Paresh Patel : Chairman
Mr. Patel has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Company during most of the period since April 2013. He is also a director of our reinsurance subsidiary, Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited.
Mr. Patel is also the Chief Executive Officer (since 2011) and a founder of HCI Group, Inc., a publicly traded holding company owning subsidiaries primarily engaged in the property and casualty insurance business. He has been a director of HCI Group, Inc. since its inception and has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of HCI Group, Inc. since May 2007. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Patel also served as President of HCI Group, Inc.’s insurance subsidiary, Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Inc. which provides property and casualty homeowners’ insurance, condominium-owners’ insurance, and tenants’ insurance to individuals owning property in Florida. Since 2006, Mr. Patel has served as President of Scorpio Systems, Inc., a software development company, and since 2011, Mr. Patel 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, a community bank in Tampa, Florida, and from 2006 to 2010 served on the board of directors of its parent company, NorthStar Holding Company.
Mr. Patel’s analytical and technology skills were developed through experience with international financial, telecommunications and consulting positions. As a private investor from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Patel used statistical and probability techniques to develop and implement a system for managing money as a business to generate cash flow. Prior to that, Mr. Patel was director of customer care and billing with Global Crossing from 1998 to 2000. In that position, Mr. Patel defined business processes and systems, hired and trained department staff and led the merger of the customer care and billing systems with those of the company’s acquisitions.
As an independent consultant from 1991 to 1998, Mr. Patel worked with large international telephone companies. Mr. Patel received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electronic Engineering from Cambridge University, England.Mr. Patel brings considerable experience in business, management, systems and technology to our Board of Directors.
Mr. Madhu has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President, and as a director of our company, since April 2013. Mr. Madhu has also served, since April 2013, as a director and the Chief Executive Officer and President of our reinsurance subsidiary, Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited.
Mr. Madhu has also been a director of HCI Group, Inc., a publicly traded holding company owning subsidiaries primarily engaged in the property and casualty insurance business, since May 2007. He also served as the President of Greenleaf Capital, the real estate division of HCI Group, Inc., from June 2011 through June 2013 and as Vice President of Investor Relations for HCI Group, Inc. from February 2008 through June 2013.
Mr. Madhu also served as Vice President of Marketing for HCI Group, Inc. from 2008 to 2011. In his various positions at HCI Group, Inc., Mr. Madhu’s responsibilities included marketing, investor relations and management and oversight of HCI Group’s real estate division.
Since 2013, Mr. Madhu has served on the board of direcotrs of First Home Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company in Seminole, Florida. Since 2012, Mr. Madhu also has served on the board of directors of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., a publicly held real estate investment trust. As an owner and manager of commercial properties, Mr. Madhu has been President of 5th Avenue Group LC, a real estate management company, since 2002 and was President of Forrest Terrace LC, a real estate management company, from 1999 until 2010. In addition, Mr. Madhu is an investor in banking and health maintenance organizations.
He has also been President of The Mortgage Corporation Network (correspondent lenders) since 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Madhu was Vice President, mortgage division, at First Trust Mortgage & Finance, from 1994 to 1996; Vice President, residential first mortgage division, at Continental Management Associates Limited, Inc., from 1993 to 1994; and President, S&S Development, Inc. from 1991 to 1993.
He attended Northwest Missouri State University, where he studied marketing and management. Mr. Madhu brings considerable business and marketing experience to our Board of Directors.
Mayur Patel, M.D.
Dr Mayur Patel has been a director of our Company since October 2013. Since 1997, he has been a founding partner and a practicing physician with American Radiology Services (ARS) based in Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to practicing Radiology at three hospitals and several free standing imaging centers, Dr Patel plays an active role in the administrative and financial functions of the group.
