Tom ReiserChairman
Tom brings over 40 years of experience to Upstream Brokers. His insurance expertise includes claims, loss prevention and brokerage of a wide assortment of industries…entertainment, heavy industry, banking, energy, and real estate development. Tom serves as the general partner of Fenchurch Oil and Gas. He is a partner in several private E&P ventures, as well as serving on the board of several public companies. Tom is an originator of Allegiance Bank Texas and is currently on their board. He has a long history of serving the public through a variety of non-profit organizations, both as a volunteer and as a board member. Tom earned a BA in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he serves on the board of the Reeves School.
Nigel GladwellPresident / CEO
Nigel attended HNC, City of East London College. He started his career in the London Lloyds marketplace in 1978 with brief experience in Bermuda and New York, and has spent the last 24 years in New Orleans and Houston serving Gulf of Mexico clients. His background includes claims, reinsurance, captives and medium to large energy risks. Nigel spent 14 years at Marsh, and set up Technical Risks of Louisiana as a partnership with Tom Reiser in 1994 and later merged with USI Southwest in 1998.