Board of Directors

Mark A. Casale , ,

Mark A. Casale is the founder of Essent and has served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors since 2008. Mr. Casale serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and has more than 25 years of financial services management experience, with senior roles in the areas of mortgage banking, mortgage insurance, bond insurance and capital markets. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Casale held various senior management positions with Radian Group, Inc., including most recently serving as the president of its mortgage insurance subsidiary, Radian Guaranty, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Casale oversaw capital markets and strategic investments for Radian and managed its joint venture businesses. Mr. Casale also held various management positions with Advanta Corp., a financial services company, including serving as its senior vice president of corporate finance services. Mr. Casale holds a BS in accounting from St. Joseph's University and an MBA in finance from New York University. Mr. Casale currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph’s University.

William Spiegel ,

William Spiegel has served as a member of the board of directors since 2008 and serves as the Company’s lead independent director, Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Spiegel is co-president and a founding partner of Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC, and is responsible for managing Pine Brook’s financial services investing activities. He is also a member of Pine Brook’s investment committee. Mr. Spiegel currently represents Pine Brook as a director of Aurigen Capital Limited. Fair Square Financial Holdings LLC, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Ltd., Global Atlantic Financial Group, Syndicate Holding Corp. and Tunbridge Partners LLC. Mr. Spiegel has 26 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Pine Brook, he was with the Cypress Group from its inception in 1994 until 2006, managing its financial services and healthcare investing activities. Before joining the Cypress Group, Mr. Spiegel worked in the Merchant Banking Group at Lehman Brothers. He has served on the boards of directors of numerous companies, including seven publicly traded corporations. Mr. Spiegel holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Spiegel is currently a member of The University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Board and the Private Equity Council.

Allan Levine , ,

Allan Levine has served as a member of the board of directors since 2008 and serves as a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Levine currently is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Atlantic Financial Group, a global financial services company, formerly the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group. Prior to the spin-off of Global Atlantic from Goldman Sachs in 2013, Mr. Levine was a partner and managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and global head of the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group, and prior to assuming that role, was co-head of the firm's strategy group. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1997, Mr. Levine worked for Ernst & Young. Mr. Levine earned a BS from Miami University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Aditya Dutt ,

Aditya Dutt has served as a member of the board of directors since 2010 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee. Mr. Dutt currently serves as the senior vice president of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., president of RenaissanceRe Underwriting Managers, Ltd. and a member of RenaissanceRe's executive committee. Mr. Dutt's responsibilities include managing all of RenaissanceRe's catastrophic reinsurance joint ventures, strategic investments and insurance-linked securities investments. Prior to joining RenaissanceRe in 2008, Mr. Dutt served as executive director in Morgan Stanley's investment banking division in New York and Hong Kong, responsible for executing strategic transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital-raising for the insurance and reinsurance industry. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Dutt worked at Salomon Brothers in the corporate finance and fixed income departments in Hong Kong. Mr. Dutt holds a BA in mathematics from Dartmouth College.

Roy Kasmar , ,

Roy J. Kasmar serves as a member of the board of directors, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kasmar has been a member of the board of directors of Essent Guaranty since 2012. Mr. Kasmar is currently the president of Kazmar Co. LLC, which provides advisory services to the mortgage and mortgage insurance industry. Mr. Kasmar has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage or mortgage insurance industry. Prior to forming Kazmar Co. LLC, Mr. Kasmar served as the president of Radian Group Inc. and Radian Guaranty Inc., a private mortgage insurer, from 1999 to 2007. Prior to joining Radian, Mr. Kasmar served as the president and chief operating officer of Amerin Guaranty Corporation, a mortgage insurer, from 1996 to 1999. Additionally, Mr. Kasmar has held senior management positions with Prudential Home Mortgage, First Boston Capital Group and Chase Home Mortgage. Mr. Kasmar holds a BS in economics and business administration from Drury College and an MBA in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Robert Glanville ,

Robert Glanville has served since 2008 as a member of the board of directors, Chairman of the Risk committee and a member of the Audit Committee (of which he was the chairman until 2013). Mr. Glanville currently serves as the managing member of REG Consulting LLC, a financial advisory business. Mr. Glanville was a founding partner and served as a managing director on the financial services investment team of Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC from 2006 to 2015. He was also a member of Pine Brook's investment committee. Mr. Glanville currently serves as a director of The Car Finance Company, Strategic Funding Source LLC and ClearBlue Insurance Services, all of which are private companies. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Glanville was senior vice president, financial and treasury services for Arch Capital Group, Ltd., an insurance and reinsurance company. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Glanville was with Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm. Before joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Glanville founded FA Services, an emerging markets financial services and investment boutique based in Moscow. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Glanville worked in New York and Tokyo for Morgan Stanley, an investment banking firm, specializing in corporate finance and M&A. Mr. Glanville holds an AB in American history from Princeton University.

Douglas Pauls , ,

Douglas Pauls has served as a member of the board of directors since 2013 and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk Committee. Mr. Pauls has over 30 years of experience in the areas of finance, accounting, internal controls, and financial reporting for public companies, including most recently senior roles with financial institutions. Mr. Pauls served as chief financial officer of BankUnited, Inc., a bank holding company, from 2009 until his retirement in 2013, and Mr. Pauls currently serves as a director of BankUnited. From 2008 until 2009, Mr. Pauls served as executive vice president of finance for TD Bank, NA following TD Bank's acquisition of Commerce Bancorp, Inc. in March 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Pauls held several positions with Commerce Bancorp, including serving as its chief financial officer from 2002 up until the acquisition by TD Bank and its chief accounting officer from 1995 to 2002. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pauls was a senior manager in the audit department of Ernst & Young in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Pauls holds a BA in economics from Dickinson College, and serves on Dickinson’s Board of Trustees.

Jane Chwick ,

Jane P. Chwick had been co-chief executive officer of Trewtec, Inc., a technology advisory firm designed to help board members and CEOs evaluate the technology function in their companies, since September 2014. Prior to this role, she was a partner and co-chief operating officer of the technology division of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where she was responsible for financial and business planning, technical strategy and ongoing management of an 8,000-person organization until her retirement in April 2013. During her 30 year career at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Chwick held a number of senior positions, including global head of technology of the securities division and global head of derivatives technology. She is currently a director of MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., ThoughtWorks, Inc., People's United Financial, Inc. and Voya Financial, Inc., and also serves as a board member of the Queens College Foundation. Ms. Chwick received a B.A. in Mathematics from Queens College and an MBA from St. Johns University with a concentration in MIS and Quantitative Analysis.

Angela Heise , ,

Angela L. Heise serves as president of the Civil Group at Leidos Holdings, Inc., a provider of information technology, engineering, and science solutions in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets, where she is responsible for providing solutions to U.S. cabinet-level civil agencies and major elements of the public sector across the globe. Her areas of focus include air traffic automation, energy and the environment, federal infrastructure and logistics, information technology and cybersecurity, and transportation security. Prior to her role with Leidos, Ms. Heise held a number of positions with Lockheed Martin between 1997 and 2016, including vice president of enterprise information technology solutions. Most recently, from 2015 to 2016, Ms. Heise served as vice president of commercial cyber, where she was responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of cybersecurity and information technology solutions and services to Global 1000 customers. Ms. Heise holds a BS in computer science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.