investors

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.

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, and is responsible for managing Pine Brook’s financial services investing activities. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Spiegel currently represents Pine Brook as a director of Aurigen Capital Limited, Essent Group Ltd., 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 19 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.

Andrew Turnbull , ,

Andrew Turnbull has served as a member of the board of directors since 2013 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee. Mr. Turnbull has over 25 years of insurance and reinsurance experience, including the underwriting, pricing and risk management of alternative risk transfer products and derivatives. Mr. Turnbull previously served as group strategy and business development officer of PartnerRe Ltd., a reinsurance company, a position he held until 2015. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Turnbull held various roles with Torus Insurance Holdings Limited, including serving as its chief operating officer and principal representative for the group's flagship carrier, and as group chief actuary. Prior to joining Torus, Mr. Turnbull managed the non-traditional insurance and reinsurance business of XL Capital Ltd., and served as executive vice president of XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd and XL Re Ltd. He holds a joint BSc (Hons) degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Society of Actuaries, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries."

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, of the Audit Committee (of which he was the chairman until 2013), and of the Risk Committee (where he has been chairman since inception). 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 Services and ClearBlue Holdings, 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. 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.

Adolfo Marzol , ,

Adolfo Marzol has served as a member of the board of directors since 2016. He previously served as Essent’s Executive Vice President and executive Vice Chairman from 2009 until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Marzol has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of financial management, capital markets, credit risk, operations risk and mortgage servicing. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Marzol served as a senior advisor to companies in the areas of mortgage risk management, policy and governance as the managing member of Marzol Enterprises, LLC, a consulting business. Mr. Marzol previously held leadership positions at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) between 1996 and 2006, including serving as its executive vice president and chief credit officer. Prior to that, Mr. Marzol held a series of senior positions with Chase Manhattan Mortgage from 1988 to 1995, including serving as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Marzol holds a BS in economics and an MA in finance from the University of Florida.