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Skyward Specialty is a rapidly growing and innovative specialty insurance company, delivering commercial P&C products and solutions on a non-admitted and admitted basis. The Company operates through eight underwriting divisions – Accident & Health, Captives, Global Property & Agriculture, Industry Solutions, Professional Lines, Programs, Surety and Transactional E&S.

At Skyward Specialty, we approach insurance differently. Our specialty insurance experts are empowered to dig deeper to customize solutions that help brokers and agents deliver impactful solutions to their clients. We operate at the complex end of the specialty market and leverage technology to bring disruptive, innovative insurance solutions to market. We are agile and steadfastly focused on our strategy to lead in the select markets in which we choose to do business. We call this our rule our niche strategy.

Our Mission and Vision

At our core, we are a purpose-driven Company with clear and meaningful goals that go beyond the usual. We are committed to making a positive impact and aligning our business strategies with our values.

Being a purpose-driven company means that you have a clear and meaningful goal that goes beyond just making profits. It shows that you are committed to making a positive impact in the world and are willing to align your business strategies with your values.

For more insight into Skyward Specialty, watch our Chief of People and Administrative Officer, Tom Schmitt discuss how our mission is central to what we do each and every day.


We spark potential by smartly shifting risk to a safer place.


To be the company where great people want to work, the best partners and customers bring their business, and top-tier performance ensues.

Our Values

Grow Personally and Professionally

We are committed to bettering ourselves and supporting that same spirit in each other, and we have fun doing it.

Rise Above the Usual

We go farther to gain the insight it takes to find better answers and create the right solutions.

Engage in Inclusion

We avidly seek a rich diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Act in Good Faith

We are transparent, honest and accountable to ourselves and each other, no matter what.

Transcend the Self

We are high-achieving individuals who are humble enough to know that teamwork takes us even higher.

Advancing Technology

Our use of advanced technology amplifies our underwriting and claims capabilities for better outcomes and improved value propositions for our clients and their customers. Our technology is a critical component of our “rule our niche” strategy and undoubtedly part of our competitive advantage. In addition to strategic partnerships with the industry’s top technology experts, we’ve built significant assets to augment our A+ talent, providing our underwriting and claims teams with comprehensive data analytics to give them more precise insights and the ability to respond nimbly to market shifts.

SkyBITM allows every underwriter and claims professional at Skyward Specialty to evaluate performance in all parts of our business, enabling our teams to anticipate and respond to market trends faster and with greater precision than our competition.

SkyDriveTM, our award-winning, proprietary specialty transportation platform, is an innovative loss control tool that provides incredible insights to fleet managers about the productivity and safety of their drivers and fleet. Plus, SkyDrive provides insurer-individualized data to assist with underwriting and claims decisions, a true game changer in managing transportation risks.

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SkyVUETM, our latest innovative, proprietary underwriting workstation that enables underwriters across the Company to improve underwriting efficiency and better risk selection. SkyVUE increases productivity by customizing data into a consolidated view that provides a highly visual representation of information needed to evaluate risk comprehensively. In 2023, SkyVUE was named an Insurance Technology Impact Award winner by Datos Insights (previously Aite-Novarica). 

SkyVantageTM, our predictive analytics process, integrates artificial intelligence, which enables our stop-loss division experts to evaluate group health risk at a deeper level by accessing Gradient AI’s vast medical dataset and machine learning in order to offer highly customized and cost-effective solutions for the self-insured markets.

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