Mr. Madhu is a founder of our company. He served as our Chief Executive Officer and President, and as a director of our Company, since April 2013, and has served as Chairman of the Board since January 2018. Mr. Madhu also serves as a director of Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited and Oxbridge Re NS, the wholly owned licensed reinsurance subsidiaries of our Company. Since 2021, Mr. Madhu has served as the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Oxbridge Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: OXAC) and its sponsor, OAC Sponsor Ltd. Mr. Madhu has also been a director of HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE: HCI), a publicly traded holding company owning subsidiaries primarily engaged in the property and casualty insurance business, since May 2007. He also served as the President of Greenleaf Capital, the real estate division of HCI Group, Inc., from June 2011 through June 2013 and as Vice President of Investor Relations for HCI Group, Inc. from February 2008 through June 2013. Mr. Madhu also served as Vice President of Marketing for HCI Group, Inc. from 2008 to 2011. In his various positions at HCI Group, Inc., Mr. Madhu’s responsibilities included marketing, investor relations and management and oversight of HCI Group’s real estate division. He has also been a director of HCI Group’s wholly owned subsidiary, Claddaugh Casualty Insurance Company Ltd (“Claddaugh”), since July 2010. From August 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Madhu has served on the board of directors of BayFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: BAFN) a bank holding company in Seminole, Florida. Mr. Madhu also served on the board of directors of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: WHLR), a publicly held real estate investment trust, from 2012 to June 2014. As an owner and manager of commercial properties, Mr. Madhu has been President of 5th Avenue Group LC, a real estate management company, from 2002 to 2020 and was President of Forrest Terrace LC, a real estate management company, from 1999 until 2010. In addition, Mr. Madhu is an investor in banking and health maintenance organizations. He was also President of The Mortgage Corporation Network (correspondent lenders) from 1996 to 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Madhu was Vice President, mortgage division, at First Trust Mortgage & Finance, from 1994 to 1996; Vice President, residential first mortgage division, at Continental Management Associates Limited, Inc., from 1993 to 1994; and President, S&S Development, Inc. from 1991 to 1993. He attended Northwest Missouri State University, where he studied marketing and management.
Mr. Madhu is an approved director with Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Bermuda Monetary Authority, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Arkansas Insurance Department, California Department of Insurance, Maryland Insurance Administration, New Jersey Department of Banking and Finance, North Carolina Department of Insurance, Ohio Department of Insurance, Pennsylvania Insurance Department and South Carolina Department of Insurance. Mr. Madhu attended Northwest Missouri State University where he studied marketing and management. Mr. Madhu brings considerable business and capital markets experience to our executive management team.