Michael J. Poloskey
Chief Operating Officer
Michael J. Poloskey became the Chief Operating Officer of the Company in August 2020. Prior to this role, he served as the Company’s Vice President of Underwriting since 2013. In this position, he focused on delivering results stemming from a complete restructuring of operational workflows, introduction and integration of technology platforms, and reorganization of staff hierarchy within the Underwriting Department. While working in collaboration with other business units, he spearheaded the Company’s Enterprise Contact Center, which has provided significant operational benefits across Universal.
Mr. Poloskey began his career at the Company in March 2009 as Vice President of Universal Risk Advisors and as a liaising member of the Blue Atlantic Reinsurance team reporting to C-Suite executives. Initial duties revolved around creating operational strategies to counteract the effect of Florida’s Windstorm Mitigation Discount Program and implementing them at the primary carrier level. Prior to joining the Company, he worked in the financial services industry as a portfolio manager.
Mr. Poloskey holds a Communications Degree from the University of Illinois.