He is an elected member of the board of directors of American Radiology Associates and in addition serves as the chairman of the finance committee. He is also a member of the Retirement, Quality Assurance and Operations committees. He has published many peer reviewed articles and also co-authored a book chapter in the field of Radiology. He has also lectured extensively both as a invited guest speaker and also at national meetings in the field of radiology and Molecular Imaging He has held academic appointments as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at University of Vermont, School of Medicine(1989-1992) and at University of Maryland, School of Medicine (1989-2000).
As a principal of ARS, he participated in the group’s corporate affiliation in the capital markets with Advent International (a global private equity group) and with CML Healthcare (a Canadian based medical diagnostics service provider). Dr Patel is a double board certified physician and a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Outside of medicine, Dr Patel has a 20 year experience of investing in the public markets as well as in private equity offerings.
Dr. Patel is the brother-in-law of Paresh Patel.Dr. Patel brings considerable investment experience to our Board of Directors.
Cabillothas been a director of our Company since April 2013. He has also been, since April 2013, a director of our reinsurance subsidiary, Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited.
Since 1998, Mr. Cabillot has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Farnam Street Capital, Inc., the General Partner of Farnam Street Partners L.P., a private investment partnership. Prior to his service at Farnam Street Capital, Mr. Cabillot was a Senior Research Analyst at Piper Jaffrey, Inc., an investment bank and asset management firm, from 1989 to 1997.
Early in his career, Mr. Cabillot worked for Prudential Capital Corporation as an Associate Investment Manager and as an Investment Manager. Mr. Cabillot is currently a director for Pro-Dex, Inc. (PDEX) and several private companies and, from 2006 to 2010, served as director and Chairman of the board for O.I. Corporation (OICO). Mr. Cabillot earned his BA in economics from St. Olaf College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
He is a Chartered Financial analyst (CFA).Mr. Cabillot brings considerable investment experience to our Board of Directors.
Mr. Martin has been a director of our Company since April 2013. From October 2009 to present, Mr. Martin has been CEO of Atlantic Merchant Capital Investors (“Atlantic”), a private equity firm based in Tampa, Florida. Prior to that, from June 2005 to September 2009, Mr. Martin was CEO of Mortgage Contracting Services of Tampa, Florida (“MCS”).
MCS is a national mortgage field services company, for which Mr. Martin is Vice Chairman. From January 2010 to present, Mr. Martin has been a director of Florida Capital Group and its subsidiary, Florida Capital Bank.
He also serves as the bank’s audit chair. Mr. Martin has been a director of Moffitt Medical Group since March 2013 and is currently Vice Chairman. He also serves as an officer and director of several additional portfolio companies of Atlantic. Mr. Martin is currently a trustee of Jesuit High School of Tampa, a director of the Raphael Foundation, and chairman of the Martin Family Foundation.
Mr. Martin brings substantial operating, investment and corporate governance experience to our Board of Directors
Mr. Persaud has been a director of our Company since April 2013. He has also been, since April 2013, a director of our reinsurance subsidiary, Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited. Mr. Persaud is a founder and the President, since June 2002, of KPC Properties, LLC, a real estate investment firm, where he leverages his knowledge and experience to identify opportunities to add value to real properties in the state of Florida.
He implements a strategy of acquiring, adding value, relinquishing or holding the improved asset. He has demonstrated consistent success in implementing his strategy in real estate investments. Since June 2002, Mr. Persaud has been an asset manager, demonstrating the ability to consistently exceed average market returns. From May 2007 to May 2011, Mr. Persaud was a director of HCI Group, Inc., a publicly traded holding company owning subsidiaries primarily engaged in the property and casualty insurance business.
Mr. Persaud received an award from the Tampa Bay INDOUS Chamber of Commerce as one of the most successful businessmen of the year in Tampa. Previously he spent ten years working with several consulting firms and municipalities providing design and construction management services for a wide variety of building systems and public works projects.
Mr. Persaud earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from City College of City University of New York.
He holds licenses as a Professional Engineer in the States of Florida, New York and California.Mr. Persaud brings considerable investment experience to our Board of Directors.