Management Team

Andrew O’Brien, President

Andy began his insurance career at the E.W. Blanch Company in 1977 where he ultimately served as a General Partner, Executive Vice President and director. He has also served as a director of the Health Care Insurance Facility, First Dakota Indemnity Company and SAFE, Inc. (holding company for an accident/health insurer). He currently serves as a director and President of Benchmark Insurance Company and Trean Corporation. He holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a CPCU designation.

Sean Ryan, Executive Vice President and COO

Sean joined Trean in 2009 and currently serves as the COO for Trean Re. He began his broker career at Carvill America where he was a Senior Vice President. Prior to that, Sean was an underwriter at CNA Reinsurance and the National Facultative Manager/Casualty at Swiss Reinsurance. Sean is a director of Benchmark Insurance Company, Trean Re, IRUA (Intermediary Reinsurance Underwriting Association) and a past director of BRMA (Broker Reinsurance Market Association). He is a member of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association and the National Risk Retention Association. Sean has a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College.

Richard Bray, Executive Vice President

Rich worked on insurance programs at Kirke Van Orsdel, Inc. where he served as a Vice President. He began his reinsurance career at the E.W. Blanch Company, ultimately being named Senior Vice President. Rich joined Trean in 1996 and has served as a director of the Health Care Insurance Facility, First Dakota Indemnity Company, Benchmark Insurance Company and Trean Corporation. He has a B.S. from the University of South Dakota and Regents College.

Steven Lee, Senior Vice President

Prior to joining Trean in 1996, Steve served as a reinsurance broker for Carvill America and E.W. Blanch Company, where he was a Senior Vice President. He has been a director of First Dakota Indemnity Company and currently sits on the boards of Benchmark Insurance Company and Trean Corporation. Steve has a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.

Kyle Plath, Senior Vice President

Kyle began his reinsurance career at the E.W. Blanch Company and joined Trean in 1996. He leads Trean’s activities in the accident/health field, serves on Trean Re’s board of directors and holds designations as a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe). Kyle earned a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Business Management and Political Science at Hamline University.