President / Chief Executive Officer
Mark has over 30 years in the insurance industry and has been leading the Stillwater Group (formerly known as Fidelity National Property and Casualty Group) since its inception in 2000. In 2012, Mark and an investment group purchased 85% of the outstanding shares of Fidelity National Finance’s property and casualty insurance operations. Prior to joining FNF in 2000, Mark served as executive vice president for Pacific Specialty Insurance Company and McGraw Insurance Services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Montana State University.
Chief Financial Officer
John started with Stillwater in 2003 and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. He is responsible for the GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and STAT (Statutory Accounting Principles) financial statements, reporting, cash flow and budgeting requirements of the company. He is a Certified Public Accountant with a BA in Accounting from the University of South Florida and a Masters of Accounting degree from Florida State University.
Chief Information Officer
Dan started with the company in 1985 when it was Omaha Property and Casualty and has held various IT positions. In 2003, Stillwater Group (formerly known as Fidelity National Property and Casualty Group) took over, and he was promoted to Chief Information Officer. Under his tenure, his team developed a scalable, web-based quoting system that allows agency partners and consumers to quote and sell Stillwater’s insurance products. Dan is an Iowa State University graduate with a BS in Computer Science.
Secretary and Vice President – Claims
Deb started her career with Mutual of Omaha in 1994 and joined Stillwater in 2003. With over 35 years of experience managing claims, she brings a vast wealth of knowledge and is responsible for leading the claims operation in productivity and quality while maintaining the integrity of case based reserves and claims settlement. Deb attended Loyola University and achieved her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1997.
Mike joined Stillwater in 2010, and brings with him 35 years of actuary experience, which he uses to compute premium rates, dividends and risks. He has been an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS) since 1975 and is also a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). Mike holds a BS in Mathematics from Texas A&M University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Ramesh joined Stillwater in February 2017 to lead and implement companywide modernization programs. His responsibilities include building the core competencies and teams to execute on strategic transformation initiatives. His experience includes implementing insurance solutions in core platforms, claims solutions and enterprise data and analytics programs. He has a strong background in building technology practice and executing growth strategies. Ramesh holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a Masters from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Vice President – Accounting
Julia joined Stillwater in 2013 and brings with her 30 years of leadership roles in finance. She oversees the financial regulatory and other reporting and auditing requirements, as well as daily transaction processing. She holds a Certified Public Accounting license and both a BA and MA degree in Accountancy from the University of Alabama. She passed the Certified Financial Planners Examination in 2003.
Vice President – Advertising and Communications
Dawn joined Stillwater in 2015 and brings over 30 years of experience building brands, implementing advertising strategies and managing internal and external communications in the insurance industry. In her role, she is responsible for building and promoting the Stillwater brand through print, online, direct mail, video, public relations and reputation management. Dawn has a BS degree in Journalism with a field of concentration in public relations from Kent State University.
Vice President – Operations
Paul has been with Stillwater since 2001 and is responsible for the underwriting and operations functions. He has over 30 years of experience in customer experience, underwriting, processing, billing, cash management and managing strategic partnerships. Paul sat for an Honors degree in Religious Studies, Literature and Physics from Lancaster University in England.
Vice President – Residential Property
Larry started with Mutual of Omaha in 1984, holding various positions related to pricing and product development. He joined Stillwater Group (formerly known as Fidelity National Property and Casualty Group) in 2003 and was promoted to Vice President of Residential Property in 2004. He holds both Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) industry designations. He earned a BS in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Vice President – Personal Lines Auto
Kevin joined Stillwater in 2013 and brings with him 20 years of personal and commercial lines knowledge and experience. He has a proven track record in sales, claims, underwriting, and actuarial and product management/development with several major insurance companies. He is responsible for all auto product operations in 23 states. Kevin has served on the board for the Society of Insurance Research and holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Cleveland State University.
Vice President – Commercial Lines
Eric joined Stillwater in 2014 after more than 30 years of experience in product management and data analytics. He is responsible for expanding the commercial lines business through advanced product development and pricing practices to fuel growth and profitability. Eric has a BS in Management and Labor from Cleveland State University.
Vice President – National Accounts
Marc joined Stillwater in 2007 and is responsible for the management of strategic partnerships and national accounts. He is a seasoned veteran with over 30 years of experience in sales, advertising and marketing. His career licenses include a FL 2-20 and FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS Marketing/Advertising degree and a minor in Accounting.
Vice President – Sales and Marketing
Mary has over 35 years of experience in driving revenue, profit and growth. She joined Stillwater as a Vice President in Sales and Marketing in 2007 and is responsible for managing the Regional Sales operations for the West Region. She achieved Senior Management Certification from Xavier University and holds a BA degree in Geography from Miami University.
Paul Michael Southall
Vice President – Sales and Marketing
Mike joined Stillwater in 2008 as the Regional Sales Manager in Florida. In 2011, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing and is responsible for managing the Regional Sales operations in the East Region. Prior to joining Stillwater, he managed sales and marketing, customer service, underwriting, human resources and licensing for a large agency. Mike has a BBA degree with a major in Marketing from the University of North Florida.
Assistant Vice President – Regulatory & Compliance
Tommye joined Stillwater in 2015 and brings over 30 years of experience in corporate and insurance regulatory law. At Stillwater, she is responsible for the regulatory compliance of our three companies: Stillwater Insurance Company, Stillwater Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Stillwater Insurance Services, Inc. She has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2000. Tommye has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas A&M University and a J.D. degree with high honors from Florida Coastal School of Law.
Assistant Vice President – Customer Services
Cindy’s diverse customer service career began in 1981 with Omaha Property and Casualty, where she excelled in positions including claims adjuster, claims supervisor, customer service supervisor and customer service manager. When Stillwater acquired that book of business in 2003, Cindy continued in the Customer Service Manager role and was promoted in 2011 to Assistant VP – Customer Services. Cindy attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Assistant Vice President – Claims
Mark started with the company in 1984 and held several positions in claims and Special Investigations Unit before being promoted to SIU Manager in 1993. In 2003, Stillwater Group (formerly known as Fidelity National Property and Casualty Group) took over and he was promoted to AVP of Claims in 2005. He is a Certified Insurance Fraud Investigator, and holds Property Claims Law Specialist and Fraud Claims Law Specialist designations from the American Educational Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and has a BS in Criminal Justice.
Assistant Vice President – Claims
Larry joined Stillwater in 2006 with over 30 years of experience in property and casualty insurance, coupled with 20+ years of claims management experience. He started as Casualty and Litigation Manager and was promoted to AVP of Claims in 2011. He is responsible for the management of the auto and commercial claims units, as well as the Litigation, Salvage and Subrogation departments. He is a graduate of Bellevue University with a BA in Physical Education and a minor in Business.