People: Greenlight Capital Re Ltd (GLRE.O)

GLRE.O on Nasdaq

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31 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Einhorn

45 2004 Non - Independent Chairman of the Board

Barton Hedges

47 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Tim Courtis

51 2006 Chief Financial Officer

Brendan Barry

41 2011 Chief Underwriter Officer

James McNichols

54 2014 Chief Actuarial Officer

Joseph Platt

65 2011 Independent Lead Director

Leonard Goldberg

50 2011 Non - Independent Director

Alan Brooks

66 2004 Independent Director

Ian Isaacs

57 2008 Independent Director

Frank Lackner

44 2004 Independent Director

Bryan Murphy

67 2008 Independent Director

Garrett Edson

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Einhorn

Mr. David Einhorn serves as Non - Independent Chairman of the Board of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. Mr. Einhorn co-founded, and has served as the President of, Greenlight Capital, Inc., since January 1996. Mr. Einhorn serves as senior managing member of DME Advisors, LP, or DME Advisors, the company's investment advisor. Greenlight Capital, Inc. and DME Advisors are affiliates of the Company. Since April 2006, Mr. Einhorn has served as a director of BioFuel Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: BIOF). Mr. Einhorn graduated summa cum laude with distinction from Cornell University in 1991 where he earned a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Barton Hedges

Mr. Barton Hedges is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. Mr. Hedges also serves as a director of GRIL since 2011. Mr. Hedges previously served as President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Greenlight Re from January 2006 to August 14, 2011. Mr. Hedges has over 20 years experience in the property and casualty insurance/reinsurance industry and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Prior to joining Greenlight Re, Mr. Hedges served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Platinum Underwriters Bermuda, Ltd., a property, casualty and finite risk reinsurer from July 2002 until December 2005, where he was responsible for the initial start-up of the company and managed the company’s day-to-day operations. Mr. Hedges’ previous experience includes serving as executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Bermuda-based Scandinavian Re and actuarial consultant at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin.

Tim Courtis

Mr. Tim Courtis serves as Chief Financial Officer of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., since May 2006. Mr. Courtis has over 20 years experience in the property and casualty reinsurance, captive and insurance industry. Mr. Courtis was President and Chief Financial Officer of European International Reinsurance Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Swiss Re, from August 1994 until April 2006, where he was responsible for the management and financial analysis of Swiss Re’s Barbados-based entities. Prior to joining Swiss Re in 1994, Mr. Courtis worked for Continental Insurance in Barbados and International Risk Management Company in Bermuda where he performed duties as senior account manager to various captive insurance companies. Mr. Courtis is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and has a MBA from York University, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Business from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.

Brendan Barry

Mr. Brendan Barry is Chief Underwriter Officer of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., since August 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Barry was Senior Vice President of the Company since September 2006 when he joined Greenlight Re. Mr. Barry has over 19 years experience in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance industry. Mr. Barry has previously served as Vice President of Platinum Underwriters (Bermuda) Ltd. and Senior Underwriter for Hannover Reinsurance (Ireland) Ltd. where he managed a diversified portfolio of reinsurance transactions. Mr. Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts from the National College of Ireland, a post graduate diploma in statistics from Dublin University (Trinity College) and an MBA from Smurfit School of Business (University College Dublin).

James McNichols

Mr. James McNichols is Chief Actuarial Officer of the Company. Mr. McNichols joins Greenlight Re from Southport Re, where he was Chief Actuarial Officer since May 2012. Prior to joining Southport Re, he was a Consulting Actuary at Aon Global Risk Consulting from 2007-2011, where he provided quantitative advice for risk pricing, surplus requirements, capital allocation, risk-adjusted returns, and asset-liability portfolio optimization strategies. Previously, Mr. McNichols spent 11 years at XL Group in a variety of roles, including Chief Actuary of XL Capital, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of XL Financial Assurance, Senior Vice President, Actuary and Risk Underwriter for XL Capital Products, and Vice President and Chief Actuary of XL Re. He has also held actuarial positions at Milliman & Robertson, Ernst & Young, Tillinghast/Towers Perrin and the St. Paul Companies. Mr. McNichols received his B.S. in Psychology (with a minor in financial mathematics) from the University of Illinois, is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and is a member of both the American Academy of Actuaries and International Actuarial Association.

