Leadership Team

David Towriss, FSA, MAAA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
david.towriss@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0071

David is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and has more than 25 years of international insurance and reinsurance experience. Most recently David was Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Latin America for Aegon and Transamerica for nine years. In that role, David was a senior team member as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Aegon's Latin American operations in Brazil and Mexico. Prior to that, David was Chief Actuary for eight years for two different Latin American greenfield reinsurance operations; Transamerica Reinsurance and American United Life Reinsurance. David began his career with Lincoln Re where he held various reinsurance positions focused on Latin America and the Caribbean including Chief Actuary for Latin America while residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. David graduated Suma Cum Laude from Ball State University with a B.S. in Actuarial Science.

Greg Mitchell, FSA, MAAA
CHIEF ACTUARY
greg.mitchell@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0072

Greg is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Most recently Greg was Senior Vice President & Actuary for Guggenheim Insurance Services. In that role he was a senior leader in Guggenheim's reinsurance activities and product development and management functions. Prior to that, Greg was Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Actuary of Lafayette Life, responsible for the company's Actuarial, Accounting, and Treasury functions. In more than 25 years of service to the company, he held various positions related to product development, financial reporting, and reinsurance opportunity analysis and management. Additionally, Greg was Vice President, Product Development for Forethought Financial Services. Greg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hanover College with a B.A. in Mathematics.

Jim Owen, B.A. (Hons), FCA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
jim.owen@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0075

Jim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA). Jim has over 25 years of financial services and auditing experience. Most recently Jim was a Senior Vice President as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Willis Towers Watson Management (Cayman) Limited. In this role, Jim was responsible for the management of a diverse portfolio of Cayman captive insurance companies along with Willis Towers Watson's own internal controls and group reporting. Prior to that, Jim worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and assurance. Jim graduated from the University of Swansea with a B.A. (Hons) in Economics.

Kristian Leese, B.A. (Hons), FCA
VICE PRESIDENT - FINANCE, OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
kristian.leese@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0077

Kristian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and graduated from the University of Nottingham with a B.A. (Hons) in Economics. Kristian has over 10 years of financial services and auditing experience. Most recently Kristian was a Vice President at Aon Insurance Managers (Cayman) Ltd. In this role, Kristian was responsible for managing a portfolio of reinsurance clients along with Aon Cayman's business development initiatives. Prior to that, Kristian was the Financial Controller at AIG Europe Limited, one of the UK's largest general insurers. Kristian also spent four years with KPMG as an audit manager in the alternative investments division covering a wide variety of investment vehicles, strategies, and products.

Ciaran Morgan, B.A. (Hons), MBA
SENIOR PORTFOLIO ANALYST
ciaran.morgan@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0074

Ciaran received an economics degree from Trinity College Dublin and completed an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ciaran has over 15 years experience in the financial services sector, the majority being spent as an analyst in the insurance industry. Most recently Ciaran was a Vice President at Guggenheim Insurance Services. In this role Ciaran worked on multiple life and annuity insurance companies, domiciled in various states in the US, applying different assets investment strategies based on the unique characteristics of each portfolio. Prior to that, Ciaran was a cash and operations analyst at Guggenheim Partners. Ciaran has also worked in the Bank of America Trust Services group running compliance on CDOs and CLOs and well as producing periodic reporting and making payment date distributions.

Rachel Funk, ASA, CERA, MAAA
ACTUARY
rachel.funk@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0073

Rachel is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and holds the Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst designation. She is actively pursuing the Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation. Prior to joining Aureum Re, Rachel held integral risk management and modeling roles at Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company and Western & Southern Financial Group. Rachel has a strong background in product pricing and development, asset liability management, asset adequacy testing, enterprise risk management, business planning, and product management. Rachel graduated with a B.S. and Master's degree from Miami University.

Stacey Ford, SHRM-CP
HUMAN RESOURCES AND OFFICE MANAGER
stacey.ford@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0076

Stacey is an HR professional with over 10 years of experience as an HR business partner within the insurance and financial services industry. Stacey previously held regional and global HR management positions at Aon Insurance Managers (Cayman) Ltd. and MaplesFS where she delivered strategic and operational objectives, primarily focused on organizational development, performance management and talent development. Prior to that Stacey held an operations management role at an international law firm. Stacey holds a SHRM-CP designation from the Society of Human Resource Management and received an Associate degree in Executive Business Administration from Niagara College Canada.

Karen Towriss
DIRECTOR, CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
karen.towriss@aureumre.com
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(345) 640-0081

Karen is a former health care professional with a primary focus on women's health and fitness. She spent eight years as a breast cancer advocate educating women on breast cancer prevention and counseling survivors. She has over 10 years of experience in coordinating and planning fund-raising and charity events. As the Director of Corporate Responsibility for Aureum Re, Karen is focused on allocating the charitable budget among the many worthy Cayman based organizations with a primary focus on health and education of children and elderly, as well as promoting local artists.