In mid-2023, PointeNorth began making changes within its senior leadership team. Matt Wells, the Chief Revenue Officer, expanded his focus to mergers and acquisition prospecting and carrier relationships. Eric Silver was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, and now focuses on sales leadership and management of the PNIG Producer Development Program. Robert Settles joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Acquisitions. These changes have successfully created acquisition momentum and growth.
In January of 2024, PointeNorth has built on that momentum by enacting additional strategic measures. Katie Skeeles assumed the role of PointeNorth Insurance Group’s Chief Operating Officer. This completes the 18-month succession plan for its COO position held by Mary Skeeles. Mary Skeeles remains part of the executive team as EVP and Chief Risk Officer. Also effective in January of 2024, Robert Settles became PointeNorth’s Chief Strategy Officer, while Pam Gibson and Thomas Louie remain on the executive team as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Transportation, respectively. These changes will generate operational efficiencies and organic growth momentum to match the acquisition momentum created in 2023.
“PointeNorth is in a unique and exciting position. As we continue to execute our grow strategies, we are building the bench strength to expand our practices and provide additional opportunities for our team and potential partners”, comments Bill Skeeles, PointeNorth’s President & CEO. “Throughout this next year, we will further evolve our talent and leadership development programs. We want to be an employer that creates value and attracts those who are interested in long-term growth and potential equity opportunities.”