Joseph Platt

Mr. Joseph Platt is an Independent Lead Director of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. Mr. Platt is an active investor as the general partner at Thorn Partners, LP, a limited partnership since 1997. Mr. Platt’s career at Johnson and Higgins, or J&H, a global insurance broker and employee benefits consultant, spanned 27 years until the sale of J&H to Marsh & McLennan Companies in March 1997. At the time of the sale of J&H, Mr. Platt was an owner, director and executive vice president responsible for North America and marketing and sales worldwide. Mr. Platt was head of the operating committee and a member of the executive committee. Mr. Platt is on the board of directors of Jones Brown, a private Canadian insurance broker, and serves as an independent director of the BlackRock Open End & Liquidity Funds. He is also a Director of the West Penn Allegheny Health System. Mr. Platt is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Platt received his Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College in 1968 and his Juris Doctor from Fordham University Law School in 1971. Mr. Platt also attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1983.

Leonard Goldberg

Mr. Leonard Goldberg is Non - Independent Director of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., since August 2005. Mr. Goldberg also serves as a director of each of Greenlight Re since 2005 and GRIL since 2010. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the company's Company from August 2005 through August 14, 2011. Mr. Goldberg has more than 20 years of insurance and reinsurance experience. He worked with the Alea Group, a reinsurance company, from August 2000 to August 2004, including serving as chief executive officer of Alea North America Insurance Company and Alea North America Specialty Insurance Company from March 2002 to August 2004, where he was responsible for the insurance and reinsurance strategy for the North America region. Prior to working with the Alea Group, Mr. Goldberg served as chief actuary and senior vice president – Financial Products of Custom Risk Solutions, a managing general agency company, from April 1999 to August 2000. From May 1995 to December 1998, Mr. Goldberg provided various actuarial services to Zurich Group, a reinsurance company, including acting as chief actuary of Zurich Re London. Mr. Goldberg received his B.A. in Mathematics from Rutgers University in 1984 and Masters in Business Administration, Finance Concentration, from Rutgers Executive MBA program in 1993 and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Alan Brooks

Mr. Alan Brooks is an Independent Director of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., since July 2004. Mr. Brooks also serves as a director of Greenlight Re since 2004. From February 2001 until his retirement in July 2003, Mr. Brooks was engaged as a consultant by KPMG in the Cayman Islands. Prior to that, from 1984 to 1999, Mr. Brooks served as the non-life insurance practice partner at KPMG in the Cayman Islands. During those years, Mr. Brooks specialized in providing audit and liquidation services to the offshore insurance industry. Mr. Brooks was engaged as the audit partner for over 150 licensed insurance companies in the Cayman Islands, ranging from companies writing property and casualty, life and credit insurance as well as special purpose vehicles formed to insure catastrophe risks. Mr. Brooks has experience in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with United States, United Kingdom, Canadian and International generally accepted accounting principles. From August 2003 until June 2011, Mr. Brooks was a shareholder and director of Genesis Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., a Cayman Islands based trust and management company. Mr. Brooks serves as a director of Investors Trust Assurance SPC, a Cayman based insurance company. Mr. Brooks has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales since 1979. Prior to qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Mr. Brooks received a Diploma of Education from the North Buckinghamshire College of Education in 1968.

