SRS Mid-South

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Managing Director

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Current Responsibility

Patrick is responsible for the firm’s captive management activities in the mid-Atlantic region. In this role he oversees the staff and operations responsible for clients located in a number of east coast domiciles including Delaware, New Jersey and Washington D.C.  In addition, Patrick provides assistance to the SRS consulting group with captive implementation and feasibility projects.

Experience

Patrick joined SRS in 2011 having previously been with the company for five years until 2005. He has over fifteen years of experience in captive management, insurance accounting, and consulting services. Patrick most recently managed the operations of Wilmington Trust Captive Management Services managing the delivery of captive management services to clients in several US domiciles. He was formerly Director of Finance and Operations for SRS Vermont.

Patrick has experience with captive programs for single parent firms, risk retention groups, and publicly held admitted insurance carriers. His captive domicile experience includes Arizona, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman, Delaware, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington D.C.

Affiliations

  • Member and former Director, Vermont Captive Insurance Association
  • Member, Captive Insurance Companies Association Conference Committee

Education and Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
  • Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance
  • Clarkson University, B.A. Accounting and Finance
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Director, Mid-South

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Current Responsibility

Melissa is responsible for the oversight of SRS’s clients and staff in Washington DC and Delaware, and actively supports the Vermont office and clients.

Experience

Melissa joined SRS in September 2010, and has been in captive management since 2000. Prior to joining SRS, Melissa was the operations manager of the Vermont office for one of the largest independent captive management firms in the world. She was responsible for overseeing the development and ongoing management of Vermont and Washington DC-domiciled captives and RRGs. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of captive companies, including single parent, group, special purpose, sponsored, association and industrial insured captives. She is currently an insurance accounting instructor for the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (“ICCIE”), and is currently the President of the District of Columbia captive insurance association.

Affiliations

  • President of the Captive Insurance Council – District of Columbia
  • Member of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association

Education and Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Associate in Captive Insurance
  • Associate in Risk Management
  • Champlain College, B.S. Accounting
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Regional Manager, South Carolina

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Current Responsibility

Laura is responsible for the day-to-day management of our South Carolina captive insurance company clients, providing accounting, regulatory compliance and general management services.

Experience

Laura joined SRS in 2007 and has over nine years of captive management experience. She has experience in managing risk retention groups, pure captives and segregated cell captives. Her industry experience includes physician groups, transportation, construction and banking owned captives. Prior to SRS, Laura was with Crusader International Group managing captives for both Meeting Street Management Company in South Carolina and Potomac Captive Managers in the District of Columbia.

Affiliations

  • Chair, The Friendly Society Restored
  • Membership Committee, South Carolina Captive Insurance Association

Education and Professional Designations

  • Elon University, double major in Accounting and Business Administration with a minor in Management Information Systems.
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Regional Manager, Tennessee

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Current Responsibility

Jennifer is the Regional Manager for SRS’s captive management business in Tennessee and the firm’s primary representative in Tennessee. She is responsible for the oversight of SRS’s clients in the domicile and the management of our relationships with the Tennessee Department of Insurance and the local captive community.

Experience

Jennifer has over fifteen years of experience in captive management and insurance accounting and auditing. She joined SRS in 2015 from Crowe Horwath LLC where she was a Senior Manager in the Nashville assurance practice with a primary focus in the insurance industry. Jennifer’s experience in insurance consists of both GAAP and statutory audits of traditional property and casualty companies, captives, risk retention groups, self-insured pools, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries and warranty companies.  Prior to joining Crowe Horwath LLP, she was with Kruse and Associates, P.C., a regional accounting firm based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Affiliations

  • Member of the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Society of Insurance Financial Management

Education and Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

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