President of Workers’ Compensation Division
Mike Mathews is responsible for the development and national distribution of the Workers’ Compensation Division. Prior to Atlas, Mathews led program development and distribution at Arrowhead General Insurance Agency in the Workers’ Compensation Division. He has over twenty years of industry experience with a multi-line underwriting background from Ohio Casualty and Liberty Mutual. Mathews also served as Marsh’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Leader for ten years.
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan Clarkson is responsible for strategic and tactical operations, including the integration of new programs and lines of business into Atlas’ existing platform. Clarkson is responsible for enhancing information technology service offerings, data analytics and enforcing company service standards throughout the organization. Prior to Atlas, Clarkson served as a Senior Director with UnitedHealth Group and held management positions with Cisco Systems, Inc. He has over 20 years’ experience in technology, systems, operations management, product development, and cross-functional team leadership with leading Fortune 500 companies.
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Mark Williams is responsible for the strategic expansion of Atlas’ various product offerings driving submission volume along with profitable results. Other responsibilities include program development, brand and content management, and agency expansion and oversight. Williams has held several key roles within the organization. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President – WC Underwriting, prior to leading the Marketing team. He has 14 years of experience including underwriting, marketing, audit, loss control and claims handling within the workers’ compensation space. Prior to Atlas, Williams’ experience includes various roles within Preferred Employers Insurance, a subsidiary of W.R. Berkley.
President of Property
Joe Ross is a seasoned underwriter with over twelve years of experience in personal and commercial insurance. Joe joined Atlas in 2016 and is responsible for the management and growth of Atlas’ Specialty Property Division. Through his extensive relationships he is able to drive foreign and domestic carrier partner expansion, doubling Atlas’ existing capacity since joining the company. Prior to Atlas, Joe was Assistant Vice President of Property at V3 Insurance Partners where he managed exclusive programs that offered All Risk and Difference in Conditions coverage to select brokerages nationwide.
President of Commercial
Charles Lasher is responsible for the development and oversight of Atlas General’s commercial division. Charles came to Atlas in 2015 and has built products, managed programs, and national distribution for the commercial division. Charles has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry working with MGA’s focused on program business. Charles is a graduate from California State University Fullerton.