Richard Hartley
Managing Director

Richard Hartley founded Acumen in 2006 and serves as its Managing Director. He has worked for a variety of Bermuda-based international businesses, including several in the reinsurance sector. As part of his work at Acumen, Richard personally acts as a director on a number of Bermuda registered entities in the insurance, shipping, investment, and real estate sectors.

When Richard first arrived in Bermuda in 1998 he worked at Deloitte, and prior to that he worked for Grant Thornton in the UK where he qualified as an accountant. 

Richard’s email address is

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Ricki Thorn
Head of Outsourcing

Ricki is a Chartered Accountant who qualified in South Africa and completed his articles with PwC in Johannesburg. He has over six years of experience in a range of industries including audit, reinsurance and hospitality.

Ricki joined Acumen in 2013 as an Outsourced Services Manager. He is responsible for a portfolio of Bermuda-based and registered clients for whom Acumen provides outsourced accounting and payroll services.

Ricki’s email address is




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Nick Briggs

Nick Briggs is a UK-qualified accountant, with over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry. During his time with Acumen, Nick has worked on a number of insurance engagements, including acting as Chief Financial Officer of Insco Limited, Chief Financial Officer of Florida Specialty Holdings Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Canopius Reinsurance Limited (Bermuda).

Prior to working with Acumen, Nick worked for Enstar Group Limited, a specialist run-off acquirer.

Nick’s email address is