Atradius Trade Credit Insurance in USA

Atradius operates in the USA with a team of local credit insurance Underwriters, Account Managers and Collections Specialists. We’re committed to working closely with our customers and their brokers.

Providing Credit Insurance and Collections in the USA

 

Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. provides Credit Insurance and  Collections support for local and international businesses. The USA is an important hub for world trade and we support many businesses who are located here, as well as many others who seek to trade with both domestic and international businesses.

The USA Headquarters have been located in the Baltimore area since 1993 and have continued our expansion throughout this past year - now having a presence in ten other cities across the nation.

 We work closely with our colleagues around the world in cross-border teams and are proud to provide a global service with a local focus.

Management and representatives in USA

Atradius USA operates with a team of 114 people, including underwriters, account managers, collections specialists and support staff

Senior Management Team

David Huey | AtradiusDavid Huey

President - Regional Director - NAFTA

David Huey was appointed to the position of President – Regional Director of Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. in May 2014. In this leadership role, he is responsible for Atradius’ business activities throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico working on developing the local markets, nurturing customer, broker and staff relationships, and achieving strategic goals.

Prior to Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc., David joined Atradius in 2006 as the Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand where he spent 7 years building the Oceania business and the support network for Asian expansion.
David held a distinguished 11-year career with National Australia Bank (NAB) obtaining primary responsibility across a number of NAB business units including commercial leasing, international trade, invoice discounting and retail banking in several Australian states and NAB’s subsidiaries in the UK.

 

David was born in Newcastle, Australia and holds an MBA from Southern Cross University in Australia.

 

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Tel: +1 (410) 568-3824
Fax: +1 (410) 568-3903
Email: david.huey@atradius.com

 

Aaron RutsteinAaron Rutstein

Vice President – Regional Director, Risk Services - Americas

Aaron Rutstein was appointed to the position of Vice President and Regional Director, Risk Services Americas in July 2018. In this leadership role, Aaron is responsible for Atradius’ risk underwriting activities in North and South America, including the Caribbean.

Aaron has been involved with all facets of risk in trade credit insurance since entering the industry in 2003,  covering roles in business development, info-gathering and risk underwriting.  In 2014 he became Head of Risk for a start-up Non-Can carrier.  He joined Atradius in 2016 as VP Senior Manager - U.S., Caribbean, and Central American Buyer Underwriting.

Aaron was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and graduated from Dickinson College in 2002 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and International Business & Management.  He received his MBA in Finance from Loyola College in 2008.

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Tel: +1 (410) 568-3812
Fax: +1 (410) 568-3924
Email: aaron.rutstein@atradius.com

Jon HandenJon Handen

Vice President & Head of Special Products - Americas

Jonathan Handen transitioned to the position of Vice President – Head of Special Products of Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc, in December 2016 after returning to Atradius as Senior Manager of Special Products in July 2016. In this leadership role, Jonathan now directs the company’s Special Products trade credit and political risk insurance operation for the Americas.

Jon is a recognized leader in the trade credit insurance industry with more than 18 years of experience. He is returning to Atradius where he held several roles from 1998–2005. Jon spent the past 11 years at a major competitor, most recently, holding the position of Group Head of Commercial Underwriting. During his career, Jon has held numerous positions, developing a wealth of knowledge in the analysis and structuring of complex transactions across mature and emerging markets.

 

Jonathan was born in Annapolis, Maryland and obtained his Masters from Loyola University.

 

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Tel: +1 (410) 568-3824
Fax: +1 (410) 568-3903
Email : jonathan.handen@atradius.com

 

 

 

Carlo Carlini | AtradiusCarlo Carlini

Vice President - Head of Sales & New Business

Carlo Carlini was appointed to the position of Vice President – Head of Sales & New Business of Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. in October 2012.

In this leadership role, he is responsible for growing and expanding the regional sales offices and working to staff them with Regional Managers in order to further develop and ultimately provide superior customer service for Atradius’ commercial business activities throughout the United States. Additionally, Carlo provides customers with global expertise, effective risk management strategies and new programs to leverage emerging markets’ growing demand for domestic goods and services.

Prior to joining Atradius, Carlo worked in the trade credit insurance industry for 14 years. During his tenure, he held several key positions while in the US as well as outside of the US bringing different business assignments to fruition.

