It all begins with an idea.

Led by industry veteran Stephen Sills, and a highly experienced and respected underwriting team, Bowhead has established itself as a respected leader in the U.S. specialty and casualty insurance markets. Bowhead underwriters are ready to meet your insurance needs with a wide range of creative and innovative solutions.

Who We Are

Bowhead is a specialty lines-focused insurance organization that is an affiliate of American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. (American Family Insurance), a property and casualty mutual insurer with over $7 billion in policy holder surplus that carries an AM Best Rating of A (XV).

Currently, Bowhead has three underwriting divisions, Professional Liability, Casualty, and Healthcare Liability.

Bowhead’s staff consists of over 200 insurance professionals who are committed to excellence and passionate about superior service. With professionals in New York City, Chicago, Austin, Atlanta, Stamford, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Miami, we are always ready to provide you with a best-in-class experience.



Built for longevity, the Bowhead Specialty culture is one of rigorous examination, interdisciplinary collaboration, responsiveness, and integrity.

We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our people. Bowhead’s experienced leadership team of well-respected industry experts are highly engaged with our brokers and are committed to exceeding expectations through excellent service, product, technology advances, and expertise.