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James River Group Holdings Ltd (JRVR.OQ)

JRVR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Adam Abram

62 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Myron

49 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Sarah Doran

44 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Dennis Johnson

69 2012 President and Chief Underwriting Officer of the Casualty Reinsurance segment

Richard Schmitzer

62 2010 President and Chief Executive Officer of Excess and Surplus Lines segment

Bryan Martin

50 2014 Lead Independent Director

Christopher Harris

2018 Director

Michael Oakes

53 2007 Director

Sundar Srinivasan

2018 Director

Janet Cowell

49 2016 Independent Director

Jerry Masters

59 Independent Director

Ollie Sherman

66 2016 Independent Director

David Zwillinger

38 2007 Independent Director

Kevin Copeland

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

J. Adam Abram

Mr. J. Adam Abram is re designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2018. He has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since January 2018. Previously, Mr. Abram was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Board from September 2014 through December 2017. Mr. Abram served as our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from October 2012 through September 2014, and before that, Executive Chairman of the Board from December 2007 to September 2012. Mr. Abram also previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from December 2007 through March 2008. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of James River Group, Inc. from its inception in 2002 through 2007 and from March 2008 until October 2012 (during which time he periodically served in different roles at various operating units). Mr. Abram was also a founder of James River Group, Inc. Mr. Abram served as lead independent director of the Yadkin Financial Corporation (“Yadkin”), a bank holding company, from July 2014 until its acquisition by F. N. B. Corporation in March 2017 and, prior to that, as the Chairman of the Board of VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc., a bank holding company, and its subsidiary bank, VantageSouth Bank, from November 2011 until its acquisition by Yadkin in July 2014. He also served as Chairman of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc., a bank holding company, from the time he cofounded it in 2009 until it was also acquired by Yadkin in July 2014. Mr. Abram received his B.A. from Harvard University.

Robert Myron

Mr. Robert P. Myron re designated as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company effective January 1, 2018. He is also an administrator of one of our Delaware statutory trusts and a director of our U.K. holding company. Mr. Myron served as our Chief Executive Officer from October 2012 to September 2014, and before that as our Chief Financial Officer from June 2010 until September 2012. Prior to that time, Mr. Myron served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., a property-casualty insurance company, from 2007 until 2010, and before that, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., an insurance and reinsurance company, from August 2007 to October 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Myron was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PXRE Group, Ltd., a property reinsurer, from 2005 to August 2007, and before that, served as Treasurer from 2003 to 2005. Prior to PXRE, Mr. Myron was the President of Select Reinsurance Ltd., a privately-held Bermuda-based property-casualty reinsurer, from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Myron received his B.S. from Babson College. He also holds the Associate in Reinsurance designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sarah Doran

Ms. Sarah C. Doran is a Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective January 16, 2017. Ms. Doran has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2017. Ms. Doran also serves as a Director of our U. K. holding company and a Director and officer of most of our domestic subsidiaries. Before joining the Company, Ms. Doran served as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, an international provider of property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance, since April 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Doran served in various positions at Barclays in the Financial Institutions Group from 2008 to 2013, most recently as a Director. Prior to Barclays, Ms. Doran served as a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group at Lehman Brothers commencing in 2003. Ms. Doran received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame.

Dennis Johnson

Mr. Dennis Johnson is the President and Chief Underwriting Officer of the Casualty Reinsurance segment of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Johnson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of JRG Reinsurance Company, Ltd. (“JRG Re”), our subsidiary that comprises the Casualty Reinsurance segment, since May 2016, and prior to that as President and Chief Underwriting Officer since January 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Johnson was employed by QBE Reinsurance Corp., the reinsurance division of QBE Insurance Group, from 1997 through 2012, having last served as Vice President and Casualty Treaty Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson served as Vice President and Casualty Treaty Manager at Great Lakes American Reinsurance Company from 1991 to 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson served as Assistant Vice President at National Reinsurance Corporation. Mr. Johnson received his M.B.A. from Long Island University.

Richard Schmitzer

Mr. Richard Schmitzer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Excess and Surplus Lines segment of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of James River Insurance Company (“James River Insurance”) and our other subsidiaries in our Excess and Surplus Lines segment since March 2010. He joined James River Insurance in July 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Schmitzer served nineteen years at Scottsdale Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Nationwide Mutual, where he served in a variety of underwriting and underwriting management roles, most recently as Vice President of Brokerage, Professional Liability and Programs. Mr. Schmitzer received his B.S. in business administration from Central Michigan University.

