Larry G. Swets, Jr.
Larry has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2014 and as its chairman from 2014 to 2016. Since July 2010, he has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and since September 2013, as a member of the board of directors, of Kingsway. Prior to that, Larry served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Kingsway from January 2010 to July 2010. Before joining Kingsway, in 2005, he founded Itasca Financial LLC, an advisory and investment firm specializing in the insurance industry from which Larry separated in December 2009. Prior to his work at Itasca Financial LLC, he served as an insurance company executive and advisor, including the role of Director of Investments and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for Kemper Insurance (from June 1997 to May 2005). At Kemper Insurance, he also evaluated business units, executed corporate transactions and divestitures and developed financial projections and analysis for the company during its runoff stage. Larry began his career in insurance as an intern in the Kemper Scholar program in 1994. He is a member of the board of directors of Kingsway and Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. He is currently a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Larry has served as a member of the board of directors of 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. since November 2013. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of United Insurance Holdings Corp. from 2008 to March 2012 and Risk Enterprise Management Ltd from November 2007 and May 2012. Larry obtained a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and a Master’s degree in finance from DePaul University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Larry’s qualifications to serve on our board include: his more than ten years of executive management and leadership experience in the insurance industry.← Back to Executive Team