William L. Yankus has been one of Oxbridge’s independent directors since August 2021. Mr. Yankus is an experienced investment banking specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Since July 2015, Mr. Yankus has served as Founder and Principal of Pheasant Hill Advisors, LLC, a New York based advisor firm that provides various research, advisory, private equity capital raising and M&A services primarily to the insurance industry and insurance industry investors. Since March 2016, Mr. Yankus has served on the board of directors of Kingstone Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: KINS), a New York based NASDAQ-listed property and casualty insurance company. He has also served as the Chairman of Kingstone’s Compensation Committee since April 2017, and as the Chairman of Kingstone’s Investment Committee since February 2020. Mr. Yankus is also a Senior Advisor at Independent Insurance Analysts LLC, which provides investment analysis, credit research and investment banking services related to the life insurance industry.
From September 2011 to June 2015, Mr. Yankus served as Managing Director for Sterne Agee, one of the oldest privately owned financial services firm in the USA. Sterne Agee offered wealth management and investment services to a diverse client base and custodies nearly $26 billion in client assets. Prior to Sterne Agee, Mr. Yankus also held executive and leadership roles with other reputable financial services and investment banking firms, including serving as Head of Insurance Research at Macquarie Group from December 2009 to November 2010, Managing Director-Insurance Research for Fox-Pitt, Kelton from May 1993 to November 2009, and Vice President, Insurance Research at Conning & Company from June 1985 to Apr 1993. He completed the CFA program in 1989 and passed the CT uniform CPA exam in 1984. He received his B.A. degree in Economics and Accounting from The College of the Holy Cross.
Mr. Yankus brings significant leadership, insurance, public company, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and investment banking experience to our Board of Directors.
Wrendon Timothy has been Oxbridge’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and director since April 2021. He has served as a director, chief financial officer and corporate secretary of Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: OXBR), a Cayman Islands based NASDAQ-listed reinsurance holding company. He has served in the positions of chief financial officer and corporate secretary since August 2013 and as a director since November 2021. In his role, he has provided financial and accounting consulting services with a focus on technical and SEC reporting, compliance, internal auditing, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions analysis, risk management, and CFO and controller services. Mr. Timothy also serves as an executive and director of Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited and Oxbridge Re NS, the wholly-owned licensed reinsurance subsidiaries of Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited. Mr. Timothy also serves as a director of Oxbridge’s Sponsor, OAC Sponsor Ltd, and as a director of SurancePlus Inc., a British Virgin Islands wholly-owned Web3 subsidiary of Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited.
Mr. Timothy started his financial career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Trinidad) in 2004 as an Associate in their assurance division, performing external and internal audit work, and tax-related services. Throughout his career progression and transitions through KPMG Trinidad and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Cayman Islands), Mr. Timothy has successfully delivered services across both the public and private sectors, spanning insurance and reinsurance, banking, hedge funds, trusts, investment management, manufacturing, beverage, construction, glass, healthcare, retail, construction, marketing, restaurant, software, sports, and tourism industries. Mr. Timothy management roles allowed him to be heavily involved in the planning, budgeting, and leadership of engagement teams, serving as a liaison for senior client management, and advising on technical accounting matters. Mr. Timothy is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a Fellow Chartered Corporate Secretary and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, with Distinction (with a Specialism in Finance (with Distinction), from Heriot Watt University in Edinburg, Scotland. Mr. Timothy holds directorship and leadership roles with a number of privately-held companies, and also serves on various not-for-profit organizations, including his governance role as Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee of The Utility Regulation & Competition Office of the Cayman Islands, and Chairman of the Cayman Islands Conference of SDA. Mr. Timothy is an active Fellow Member of the ACCA, an active member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), and an active Fellow Member of the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators).
We believe that Mr. Timothy is qualified to serve as a director because of his extensive capital markets experience and significant expertise across a wide array of corporate matters.