About Us: Leadership Team

Advantage’s leadership team has unparalleled experience in its core business insurance and life insurance segments

Our leadership team has extensive experience in the insurance industry and has demonstrated management and investment success over many economic and insurance cycles.

  • Walter C. Keenan

    Chief Executive Officer

    Walter has over 25 years of relevant industry experience as an advisor, investor and more recently as a senior executive officer.

  • Les Boughner

    Chairman, Business Insurance

    Les is responsible for developing Advantage’s captive insurance and related businesses globally, including its direct underwriting activity at Lloyd’s reinsured by Advantage Property & Casualty Company SPC.

  • Katherine Chiazza

    Business Insurance

    Katherine oversees Advantage's captive insurance business in the Cayman Islands, and serves as its principal representative for Advantage and its clients with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

  • Eduardo Colón

    President, Advantage International Bank Corp.

    Eduardo leads Advantage International Bank Corp., a newly-formed bank intended to serve the needs of specialty insurance companies and their private clients.

  • Paul Fordham

    Life Insurance

    Paul is responsible for administering our life insurance business in Cayman. He also oversees the onboarding of new clients.

  • Ruben A. Gely-Ortiz

    Business Insurance and Advisory Services

    Ruben Gely Jr. manages captive insurance structures in Puerto Rico and provides advisory services related to Puerto Rico's economic incentive programs for financial services companies and investors.

  • Mary Herms

    Director of Investor Relations

    Mary is Advantage's Director of Investor Relations. She is an experienced wealth management professional and is also a licensed attorney.

  • Stuart Jessop

    Chief Underwriting Officer, Life Insurance

    Stuart is responsible for structuring and underwriting life insurance policies issued by Advantage companies, including reinsurance placement.
  • Simon Kilpatrick

    Business Insurance

    Simon manages Advantage's Business Insurance operations in the United States. He is highly experienced in self-insurance program design and operations using both onshore and offshore captive solutions.

  • Matt Lawson

    Chief Accounting Officer

    Matt is responsible for Advantage's financial accounting, audit and risk management functions.
  • Eric Miller

    Chief Information Officer

    Eric oversees Advantage's information technology, including insurance policy underwriting and administration systems.

  • William Paré

    Financial Controller

    William Pare is Financial Controller for Advantage's Cayman Islands businesses.

  • Mónica Pérez

    Client Services Manager, Life Insurance

    Monica Perez is a Client Services Manager working with Advantage's Life Insurance clients.

  • Charla Smyser

    Vice President (US), Business Insurance

    Charla is a Client Services Manager in Advantage's Business Insurance division, working with captive insurance clients in the United States.

  • Luz del Valle

    Compliance Officer, Advantage International Bank Corp.

    Luz is the Compliance Officer of Advantage International Bank Corp.

  • Matthew Watson

    Business Insurance

    Matt is a Client Services Manager in Advantage's Business Insurance division, working with captive insurance clients in the United States.