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Atlas Financial Holdings Inc (AFH.OQ)

AFH.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gordon Pratt

52 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Scott Wollney

46 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Romano

53 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Leslie DiMaggio

46 2010 Vice President - Operations & IT

Bruce Giles

56 2010 Vice President - Underwriting

Joseph Shugrue

51 2010 Vice President - Claims

John Fitzgerald

45 2013 Independent Director

Jordan Kupinsky

44 2009 Independent Director

Larry Swets

41 2010 Independent Director

Wally Walker

2017 Additional Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gordon Pratt

Mr. Gordon G. Pratt is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc. Mr. Pratt has been a Managing Member of Fund Management Group LLC, a private holding company, organized in Connecticut and headquartered in Florida. Mr. Pratt currently serves as a director of 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ listed property and casualty insurance holding company, currently serves as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of 1347 Capital Corporation, a NASDAQ listed special purpose acquisition company, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of 1347 Capital LLC, a private investment advisory firm. From June 2004 to April 2006, he was also the Senior Vice-President, Finance of the Willis Group, an insurance brokerage company, in New York, prior to which he was an equity holder and Managing Director of Hales Capital Advisors and co-founder and Managing Partner for Distribution Partners Investment Capital L.P., a private equity fund focused on the insurance industry. Before joining Hales, Mr. Pratt was a Senior Vice President and member of the management committee of Conning & Company, a third party investment manager, where he helped to raise and invest capital for three Conning private equity funds. He began his career in 1986 at The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., a financial institution, in New York. Mr. Pratt has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the boards of directors of the NASDAQ listed companies, United Insurance Holdings Corp. and its predecessor company FMG Acquisition Corp., from 2007 through 2012. He holds a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.

Scott Wollney

Mr. Scott D. Wollney is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc. He is currently serving as director of 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., a property and casualty insurance holding company listed on NASDAQ. From July 2009 until that time, Mr. Wollney was President and Chief Executive Officer of KAI, a property and casualty holding company, prior to which he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln General Insurance Company (a subsidiary of KAI), a property and casualty insurance company, from May 2008 to March 2009. From January 1998 to May 2008, he was President of Avalon Risk Management, Inc., an insurance broker. Mr. Wollney is an MBA graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with a concentration in finance and management strategy and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois. Mr. Wollney’s education coupled with his significant and varied experience as an executive manager and director qualifies him for his role with Atlas. He has experience building successful businesses as well as re-organizing challenged companies around a focused strategy to address legacy issues and set them on a path for future success. Mr. Wollney has direct experience and expertise with respect to the numerous disciplines which are critical to insurance business.

Paul Romano

Mr. Paul A. Romano Jr. is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., since December 31, 2010. From March 2010 until that time, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of KAI, prior to which he was the Vice President, Data Management of Lincoln General Insurance Company from October 2008 to March 2009. From 2002 through 2008, he held Vice President and Director positions with American Country Insurance Company ("American Country") and its affiliates. Mr. Romano holds a Certified Public Accountant designation in the State of Illinois. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science, Accounting, from the University of Illinois in 1984.

Leslie DiMaggio

Ms. Leslie A. DiMaggio is Vice President - Operations & IT of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., since December 31, 2010. Ms. DiMaggio was previously the Vice President, Information Technology for Kingsway from November 2008 to June 2010, prior to which she was the President, CEO and COO of Southern United Fire Insurance Company from April 2007 to November 2008. From 2000 until 2008, she held other executive positions at KAI. Prior to that, she worked at other specialty insurance companies.

Bruce Giles

Mr. Bruce Giles is the Vice President - Underwriting of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., since December 31, 2010. Mr. Giles was previously Assistant Vice President of Commercial Underwriting for KAI, prior to which he held positions with KAI, from December 2003 to June 2010. From 1981 to 2003, he held positions with Allstate Insurance Group, CIGNA and other insurance companies.

