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James L. Zech

Director since 2012

Mr. Zech is a Director and Deputy Chairman of AOG and OGL, as well as a Director of Old American County Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Mr. Zech co-founded and served as President of High Ridge Capital since its formation in 1995. From 2005 through 2009, Mr. Zech was a partner in Northaven Management, Inc., a private investment firm focused on the financial services industry. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Zech was an investment banker at S.G. Warburg & Co., Inc., where he was responsible for forming the U.S. Insurance Group as part of S.G. Warburg & Co, Inc.’s worldwide financial institutions practice. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Zech was a member of the Insurance Investment Banking Group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation. Mr. Zech is a former Director of Acordia, Inc., Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd., Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc., Front Royal Group, Inc., and James River Group, Inc. He holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the New York University School of Law.