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.
Patricia Tilton | Director
Ms. Tilton currently works as an independent consultant. Ms. Tilton is a Certified Public Accountant with strong professional experience in the financial industry, particularly in the insurance, mutual fund, and asset management industries. In addition to her financial expertise, she also has a strong background in operational, risk, regulatory, and governance matters. Ms. Tilton is a retired KPMG LLP Partner with over 30 years of experience in public accounting, including auditing, consulting, and forensics. Ms. Tilton retired in 2009 as a Forensics Partner and served as a Retired Partner Consultant from 2009 until 2011. Ms. Tilton currently works as an Accreditation Team Member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Ms. Tilton also serves on the Boards of Directors of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. and Resource Re Ltd., wholly owned subsidiaries of Till, Silver Predator Corp., a junior mining exploration company and controlled publicly-held subsidiary of Till, and Thrivent Federal Credit Union. Previously Ms. Tilton was a director of Coffee House Press, Inc. a non-profit publishing company. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Siena College. Ms. Tilton brings to the board of directors in-depth knowledge of the insurance and other financial services industries, extensive knowledge of financial statement presentation and financial reporting and analysis, governance, risk, strategy, and operational matters.