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Executive Team

Steven M. Mariano

Steven M. Mariano

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Joe Babin

Joe Babin

Executive Vice President

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.

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Judith L. Haddad

Judith L. Haddad

Executive Vice President,
Chief Information & Technology Officer

Ms. Haddad holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer at Patriot National, Inc. and President and CEO 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.

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Gex “Jay” F. Richardson

Gex “Jay” F. Richardson

Executive Vice President of Administration

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.

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Thomas C. Shields

Thomas C. Shields

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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.

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Todd E. Wilson

Todd E. Wilson

Executive Vice President

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.

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