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Freedom Specialty Insurance Company Names John Merchant Associate Vice President of Cyber and Professional Liability

Freedom Specialty Insurance Company has named John Merchant Associate Vice President of Cyber and Professional Liability. John reports to Craig Landi, President, Freedom Specialty. In his new role, John will manage the development, underwriting and risk management of Cyber Liability and Professional products.

“I’m fortunate and excited for this new opportunity,” John said. “I am very excited to be part of this incredible team as we take our Network Security, Data Privacy and Technology Risk products to the next level.”

John launched the Cyber Liability product for Freedom Specialty back in 2011. He is frequently invited to speak on security and privacy risk industry panels, and is a valuable and credible source for numerous insurance industry publications specializing in Cyber risk.

“John is a well-known expert in the niche market,” said Freedom Specialty President Craig Landi. “In addition to his data security and risk knowledge, John also possesses insurance industry skills and connections that make him a perfect fit for this role.”

About Freedom Specialty

Freedom Specialty Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Scottsdale Insurance Company, represents a wealth of experience in Specialty Liability insurance, and provides specialized expertise, dynamic problem-solving, and decisive responsiveness for the needs of their clients. Backed by Nationwide® and an A.M. Best rating of A+ (Superior), FSC XV, the company’s financial strength and stability allow them to serve as a vanguard in Specialty Liability lines.

Visit to learn more, or call Craig Landi at 212-329-6901.

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