Ian Gilchrest

SVP, Sr. Underwriter

Contract Binding

Background & Experience


Ian has nearly 20 years of underwriting expertise and uses it to creatively attack each client’s problem as if his own. Agents welcome his experienced perspective and relationships with diverse carriers affording greater underwriting authority in terms, conditions and premium thresholds. Ian handles a variety of property and casualty contact binding needs for his agents in the northeast while specializing in construction nationally including complex insureds as well as outdoors and coastal risks.

As a former university coach and graduate assistant, Ian is a natural leader and educator and doesn’t shy away from difficult insureds.  He joined the insurance industry as part of a marine underwriting team for Acadia Insurance and continued to advance at other Berkley Company divisions in increasing roles of underwriting responsibility, agent relationships, and carrier oversight. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Ian Gilchrest was last modified: July 14th, 2022 by arawlings



Enjoys spending time with his teenage son by doing activities such as mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, XC skiing, playing guitar, watching horror movies, training, and listening to metal music. As a mainer, he is a huge fan of the Sox's, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots.



  • Builders Risk
  • Cannabis / CBD
  • Excess Casualty
  • Garage
  • General Liability
  • Habitational / Apartments
  • Inland Marine
  • Investor Owned Real Estate
  • Liquor Liability
  • Manufacturing / Distribution
  • Outdoors / Recreational
  • Package
  • Pollution Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Property
  • Real Estate
  • Roofing
  • Student Housing
  • Umbrella / Excess
  • Vacant Property



  • Amusement Centers
  • Coastal/Unprotected Properties
  • Hotels / Motels
  • Projects - Owners Interest
  • Restaurants