Employee Perspectives: Ryan Welch


At Accelerant, we’re motivated by our mission to rebuild insurance so that it’s fair, transparent, and efficient. We’re often asked what it’s like to work at a global company with an audacious vision, so we thought we’d give a peek behind the scenes through our Employee Perspectives… series. After all, people are at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to bring together individuals and teams who share our passion for creating an amazing experience and working in an amazing environment. In today’s spotlight, meet Ryan Welch.

Please introduce yourself and share your role at Accelerant:

Hello, my name is Ryan Welch, and I am a Claims Manager on the Accelerant Claims Team.

What brought you to Accelerant and the world of insurance?

I began my career in insurance as a Claims Assistant at Beazley, where I was provided with the opportunity and support to build a career in claims. I was fortunate to be recruited to join the Accelerant Claims Team in 2021. 

Describe your day-to-day work at Accelerant.

Busy delivering the best customer service possible, both internally and externally. Internally, we routinely liaise with Member Relationship Directors, Actuary, Underwriting, Finance, Ops, and many others. Externally, we manage our Third-Party Claims Administrator (TPA) relationships, and we are also a key part of the support team provided to every Accelerant Member. Each day brings a new opportunity to showcase the talent on our Claims Team here at Accelerant!

What are your favorite activities or hobbies outside of work?

Outside of work, I spend most of my time watching our two sons play various sports throughout the year. I am also an assistant coach for my 10-year-old son’s travel soccer team here in Farmington, CT. And I love to play golf whenever I can!

What advice would you give someone looking to enter the insurance field?

Put aside any preconceived notions and explore the opportunity with an open mind. There are so many potential career paths in the insurance industry. See what interests you and pursue that path.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Something that I say to our players before every soccer game is that all you can control is your attitude and your effort. If you have a positive attitude and give maximum effort, good things will happen.