Board of Directors

Maiden Holdings‘ board consists of nine distinguished professionals. Our board members are all leaders with diverse backgrounds and decades of experience managing risk and helping companies grow.

Barry D. Zyskind
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Zyskind is the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Zyskind also serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Prior to joining AmTrust, Mr. Zyskind was an investment banker at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in New York. Mr. Zyskind received an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business in 1997.
Holly Blanchard
Independent Director
Elected 2019. Ms. Blanchard has over 20 years of insurance experience including extensive market conduct, Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), and regulatory expertise. Ms. Blanchard is the President and Managing Member of Regulatory Insurance Advisors, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in insurance regulatory matters and enterprise risk management that she formed in January 2016. Ms. Blanchard previously served as Life and Health Administrator for the Nebraska Department of Insurance ("Department") overseeing the Department’s product and rate operations, including the Department’s implementation of the ACA. Ms. Blanchard holds a B.S. in Speech Pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.A. in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Ms. Blanchard holds several industry designations.
Patrick Haveron
Director
Elected 2019. Mr. Haveron has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Maiden Holdings, Ltd. since September 2018 and continues to serve as President of Maiden Reinsurance Ltd., a position he began in February 2014. From 2010 – 2018, Mr. Haveron served as Executive Vice President of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. Mr. Haveron previously served as President of Maiden Global Servicing Company, LLC. From 2004-2009, Mr. Haveron was President and Chief Executive Officer of Preserver Group, Inc., a publicly-traded property and casualty insurer, after having served in a variety of financial and executive leadership roles since 1988. Mr. Haveron was also Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tower Group, Inc., a publicly-traded property and casualty insurer, from 2007-2009 after its acquisition of Preserver in 2007. Mr. Haveron is a graduate of the University of Scranton.
Simcha G. Lyons
Independent Director
Elected 2007. Currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Since 2005, Mr. Lyons has served as a senior advisor to the Ashcroft Group, LLC of Washington, D.C., a strategic consulting firm founded by the former Attorney General of the United States, John Ashcroft. In addition, Mr. Lyons has been the chairman of Lyons Global Insurance Services, LLC since 2009. Since 2003, he has also served as chairman of Lyons Global Advisors Ltd., a political consulting firm. Prior to 2002, Mr. Lyons was Vice-Chairman of Raskas Foods of St. Louis, Missouri.

• Member of the Audit Committee
• Member of the Compensation Committee
• Committee Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Lawrence F. Metz
Director
Elected 2019. Mr. Metz has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. since September 2018. From February 2016 to August 2018, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from June 2009 until January 2016. He also served as President of Maiden Global Servicing Company, LLC from May 2015 to August 2018. From 2007-2009, Mr. Metz served as Vice President, General Counsel - US Operations and Assistant Secretary of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a publicly-traded multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small businesses. From 2004-2007, Mr. Metz served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of a publicly-traded provider of information management and business process optimization solutions. Mr. Metz received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Raymond M. Neff
Independent Director
Elected 2007. Currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 1999, Mr. Neff has served as President of Neff & Associates, Inc. and Insurance Home Office Services, LLC. He previously worked at the FCCI insurance Group from 1986-1999, most recently as president and CEO from 1987 to 1999. He was previously Chairman of the Board of the Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association. Mr. Neff has held various positions at the Department of Labor and Employment Security and the Department of Insurance for the State of Florida. Mr. Neff has previously worked at an insurance consulting group, a multi-line insurance agency and the Department of Insurance for the State of Michigan. Mr. Neff received his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Accounting from Central Michigan University, and his M.A. in Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan. Mr. Neff is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.

• Committee Chair of the Audit Committee
• Member of the Compensation Committee
• Member of the Nominating Committee
Yehuda L. Neuberger
Director
Elected 2008. Mr. Neuberger currently is a private equity investor, investing across a broad spectrum of companies. Mr. Neuberger also serves in a leadership and board capacity with numerous, large not-for-profit organizations. Between December 2001 and December 2013, Mr. Neuberger held various senior leadership positions (including Executive Vice President and Director) at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC. Prior to joining AST in 2001, Mr. Neuberger practiced as an attorney with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Mr. Neuberger is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School.
Steven H. Nigro
Lead Independent Director
Elected 2007. Currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Nigro has been a member of our board of directors since July 2007. Mr. Nigro has over 25 years of experience in financial services and specializes in corporate and structured finance in the insurance industry. In September 2012, Mr. Nigro became the Managing Partner of TAG Financial Institutions Group, an affiliate of The Alberleen Group. From 2011-12, Mr. Nigro was the Managing Director and head of the Financial Services Practice at Allegiance Capital Corporation. Prior to joining Allegiance, Mr. Nigro co-founded Pfife Hudson Group, an investment bank specializing in corporate finance, structured finance and asset management with a specialty in the insurance industry. Mr. Nigro previously served as a managing director at Rhodes Financial Group, LLC and Hales & Company, both financial advisory firms catering exclusively to the insurance industry. Prior to joining Hales & Company, he was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tower Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, where he was responsible for financial and regulatory management, strategic planning and corporate finance. Mr. Nigro began his career with Arthur Young and Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York. Mr. Nigro received his B.A. from SUNY-Albany in 1982.

• Member of the Audit Committee
• Committee Chair of the Compensation Committee
• Member of the Nominating Committee
Keith A. Thomas
Independent Director
Elected 2019. Mr. Thomas has over 35 years of experience in capital markets, asset management and alternative investment sales. Since 2006, Mr. Thomas has served as a senior executive for marketing and business development at a number of institutional funds, including EIM Management (USA) Inc., a provider of hedge fund solutions for institutional investors, Muirfield Capital Management, a fund of hedge funds started by key executives from Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc., and as an advisor to a number of emerging managers. Previously, Mr. Thomas served as Senior Vice President in derivative products departments at Smith Barney servicing institutional clients such as New York State Common Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank. Mr. Thomas graduated from Montclair State University with a B.A. in Marketing & Humanities.