W. Marston (Marty) Becker currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited following the merger of Max Capital Group and Harbor Point in May 2010.
Marty served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Max Capital Group Ltd., from October 2006 – May 2010. He has been a director of Max Capital Group Ltd., formerly known as Max Re Capital Ltd. and Max Bermuda Ltd., formerly known as Max Re Ltd. since April 2004.
From 1996 to 1999, Becker was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orion Capital Corporation, until its sale in 1999 to Royal & SunAlliance, where he then served as Vice Chairman and a Director of Royal & SunAlliance USA until 2000. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of an Orion Capital subsidiary from 1994 to 1996.
From 2002 to 2005, he led the restructuring and wind-down of Trenwick Group Ltd, a Bermuda insurance company and from 2002 to 2008, its subsidiary, LaSalle Holdings. From 2001 to 2004, he was non-executive chairman of Hales & Company, a boutique insurance industry investment bank and private equity investor.
Becker is Chairman and General Partner of West Virginia Media Holdings, which he co-founded in 2001. He is a director of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGI). Becker earned his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from West Virginia University. He is a certified public accountant and is an admitted attorney in West Virginia.