People: NYSE MKT OTFC (UVE.A)

UVE.A on American Stock Exchange

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2 Dec 2013
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sean Downes

45 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Frank Wilcox

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Jon Springer

45 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director

Kimberly Cooper

2015 Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Information Officer

Stephen Donaghy

50 2015 Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Callahan

61 2013 Independent Director

Darryl Lewis

50 2013 Independent Director

Michael Pietrangelo

72 2010 Independent Director

Ozzie Schindler

46 2007 Independent Director

Joel Wilentz

80 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sean Downes

Mr. Sean P. Downes is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc., since February 22, 2013. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Downes served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 2005 and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (“UPCIC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, since 2003. Mr. Downes has served as a director of the Company since 2005 and as a director of UPCIC since 2003. Prior to joining UPCIC, Mr. Downes was Chief Operating Officer of Universal Adjusting Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, from July 1999 to July 2003. During that time, Mr. Downes created the Company’s claims operation. Before joining a subsidiary of the Company in July 1999, Mr. Downes was Vice President of Downes and Associates, a multi-line insurance adjustment corporation. Mr. Downes has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. As an experienced financial and operational leader within the insurance industry, Mr. Downes brings a broad understanding of the strategic priorities and operational demands facing the Company.

Frank Wilcox

Mr. Frank Wilcox has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., effective October 1, 2013. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Wilcox served as the Company’s Vice President – Finance since 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wilcox was Director of Consolidation and SEC Reporting at Burger King Corporation from 2006 to 2011. From 2000 to 2006, he held various positions at BankUnited, including Senior Vice President and Controller. Earlier in his career, he served in various capacities within the financial services industry and gained significant experience with public company reporting and compliance matters, including acting as an auditor at a large public accounting firm. Mr. Wilcox has been licensed as a certified public accountant in New York since 1996. Mr. Wilcox received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1989.

Jon Springer

Mr. Jon W. Springer is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc., since February 22, 2013. Mr. Springer also became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in 2013. Mr. Springer was Executive Vice President of Universal Risk Advisors, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, from 2006 through 2008, and the Executive Vice President of Blue Atlantic Reinsurance Corporation (“Blue Atlantic”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, since 2008. Before joining Universal Risk Advisors, Inc., Mr. Springer was an Executive Vice President of Willis Re, Inc. and was responsible for managing property and casualty operations in its Minneapolis office. Mr. Springer earned his Bachelors of Arts from Hamline University in 1992 with a double major in economics and business management. Mr. Springer has extensive experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, including with respect to reinsurance arrangements. As an experienced leader in the industry, Mr. Springer has deep knowledge of the Company’s business and operational needs.

Kimberly Cooper

Ms. Kimberly Cooper is Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Information Officer of the Company. She has served as Chief Information Officer of the Company. Ms. Cooper, who joined Universal in 2007, will be responsible for the overall leadership of Universal's information technology team, including development of technology strategy and ensuring that the Company's systems, processes, infrastructure and security are optimized to support its operations and growth initiatives. Ms. Cooper most recently served as IT Audit Director within the Internal Audit Department. Over her 15-year career, including seven years as an external auditor at a "Big Four" accounting firm, Ms. Cooper has gained significant experience in information technology, risk management, regulatory compliance and operational efficiency practices.As the Company's IT Audit Director, Ms. Cooper managed new application deployment and performed ongoing security and risk awareness training to improve operational efficiencies and ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements. Before joining the Company, Ms. Cooper supervised audit and assurance engagements for Fortune 500 clients in the financial services industry, both domestically and internationally, as part of the systems and process assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). She has been licensed as a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC) since December of 2007. Ms. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Berkeley .

Stephen Donaghy

Mr. Stephen J. Donaghy is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. He was Chief Administrative Officer of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., effective February 22, 2013. In addition to serving as Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Donaghy became Chief Marketing Officer of the Company in January 2015. Prior to taking on such roles, Mr. Donaghy served as the Company’s Executive Vice President since 2006 and Chief Information Officer since 2009. Before joining the Company, Mr. Donaghy held various executive positions at JM Family Enterprises, a private company, including Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Senior Information Officer. Mr. Donaghy earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a major in finance, a concentration in monetary economics and a minor in accounting.

