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Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc (HRTG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Lucas

46 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Widdicombe

59 2014 President, Director

Kirk Lusk

57 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Ernie Garateix

46 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Arash Solemani

2018 Executive Vice President and Director of Investor Relations

Sharon Binnun

56 2016 Chief Accounting Officer

Joseph Peiso

59 2014 Vice President - Compliance

Panagiotis Apostolou

43 2012 Director

Steven Martindale

55 2018 Director

Irini Barlas

46 2014 Independent Director

Trifon Houvardas

51 2012 Independent Director

James Masiello

77 2014 Independent Director

Nicholas Pappas

43 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Vattamattam

41 2014 Independent Director

Vijay Walvekar

71 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Lucas

Mr. Bruce T. Lucas is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Lucas served as our Chairman and Chief Investment Officer from August 2012 to May 2014. Prior to joining the Company, from January 2012 to August 2012, Mr. Lucas served as the Managing Member of IIM Holdings, II, LLC, an investment company. Prior to that, Mr. Lucas served as Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Investment Funds, a hedge fund, from April 2009 to December 2011. Prior to joining Infinity, Mr. Lucas was a restructuring attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Lucas brings to the board of directors a critical link to management’s perspective in board discussions regarding the business and strategic direction of the Company.

Richard Widdicombe

Mr. Richard A. Widdicombe is President, Director of the company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Widdicombe served as Risk Manager of Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company (NYSE: HCI) from November 2009 to September 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Widdicombe served as President of People’s Trust Insurance Company from July 2007 to February 2009. Mr. Widdicombe brings to the board of directors an in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry gained from his years of leadership experience at multiple insurance carriers.

Kirk Lusk

Mr. Kirk H. Lusk is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to joining us, from January 2013 to February 2018, Mr. Lusk served as Chief Financial Officer of Narragansett Bay Insurance Company (“NBIC”), which was acquired by us on November 30, 2017 in connection with the acquisition of NBIC Holdings, Inc., the parent company of NBIC. Prior to that, Mr. Lusk served as International Chief Financial Officer of Aetna, Inc. from 2008 through 2012, Chief Financial Officer of Alea Group Holdings Bermuda Ltd. from 2005 through 2008 and Chief Financial Officer of GE ERC’s Global Casualty and GE Capital Auto Warranty Services from 1998 through 2004.

Ernie Garateix

Mr. Ernie Garateix is Chief Operating Officer of the company, since December 2014. Prior to that, from August 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Garateix served as our Executive Vice President. Prior to joining us, Mr. Garateix served as Vice President for American Integrity Insurance Group beginning in October 2007.

Arash Solemani

Mr. Arash Solemani is Executive Vice President and Director of Investor Relations of the Company. Mr. Solemani was previously a sell-side analyst for 9 years at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods ("KBW"), a financial services specialist, and its parent company, Stifel. During his tenure at KBW, Arash focused on the P&C insurance industry. He is widely regarded as an insurance industry expert, and is the only analyst that covered all five publicly traded homeowners insurance companies in Florida. Prior to KBW, Mr. Solemani worked in Deloitte's Audit and Enterprise Risk Services division as a CPA.

Sharon Binnun

Ms. Sharon Binnun is Chief Accounting Officer of the company. Prior to that, she served as our Executive Vice President of Finance beginning in November 2014. Prior to joining us, Ms. Binnun served as the Executive Vice President of Cypress Property Insurance Company from July 2013 to August 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Binnun served as the Chief Financial Officer of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation from February 2007 to July 2013. Ms. Binnun’s prior employment includes Deputy Insurance Commissioner in Florida as well as a career at Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Binnun is a certified public accountant in the State of Florida.

Joseph Peiso

Mr. Joseph R. Peiso is Vice President - Compliance of the company, since May 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Peiso served as Chief Financial Officer of Sunz Insurance Holdings, LLC from September 2011 to August 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Peiso served as Chief Financial Officer of United Insurance Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UIHC) from January 2010 to August 2011. From June 2004 to December 2009, Mr. Peiso served as Managing Member of Sarasota Bay Insurance Managers, LLC. Mr. Peiso is a certified public accountant in the State of Florida.

Panagiotis Apostolou

Mr. Panagiotis Apostolou is Director of the company, since August 2012. Mr. Apostolou is the owner of Central Parking Services, which he founded in 2010. He is also a real estate broker and owner of Alexa Realty of St. Petersburg, which he founded in 2004. Mr. Apostolou also serves as a manager and owner of several other commercial real estate companies. Mr. Apostolou brings to the board of directors an in-depth knowledge of the Florida commercial and residential real estate market.

