James L. Zech
Director since 2012
Mr. Zech is a Director of AOG and AORE, as well as a Director of Orpheus. Mr. Zech co-founded and serves 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., James River Group, Inc., and Old American County Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.