Team of Experts

Our team consists of successful professionals with over 20 years’ experience across the finance and insurance industries.

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Kenneth King

Chairman & CEO

Mr. King has over 30 years’ experience in the capital and (re)insurance markets and has held senior positions with Gallagher Capital Solutions, Quanta Capital Holdings, Chubb Financial Solutions, Swiss Re Financial Products and Gen Re Financial Products.

Dan Cathcart

Head of M&A, CEO of Atlantic Coast Life

Mr. Cathcart has devoted his career to sourcing, structuring, pricing and accounting for reinsurance transactions. He has analyzed hundreds of potential deals and completed several dozen transactions. With his deep knowledge of reinsurance economics, accounting, regulation, taxation, onshore/offshore issues and administration he brings unparalleled creativity to executing transactions.

Mr. Cathcart has most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer and prior to that, Chief Financial Officer, for Ability Insurance Company and Ability Resources Inc. From 2005 – 2007, he headed the Towers Watson North American Long Term Care (LTC) consulting practice, where he more than doubled targets for annual production increases.

David Charsky

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Charsky is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Ability Insurance Company. In these roles he is responsible for all budgeting, regulatory and financial reporting functions. Previously he was the Vice President of Finance for a private equity based start-up (re)insurer and third-party administrator.

Before that Mr. Charsky was the director of financial reporting and taxes at a middle market insurance company. Mr. Charsky started his career with Ernst & Young, while obtaining his certified public accountant license.

Annie Elliott

Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Elliott is the Chief Risk Officer for A-CAP and responsible for risk management including operational, regulatory, underwriting, and reinsurance. Prior to joining A-CAP, Ms. Elliott spent over 12 years at the Nebraska Department of Insurance.

Ms. Elliott received BS and MBA degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She is a Certified Financial Examiner and a Former Board Member of the Society of Financial Examiners.

Douglas George

Head of Life Insurance and Annuities

Mr. George is responsible for developing reinsurance, and other financial transactions for life insurance and annuity business on behalf of A-CAP. He has over 25 years’ wide ranging experience as a consulting actuary in life insurance with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, risk management and asset-liability management.

In the early 1990s, Mr. George founded Avon Consulting Group, a life actuarial consulting firm which eventually became the largest life consulting shop in New England, and the most successful domestic life start-up in the decade. He was most recently Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Aon Consulting, joining Aon when it acquired Avon Consulting Group.

Michael Saliba

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Saliba serves as Chief Operating Officer for A-CAP and Co-Chief Compliance Officer of A-CAP Management. Mr. Saliba has over 18 years of experience in the capital and financial markets, specifically focusing on index and equity derivatives and venture capital. Mr. Saliba has degrees in Finance, Real Estate, and History from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He maintains a Series 3 and 65 license.

Charles Sanders

President of Atlantic Coast Life

Charles Sanders is a 45 year veteran of the life insurance industry and is the President of Atlantic Coast Life. He began his employment with Atlantic Coast Life in 1997 as the Director of Training, and became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1999. Prior to his employment with Atlantic Coast Life, he worked for 22 years in a variety of capacities for the Life Insurance Company of Georgia. Mr. Sanders earned his Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations in 1997 and 2003, respectively. He completed his LLIF designation from the LIMRA Leadership Institute in 2002. Mr. Sanders is a graduate of Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC.

Yuan Zhou

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Zhou currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer at A-CAP Management (“A-CAP”) with a focus on CLOs, 1st lien mortgages and direct collateralized loans. Prior to joining A-CAP, Mr. Zhou was a Managing Director at Riverside Risk Advisors where he structured, negotiated and executed billions of interest rate, foreign exchange, and equity derivative trades. Previously, he was a member of the proprietary structured credit team at Swiss Re.

In addition, Mr. Zhou structured and modeled mortgage backed securities in roles at Varadero Capital, Societe Generale, C-BASS, and Capital One Financial. He holds a BA in mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) from University of Rochester and a MS in statistics from Stanford University.