Your enterprise deserves the broadest possible expertise in the captive insurance industry. The Atlas Insurance Management team has a history of excellence in client service and innovative approaches to solving complex business problems.
Atlas executives have been published in the major industry journals and provide global insight as well as personalized, local service.
Martin Eveleigh is the Chairman of Atlas Insurance Management, which he formed in 2002. He has an M.A. from Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence and is a Barrister-At-Law. He is also a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Mr. Eveleigh began his career as a broker in the Lloyd’s of London market in 1983. As Executive Director of the International Reinsurance Division of Willis, he negotiated and placed the largest marine excess of loss programs in the world. While with KPMG in the British Virgin Islands, he became a founding member of the British Virgin Islands Insurance Association.
Mr. Eveleigh specializes in designing alternative risk transfer programs – particularly risk pools – and captive structures. He has chaired the legislative committee of the Bahamas International Insurance Association and has drafted legislation and regulatory guidance for Anguilla and Nevis. He currently serves as the Director of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association and sits on the Alternative Risk Transfer committee of the Self-Insurance Institute of America. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Elaine Tapp is Executive Vice President at Atlas Insurance Management and is based in the Cayman Islands. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Glasgow University, Scotland and qualified as a CA with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1997.
After qualifying, Ms. Tapp continued in public practice for a short time and then spent 2 years in the finance department of an electronics manufacturing company in Scotland. In 2000 she moved to Bermuda and joined Mutual Risk Management (MRM) where she established herself in the rent-a-captive sector of the insurance industry. During her time at MRM, Ms. Tapp worked on a large portfolio of both corporate and agency programs and managed the treasury function. In 2002 the rent-a-captive programs went into run-off following the rehabilitation and subsequent liquidation of MRM’s USA-based sister companies and fronting carriers and she spent 3 years working on the run-off. She left Bermuda in 2005 as Assistant Vice President.
Ms. Tapp joined Atlas Insurance Management in 2006 where she worked on a large and diverse portfolio of captive insurance companies across multiple domiciles. Since then, she has gained a wealth of knowledge in all areas of captive management and is also responsible for the group finance function and all compliance matters.
As Senior Vice President of Business Development at Atlas Insurance Management, Ian Podmore is responsible for spanning several key areas within Atlas’s U.S. organization, including new business, captive formation and underwriting. Prior to joining Atlas in 2014, he held various senior underwriting and management positions.
Mr. Podmore’s career began at U.K.-based Ecclesiastical Insurance Group where he worked within the Reinsurance Group, ultimately responsible for European P&C Treaty Underwriting and Outward Treaty Placements. During his tenure with Marsh, Inc. in Vermont and Bermuda, he was assigned to a number of Bermudian re-insurance companies where he was responsible for underwriting, program strategy and new business development. In 2006, Mr. Podmore assumed a position with Bank of America as Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriter; and in 2009, he joined AmTrust Specialty Program Group as Vice President & Chief Underwriter. He has 30 years of global industry experience and a career that has included assignments in Europe, Bermuda and the U.S.
Mr. Podmore holds the Associate designation and Chartered Insurer status to The Chartered Insurance Institute (U.K.). Additionally, he holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designations.
Mark Kay is Senior Vice President of Operations based in the Cayman Islands, with more than 20 years of experience as a qualified accountant, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Mr. Kay began his career as a qualified accountant in audit work in the north of England, later moving to Asia, Europe and back to London, holding senior accounting and management positions with both industry and private clients. Upon moving to the Caymans, he worked for a specialist company management firm with direct responsibility over a portfolio of clients including insurance companies and captives, funds, investment companies and financial management companies, SPVs and other commercial activities.
Joining Atlas in 2013, Mr. Kay has dealt with virtually all types of captives. In addition, he has served as committee member with the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) as well as Chair of the Cayman Islands Red Cross.
Steve Coffield, CPA
Steve Coffield, CPA is the SVP – Finance and Compliance at Atlas Insurance Management. He is responsible for the key areas of treasury management; corporate finance and tax; financial systems and controls; corporate secretarial; statutory, regulatory and legal compliance; risk management; human resources; and information technology. Mr. Coffield is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Appalachian State University.
Prior to joining Atlas in 2016, Mr. Coffield worked in both public accounting and private industry. He has several years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer in industries such as telecommunications and industrial supplies. His most recent position was as an interim CFO with an industrial supply company. He also has worked as a consultant for several business turnarounds and restructures.
Mr. Coffield is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Donna A. Rinchisen is a Vice President with Atlas and is responsible for managing a growing portfolio of captive insurance companies in onshore domiciles in addition to expanding the servicing expertise of Atlas U.S. Ms. Rinchisen brings over 20 years of insurance experience to Atlas. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a designation of Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance from the American Institute for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters.
Ms. Rinchisen’s career started in the US Comptroller Division with a global property and casualty insurance company. She managed IFRS, GAAP and Statutory financial statements and regulatory filings. After transferring to the Corporate Actuarial Division, she managed a number of special projects and assignments focusing on the accuracy of net premium written and loss reserves. She has a diverse background in financial reporting, trend analysis, loss reserve triangles, claims, reinsurance, cash collections, claims, audits, operations, regulatory filings, runoffs, mergers, system integration and management.