Steven Martindale

Mr. Steven Martindale is Director of the company. Mr. Martindale served as our Chief Financial Officer from May 2016 to January 2018 and as our Co-Chief Financial Officer from January 2018 to April 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Martindale served as Chief Financial Officer at People’s Trust Insurance Company, a privately held insurer licensed in the State of Florida, from September 2013 to May 2016. Prior to People’s Trust, Mr. Martindale was Chief Regulatory Officer for the State of Ohio from April 2011 to September 2013 and was responsible for leading the Offices of Risk Assessment, Product Regulation and Actuarial Services and Fraud, Enforcement and Licensing. From August 2008 to September 2013, Mr. Martindale was a partner and consulting chief financial officer for Focus CFO, a consultancy providing financial expertise and services on a permanent part-time basis to help clients navigate financial adjustments and growth. From January 2005 to August 2008, Mr. Martindale worked at ProCentury as Vice President Corporate Governance, assisting in the development of project management processes and the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance measures. Mr. Martindale has also held various other positions in both accounting and auditing. Mr. Martindale brings to the board in-depth financial knowledge, as well as executive management and leadership experience.

Irini Barlas

Ms. Irini Barlas is Independent Director of the Company, since August 2014. Ms. Barlas is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Megastar Advisors, LLC, an insurance marketing and training organization, and has served in such role since January 2014. Since February 2010, Ms. Barlas has also served as the Director of Accounting and Finance of Barlas & Chambers, a provider of tax, insurance and investment services. Previously, from January 2009 through January 2010, Ms. Barlas was an auditor at Grant Thornton LLP. Ms. Barlas is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Barlas brings to the board of directors extensive experience in financial statement preparation and financial reporting and analysis.

Trifon Houvardas

Mr. Trifon Houvardas is Independent Director of the company, since August 2012. Mr. Houvardas has been involved in the real estate industry since 1992 and currently manages all aspects of three real estate businesses, Foresight Property Services, Foresight Holding Inc. and Fasco Investments Inc. Mr. Houvardas serves as a director of First Home Bank, LLC and Atlas FinTech Holdings Corporation. Mr. Houvardas possesses particular knowledge and experience in real estate and complex transactions that strengthen the board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.

James Masiello

Mr. James Masiello is Independent Director of the company, since April 2014. Mr. Masiello founded Alliance Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Strategic Independent Agency Alliance, Inc. (SIAA), a national alliance of insurance agents, in 1994 and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since that time. Mr. Masiello brings to the board of directors extensive operational and executive leadership experience in the insurance industry.

Nicholas Pappas

Mr. Nicholas George Pappas is Independent Director of the company, since April 2014. Mr. Pappas is the President and owner of FlameStone American Grill, a restaurant in the Tampa area that opened in 2007. Mr. Pappas also owns or serves on the executive team of several commercial real estate holding companies with properties in the Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida areas. Mr. Pappas brings to the board of directors an entrepreneurial and executive management background, as well as a strong knowledge of the Florida commercial real estate market.

Joseph Vattamattam

Mr. Joseph Vattamattam is Independent Director of the company, since April 2014. Mr. Vattamattam is the Chief Executive Officer of HealthMap Solutions, a provider of technology and consulting services to healthcare organizations, a position he has held since July 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Vattamattam served as Vice President of Medical Economics at CareCentrix, Inc., a provider of home health solutions, from August 2010 to July 2013 and as Area Vice President, Operations from January 2010 to August 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Vattamattam held several positions at WellCare Health Plans, a provider of managed care services, from June 2007 to December 2009, most recently as Director, Health Services. Mr. Vattamattam previously held positions at Wachovia Securities and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Vattamattam brings to the board executive management and leadership skills, as well as an in-depth knowledge of capital markets and financial analysis.

Vijay Walvekar

Mr. Vijay Walvekar is Independent Director of the company, since August 2012. Mr. Walvekar currently serves as Vice President of Central Home Health Care, Inc., a position he has held since January 1985. Mr. Walvekar also serves as President or Managing Member of several real property holding companies owning real estate in Florida and Michigan. Mr. Walvekar also serves as Managing Director of Control-Touch Electronics (Poona) Pvt. Ltd., an Indian technology company. Mr. Walvekar possesses knowledge and experience in real estate, strategic planning and leadership.