Ian Isaacs

Mr. Ian Isaacs is an Independent Director of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., since May 2008. In September 2012, Mr. Isaacs became a senior partner at Gagnon Securities, a New York-based broker dealer where his duties include providing portfolio analytics and market intelligence to institutional investors. Previously, Mr. Isaacs served as a senior partner at Merlin Securities, a San Francisco-based broker dealer. Mr. Isaacs previously served as a director of the Board from its founding in July 2004 until February 2007. Mr. Isaacs stepped down from the Board in February of 2007, due to his then-current employer’s policy prohibiting its employees from serving on boards of publicly-traded companies. Mr. Isaacs rejoined the Board in May 2008, shortly after joining Merlin Securities. Previously, from July 2000 to March 2008, Mr. Isaacs served as a Senior Vice President, Investments, with UBS Financial Services, a subsidiary of UBS AG, a Zurich-based investment bank. At UBS Financial Services and Merlin Securities, Mr. Isaacs conducted market research for institutional investors, including Greenlight Capital, Inc. Prior to its acquisition by UBS AG in July of 2000, Mr. Isaacs was employed by PaineWebber from May 1990, becoming Senior Vice-President of Investments in 1995. Prior to Paine Webber, Mr. Isaacs was a partner with Hambrecht and Quist, an investment bank based in San Francisco, from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Isaacs received his Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in 1977.

Frank Lackner

Mr. Frank D. Lackner is an Independent Director of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd, since July 2004. Mr. Lackner also serves as a director of each of Greenlight Re since 2004 and GRIL since 2010. Mr. Lackner serves as Corporate Advisor to Lackner Capital Advisors LLC, an advisory firm, since 2007. In February 2013, Mr. Lackner became affiliated with FourBridges Capital Advisors, a middle market investment bank. Mr. Lackner previously served as Managing Director at Freeman & Co. LLC, a boutique M&A advisory and strategic management consulting firm, from 2010 to 2011. He served as Managing Director of Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller, a global specialist investment bank, from May 2007 to September 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Lackner served as a managing director of Torsiello Securities Inc., an investment banking and financial advisory services company to the global insurance and financial services industry, and its predecessor firm from October 2001 until October 2006. From January 1998 to October 2001, Mr. Lackner was a founder and chief executive officer of Risk Continuum, Inc., an online reinsurance trading exchange. During such time, Mr. Lackner also provided consulting services to First International Capital LLC and to other clients in the insurance industry. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Lackner was a finite risk reinsurance underwriter at the Centre Reinsurance Companies, where he worked on both corporate development projects and structuring and pricing finite risk insurance and reinsurance products. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Lackner was an insurance investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. From June 2004 to July 2009, Mr. Lackner served as a director of American Safety Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: ASI), a specialty insurance company that provides customized insurance products and solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Mr. Lackner received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University in 1989.

Bryan Murphy

Mr. Bryan Murphy is an Independent Director of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., since May 2008. From 1996 until his retirement in December 2007, Mr. Murphy served as a founding director and chief executive officer of Island Heritage Holdings Ltd., a Cayman Islands based property, liability and automobile insurer. Prior to Island Heritage, Mr. Murphy acted as a consultant to Trident Partnership from 1994 to 1996 and was employed by International Risk Management Group from 1978 to 1994. Mr. Murphy has over 30 years experience in the insurance business and has held senior positions in several countries, including the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. Until December 2007, Mr. Murphy served on the board of directors of AZ Reinsurance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astra-Zeneca PLC and a captive insurer of the group’s property and liability insurance business. In addition, until December 2008, Mr. Murphy served on the board of directors of ICHEM Reinsurance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICI PLC and a captive insurer for the group’s property and liability insurance business. Mr. Murphy holds a degree in economics and mathematics from University College, Dublin, Ireland.

Garrett Edson

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Einhorn

--

Barton Hedges

1,654,320

Tim Courtis

1,030,320

Brendan Barry

758,067

James McNichols

--

Joseph Platt

--

Leonard Goldberg

1,075,480

Alan Brooks

--

Ian Isaacs

--

Frank Lackner

--

Bryan Murphy

--

Garrett Edson

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

David Einhorn

0 0

Barton Hedges

33,500 837,500

Tim Courtis

19,065 476,625

Brendan Barry

0 0

James McNichols

0 0

Joseph Platt

0 0

Leonard Goldberg

37,000 925,000

Alan Brooks

0 0

Ian Isaacs

0 0

Frank Lackner

0 0

Bryan Murphy

0 0

Garrett Edson

0 0
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