Bryan Martin

Mr. Bryan R. Martin is an Lead Independent Director of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Martin served as our lead independent director since December 2014, and as a director since December 2007. Mr. Martin is a Managing Director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., a global investment and technology development firm, and head of the D. E. Shaw group’s U.S. growth and buyout private equity unit. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group in 2005, Mr. Martin served as a partner at J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC, a private equity division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., from 2003 until 2005. Before that, he was a partner at the Beacon Group, LLC, a private equity, strategic advisory and wealth management partnership, and co-manager of Beacon Group Energy Investors II, LP. Mr. Martin began his career as an equity analyst at Fidelity Investments, a diversified financial services company. He received a B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

Christopher Harris

Mr. Christopher L. Harris serves as Director of the company. Harris brings over 25 years of global experience in the insurance, reinsurance and risk management industries, having served as CEO and President of Montpelier Holdings, Ltd., a property and casualty reinsurer, from 2008 until its sale to Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. in 2015. In addition, Mr. Harris served as Chairman of the Board for Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings from 2013 until 2015. Prior to his appointment as CEO and President at Montpelier, he held the positions of Chief Underwriting Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary at the company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Harris served as Chief Actuary for a reinsurer and managed the risk advisory practice for a large accounting firm.

Michael Oakes

Mr. Michael T. Oakes is Director of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Oakes has served as one of our directors since December 2007. Mr. Oakes has served as the President of Conifer Group, Inc., a consulting company, since February 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Oakes served as Executive Vice President of the Company from June 2010 until his retirement in January 2011. From December 2007 through June 2010, Mr. Oakes served as our Chief Financial Officer, and from March 2008 through June 2010, he served as our Chief Executive Officer. From 2004 through 2007, he served as Chief Financial Officer of James River Group and from 1998 until 2004, Mr. Oakes was a Managing Director in the Insurance Investment Banking Group at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., an investment banking firm based in New York. Mr. Oakes received a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Oakes’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his broad range of management and investment banking experience, with a focus on financial institutions and insurance companies, as well as his accounting background.

Sundar Srinivasan

Mr. Sundar Srinivasan serves as DIrector of the company. Srinivasan founded Emerald Lake Safety after a wide-ranging career in investments, financial services and business. He was formerly a Portfolio Manager at Elliott Management, a $35bn+ global investment fund where he worked extensively in both private equity and public securities. Mr. Srinivasan has chaired or served on numerous public and private company boards, including Blue Knight Energy Partners (NDX: BKEP), DICE (NYSE: DHX), Answer Financial and James River. Prior to Elliott, Mr. Srinivasan was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley and a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman.

Janet Cowell

Ms. Janet Cowell is a Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Cowell has served as one of our directors since May 2016. Ms. Cowell has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry, since January 2018. Ms. Cowell served as Treasurer of the state of North Carolina from 2009 through 2016. Before that, Ms. Cowell served as a member of the North Carolina State Senate from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, she served as a member of the Raleigh city council from 2001 to 2004, and before that she worked as a business consultant with Sibson & Co. and a securities analyst with HSBC Bank and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Cowell has served as a director of ChannelAdvisor Corporation, e-commerce cloud platform company, since 2016. Ms. Cowell received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and an M.A. from the Lauder Institute. Ms. Cowell is also a level 1 CFA. We believe that Ms. Cowell’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include her financial knowledge and significant investment and management experience

Jerry Masters

Mr. Jerry R. Masters is an Independent Director of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. has served as one of our directors since December 2014. Mr. Masters is a private investor. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Masters held various executive positions within the financial organization at Microsoft Corporation, last serving as Senior Director, a role in which he was responsible for external and internal financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting. From 1980 to 1991, Mr. Masters worked in the audit department of Deloitte & Touche LLP. From 2005 until August 2014, Mr. Masters served on the board of directors of TransMontaigne Partners LP, a terminaling and transportation company, and has served on the board of directors of Sandhills State Bank since 2010. Mr. Masters holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Nebraska. We believe Mr. Masters’ qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his financial and accounting knowledge, extensive financial management experience and executive management experience.

Ollie Sherman

Mr. Ollie L. Sherman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sherman has served as one of our directors since May 2016. Mr. Sherman retired as a Managing Principal with Towers Watson in 2010. At Towers Watson, Mr. Sherman functioned as a consulting actuary and practice manager for the company’s property and casualty division for over 25 years. Prior to joining Towers Watson, Mr. Sherman was employed by the Travelers Insurance Company for ten years where he had overall responsibility for countrywide workers’ compensation pricing. Mr. Sherman graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in applied mathematics, and he is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

David Zwillinger

Mr. David Zwillinger is an Independent Director of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Zwillinger has served as one of our directors since December 2007. Mr. Zwillinger is a Managing Director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and a member of the D. E. Shaw group’s U.S. growth and buyout private equity unit. Prior to joining the D. E. Shaw group in 2005, Mr. Zwillinger was an associate at J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC. Prior to that, he was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., a global securities and financial services firm. Mr. Zwillinger graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. in economics and earned a B.S. in finance from Rutgers Business School.

Kevin Copeland

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

J. Adam Abram

2,211,080

Robert Myron

1,561,430

Sarah Doran

2,158,200

Dennis Johnson

873,946

Richard Schmitzer

1,165,950

Bryan Martin

101,920

Christopher Harris

--

Michael Oakes

139,262

Sundar Srinivasan

--

Janet Cowell

101,920

Jerry Masters

126,920

Ollie Sherman

101,920

David Zwillinger

101,762

Kevin Copeland

--
As Of  31 Dec 2017