The Verve team has significant experience working globally with affluent individuals and institutions, and has extensive knowledge in insurance structures, risk management, asset protection/preservation, and alternative investments.
Jerry W. Hester, II, CLU® is the co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Verve. Jerry focuses on creative risk management strategies, including the application of private placement life insurance solutions, to assist individuals, families, and institutions in protecting and building wealth efficiently. He founded Verve International Insurance Ltd. to offer policyholders the choice of an insurance company that looks and operates differently than others in the high-net-worth market.
Jerry received his degree in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was the team captain and team MVP of the university’s 1998 Big Ten Championship basketball team and earned All-Big Ten Honors. This was followed by a six-year career as a professional athlete playing in Europe on various teams from Poland, Israel, England, and Serbia.
Jerry is a Foundation Member for the University of Illinois Foundation and a Board member of the University of Illinois College of LAS Alumni Association. He is a former member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as Midwest regional board member for Operation Hope. Jerry is a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).
Andrade “Andy” Man is a co-founder and Vice Chairman of Verve. Andy is the Chairman and founder of Apeiron International, a leading global master distributor and general agent for international life insurance products for the high-net-worth market. Previously, Andy served as Regional Director for Asia, Healthcare & Affinity for AON PLC with responsibility for the development and management of healthcare and affinity insurance business for 11 countries in the Asia region. Prior to Aon, Andy served as Managing Director at Harvard Medical International and Executive Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Andy is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, and holds an MBA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Mr. Man holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate in California and Washington.
Jonathan Man, co-founder of Verve, is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience structuring and advising on complex international transactions and investments. Jonathan is the co-founder of Drumlin Capital Management, LLC, an asset manager that provides structured finance solutions across the global natural resources sector, including metals and mining, agriculture, and environmental commodities. Prior to Drumlin, Jonathan was a corporate attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he advised private equity firms on multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and other matters. Jonathan serves as an advisor to Apeiron International, and previously served as Apeiron’s Vice President.
Jonathan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a JD from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University.