Mike is a veteran of the insurance industry having served as an underwriter, broker, manager and consultant.
He is currently the Editor of Captive Insurance Company Reports and the President of M.R. Mead & Company, Inc., a captive consulting and management company with offices in Chicago, Indianapolis and Nashville, TN.
Previously he served as President of Lionheart Insurance Group, Advantage Life and Annuity Company, National Insurance Partners, Inc., and Crusader International Management, all captive insurance related firms. He has also served as President of Fred. S. James & Company of Illinois and Regional Director of Sedgwick James. Before that he was a fidelity and surety bond underwriter with Aetna Casualty and Surety Company.
Mead was President of the Missouri Captive Insurance Association, Past Director of the Texas Captive Insurance Association and Past Chair and Director of the Captive Insurance Companies Association, Past President of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association, Past Vice President and Director of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education and Past Director of the Captive Insurance Council of the District of Columbia.
He was a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, a Founding Director of the Surplus Lines Association of Illinois and Chair and Director of the LaSalle Street Club. He has lectured at the University of Wisconsin on captive insurance and risk management topics and at several other insurance and captive related associations.
Mead is a member of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. He has served as an Expert Witness in several insurance cases. In 2011 he received the CICA Distinguished Person Award for his years of service to the captive industry, and in 2014 the Crystal Cactus Award for Distinguished Service from the Arizona Captive Insurance Association..
In his career he has formed and managed numerous captives and risk retention groups covering manufacturing, professional liability, nursing homes, public housing, convenience stores, auto warranties, home warranties, construction firms and trucking companies.