Meet the PointeNorth Leadership Team.
From the very beginning, our goal has been to do the right thing for our clients, no matter what. And that all begins at the top. With a breadth and depth of experience across many general and niche markets, our leadership team works tirelessly to offer insurance solutions that you feel are the right fit for you. And, most importantly, they believe that building lasting relationships with our clients and partners is not just the right way to do business—but the only way.
William H. Skeeles
Principal, CEO and President
William H. Skeeles is a Principal, CEO, and President of PointeNorth Insurance Group. He leads and sets the organization’s strategic course and guides efforts to grow and support the Independent Agency system through mergers and acquisitions. Bill is also a dedicated insurance agent to his clients, advising them on how to protect their businesses and assets. His background in claims, contracts and risk advisement positions him to earn the confidence and trust of those he serves.
As a native Ohioan, Bill attended the University of Akron and earned a B.S. in Economics. After relocating to Atlanta in the late 1970’s, Bill received his Jurist Doctorate from The Woodrow Wilson School of Law and became an Independent Agent and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). He purchased his first agency, The Rohrabaugh Company, in 1996, renamed it TRC Insurance Services and created North Point Group Inc. to facilitate continued acquisitions. In 2010, TRC Insurance Services was rebranded to PointeNorth Insurance Group and realigned its capital source in late 2012, poised to accelerate acquisition activity with a focus on Georgia and Alabama. Bill has served in the leadership of and remains active in a number of civic and industry related organizations, including the Atlanta Jaycees’ and Kiwanis Club, Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, the Big I, Cobb County Chamber’s Chairmen Club, The University of Akron Foundation Board of Trustees and the PIA. He is a long standing member of SecureRisk and serves on a number of Insurance Carrier Advisory councils.
“We created PointeNorth to offer our clients additional markets and resources. PointeNorth has grown organically and through mergers/acquisitions to become a large agency that can compete with national brokers, while still maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit of a local independent insurance agency.”
- William H. Skeeles
Mary E. Skeeles
Principal, EVP and COO
Mary E. Skeeles is a Principal, EVP and COO at PointeNorth Insurance Group, focused on operations, transition and culture management. Prior to joining the firm, Mary served in a number of operational leadership roles for several Fortune 200 companies and new ventures, bringing Leading Practice and Process Management and organizational efficiency to varying-sized, multiple-location service organizations. Her experience in managing rapidly-evolving organizations positions PointeNorth well as the firm executes its growth initiatives.
Mary is from the Midwest, attended Indiana University and the University of Evansville and has resided in Atlanta for over 30 years.
“We have an extensive array of personal, business and employee benefit solutions designed to help our clients’ with their interests, no matter how particular or complex those interests may be. The passion we have toward crafting those solutions and striving to consistently deliver them is what distinguishes us from our competitors.”
– Mary E. Skeeles
Pamela M. Gibson
Pamela M. Gibson joined the organization in early 2014 and is a Principal and CFO at PointeNorth Insurance Group. Her strategic development and financial audit and reporting experience in public accounting and with startups, nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies provides critical support to PointeNorth’s growth initiatives.
From earlier work in growth and acquisition support at The Home Depot, to more recent roles which included the national accreditation of Cobb & Douglas Public Health, Pam’s experience in strategy and alignment of organizational objectives has further augmented PointeNorth’s history of acquisition and merger successes.
Pam grew up in Tennessee, studied Accounting at Lee University and is a licensed CPA. She is active in a number of nonprofits and civic organizations, and is the previous Board Chair of the Cobb Health Futures Foundation. Pam is married to Todd Gibson and is the mother of two sons, Alex and Colin Riley.
“PointeNorth is positioned to return prime returns to owners and investors, while continuing to make significant investments in the growth and development of staff and in technology – these investments result in the consistent delivery of service to existing customers and to the customers of agencies that will join PointeNorth in the future.”
– Pamela M. Gibson
Matthew G. Wells
Principal, Chief Revenue Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development
Matthew G. Wells is a Principal and Vice President of Business Development at PointeNorth Insurance Group. Matt re-joined the firm in 2012 with a focus on sales and marketing and producer development. He is also a dedicated independent insurance agent who serves as a trusted advisor to his clients regarding their businesses and personal assets.
Matt began his career at TRC Insurance Services in 2003, and returned after spending time as a Commercial Lines Producer and executive at another local Atlanta-based insurance agency. He is excited about the opportunities PointeNorth’s growth initiatives create and feels PNIG offers a great option for those committed to the Independent Agency system and looking for professional development or perpetuation solutions.
Matt is a native of Atlanta, a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Administration.
“Everyday gives us the opportunity to grow, not only professionally, but personally. While growth is important, growing with integrity and a purpose creates a winning environment for all. We strive to create that very environment for our employees, as well as our customers, with every acquisition we make and every policy we sell.”
– Matthew G. Wells
Katherine H. Skeeles
Principal, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Operations
Katherine Skeeles is a Principal at PointeNorth Insurance Group and acting Chief of Staff and Vice President of Operations. Katherine joined the agency in 2017 after spending several years as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for a national property & casualty insurance carrier. Her focus at PointeNorth is on line of business operations as well as merger and acquisition transition.
Kathrine is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a BS in Business Administration and Economics. Katherine holds P&C and Surplus Lines licenses in multiple states and is currently pursuing her CIC designation.