EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP


 
Eddie Eckert | PRESIDENT


eddie-eckertEddie has been an executive with SouthwestRe since 2004. Overall, he possesses over 40 years of senior-level experience in the insurance industry, including accounting, operations and administration. He has also provided consulting services to third-party administrators on product development and marketing. Prior to SouthwestRe, Eddie served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Mid/America Insurance Services, a subsidiary of Primerica, and held other senior marketing positions in wholly owned Primerica subsidiaries. A Dallas-area resident, Eddie and his wife Betsy have been married for over 30 years. They enjoy traveling and doting on their three grandchildren. 

 
Bill Bigley | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


Bill BigleyBill joined SouthwestRe in 2013, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in financial management to the company. He started his career in public accounting, and has held executive level positions in insurance, coal mining and transportation industries. In the mid-1980s, Bill began managing producer owned reinsurance companies and has continually expanded his knowledge of the financial and contractual aspects of these companies. He has spent over 25 years in the insurance industry, specifically in automotive F&I services organizations. A native of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Bill has a BS in accounting from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He and his wife Jeannie have been married for over 26 years. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, skiing and traveling.

GENERAL COUNSEL


 
David May | GENERAL COUNSEL


David MayDavid joined SouthwestRe in 2010, and boasts over 30 years of legal experience in the Service Contract, Financial Services and Insurance industries. His legal career started with ITT Consumer Finance, where he started as staff counsel in 1984, and eventually became assistant General Counsel with Citigroup until 1991. From 1991 until 2001, he was General Counsel of Voyager Insurance Group, a carrier specializing in credit and auto insurance. After that, he assumed further duties at Voyager and was named Chief Marketing Officer of its Consumer Finance Division. From 2001 through 2005, he was the General Counsel for Precis, Inc., a publicly traded health savings company and health insurance agency. He then joined Warrantech Corporation as their General Counsel and stayed there until joining SouthwestRe in 2010. David spends his off-work time taking long walks with his two collies and makes weekly attempts to play golf and improve his handicap.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


 
Greg Hendee | VICE PRESIDENT


Greg HendeeGreg has been with SouthwestRe since 2002. As Vice President of Information Technology, Greg is responsible for overseeing our IT infrastructure, technology initiatives, and all development efforts for systems utilized to service our clients. Greg started his career at SouthwestRe as a Senior Systems Architect, where he managed the design and implementation of our Toro policy administration system and our OLÉ dealer portal. As Vice President, his role includes supervision of the IT teams responsible for SouthwestRe’s network, servers, phone systems, databases, development, and quality assurance. He also oversees the development of features for Toro, OLÉ, and all other systems used by SouthwestRe and our agent and dealer partners. Prior to SouthwestRe, Greg worked as a technology consultant in Chicago and Minneapolis in charge of an Internet Technology team. When he’s not in front of a computer, Greg plays on several competitive softball teams, scuba dives, and goes fly fishing for trout and bass as often as he can.


SALES & MARKETING


 
Carmen Torres | VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

Carmen TorresCarmen has been with the company since 2003. She has served in roles ranging from Reinsurance Company Administrator to her latest role as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Her industry experience includes administrative management and oversight of captive reinsurance companies, reinsurance treaty administration, account management, and agency administration. Carmen studied Economics at the University of New Mexico, and holds an AA in Business Administration. Her professional designations include Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), and Associate, Reinsurance Administration (ARA) from the Life Office Management Association. She is licensed for Life, Accident & Health Insurance in the state of New Mexico, and has the authority to do insurance business in 30+ other states. Beyond her role in the organization, Carmen is involved in the Young Leaders Society and Women in Philanthropy through the United Way.

 
Scott Craigmile | VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING 
 
Scott CraigmileScott has been with SouthwestRe since 2009, and has over 30 years of experience in the automotive and reinsurance industries, including six years as a dealer. Prior to SouthwestRe, Scott held a leadership role at The Ryan Group, where he worked his way up from Account Specialist to Senior Vice President of the company. Scott has also been a Managing Partner of Premier Motorcars in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Managing Partner and President of CRW Leadership and Management, LLC, a worldwide trainer of managers and leaders.


CLAIMS


 
Brad Crowson | VICE PRESIDENT OF CLAIMS

Brad CrowsonBrad has been with SouthwestRe since 2000. When he first started with the Company, Brad played a key role in the design and implementation of our Claims Department, and has helped build it into one of the finest operations of its kind in our industry. Over the years, he has served as our Claims Manager, Director of Claims, and Vice President of Casualty Claims. Brad currently oversees all call center activities, including the direction and administration of claims handling. He also reviews daily and real-time call reporting to ensure proper routing and staffing. In addition, Brad monitors and maintains all IT resources in our Dallas office. Prior to SouthwestRe, Brad worked for many years at First Extended Service Corporation. Outside of work, Brad enjoys spending time with his family, movies, music, and cycling. He considers himself a car guy through and through, and enjoys studying up on automotive history and design.

UNDERWRITING & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT


 
Jamie Jerabek | VICE PRESIDENT OF UNDERWRITING & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Jamie JerabekJamie joined SouthwestRe in 2003, and has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. He currently serves in a dual role as Vice President of Underwriting and Vice President of Product Development. Jamie and his two teams work with dealer owners, F&I managers, state compliance officials, SouthwestRe’s agent partners, as well as other departments within the Company, to develop new programs, improve active programs, and ensure that all programs are accurately reserved based on loss reporting analytics. He previously served as Supervisor and Director in the Claims department, where he implemented department-wide standard operating procedures, and assisted in training and mentoring of Claims staff. Before entering the extended service contract industry, Jamie worked as an ASE Certified Master Technician, and then as a Service Advisor for a multi-franchise dealer group. He received his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from SCC-Milford, and his BS in Management from Bellevue University. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys taking his two kids fishing, or joining his wife to cheer them on as they compete in a variety of sporting events.