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Your enterprise deserves the broadest possible expertise in the captive insurance industry. The Atlas Insurance Management team has a history of excellence in client service and innovative approaches to solving complex business problems.

Atlas executives have been published in the major industry journals and provide global insight as well as personalized, local service.

 

Martin EveleighMartin Eveleigh

Chairman

 

Martin Eveleigh is the Chairman of Atlas Insurance Management, which he formed in 2002. He has an M.A. from Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence and is a Barrister-At-Law. He is also a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Mr. Eveleigh began his career as a broker in the Lloyd’s of London market in 1983. As Executive Director of the International Reinsurance Division of Willis, he negotiated and placed the largest marine excess of loss programs in the world. While with KPMG in the British Virgin Islands, he became a founding member of the British Virgin Islands Insurance Association.

Mr. Eveleigh specializes in designing alternative risk transfer programs – particularly risk pools – and captive structures. He has chaired the legislative committee of the Bahamas International Insurance Association and has drafted legislation and regulatory guidance for Anguilla and Nevis. He currently serves as the Director of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association and sits on the Alternative Risk Transfer committee of the Self-Insurance Institute of America. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 


Elaine TappElaine Tapp

Executive Vice President - Group

 

Based in the Cayman Islands, Elaine is a Scottish Chartered Accountant and has been with Atlas since 2006. As Executive Vice President - Group, she has ultimate oversight of the group's operations both onshore and offshore and serves as a director on all group regulated companies. Over the years, Elaine has been responsible for several key areas at Atlas, including client servicing, the reinsurance pool, regulatory and AML compliance and corporate finance. 

Elaine began her career in the insurance industry with the Mutual Risk Management in Bermuda in the rent-a-captive sector, gaining experience in managing both corporate and agency programs and the treasury function. In 2002, the rent-a-captive programs went into run-off following the rehabilitation and subsequent liquidation of the Legion and Villanova fronting companies. During the 3 years Elaine spent working on the run-off, she gained invaluable experience in commutations, segregated cell structures and what can go wrong. She left Bermuda in 2005 as Assistant Vice President. 

Elaine holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Glasgow University, Scotland and qualified as a CA with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1997. 

In her spare time, Elaine enjoys walking, biking, tennis, swimming and spending time with her daughter and three rescue pets. She also loves to travel and visits at least two new places yearly.
 


Ian PodmoreIan Podmore

Senior Vice President of Business Development

 

As Senior Vice President of Business Development at Atlas Insurance Management, Ian is responsible for several key areas within Atlas, including business development, marketing and underwriting. Prior to joining Atlas in 2014, he held various senior underwriting and management positions. 
 
Ian's career began at U.K.-based Ecclesiastical Insurance Group where he worked within the Reinsurance Division, ultimately responsible for European P&C Treaty Underwriting and Outward Treaty Placements. During his tenure with Marsh, Inc. in Vermont and Bermuda, he was assigned to a number of Bermudian re-insurance companies where he was responsible for underwriting, program strategy and new business development. In 2006, Mr. Podmore assumed a position with Bank of America as Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter; and in 2009, he joined AmTrust Specialty Program Group as Vice President & Chief Underwriter. He has over 30 years of global industry experience and a career that has included assignments in Europe, Bermuda and the U.S. 
 
Ian holds the Associate designation and Chartered Insurer status to The Chartered Insurance Institute (U.K.). Additionally, he holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designations.

 


Mark KayMark Kay

Senior Vice President - Operations

 

Based in the Cayman Islands, Mark has been with Atlas since 2013. As Senior Vice President - Operations, Mark has responsibility over leading and managing the group's client servicing teams both onshore and offshore. He acts as a director on the number of the group's regulated entities and client companies and is responsible for maintaining the group's captive management standards and relationships.

Mark is a British national and began his career working for audit firms in the North of England before moving out to Asia, Europe and finally back to London, holding senior accounting and management positions in both industry and private client related businesses. Mark moved to the Cayman Islands in 1999 and prior to joining Atlas, worked for a specialist company management firm having direct responsibility over an extensive portfolio of clients including insurance companies and captives, funds (including the provision of independent director), investment companies, financial management companies, SPVs and other general commercial activities. Mark also spent time developing new business in Asia, principally Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mark is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has also been a past committee member with the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) and was a previous Chair of the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Mark is also a professional diving instructor, keen sportsman and enjoys the active outdoor lifestyle Cayman offers.
 


Mark KaySteve Coffield, CPA

Senior Vice President - Finance & Compliance

 

Based in Charlotte, NC, Steve is a Certified Public Accountant who has been with Atlas since 2016. As Senior Vice President - Finance & Compliance, he is responsible for the key areas of financial systems and controls; corporate finance and tax; treasury management; corporate secretarial; statutory, regulatory and legal compliance; risk management; human resources; and information technology.

Steve began his career in public accounting and has served as Chief Financial Officer in different industries, including telecommunications, industrial supplies, business consulting and captive insurance. 

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting from Appalachian State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, reading and hiking.

 


Donna RinchisenDonna Rinchisen

 

Donna A. Rinchisen is a Vice President with Atlas and is responsible for managing a growing portfolio of captive insurance companies in onshore domiciles in addition to expanding the servicing expertise of Atlas U.S. Ms. Rinchisen brings over 20 years of insurance experience to Atlas. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a designation of Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance from the American Institute for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters.

