Directors

Philip H. Cook, M.B.A., F.C.I.P.  |  Director
Serving as Omega’s Chief Executive Officer since 2004, Mr. Phil Cook entered the Insurance Industry in 1962 and has worked in a variety of capacities with companies in England, Canada and the United States. From a background in Claims and Claims Management he moved to Administration, Operation and General Management. Before establishing Focus Group Inc. in 1986, he was the Chief Executive Officer for a major insurer. His qualifications and his extensive practical experience make him uniquely qualified to consult, advise and handle all aspects of insurance management. His specialties include claims management, strategic planning, risk management, feasibility studies, internal operations, IBNR calculations, audits and all areas of general management. He is presently Chief Agent for four insurers/reinsurers operating in the Canadian marketplace.

Wayne Kauth  |  Director
Mr. Kauth is a consultant on various insurance matters and served 13 years on the board of Kemper Corporation, a NYSE listed property and casualty and life and health insurer with approximately $2.5 billion in annual premiums. He is also a director Resource Re Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Till Capital. Previously, he was a partner with Ernst & Young (“E&Y”) where he practiced for 34 years and was the National Director of E&Y’s insurance practice in the U.S.  He is currently an Accreditation Review Team Member for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) and has previously served on a variety of insurance industry committees and task forces for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Society of CPAs, and the NAIC. Mr. Kauth is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter, a Certified Life Underwriter, and a Fellow in the Life Management Institute. He holds both a BA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Thomas McMahon  |  Director
Mr. McMahon is the President of Cedar Management. In September 1994, he joined Continental Risk Services, the captive management arm of the Continental Insurance Group, which subsequently became part of the CNA Group of Companies. In 2005, Mr. McMahon and two other partners completed a management buy-out of the company and changed the name to “Cedar Management Limited”. In July 2008, USA Risk Group acquired 51% of Cedar Management. Cedar specializes in the establishment and management of single parent and group captives and segregated account companies.

Dr. Terry Rickard  |  Director
Dr. Rickard has over 40 years of experience in advanced technology and financial organizations. His engineering technical expertise includes multiple disciplines within the field of computational intelligence. He has additional expertise in several financial engineering disciplines, including transaction systems, market structures, financial analytics, data mining, derivatives pricing, risk analysis and trading strategies. Dr. Rickard has founded and served in senior management positions for several high-tech companies. He currently serves as a Director of Quantitative Research for Till Capital. He has authored over 70 technical publications in several branches of engineering and in the fields of electronic market structure, matching algorithms and trading strategies, all of which have appeared in refereed technical journals, books and conference proceedings. In addition, he has authored several issued patents.