Rod is the Managing Partner of F&S Ventures, a privately-held insurance investment firm he formed in 2008 with Jim Stanard, the former CEO of RenaissanceRe. Rod is also Executive Chairman of Howden Tiger. Howden Tiger is a global strategic reinsurance and capital advisory firm, working with a high-end group of insurers. Prior to Howden Tiger, Rod served as the Chief Executive Officer of Praetorian Financial Group where he led the re-structuring, re-branding, and successful sale of the $2B specialty property and casualty insurer to QBE of the Americas. Prior to PFG, Rod was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Benfield Group’s US reinsurance platform. Rod holds the CPCU designation and is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Executive Risk Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.