Ms. Rinchisen’s career started in the US Comptroller Division with a global property and casualty insurance company. She managed IFRS, GAAP and Statutory financial statements and regulatory filings. After transferring to the Corporate Actuarial Division, she managed a number of special projects and assignments focusing on the accuracy of net premium written and loss reserves. She has a diverse background in financial reporting, trend analysis, loss reserve triangles, claims, reinsurance, cash collections, claims, audits, operations, regulatory filings, runoffs, mergers, system integration and management.

Upon leaving the global insurance company, she became a Director of Accounting and Reporting with a global wealth management company that specializes in life insurance, annuities, and retirement and investment solutions. She supported the monthly close, intercompany relationships, suspense accounts, cash collections and special projects. Most recently, Ms. Rinchisen served as the founder and Chief Operations Officer of a private consulting company.

 


Beth BiegaBeth Biega

Vice President - Offshore

 

Beth Biega is a Vice President with Atlas, based in the Cayman Islands office, having joined Atlas in 2014. With over 15 years of experience in public accounting and corporate auditing, she brings to Atlas a knowledge base and understanding of the intricacies of captive financial requirements and operations.

Ms. Biega began her career in auditing and corporate taxation, working with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction and law. Prior to joining Atlas, she worked extensively in executing year-end audits for investment firms and captive insurance companies in the Cayman Islands.

Earning her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bentley College in Massachusetts, Ms. Biega is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Ms. Biega has also earned the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation offered by the AICPA.

Beth enjoys walking, volunteering to take dogs from the humane society to the beach, spending time with her two girls and husband at the beach and baking treats with her girls. 

 


Jeff EllingtonJeff Ellington

Vice President - Business Development & Marketing

 

Based in Charlotte, NC, Jeff joined Atlas in 2011 and is the firm's Vice President of Business Development & Marketing. Jeff's responsibilities include working with and devloping strategic partnerships to generate new captive opportunities, overseeing the marketing strategy for developing new business, and providing marketing support to other members of the Business Development team.

As a successful insurance professional with over 30 years of combined experience, Jeff has worked in multiple facets of the commercial insurance industry, including sales, marketing, underwriting and management. He began his insurance career in sales of commercial insurance with Liberty Mutual insurance company and became a National Top Producer. He then became a successful agent with a regional retail insurance agency and was later made Partner and Vice President. While there, he was chosen by the management of Crum & Forster insurance company to serve on its national council of agents. Upon joining a national wholesale insurance brokerage firm, Jeff developed a program for retail middle market workers’ compensation accounts and was responsible for underwriting, marketing and managing the program through participating workers compensation insurance companies. He also established and developed a national wholesale trucking market utilizing national insurance companies and acted as Program Underwriting Manager and Managing Agent for the program.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina, and he achieved and maintains the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. In his spare time, enjoys golf, working out, reading, and he is an avid fan of college and pro football and basketball.

 


Beth BiegaRon Brotemarkle

Senior Account Manager

 

Based in the Charlotte office, Ron has been with Atlas since 2014. As a Senior Account Manager, he is responsible for managing and servicing a diverse portfolio of onshore captive insurance companies.

Ron has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, working for a number of insurance companies, ranging in size from small mutual companies to large national carriers, performing general accounting, GAAP and Statutory financial reporting, regulatory filings, financial analysis, and expense budgeting and control. He strengthens the Atlas team with his extensive industry knowledge and background in insurance accounting and regulatory reporting.

Ron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 
 


Howard PotterAdam Perea

Business Development Manager

 

Based in Mesa, AZ, Adam has been with Atlas since 2015. Adam is a Business Development Manager focusing on providing innovative captive solutions to small to mid-sized businesses, as well as providing service and subject matter expertise to the firm's clients and professional advisors. Adam also focuses on expanding our product offerings by bringing new products and services to our expanding client base.

Prior to joining Atlas, Adam ran his own insurance agency with Farm Bureau Financial Services in Arizona. He also spent a year selling supplemental insurance products for Colonial Life before joining Artex Risk Solutions, Inc., the fourth largest commercial property & casualty insurance broker in the world, where he held the position of Captive Manager before being promoted to Captive Analyst. During his time with Artex, Adam created his own position as Captive Specialist and marketed the single parent captive niche.

Adam holds a Master of Science in Accountancy degree from The University of Phoenix, as well as a master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Before starting his insurance career, he was an elementary school teacher and a primary, secondary and adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program teacher for five years.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and working on his cars. Adam enjoys watching and attending NHRA Drag racing events when time allows.

 


Howard PotterHoward Potter

 

Howard Potter is a Captive Insurance Consultant at Atlas, specializing in providing insurance, tax and financial strategies for businesses utilizing captive insurance. In the industry for 14 years, Mr. Potter focuses on business development and subject expertise within CPA firms, law firms, insurance agencies and wealth management firms.

Mr. Potter graduated from Creighton University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also earned his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University and attended the University of Nebraska where he received his MBA. He worked as a partner in the law firm of Vaughan and Potter, specializing in the areas of tax, legal and financial consulting. Mr. Potter was co-founder, principal and national sales manager of Denver Securities Corporation, a NASD securities firm. After retiring from the law firm, he served as President and CEO of CareerLab, Inc., a human capital management firm and member of Lincolnshire International with 17 offices in North America.

Mr. Potter currently serves on the Colorado Board of Directors of Financial Executives International and served for eleven years on the Colorado Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth; in 2010 he was awarded the Colorado Association for Corporate Growth Chapter’s Member of the Year. He holds current licenses with the Colorado Division of Insurance for property, causality and life.