Joseph Shugrue

Mr. Joseph Raymond Shugrue is the Vice President - Claims of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., since December 31, 2010. Mr. Shugrue previously held various senior management positions with American Service Insurance Company and KAI, beginning in March 2004. Prior to that time, he held positions with other specialized insurance businesses beginning in October 1986.

John Fitzgerald

Mr. John T. Maloney Fitzgerald is an Independent Director of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., since May 2, 2013. Mr. Fitzgerald co-founded Argo Management Partners in 2002. In that capacity, Mr. Fitzgerald has had transactional and operating experience in Argo's acquired companies which include consumer products manufacturing, marketing and distribution operations. Mr. Fitzgerald is currently Chairman and Chief Development Officer of Hunter MFG, LLP. He has experience in the development and implementation of management tools, values, and practices which incorporate lean operations and continuous improvement. Mr. Fitzgerald serves as the of Chairman Oak Patch Gifts, LLC and is a member of the Board of Progressive Bronze Products, LLC. Prior to Argo Management Partners, Mr. Fitzgerald was managing director of Adirondack Capital, LLC, a financial futures and derivatives trading firm. He was a seat-owner on the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Fitzgerald is an MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Management Strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University with highest honor, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Jordan Kupinsky

Mr. Jordan M. Kupinsky is J.D., is the Independent Director of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., since December 31, 2010. Since 2008, Mr. Kupinsky has been a Managing Director with Windsor Private Capital Inc. and its predecessor JJR Capital Corp. Prior to joining Windsor, he was a Vice President at Greenhill & Co., an independent global investment banking firm, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, focused on mergers & acquisitions, financial restructuring and merchant banking, from March 2006 to May 2008. Prior to joining Greenhill, Mr. Kupinsky held the positions of Vice President of Corporate Development and General Counsel at Minacs Worldwide Inc., a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange from July 2002 to February 2005. Mr. Kupinsky began his career practicing corporate and securities law at Torys LLP in Toronto (from 1997 to 1999) and was an investment banking associate at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin from 1999 to 2002. He holds a joint MBA and LL.B. degree from the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Larry Swets

Mr. Larry G. Swets, Jr., is no longer serves as Independent Director of Atlas Financial Holdings Inc., since January 2, 2018. Since June 30, 2010, Mr. Swets has been the CEO of Kingsway, one of the Shareholders, prior to which he was the Executive VP, Corporate Development of Kingsway since January 2010. From June 2007 through March 2010, Mr. Swets was a director of United Insurance Holdings Corp. From June 2007 through September 2008, Mr. Swets was the CFO, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Vice-President of FMG Acquisition Corp. He was the Managing Director of Itasca Financial LLC from May 2005 until January 2010. Mr. Swets holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute. He received a Masters of Science degree from De Paul University in 1999 and a Bachelors of Business and Finance degree from Valparaiso University in 1997.

Wally Walker

Mr. Wally Walker is Additional Independent Director of the company. He has served as a Vice President in Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s Private Client Services group from 1987 through 1994. In April 1994, Mr. Walker formed Walker Capital, Inc., a San Francisco based money management firm. In September of that year, Mr. Walker became President and General Manager of the Seattle SuperSonics and also became President of the Seattle Storm beginning in 2001. He was President, Chief Executive Officer, and an owner of the teams until their sale in 2006. In late 2007, he formed Hana Road Capital LLC, where he remains its owner and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Walker graduated from the University of Virginia in 1976, having received several academic awards and scholarships as well as MVP recognition in the ACC tournament. He is currently a member of the NCAA Honors Committee. After graduation, he played for the Portland Trailblazers and the Seattle SuperSonics and was a member of their Championship teams in 1977 and 1979, respectively. He later played for the Houston Rockets until his retirement from professional basketball in 1985. Mr. Walker received an MBA from Stanford University in 1987 and received his CFA certification in 1992. Since 2005, Mr. Walker has been a member of the Advisory Council of Stone Arch Capital, a Minneapolis based private equity firm. Mr. Walker also serves as an independent trustee at Smead Capital Management, a Seattle based mutual fund. Previously, he served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia.

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