Our Team

Jamie Sahara

Jamie Sahara

Position: Chairman
Phone: +1 212-247-6160
Email: jsahara@valeip.com
Categories: Leadership
Location: New York

After launching his career at General Re, Jamie transitioned to an underwriting position with Swiss Re, where he focused on casualty and professional liability. Prior to founding VALE, Jamie was Chief Underwriting Officer at Southport Re and Chief Financial Officer at DGU Insurance Associates.

Jamie earned a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University where he received an athletic scholarship and served as captain of the tennis team.

Jamie Sahara
Chairman

Jamie Sahara

After launching his career at General Re, Jamie transitioned to...

Dominic Spinelli

Dominic Spinelli

Position: Head of Contingent & Litigation Risk North America
Phone: +1 917-227-2900
Email: dspinelli@valeip.com
Categories: Contingent Litigation Risk Insurance
Location: New York

Dom was previously Head of Contingent Legal Risk Insurance at Liberty GTS where he helped build out Liberty’s contingent liability practice in the US.  Dom is a former litigator, having litigated a wide range of complex commercial and insurance coverage disputes across the country.  In addition to his litigation experience, Dom has represented insurers outside of the courtroom with respect to hundreds of complex insurance claims, including analyzing potential exposures presented by a number of high-profile litigation risks.  Dom received a BA from Providence College and his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  Dom is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, and the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York.

Dominic Spinelli
Head of Contingent & Litigation Risk North America

Dominic Spinelli

Dom was previously Head of Contingent Legal Risk Insurance at...

R. Philip Stevenson

R. Philip Stevenson

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +1 212-247-6218
Email: pstevenson@valeip.com
Categories: Leadership
Location: New York

Prior to co-founding VALE, Philip served as a private equity and venture capital investment professional and has held business development and corporate development roles at technology companies.

At H.I.G. Capital he was involved in the origination, structuring, and execution of new investment transactions and the strategic management of the firm’s portfolio companies. While in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Wachovia Securities, he performed advisory services related to M&A and capital markets transactions for companies in the healthcare industry.

Philip received his MBA degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

R. Philip Stevenson
Chief Executive Officer

R. Philip Stevenson

Prior to co-founding VALE, Philip served as a private equity...