James River Group Holdings, Ltd.
J. Adam Abram, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. and Chairman of James River Group, Inc.
– Mr. Abram has served as Chief Executive Officer and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since September 2014. Mr. Abram served as our Executive Chairman of the Board from October 2012 through September 2014, and before that, Non-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 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of James River Group 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. Mr. Abram currently serves as lead independent director of the Yadkin Financial Corporation, a bank holding company, (“Yadkin”), since July 2014 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, (“Piedmont”), since he co-founded it in 2009 until it was also acquired by Yadkin in July 2014. Mr. Abram received his B.A. from Harvard University.
Robert P. Myron, President and Chief Operating Officer of James River Group Holdings, Ltd.
– Mr. Myron has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2014 and has served as a director since December 2010. 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. in Accounting and his B.A. in American Studies from Babson College. He also holds the Associate in Reinsurance designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Sarah C. Doran, Chief Financial Officer of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. – Ms Doran has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2017. Ms. Doran previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, Treasurer and Investor Relations at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, a specialty insurer and reinsurer. She joined Allied World from Barclays where she was a Director in the Financial Institutions Group, responsible for executing strategic transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital raising for the insurance and reinsurance industry. Prior to Barclays, Ms. Doran was a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group at Lehman. Ms. Doran received an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame.
Kevin B. Copeland, Senior Vice President, Finance, & Chief Investment Officer of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. – Mr. Copeland has served in his current position since May 2017, and is responsible for the oversight of the group’s investor relations, treasury and investment functions. Mr. Copeland previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the group’s reinsurance company, JRG Reinsurance Company Ltd., from September of 2014 to May 2017. Prior to joining JRG Re, Mr. Copeland was Chief Operating Officer of Tokio Solution Management Ltd, a subsidiary of Tokio Marine Group which focuses on the facilitation of Insurance Linked Securities (or “ILS”). Prior to his time at Tokio, Mr. Copeland was Chief Financial Officer of Argo Re Ltd, a Class 4 Bermuda (re)insurance company, and prior to that was an Investment Analyst with Tewksbury Capital Management Ltd, a large multi strategy hedge fund. Mr. Copeland started his career with KPMG.
Mr. Copeland is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) (CPA), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary’s University.