Management


Richard S. Fortunato
Chairman of the Board
Richard S. Fortunato is the Chairman of the Board of CATEX. He is a graduate of Rutgers College and Fordham University School of Law. He was a Partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1993 to 2011 and is a Member of the bar in New York and New Jersey. He is licensed as a producer in respect of property, casualty and surplus lines and as a reinsurance intermediary by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.


Francis X. Fortunato
Chief Executive Officer
Frank Fortunato co-founded CATEX in 1994 and is its Chief Executive Officer. He formerly served as a Legislative Counsel in the New Jersey Governor’s Office specializing in insurance matters and worked on insurance-related issues for the Energy & Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is an attorney and has a graduate degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He is licensed as a producer in respect of property, casualty and surplus lines and as a reinsurance intermediary by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.


Kunal R. Patel
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Kunal R. Patel is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of CATEX. He has been with CATEX since 2000. He is responsible for Technology and Operational issues at CATEX. He was previously employed at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He graduated from Gwynnedd-Mercy University with a BS degree in computer science and earned an MBA degree in management from DeSales University.


Stephanie A. Fucetola
Senior Vice President
Stephanie A. Fucetola is Senior Vice President at CATEX. She has been with CATEX since 2005. She is a graduate of Drexel University. She was previously employed at SB1 Federal Credit Union in Philadelphia. She is responsible for Client Services with a focus on Project Management, Implementation and Training.


James Cogger
Vice President, CATEX UK
James Cogger is Vice President, CATEX UK. He has been with the company since September, 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Derby with a BA (hons). He holds a Cert Cll Certificate of Insurance. He was previously employed at the Reassurance Group of America in London. He is responsible for client management and post-implementation relations for EMEA from the CATEX London office.


Tom W. Bailey
Chairman, CATEX UK
Tom Bailey is Chairman of CATEX UK. His career in the insurance industry has encompassed broking, technology and operations including insurance and reinsurance broking with Sedgwick, Sedgwick re and Guy Carpenter. He has been with CATEX since 2004. Tom is ACII qualified and is a Chartered Insurer. He is Vice-Commodore of Lloyd’s Yacht Club, a qualified Yachtmaster and speaks English and French.