insurance Company, and Knight Re.
With combined assets of $1 Billion, the Group supports property and casualty insurance programs in niche specialties, by providing admitted and surplus lines capacity and reinsurance support throughout the U.S. Knight is part of The Hankey Group, a privately-held financial services, insurance, and real estate organization with over $5 Billion in assets, headquartered in Los Angeles.