We understand the challenges of launching a PA, because we’ve walked the same path. We founded Mission Underwriters to solve these challenges and to help you achieve your dream of building your own business. It’s why we offer a path to possibility and opportunity, with a turn-key solution for launching and building a PA that allows you to focus on doing what you do best.
Backed by Altamont Capital Partners
We take the long view to building our business. So does Altamont, which focuses its more than $2.7 billion of capital on long term investments.
Deep expertise and extensive experience in the insurance industry
The Mission Underwriters team has deep expertise in underwriting, technology and operations. We have experience with program carriers, reinsurance, program administration and insurtech. And we apply what we’ve learned to helping you build and grow your business.
Jim Dwane, Chief Executive Officer
Jim has over thirty years of experience in the insurance and insuretech industries, with a proven track record of success in leading and growing companies. In Jim’s previous role as CEO of bolt Solutions Inc, he grew the company’s revenue and oversaw the transformation of its business model, enabling the company to grow and scale quickly and efficiently. He has extensive experience creating unparalleled business success in the insurance and insuretech space, administering pragmatic and analytical decisions in high-pressure environments. His enthusiasm for embracing cutting-edge technologies and fostering a culture of innovation aligns perfectly with Mission’s transformative and forward-thinking core values.
Christopher Jones, Chief Product and Strategy Officer and President of American Eagle Underwriting Managers
Chris leads distribution and capacity development for Mission corporate and is president of American Eagle Underwriting Managers, which provides direct access to Lloyd’s capacity for Mission partners. He has deep expertise in property & casualty insurance, risk management, and is proficient in executing a customer-centric vision through collaboration and proactive service offerings. Previously, Chris held CFO and senior vice president positions at organizations covering program M&A, business development and accounting/finance where he coordinated corporate strategy and business development operations.
Wayne Locke, Chief Global Financial Officer
Wayne is responsible for leading Mission’s global financial strategies. He is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning, and process efficiency in the financial industry. He has a successful history of developing and leading teams toward improving performance & business value through process automation, acquisition integration, strategic planning, operational improvements, organizational realignment and refining analysis and information integrity for business decision-making. Prior to joining Mission, Wayne founded a consulting firm providing interim CFO services, and co-launched a full-service advisory and consulting practice.
Alex Williams, Chief Digital Officer
Alex leads the technology platform initiatives central to Mission Underwriters’ digital transformation of underwriting. She has extensive experience in the insurance industry, including in the areas of claims leadership, business expansion and reengineering. Before joining Mission, she held roles as chief information officer and head of technology for leading third-party administrators and carriers.
Adam Erickson, Chief Operating Officer
Adam drives the client-focused team dedicated to providing an innovative and dynamic experience for Mission’s members, ensuring they are well-represented within the organization and the industry. He joins Mission with nearly 20 years of leadership and underwriting experience in the insurance industry, with extensive underwriting, sales, and product development roles. Most recently, he was responsible for the leadership and growth of large regional and national underwriting teams.
Mark Pierce, Chief Implementation Officer
Mark leads the team focused on bridging multiple partnerships within Mission and between external resources to ensure the successful market launch of each unique series and their product offering. He contributes over 20 years of well-rounded insurance industry experience across the entire spectrum; software provider, carrier, managing general agency, and management consulting. Prior to joining Mission, Mark was the vice president of project management office, corporate shared services with a global insurance carrier.
Arlette Jackson, Vice President Human Resources
Arlette has over 17 years of progressive experience in human resources. Prior to Mission, Arlette spent five (5) years as an Human Resources Business Partner at a PEO managing approximately 100 clients and 10,000 employees. For twelve years she held progressively responsible roles in the field of Human Resources as an HR Services Manager, HR Account Executive and an HR Consultant. Throughout her career, Arlette has been a leader and a member of a number of professional and community organizations, including the Society for Human Resources Management and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Nicole Marino, Vice President Marketing & Communications
Nicole leads marketing and communication strategy and development for Mission corporate and program members. Nearing 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, her prior roles included positions in underwriting, marketing, and communications for carriers, MGAs, program administrators and insuretechs. Prior to joining Mission, she founded a creative agency focused on aligning brand messaging, content, and copywriting to help companies drive sales through strategic communications.