Meet Ryan Stawicki, AVP, Insurance FP&A
What is your backstory? Tell us about your path to Sompo International.
I started my insurance career at Endurance Reinsurance Corporation of America (ERCA) – now Endurance Assurance Corporation (EAC) working as a Junior Reinsurance Accountant. Now, we are Sompo International. After working my way through various finance and accounting roles and learning the ins and outs of the finance functions, I landed in my current role in Financial Planning & Analysis.
What is something about your role / BU that people may not know?
Our Insurance Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) model is a home-grown model. We build the financial model from the ground up by developing formulas, earning patterns and various other financial modeling and forecasting items. The multiple stakeholder interaction that we have in order to complete the planning process is also an interesting differentiator for our team; ranging from Actuarial, Finance, HR, Ceded Re, Business Development, IT to name a few.
What do you think makes Sompo International unique?
Echoing my colleagues in the previously Spotlights on this question – it is the people and culture of Sompo International. The collaboration amongst the various groups within Sompo is unique, and as one of our company’s core competencies, I feel that collaboration and teamwork is an element that makes Sompo successful.
Can you shed light on a current project / initiative you / your Business Unit is working on?
My unit is currently working on the Financial Planning, Analysis and Management Information Tool Project Assessment. The project’s main focus is to asses if we are meeting our current needs as well as the expected needs for planning, analysis and management information. I will be part of the initial of working group, which is exciting.
Any advice to your younger self?
Do not be afraid to fail. Take on as much as possible. Be sponge and learn.
What do you do when you’re not working?
Spending time with friends and family. I enjoy watching and playing sports. I am a big New York sports team fan especially the Yankees! I am also passionate about staying involved with community service in my local area. Looking forward to next the Sompo International Community Enhancement Day!