Our Board

Executive Directors


Mr. Brindle has a career of over 35 years in the insurance industry. Before establishing Fidelis, Richard was the driving force behind Lancashire, founding the company in October 2005 and acting as CEO until April 2014. Lancashire’s innovative and rigorous underwriting approach meant it consistently outperformed its insurance peers. Richard’s insurance career began in 1984 at Posgate and Denby Managing Agency, and since then has included spells at Syndicate 488, Charman Underwriting – where he was the main underwriter – Tarquin Underwriting from 1991 to 1998, and Ascot Underwriting Agency, where he was a non-executive board member from December 2001 to September 2005.


Charlie joined Fidelis in 2015 and brings over three decades of broking and underwriting experience.  Charlie was previously at Lancashire until November 2015 where he was Chief Risk Officer with responsibility for the group’s enterprise risk management. He started at Lancashire at its launch in October 2005, and his roles there also included Chief Underwriting Officer of the Bermuda entity and Group Underwriting Operations Director. Prior to 2005 he held a number of roles with brokers and MGAs in London, the USA and Mexico. Charlie is a member of the Executive Committee.

Non-Executive Directors

Faris is a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equities Department at The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Since joining in 2014, Faris has been involved in a number of ADIA investments in the financial and business services sectors. Prior to joining ADIA, Faris worked in the corporate development and investment banking groups at UBS from January 2010 to December 2013. Faris holds a Master in Finance from ETH Zurich and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Richard has been a partner of Crestview Partners since January 2005 and is a member of their Investment Committee. He is also the head of Crestview’s financial services strategy since January 2005. Prior to Crestview, Richard served as president of the Bank of America Asset Management Group from March 2001 until December 2004. At Bank of America, Richard was responsible for all wealth and asset management activities and oversaw approximately $400 billion in assets under management. He was also a member of Bank of America’s operating committee. Prior to Bank of America, Richard retired from Morgan Stanley where he served as Chairman and CEO of the international private client group from January 1975 to February 2001. His 26‐year career at Morgan Stanley included roles as president of individual asset management and co‐president of Dean Witter & Company, Inc. and Chairman of Discover Card. He was also a member of the Morgan Stanley management committee. Richard has served as Chairman of the board of the NASDAQ Stock Market from December 1995 to December 1997 and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. from January 1992 to December 1995. Mr. DeMartini currently serves on the board of directors of Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. since August 2013, PMC Consolidated Holdings, LLC since September 2018 and Partners Capital Investment Group, LLC since August 2011. Richard received a B.A. from San Diego State University, which he attended on a tennis scholarship.

Cathy is Vice President of Investments at the St David’s Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to providing and supporting non‐profit health related programmes in the US, including the largest scholarship program in Texas for aspiring health professionals, and the largest mobile dental program in the country. Cathy joined the St David’s Foundation in December 2015. Prior to her role at the Foundation, Cathy was UTIMCO’s (University of Texas Investment Management Company) President and Deputy CIO retiring in August of 2014. At UTIMCO she was responsible for investment oversight of $30 billion in investment assets in addition to the management of public equity, fixed income and hedge fund investments. Her employment with the organisation dates back to April of 1991 when she joined the U.T. System Office of Asset Management, the predecessor to UTIMCO. Previous to joining U.T. System, Cathy practiced in the area of public accounting for 15 years. She has a B.Sc. degree in accounting and is a CPA.

Kamil is a partner of CVC Capital Partners since March 2009 and served as the Head of U.S. Financial Services Group until January 2016, when he became Co‐Head of the Financial Services Group for CVC from February 2016. Since January 2020, Kamil is responsible for CVC Strategic Opportunities in the Americas. Before joining CVC, Kamil worked for DLJ Merchant Banking Partners from March 1999 to March 2009 where he served as a Partner and Member of the Management Committee. Prior to joining DLJMB, Kamil worked in DLJ’s Leveraged Finance Group and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners from August 1995 to March 1999. He received a BSc from Georgetown University, an MBA from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Kamil is admitted to practise law in New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC.

Mr. Schaen joined Pine Brook in August 2010 and is a partner on the financial services investment team. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Schaen represents Pine Brook as a board director of Clear Blue Financial Holdings LLC and Syndicate Holdings Corp, in addition to Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited.

Before joining Pine Brook, Mr. Schaen was with Lightyear Capital, a middle-market private equity investor in financial services from July 2006 to May 2010, where he was a senior associate specializing in executing and monitoring investments in the financial services industry. Before joining Lightyear Capital, Mr. Schaen was an investment banking analyst in the Global Power Group at Citigroup from June 2004 to June 2006.

Mr. Schaen holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

William is Deputy Executive Chairman of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings. Prior to joining Randall & Quilter, he was a managing partner and co-founder of Pine Brook Partners from July 2006 to January 2020, responsible for managing Pine Brook’s financial services investing activities. He was also a member of Pine Brook’s Management and Investment Committees from July 2006 to January 2020.

William has 30 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Pine Brook, he was with the Cypress Group from its inception in April 1994 until July 2006, managing its financial services and healthcare investing activities. Before joining the Cypress Group, William worked in the Merchant Banking Group at Lehman Brothers from September 1990 until April 1994. He has served on the boards of directors of over 20 companies, including eight publicly traded corporations. William is currently a member of The University of Chicago Polsky Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Board and the Private Equity Council.

William holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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