Carlo was born in Rimini, Italy and holds a B.S. from Universitá di Bologna, Italy, and a Master in Public Administration from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-8643
Tel:   +1 (410) 568-3808
Fax:  +1 (410) 568-3901
E-mail: carlo.carlini@atradius.com

 

Kevin Major | AtradiusKevin Major

Vice President - Head of Broker Gateway and Retention

Kevin Major was appointed to the position of Vice President – Head of Broker Gateway of Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. in October 2013. In this leadership role, Kevin is responsible for managing and nurturing the insurance broker network which represents a significant channel of distribution for Atradius’ US products and business development. In addition, he is responsible for managing and growing the Corporate portfolio for the US.

Prior to joining Atradius, Kevin worked in the trade credit insurance industry for almost 17 years with our biggest competitor. During his tenure there, Kevin gained experience including underwriting claims, risk information, commercial underwriting and was a Vice President in the commercial underwriting area.

Kevin was born in Baltimore, Maryland and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, with an emphasis on Marketing from Morgan State University and then received his MBA – Management degree from Johns Hopkins University.

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-8643
Tel:   +1 (410) 568-3803
Mobile:  +1 (443) 421-7563

E-mail: kevin.major@atradius.com

 

Risa PickleRisa Pickle

Vice President – Head of Operations and Claims - NAFTA

Risa Pickle was appointed to the position of Vice President in December 2004. In this leadership role, she is responsible for managing and growing the operations of the company.  In addition she is responsible for overseeing Claims and Customer Service for the US.

Risa began her Credit Insurance career in 1986 with Fidelity & Deposit Companies and continued her years of service through succeeding  companies Maryland Netherlands Credit Insurance Company, Gerling NCM, and NCM Americas. 

Risa was born in Maryland and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Towson University and a Masters in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. 

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-8643
Tel:   +1 (410) 568-3855
Fax:  +1 (410) 568-3903

E-mail: risa.pickle@atradius.com

 

Holly BurkettHolly Burkett

Vice President – Human Resources Director/NAFTA

Holly Burkett was appointed to the position of Vice President, Human Resources of Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. in April 2014. In this leadership role, she is responsible for managing all Human Resources functions in the NAFTA region and providing the NAFTA leadership team with guidance on employee relations and engagement.

Prior to joining Atradius, Holly worked in the Human Resources field for over 15 years within various industries including Real Estate Finance, Information Technology Services, Retail and Manufacturing.

Holly was born in Phoenix, AZ and holds a B.A. in Communications, with emphasis on International/Intercultural Communications from Arizona State University.

Certifications:

  • Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) 

 

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-8643
Tel:   +1 (410) 568-3879
Fax:  +1 (410) 568-3902

E-mail: holly.burkett@atradius.com

 

Samuel HautotSamuel Hautot

Vice President, Treasurer and Head of Finance - NAFTA

Samuel Hautot was appointed to the position of Vice President, Treasurer and Head of Finance - NAFTA in November 2011. In this leadership role, he is responsible for managing all finance, control and facilities functions in the NAFTA region.

Prior to joining Atradius, Samuel worked in the trade credit insurance industry for 12 years with one of our largest competitors. During his tenure there, he held several key positions in France and in the US.

Samuel was born in Harfleur, France and holds a B.A. in Business Studies, specializing in accounting & controllership from Ecole de Management de Normandie, France.

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-8643
Tel:   +1 (410) 568-3862
Fax:  +1 (410) 568-3903

 

E-mail: samuel.hautot@atradius.com

Nikki KastanakisNikki Kastanakis

Country Manager - Global US

Nikki Kastanakis was appointed to the position of Country Manager, Global US in July 2018. In this leadership role, together with Rik Broekman, Regional Director Global NAFTA, Nikki is responsible for managing and growing the Global US portfolio. This goal can only be achieved through maintaining strong relationships with both the client and broker communities.

Nikki has been with Atradius since 2011, starting as a buyer underwriter for the risk team and eventually joining Global in 2014. Prior to this Nikki worked for a large investment bank where she first developed an interest in the financial services industry.

Nikki was born in Baltimore, Maryland and received her B.S. in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

230 Schilling Circle, Ste. 240
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Phone: +1 (410) 568-3804
Mobile: +1 (443) 756-1396
nikki.kastanakis@atradius.com

Disclaimer

The statements made herein are provided solely for general informational purposes and should not be relied upon for any purpose. Please refer to the actual policy or the relevant product or services agreement for the governing terms. Nothing herein should be construed to create any right, obligation, advice or responsibility on the part of Atradius, including any obligation to conduct due diligence of buyers or on your behalf. If Atradius does conduct due diligence on any buyer it is for its own underwriting purposes and not for the benefit of the insured or any other person. Additionally, in no event shall Atradius and its related, affiliated and subsidiary companies be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the statements made information herein.