Steven M. Mariano
Mr. Mariano is an entrepreneur and businessman with over 20 years of experience in the insurance and insurance services industries. He founded Strategic Outsourcing Inc., a professional staffing company with over $1 billion in sales, which was sold to Union Planters Bank (Regions Bank, NYSE). His success with SOI earned him a finalist position for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Mariano later founded the companies that would comprise Patriot National, Inc., a diversified provider of workers’ compensation and managed care services including Patriot Underwriters, a national insurance program administrator, Patriot Risk Services, a national third party administrator, and Patriot Care Management, a provider of managed care services.
Mr. Mariano is very active in the South Florida community and is involved in numerous charitable and development organizations, including the CEO Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development.
Joe Babin serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Mr. Babin has more than 25 years of experience operating, growing, and transforming early-stage and expansion-phase companies. His engaging and tactical leadership skills drive success.
Skilled in strategic planning, new business development, business funding, and risk management, Mr. Babin has served in various organizational leadership roles prior to joining Patriot. He served as the CEO of Kinetix, where he lead the transformation of a small contractor to a large regional, full-scope mechanical, electrical, and plumbing company; he was EVP and principal of Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX), where he and his partners built an international credit card, debit card, and electronic check processing platform that he helped sell for substantial profit and then reacquire; and he served as president of NSM Insurance Group, where he directed the growth and expansion of a regional insurance operation into a full-service, $300 million multi-line managing general agent (MGA) brokerage.
Timothy J. Ermatinger
Timothy J. Ermatinger, is an Executive Vice President of Patriot National, Inc. and President of Patriot Care Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Patriot National Inc. Mr. Ermatinger is responsible for all of the managed care activities affecting medical cost containment throughout the organization.
Mr. Ermatinger has directed the managed care activities as the Executive Vice President of MCRS, Inc., the predecessor firm of Patriot Care Management, LLC while MCRS was owned by MCMC, Inc. from 2011 to present. He held several positions in the Patriot organization from 2006 to 2011 such as Strategic Planning Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Judith L. Haddad
Ms. Haddad holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer at Patriot National, Inc. and President and CIO at Patriot Technology Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Patriot National, Inc.
In her current role, Ms. Haddad is a member of the executive committee for Patriot National, Inc. and is responsible for managing the technology subsidiary that includes over 150 employees with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL and several other locations including Chicago, IL and Pune, India. The organization supports numerous insurance clients and over 1000 business users.
Recently, Ms. Haddad was named one of 25 Most Influential Woman in Business for 2016 by South Florida Business Journal. She was featured in the January, 2016 edition of Profile Magazine and has received various accolades for her work in the insurance and technology industry. She was nominated by South Florida Business Journal as CIO of Broward County in 2015 and accepted the 2014 Apogee Award for CIO Broward County. Ms. Haddad was also the recipient of the Insurance and Technology Elite 8 award in 2013, which is an honor bestowed on eight distinguished CIOs in the insurance technology industry. Her expertise has been leveraged throughout her career having served on various technology advisory panels including participation in insurance technology and investor industry events. She currently serves as a mentor in the Global Insurance Accelerator program, a unique organization that enables start up technology business to showcase innovation in the insurance industry. In addition, Ms. Haddad is a board member of Traffk, an innovative technology startup company that provides analytics on Big Data.
Paul V. Halter
Paul V. Halter is Executive Vice President and National Director of Field Operations for Patriot National, Inc., as well as a member of the Executive Committee. In this position, Mr. Halter is responsible for all underwriting, sales and marketing for Patriot National, Inc. through its regional branch office system. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Mr. Halter is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).
Mr. Halter's career experience began by starting his own independent insurance agency after college which he ultimately sold. He then joined the Crum & Forster Personal Insurance Company. After successful management responsibilities at Marsh & McLennan and Johnson and Higgins, Mr. Halter became President and CEO of Commerce Casualty Insurance Company, Ltd.; a workers’ compensation insurance captive he founded with independent insurance agency partners.
Forrest J. Harris
Forrest J. Harris (“Jeff”) is the Executive Vice President of Business Development and a member of the Executive Committee. In his role at Patriot National, he works with each division to drive growth and manage our carrier partner relationships. Mr. Harris works closely with our partners on product development and implementation in order to facilitate successful strategic initiatives.
In 2006, he co-founded InsureLinx which is the leading payroll based billing system in the country. Mr. Harris’s expertise in the field of “Pay-As-You-Go” billing has been nationally recognized and his input and consultation has been sought by several leading insurance companies.
Gex “Jay” F. Richardson
Gex ‘Jay Richardson serves as the Executive Vice President of Administration. Mr. Richardson oversees all Patriot National facilities, all corporate insurance and the Human Resources Department. Mr. Richardson is a licensed attorney in all Florida State and Federal Courts, a Florida Civil Law (International) Notary and a Florida Real Estate Broker. Mr. Richardson was previously the General Counsel for the Marquis George MacDonald Foundation, a national medical waste treatment company and an urban renewal real estate development company. Prior to those positions, Mr. Richardson was in private practice of law. Mr. Richardson has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. Mr. Richardson has extensive experience in real estate leasing, development and construction.
Thomas C. Shields
Thomas C. Shields was appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on September 8, 2014. Mr. Shields brings to Patriot over 25 years of experience in finance and operations and working with public companies.
Most recently, Mr. Shields was Chief Financial Officer at Lighting Science Group Corporation, a global leader in LED lighting solutions from August 2012 to August 2014. From July 1999 to February 2012, he served in various executive capacities, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, at Anadigics, Inc., a global manufacturer of radio frequency semiconductor solutions for the wireless broadband markets.
Todd E. Wilson
Mr. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience as an executive, investor and Director of numerous public and private companies in the BPO, technology services and healthcare sectors. He has significant expertise in private equity and has led over $1 billion of investments in growth-oriented companies in his leadership roles at Crane Street Capital, American Capital Strategies and Wind Point Partners. Mr. Wilson was also an investment banker at Montgomery Securities and Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Wilson has served on the Boards of Directors of more than 12 companies, and was Chairman of the Board of eLynx, Delstar Technologies, Global HR Research, Ranpark Corp. and Safemark Systems. He has considerable expertise in corporate strategy and value creation.