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Conifer Holdings Inc (CNFR.OQ)

CNFR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Petcoff

54 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Roney

50 2010 President

Harold Meloche

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Nicholas Petcoff

34 Executive Vice President, Secretary, Director

Andrew Petcoff

31 2009 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Mark McCammon

42 2013 Director

Jorge Morales

60 2010 Director

Joseph Sarafa

60 2012 Director

R. Jamison Williams

73 2009 Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Petcoff

Mr. James G. Petcoff serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, since our incorporation in 2009. He has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to 2009, Mr. Petcoff founded North Pointe in 1986, where he served President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until its April 2008 sale to QBE Holdings Inc. From 1999 to August 2004, he also has served as a director of Rentrak Corp., a Nasdaq-listed company based in Portland, Oregon that leased videocassettes, DVDs and video games to video specialty stores and other retailers. From 1980 to 1986, he served as an employee and in management positions at independent commercial insurance agencies. Mr. Petcoff graduated with a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in 1977, an M.B.A. degree from University of Detroit in 1980 and a J.D. degree from University of Detroit School of Law in 1992. Mr. Petcoff has led the Company as our principal executive officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and a director since our incorporation. He has a unique perspective and understanding of our business, culture and history, having led our Company and North Pointe through many economic cycles and operational initiatives. His day-to-day leadership of the Company gives him critical insights into our operations, strategy and competition, and he facilitates the Board's ability to perform its oversight function. Mr. Petcoff also possesses in-depth knowledge of, and key relationships in, the insurance industry on a national basis.

Brian Roney

Mr. Brian J. Roney serves as President of the Company, since April 2010. He has over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry and over 26 years of experience in financial services. Prior to this position, he served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer for First Mercury Financial Corporation from April 2008 until April 2010. Previously, he served as chief financial officer for North Pointe from May 2006 until April 2008. He joined North Pointe in 1999 and was given responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, personal lines planning, business planning and special projects. Before joining North Pointe in 1999, he worked for ten years in the securities industry as Managing Director of Corporate Syndicate with Roney and Co., a Michigan-based broker dealer (and its successors), where he specialized in public and private offerings for investment banking clients. He was a principal of Roney and Co. prior to its sale in 1999. Mr. Roney graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and with an M.B.A. degree from the University of Detroit in 1988.

Harold Meloche

Mr. Harold J. Meloche serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company, since May 2013. Mr. Meloche has over 21 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Meloche was President of XM Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm that provided CFO-level services and M&A consulting services to insurance companies and other firms in the insurance industry, from September 2009 to May 2013. From 2006 through 2009, Mr. Meloche served as Executive Director of External Reporting and Controls for GMAC, LLC and Controller of GMAC Insurance. Mr. Meloche also served in various roles at North Pointe and its affiliates from 1999 through 2006, including as chief accounting officer and chief financial officer for North Pointe's pre-initial public offering parent, Queensway Financial Services, Ltd., and thereafter as treasurer of North Pointe. Prior to joining North Pointe, Mr. Meloche was a financial audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC which he joined in 1993. Mr. Meloche graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from S.U.N.Y New Paltz in 1986 and an M.S. in Professional Accountancy from Walsh College in 1993.

Nicholas Petcoff

Mr. Nicholas J. Petcoff serves as Executive Vice President, Secretary, Director of the Company. He has served as our Executive Vice President and a director since 2009. He previously served at Home Pointe Insurance Company, an affiliate of North Pointe, from 2005 until 2006 as the underwriting manager of personal lines and from 2006 until 2008 as Vice President of Home Pointe Insurance Company, with responsibility for all personal insurance lines at North Pointe. From 2004 to 2005, he served as a risk analyst for Guy Carpenter & Co. He graduated with a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 and with a M.B.A. degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. Nicholas Petcoff is the son of our chairman and chief executive officer, James G. Petcoff. Mr. Petcoff's underwriting and operational experience brings to our Board detailed insights on the day-to-day operational issues of the Company.

Andrew Petcoff

Mr. Andrew D. Petcoff serves as Senior Vice President - Marketing of the Company, since 2009. Mr. Petcoff has over 8 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to 2009, he served as a risk analyst at Guy Carpenter & Co. from 2007 until 2009. Prior to his time at Guy Carpenter & Co., he served as a specialty underwriter for North Pointe from 2005 until 2007. He graduated with a B.A. in general business from Mt. St. Mary's University in 2005 and with a M.B.A. degree from Loyola University Maryland in 2012. Andrew Petcoff is the son of our chairman and chief executive officer, James G. Petcoff.

Mark McCammon

Mr. Mark R. McCammon serves as Director of the Company, since 2013. Since 2000, Mr. McCammon has been the managing partner of Strength Capital where he is primarily responsible for investment sourcing and valuation, transaction structuring, the securing of acquisition financing, fundraising and all administrative activities. Prior to 2000, Mr. McCammon worked in the equity division at T. Rowe Price Associates from 1996 to 1998 and in the Corporate Finance department at Goldman Sachs & Co from 1994 to 1996. At T. Rowe Price, he was a research analyst focused on large growth companies. At Goldman Sachs, Mr. McCammon spent his time split between corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he worked at Graham Partners, a private equity firm in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Walsh College. He has a B.S. degree in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mark received his M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. McCammon's extensive experience in the merger and acquisition area and strong financial background bring valuable strategic and financial insights to our Board.

Jorge Morales

Mr. Jorge J. Morales serves as Director of the Company, since 2010. He previously served as a director of North Pointe from 1988 until 2008. Since 1998, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of CNI, Inc. a company that manufactures and distributes trim for automobiles. He has previously served as the president of two employee staffing organizations—MMS, Inc. from 1997 to 1998, and HR Alliance, Inc. from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Morales graduated with a B.A. degree in Accounting from Oakland University in 1979.

Joseph Sarafa

Mr. Joseph D. Sarafa serves as Director of the Company, since 2012. Mr. Sarafa has been a practicing lawyer for 31 years. Since 2010 he has been a partner with the firm Moothart & Sarafa, P.C.. From 2002 until 2009 he was of counsel with the law firm of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. From 1986 through 2002, he was the President of the Associated Food Dealers of Michigan. Mr. Sarafa graduated with a B.S. degree from The University of Michigan in 1977 and a J.D. degree from the University of Detroit-School of Law in 1982.

R. Jamison Williams

Mr. R. Jamison Williams, Jr. serves as Director of the Company, since 2009. He is a practicing attorney at Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, a law firm he founded in 1972. He is a director of several private foundations and private companies. Mr. Williams' legal practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings and restructurings.

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