Upon leaving the global insurance company, she became a Director of Accounting and Reporting with a global wealth management company that specializes in life insurance, annuities, and retirement and investment solutions. She supported the monthly close, intercompany relationships, suspense accounts, cash collections and special projects. Most recently, Ms. Rinchisen served as the founder and Chief Operations Officer of a private consulting company.
Beth Biega is a Vice President with Atlas, based in the Cayman Islands office. With over 15 years of experience in public accounting and corporate auditing, she brings to Atlas a knowledge base and understanding of the intricacies of captive financial requirements and operations.
Ms. Biega began her career in auditing and corporate taxation, working with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction and law. Since 2001, she has worked extensively in executing year-end audits for investment firms and captive insurance companies in the Cayman Islands.
Earning her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bentley College in Massachusetts, Ms. Biega is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Ms. Biega has also earned the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation offered by the AICPA.
Jeff Ellington joined Atlas in 2011 and is the firm's Vice President of Business Development & Marketing. As a successful insurance professional with over 30 years of combined experience, he has worked in multiple facets of the commercial insurance industry, including sales, marketing, underwriting and management. Mr. Ellington's responsibilities include overseeing the marketing strategy for developing new business and providing marketing support to other members of the Business Development team.
Mr. Ellington began his insurance career in sales of commercial insurance with a large national insurance company and became a National Top Producer. He then became a successful agent with a regional retail insurance agency and was later made Partner and Vice President. While there, he was chosen by the management of a large national insurance company to serve on its national council of agents. Upon joining a national wholesale insurance brokerage firm, Mr. Ellington developed a program for retail middle market workers’ compensation accounts and was responsible for underwriting, marketing and managing the program through participating workers compensation insurance companies.
He also established and developed a national wholesale trucking market utilizing national insurance companies and acted as Program Underwriting Manager and Managing Agent for the program. Mr. Ellington achieved and maintains the Certified Insurance Counselor designation.
Ron Brotemarkle is a Senior Account Manager with Atlas, based in the Charlotte office. Brotemarkle joined Atlas in 2014 as an Account Manager. With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, he strengthens the Atlas team with his extensive industry knowledge and background in insurance accounting and regulatory reporting.
Brotemarkle earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His depth of experience includes work for a number of insurance companies, ranging in size from small mutual companies to large national carriers, performing general accounting, GAAP and Statutory financial reporting, regulatory filings, financial analysis, expense budgeting and expense control.
Since joining Atlas, Brotemarkle has enhanced the firm’s financial reporting processes. He is responsible for managing and servicing a diverse portfolio of onshore captive insurance companies.
Brian Flinchum is a Business Development Manager with Atlas, focusing his attention on providing effective and fiscally efficient captive solutions to middle market businesses. He provides service and subject matter expertise to Atlas clients and their professional advisors.
During his career, Mr. Flinchum has introduced clients to a full array of captive management services, including program design and implementation, development of proformas, forecasts and feasibility studies, guidance through the license application process and operation of the company. Mr. Flinchum served as an Account Executive for AIG Insurance Management Services (AIMS), working on pure single-parent captives, risk retention groups and sponsored cell companies for large Fortune 500 companies. He also has underwritten and composed treaty language for 85 mortgage reinsurance captives and has dealt with major financial institutions.
Mr. Flinchum has experience with numerous types of captives and alternative risk structures and has assisted clients in virtually every industry. His captive domicile experience includes Anguilla, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Ireland, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos and 12 U.S. states.
Adam Perea joined Atlas in 2015, bringing with him many years of experience in the captive and alternative risk realms of the insurance industry. As Business Development Manager, Mr. Perea focuses on providing innovative captive solutions to small to mid-sized businesses as well as providing service and subject matter expertise to the firm’s clients and professional advisors.
Before joining Atlas, Mr. Perea ran his own insurance agency with Farm Bureau Financial in Arizona. He also spent a year selling supplemental insurance products for Colonial Life before joining Artex Risk Solutions, Inc., the fourth largest commercial property & casualty insurance broker in the world, where he held the position of Captive Manager before being promoted to Captive Analyst. During his time with Artex, Mr. Perea created his own position as Captive Specialist and marketed the single parent captive niche.
Mr. Perea holds a Master of Science in Accountancy degree from The University of Phoenix, as well as a master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Before starting his insurance career, he was an elementary school teacher and a primary, secondary and adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program teacher for five years.
Howard Potter is a Captive Insurance Consultant at Atlas, specializing in providing insurance, tax and financial strategies for businesses utilizing captive insurance. In the industry for 14 years, Mr. Potter focuses on business development and subject expertise within CPA firms, law firms, insurance agencies and wealth management firms.
Mr. Potter graduated from Creighton University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also earned his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University and attended the University of Nebraska where he received his MBA. He worked as a partner in the law firm of Vaughan and Potter, specializing in the areas of tax, legal and financial consulting. Mr. Potter was co-founder, principal and national sales manager of Denver Securities Corporation, a NASD securities firm. After retiring from the law firm, he served as President and CEO of CareerLab, Inc., a human capital management firm and member of Lincolnshire International with 17 offices in North America.
Mr. Potter currently serves on the Colorado Board of Directors of Financial Executives International and served for eleven years on the Colorado Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth; in 2010 he was awarded the Colorado Association for Corporate Growth Chapter’s Member of the Year. He holds current licenses with the Colorado Division of Insurance for property, causality and life.