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Executive Team

Rex Huggins

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Rex Huggins

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Rex W. Huggins, Chairman and CEO, has served as Chairman of The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. since 2007, and was appointed to CEO in June 2015. Rex is a seasoned business entrepreneur who owns and manages a number of family businesses in the southeast. As Chairman and CEO, Rex provides executive leadership for the company’s overall strategic direction and long-term goals, encouraging a “go all in” philosophy that empowers the industry professionals at Seibels to provide best in class services.

In addition to serving as Chairman and CEO, Rex is a member of the Board of Directors of New Holdings, Inc. and subsidiaries, including Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Company.

Rex is a native of Florence, South Carolina. When he is not serving his businesses, he enjoys restoring classic cars and spending time with his wife and three children. Rex is also a loyal supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Seibels’ adopted charity.

Adrian Brown

Chief Risk Officer & Chief Information Officer

Adrian Brown

Chief Risk Officer & Chief Information Officer

Adrian E. Brown, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Information Officer, is responsible for coordinating enterprise risk management strategies for Seibels in the areas of disaster recovery, data retention, and corporate risk identification. As CRO and CIO, Mr. Brown focuses on improving the integrity of Seibels’ systems network, infrastructure, and ITO operations. Mr. Brown also directs all of the Company’s Information Technology activities, including software development, implementation services and support, data center operations and technology infrastructure.

Prior to joining Seibels, Mr. Brown served as a property and casualty insurance technology consultant after serving as CIO of Canal Insurance Company in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. Brown earned his Master of Science in Information Technology from The George Washington University, and has thirty years of property and casualty experience in IT as well as a strong background in the financial industry.

Steve Harding

Vice President, Insurance Services

Steve Harding

Vice President, Insurance Services

Steve Harding is responsible for the Company’s Business Process Outsourcing division. He has over 20 years experience directing underwriting and claims operations in the property and casualty field.

Harding joined Seibels in 1996 as policy processing manager for the South Carolina Reinsurance Facility servicing contract. He was promoted to Vice President of South Carolina Automobile Operations in 1998; Vice President, Underwriting, in 2000; and Vice President, Services, in 2001. In 2004, he was given responsibility for the Business Process Outsourcing activities of the company. His experiences include personal automobile, homeowners and dwelling fire, and commercial lines.

Prior to joining Seibels in August 1996, Steve spent over eight years with GEICO in personal lines claims, sales, and customer service. Steve’s current role as Vice President, Insurance Management Services, allows him to bring together the knowledge he has gained in the insurance industry to benefit Seibels and its customers.

Harding received a bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from Florida Atlantic University.

Steve Armato

Vice President, Human Resources

Steve Armato

Vice President, Human Resources

Steve Armato has more than 25 years of experience as a human resources executive and rejoined Seibels in December 2014. With a passion for working with people and cultivating a culture of excellence, he is responsible for implementing talent management programs that align with Seibels business goals. His daily mission is to attract, develop, retain and reward associates throughout the company ensuring the availability of world-class people. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from Trent University.

Clarence Lee

Vice President, Catastrophe Operations & Property Claims

Clarence Lee

Vice President, Catastrophe Operations & Property Claims

Clarence Lee, Vice President of Catastrophe Operations and Property Claims, oversees the catastrophe operations of Seibels’ full-service claims organization, Seibels Claims Solutions. A seasoned claims executive with nearly thirty years of experience in personal and commercial lines operations, Clarence previously served as Seibels’ Director of CAT Operations for nearly ten years. Clarence is responsible for developing a CAT plan for clients, fostering relationships with independent adjusting firms throughout the US, optimizing customer service levels to ensure successful completion of large-volume claims handling, and managing all aspects of the claims operation while being actively involved in BPS projects.

Prior to Seibels, Clarence served as the Director of Catastrophe Operations at Travelers Insurance Company in Texas for nearly twenty years. Clarence received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.

Manny Robinson

Vice President, IT Operations

Manny Robinson

Vice President, IT Operations

As Vice President of IT Operations, Manny Robinson leads the daily operations of Seibels’ IT team, including customer support, people management, product development, professional services, and infrastructure services.

An accomplished visionary with a vast background in sales, operations, business development, and strategic planning, Manny brings over fifteen years of leadership and management experience to Seibels. Manny  was previously Director of Partner Sales, Partner Services and Business Development Manager for TSYS NetSpend Corporation & Skylight Financial in Austin, Texas. Prior to TSYS, Manny served as Director of Operations at First American Lender Solutions, as well as Project and Program Manager at Dell.

Manny is a graduate from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado and received a M.A. in Sports Administration Management from the University of Northern Colorado. Manny served as the Executive Officer for the 668th Bomb Squadron combat ready B-52 unit in New York. In addition to playing professional baseball for the Greenville Bluesmen of the Texas-Louisiana League, Manny was the assistant baseball coach for the US Air Force Academy’s NCAA Division I team and an instructor of boxing, Judo, and unarmed combat for cadets.

Ron Giomi, CPCU

Vice President, Litigation and Liability Claims

Ron Giomi, CPCU

Vice President, Litigation and Liability Claims

As Vice President of Litigation and Liability Claims, Ron Giomi oversees the management of litigation and liability claims for clients. Mr. Giomi has over forty years of experience in the insurance industry, and has been with Seibels since 2002. Mr. Giomi also serves as an ambassador of continuing education at Seibels and teaches insurance courses and seminars, such as AINS® and policy training, to team members.

Prior to Seibels, Mr. Giomi was the Manager of Commercial Claims at Nationwide for over seventeen years. Mr. Giomi holds several insurance designations including CPCU, AIC, AIM, ARP and ARe. Mr. Giomi graduated from the University of Florida, and received his M.B.A. from University of Georgia.

Fiona Cantrell

Vice President, Financial Services

Fiona Cantrell

Vice President, Financial Services

As Vice President of Financial Services, Fiona Cantrell is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial services operations, including all direct bill, receivable accounting, and quality assurance activities for Seibels’ business process services (BPS) and third party administration (TPA) clients.

Fiona joined Seibels in 2013 as Director of BPO Financial Operations. She was promoted to Assistant Vice President of BPO Financial Operations in 2016. Prior to Seibels, Cantrell was Vice President of Financial Operations at CIT, a NYSE listed commercial lending firm. At CIT, she gained experience in the areas of financial operations, internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), business analysis, and system implementations. Prior to CIT, Fiona worked in public accounting and internal auditing for firms in New York City and Boston, MA.

Fiona graduated from The University of South Carolina with a major in Accounting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

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