Who We Are

Our story

Our Magnolia story

Magnolia Grove was founded in 2022 by Justin Crawford and Beat Capital Partners to provide brokers with a market that they could truly partner with to bring their clients environmental insurance solutions. We are underwriting via a partnership with a strong carrier partner. With the team’s unique underwriting expertise and deep broker relationships, we are developing a market leading environmental MGA platform.

Our values

Service
Service
We are known for our commitment to providing the absolute best service in the market.
Warmth
Warmth
We partner with brokers like we would a close friend.
Integrity
Integrity
We do what we say we are going to do when they say they are going to do it. No excuses.
Conviction
Conviction
Providing our partners with everything they need is something we take seriously.
Our people

The Team

Our team is here to help our partner brokers succeed in the environmental insurance market.
Justin Crawford

President & CEO

Justin is the founder of Magnolia Grove. Prior to founding Magnolia Grove, Justin held various underwriting roles in the environmental market, most recently managing the environmental unit for DUAL North America. He also spent time with underwriting organizations such as Chubb (formerly ACE) and Intact Specialty Solutions (formerly OneBeacon). He has been in the insurance industry since graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Risk Management & Insurance in 2010.

John Cavanagh

Chairman

John has had a 45+ year career in the global insurance market. He founded Beat Capital Partners in 2017 after serving as Global CEO of Willis Re, where he was responsible for Willis Re’s worldwide operations. Prior to joining Willis in 2009, John was joint CEO at international specialty reinsurance broker RK Carvill. John started his career in 1975 in the reinsurance division at Alexander, Howden and Swann.

April Galda Joyce

Board Member

April Galda Joyce has 20+ years of experience in insurance and financial services in the US, London and Bermuda.  April joined Beat Capital Partners in 2021 from Global Atlantic Financial Group to build out Beat’s US business.  She previously served as COO of Ariel Re and co-led Goldman Sachs’ non-life business with Tom Milligan.  She began her career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.

Jon Beckham

Board Member

Jon has 20+ years of experience in the insurance industry in the U.S. and internationally. Jon joined Beat Capital Partners in 2021 from his prior role as North American CEO & Director for DUAL Group with focus on originating and managing specialty programs. Throughout his career Jon has held management positions at (or within) national and international managing general agencies where his responsibilities have included program/product development, business development, operations and capacity management.

Justin Crawford

President & CEO

Justin is the founder of Magnolia Grove. Prior to founding Magnolia Grove, Justin held various underwriting roles in the environmental market, most recently managing the environmental unit for DUAL North America. He also spent time with underwriting organizations such as Chubb (formerly ACE) and Intact Specialty Solutions (formerly OneBeacon). He has been in the insurance industry since graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Risk Management & Insurance in 2010.

John Cavanagh

Chairman

John has had a 45+ year career in the global insurance market. He founded Beat Capital Partners in 2017 after serving as Global CEO of Willis Re, where he was responsible for Willis Re’s worldwide operations. Prior to joining Willis in 2009, John was joint CEO at international specialty reinsurance broker RK Carvill. John started his career in 1975 in the reinsurance division at Alexander, Howden and Swann.

April Galda Joyce

Board Member

April Galda Joyce has 20+ years of experience in insurance and financial services in the US, London and Bermuda.  April joined Beat Capital Partners in 2021 from Global Atlantic Financial Group to build out Beat’s US business.  She previously served as COO of Ariel Re and co-led Goldman Sachs’ non-life business with Tom Milligan.  She began her career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.

Jon Beckham

Board Member

Jon has 20+ years of experience in the insurance industry in the U.S. and internationally. Jon joined Beat Capital Partners in 2021 from his prior role as North American CEO & Director for DUAL Group with focus on originating and managing specialty programs. Throughout his career Jon has held management positions at (or within) national and international managing general agencies where his responsibilities have included program/product development, business development, operations and capacity management.

Our partners

Beat Capital Partners (“Beat”) is a long-duration venture capital investor exclusively focused on the insurance industry, offering the right individuals and teams startup funding, infrastructure, risk capital, and highly-rated paper, alongside experienced guidance and support. Beat has launched nine businesses since its founding in 2017, which collectively wrote gross premiums in excess of $500 million (USD) in 2021 and operates Lloyd’s Syndicate 4242. Beat is backed by experienced insurance investors Bain Capital Credit, Elliott Management, and Amwins, as well as its management team, and is committed to being the best possible partner for entrepreneurial insurance talent.

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