Scott Callahan

Mr. Scott P. Callahan is Independent Director of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Until his retirement in 2011, Mr. Callahan currently serves as President and Managing Member of SPC Global RE Advisors LLC, a consulting firm specializing in reinsurance matters. Until 2011, Mr. Callahan served as Executive Vice President of Everest Reinsurance Holdings, Inc. and Everest Reinsurance Company since 2002. Mr. Callahan also served as a director of Everest Reinsurance Company from 2001 to 2011, a director of Everest International Reinsurance, Ltd. from 2003 to 2007, and director of Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Ltd. from 2001 to 2007. Each of these entities is a direct or indirect subsidiary of Everest Re Group, Ltd., a provider of reinsurance coverage in the property and casualty reinsurance industry. Dating back to 1979, Mr. Callahan held various positions with subsidiaries and affiliates of Everest Re Group, Ltd. and its predecessor, Prudential Reinsurance Company. Mr. Callahan’s broad knowledge of the reinsurance industry allows him to provide valuable perspective to the Board, particularly on matters related to the Company’s reinsurance program.

Darryl Lewis

Mr. Darryl L. Lewis is Independent Director of Universal Insurance Holdings, IncMr. Lewis is an established trial attorney in Florida and throughout the southeast region of the United States. Mr. Lewis has been a shareholder with the law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. since 2003. Mr. Lewis was named in the Best Lawyers in America publication in connection with his litigation practice. Mr. Lewis has been recognized in Florida Trend magazine as one of the “legal elite” and named in the South Florida Legal Guide as one of Florida’s top trial lawyers. Mr. Lewis proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) attorney. A native Kentuckian, Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Kentucky State University and his law degree from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Lewis’ extensive knowledge of the Florida legal market makes him a valuable member of the Board.

Michael Pietrangelo

Mr. Michael A. Pietrangelo is an Independent Director of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc., since March 26, 2010. Since 1998, Mr. Pietrangelo has practiced law and has been of counsel to the firm of Pietrangelo Cook, PLC. Mr. Pietrangelo is admitted to the bars of the states of New York and Tennessee and the District of Columbia. He served on the board of directors of MRI Interventions Inc., a publicly traded research and development company, from 2010 to 2014, and he currently serves on the board of directors of the American Parkinson Disease Association, a not-for-profit organization focused on serving the Parkinson’s community. Mr. Pietrangelo also serves as the managing partner of The Theraplex Company, LLC, a privately held skin care company. From 1994 until 1998, Mr. Pietrangelo served as President of Johnson Products Company, a subsidiary of IVAX Corporation. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Pietrangelo was the President and Chief Executive Officer of CLEO, Inc., a subsidiary of Gibson Greetings, Inc. and manufacturer of specialized paper products. From 1967 to 1989, he served in a variety of legal and management roles at the Federal Trade Commission, Pfizer, Inc., Schering-Plough Corporation and Western Publishing Group. Mr. Pietrangelo has valuable experience in corporate governance and legal and financial matters as a result of his participation as a lawyer, executive and director of privately held and public companies, as well as nonprofit organizations. This experience gives him perspective and knowledge as a member of the Board.

Ozzie Schindler

Mr. Ozzie A. Schindler is an Independent Director of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., since January 9, 2007. Mr. Schindler has been a shareholder with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP since 2005, specializing in international tax planning. He earned an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1995 and graduated with honors from the University of Florida School of Law in 1993. Mr. Schindler graduated with high honors from the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting in 1990. He is admitted to both the Florida and New York bars. Mr. Schindler provides strong regulatory, accounting, financial, risk analysis, internal audit, compliance, corporate governance and administrative skills and experience to the Board.

Joel Wilentz

Dr. Joel M. Wilentz M.D., is an Independent Director of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. Dr. Wilentz is one of the founding members of Dermatology Associates, founded in 1970, and of the Centers for Cosmetic Enhancement in Florida. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Neurological Injury Compensation Association for the State of Florida. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Broward County, Florida Medical Association. He was the former President of the Broward County Dermatological Society. Dr. Wilentz is, at present, a member of the Board of Governors of Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Wilentz’s general business acumen and deep understanding of the Florida business, professional and regulatory environment allow him to provide independent guidance to the Board on a wide variety of general corporate and strategic matters.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sean Downes

14,122,900

Frank Wilcox

513,000

Jon Springer

8,036,100

Kimberly Cooper

--

Stephen Donaghy

4,614,950

Scott Callahan

--

Darryl Lewis

--

Michael Pietrangelo

--

Ozzie Schindler

--

Joel Wilentz

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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