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Paresh Patel – President
Paresh Patel is a founder of the company and currently serves as chairman of the board of directors and president. He previously served as president from 2011 to 2012 and reassumed the position in June 2015 upon the retirement of then president, Scott Wallace. Mr. Patel has broad experience in technology and finance. He developed and continues to oversee the policy administration systems of the company. From 1998 to 2000, he was director of customer care and billing for Global Crossing, a telecommunications company which provided computer networking services. In that position, Mr. Patel defined business processes and systems, hired and trained department staff and led the integration of the customer care and billing systems with the systems of companies acquired by Global Crossing. As an independent software and systems consultant from 1991 to 1998, Mr. Patel worked with large international telephone companies. Since 2011, he has served as chairman of the board of First Home Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Seminole, Florida. He is a founder of NorthStar Bank in Tampa, Florida and from 2006 to 2010 served on the board of directors of its parent company, NorthStar Holding Company. Since 2014, he has served as chairman of the board of directors of Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited, a publicly held Cayman Islands reinsurance holding company with shares trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market. Mr. Patel holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Richard R. Allen - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Allen has over 30 years of experience in property/casualty financial management. His background includes work with several large insurance companies as Chief Financial Officer and Controller.
Mr. Allen is a graduate of Quincy University and resides in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Andrew Graham – General Counsel
Mr. Graham has served as General Counsel to the company since 2008. From 1999 to 2007, he served in various positions, including General Counsel, for Trinsic Inc. (previously named Z-Tel Technologies, Inc.), a publicly-held provider of communications services headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Since 2011, he has served on the Internal Audit Committee of Hillsborough County, Florida. From 2007 to 2011, he served on the Board of Trustees of Hillsborough Community College.
Mr. Graham holds a Bachelor of Science, major in Accounting, from Florida State University. He earned his Juris Doctor, as well as a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in Taxation, from the University of Florida College of law. He resides in Tampa.
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