Executive Leadership

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Jay Brown

Chief Executive Officer

  • 50+ years of insurance industry experience
  • Served as a director on the board since December 2015
  • Prior tenures as a director, chairman, and chief executive officer of MBIA, Inc. (NYSE: MBI), chairman of the board of Safeco, chairman of the board of Talegen Holdings, Inc., chairman of Noblr, and president and chief executive officer of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
  • Degree in Statistics and Economics from Northern Illinois University
  • FCAS and CPCU
Jonathan Oltman

Jonathan Oltman


  • 25+ years of experience in excess and surplus, small business, and specialty property and casualty insurance lines
  • M.B.A., Lehigh University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Bucknell University
  • CPCU
Thomas McGeehan

Thomas McGeehan

Chief Financial Officer

  • 35+ years of experience in the insurance industry overseeing corporate and insurance accounting, finance, treasury, and tax
  • MTax, Villanova University
  • M.B.A., La Salle University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Temple University

Bill Balderston

Chief Marketing Officer

  • 17+ years of insurance experience in business development, distribution, marketing, brokerage, product management
  • Ohio Wesleyan University – Economics Management
  • Endicott College – MBA
David Elliott

David Elliott

SVP, Claims

  • 34+ years of multi-line experience in the insurance industry (property, casualty, auto, professional, environmental, construction defect)
  • A.A.S. and B.A., Arts, Rowan College
  • AIC and SCLA
Tom Gibbons

Thomas Gibbons

EVP and Chief Actuary

  • 35+ years of leadership and actuarial experience in the insurance industry
  • B.S., Mathematics (Special Interest Computer Science), Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
Alan Hirst

Alan Hirst

Chief Information

  • 20+ years of diversified experience in information technology in financial industries
  • B.S., Computer Science, Business Management, and Language, University of York, UK
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner: Microsoft Certified; Certified Chartered Institute of Bankers (Banking and Finance, London, UK); TIBCO ESB (Business Works and iProcess)
Mike Loftus

Michael Loftus

SVP and Chief Audit Executive

  • 35+ years of insurance internal audit experience, the last 28 as a CAE with four publicly traded insurance companies
  • B.S., Accounting, Villanova University
  • Past president and current member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Internal Audit Group
  • CFSA, CPA, and FLMI
Nicole Reilly

Nicole Reilly

SVP, Human Resources

  • 22+ years of human resources and leadership experience in financial services, utilities and manufacturing
  • B.S., Psychology, Saint Joseph’s University
  • ACS, AINS, and AIS
  • Design Thinking (Harvard); Hogan Assessment; DiSC, MBTI, SDI, Profiles XT; Cornell HR & Law; and Lominger (Korn Ferry) Competency
Steve Ries

Stephen Ries

SVP, Senior Counsel &
Head of Investor Relations

  • 20+ years of insurance industry experience, with expertise in insurance holding company regulation; legal support of insurance operations; corporate governance and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; SEC compliance; and financing transactions
  • J.D., Delaware Law School – Widener University
  • B.A., Political Science, Villanova University
  • Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania