GORDON G. PRATT.
Gordon has served as a director of the Company since 2014, and the chairman of the board since July 2016. He has also held the roles of president, chief executive officer and vice chairman of the Board of Directors throughout 2014 to 2016. Since March 2004, he has been a Managing Member of Fund Management Group LLC, a private holding company. From June 2004 to April 2006, he served as the Senior Vice President of Finance of the Willis Group in New York and London. Prior to the Willis Group, he was an equity holder and Managing Director of Hales Capital Advisors LLC (1999 to 2004) and the co-founder and Managing Partner of Distribution Partners Investment Capital L.P., a private equity fund focused on the insurance industry (1999 to 2010). Gordon was appointed to the board of directors of Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFH), or Atlas, in December 2010, and since January 2011, has served as chairman of the board of directors of Atlas (and on the audit and compensation committees). In addition, he was appointed to the board of directors of 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PIH), or PIH, in November 2013 and has served as the chairman of PIH’s board since his appointment. Gordon has been a member of its audit committee since December 2013. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the board of United Insurance Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UIHC) (from September 2008 to March 2012) and as Vice Chairman of the board of privately-held Avalon Risk Management Insurance Agency LLC (from October 2009 to October 2012). He also served as a member of the board of directors of United Property & Casualty Insurance Company (from September 2008 to March 2012) and as Chairman of the boards of directors for FMG Acquisition Corp. (OTC: FMGQ) (from May 2007 to September 2008) and of privately-held Risk Enterprise Management Limited (from November 2007 to May 2012). Before joining Hales, Gordon was a Senior Vice President and a member of the management committee of Conning & Company (1992 to 1999), where he helped to raise and invest capital for three Conning Private Equity funds. He began his career at The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. in New York. Gordon obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University.
Gordon’s qualifications to serve on our board include: his more than 25 years’ experience in insurance company financial statement analysis and assessment; and his experience serving as chairman or vice chairman on the boards of directors of other publicly-traded and privately held insurance enterprises.