Our Team

Steven Rajavinothan

Steven Rajavinothan

Position: Associate Director, Contingent & Litigation Risks Europe, Head of ATE
Phone: +44 (0)7708867835
Email: srajavinothan@valeip.com
Categories: After the Event Insurance, Contingent Litigation Risk Insurance
Location: London

Steven Rajavinothan is an Assistant Director, Contingent & Litigation Risks Europe and Head of ATE. Steven joined from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, where he was an associate in the Commercial and Financial Disputes practice. Prior to joining Reynolds Porter Chamberlain in 2017, Steven trained at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, working in the firm’s London and Singapore offices. During his time in private practice, Steven advised on high profile litigation and international arbitration cases across sectors including energy, finance, litigation funding, mining and property management. Steven has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick and is an experienced debater, having won multiple international debating tournaments.

Steven Rajavinothan
Associate Director, Contingent & Litigation Risks Europe, Head of ATE

Steven Rajavinothan

Steven Rajavinothan is an Assistant Director, Contingent & Litigation Risks...

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson

Position: Junior Underwriter, W&I
Phone: +44 (0)7806 516176
Email: mrichardson@valeip.com
Categories: Warranty & Indemnity Insurance
Location: London

Mark Richardson is a Junior Underwriter in the W&I team. Mark joined from AXA XL, where he worked a strategic analyst within the Financial Lines department focusing on strategic initiatives for amongst other the M&A insurance offering. Mark studied at the University of Nottingham, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Risk Management.

Mark Richardson
Junior Underwriter, W&I

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson is a Junior Underwriter in the W&I team....

Anna Rojas, CPA

Anna Rojas

Position: Head of Finance
Phone: +1 212-247-6160
Email: arojas@valeip.com
Categories: Finance & Operations
Location: New York

Anna Rojas manages all accounting, reporting, and financial operations for the company. Prior to joining VALE, Anna worked at a regional public accounting firm where she serviced clients in a wide variety of industries.

Anna graduated from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business with a B.S. in Accounting and received her CPA license in January 2010.

Anna Rojas, CPA
Head of Finance

Anna Rojas

Anna Rojas manages all accounting, reporting, and financial operations for...

Cali Ann Ross

Cali Ann Ross

Position: Associate, Tax
Phone: +1 917-708-0010
Email: cross@valeip.com
Categories: Tax Credit Insurance, Tax Indemnity Insurance
Location: New York

Associate for the Vale US Transactional line, Cali received her BA in Communications from Hofstra University and JD from St. John’s University School of Law. Cali is currently enrolled in the LLM in Taxation program at New York University School of Law. Cali got her start in tax working in Ernst & Young’s Indirect Tax practice handling state and local income/franchise, personal income, sales/use, and excise taxes from an advisory, compliance, and controversy perspective. She continued her tax path at KPMG where she practiced state and local tax M&A. Cali is admitted to practice in New York.

Cali Ann Ross
Associate, Tax

Cali Ann Ross

Associate for the Vale US Transactional line, Cali received her...

David Ruder

David Ruder

Position: Managing Director and Co-Head of Intellectual Property
Phone: +1 415-230-9675
Email: druder@valeip.com
Categories: Capital Protection Insurance, Intellectual Property Solutions
Location: New York

Managing Director and Co-Head of Intellectual Property. He has worked in finance and IP for his career and has a broad network of relationships in the IP industry. He was most recently with RKIP Management LLC where he worked with investors looking to make investments into companies with IP. Previously he managed the licensing of patent portfolios for large corporations and was part of the original team at RPX Corporation in San Francisco. RPX manages patent risk for its technology clients, and while he was there he led the development of the RPX Risk Retention Group, which offers IP liability insurance policies.

He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, his JD from the Northwestern University School of Law and his BA from Williams College.

David Ruder
Managing Director and Co-Head of Intellectual Property

David Ruder

Managing Director and Co-Head of Intellectual Property. He has worked...