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Mr. Thatcher founded Atherstone Partners, LLC in 2016. Atherstone is a consulting practice providing clients with support in the areas of capital standards setting, insurance operations, finance department organization and reengineering.
Prior to forming Atherstone, Mr. Thatcher was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Selective Insurance Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Property and Casualty insurance company with main operations in the eastern and midwestern U.S. He had responsibility for Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations, Investment Operations, Reinsurance, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Corporate Communications, Contracts and Procurement, and Tax.
Prior to joining Selective in 2000, he worked with Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, where he was chief accounting officer and director of Investor Relations. He has a broad background in all aspects of property and casualty finance, including capital structure planning, investments, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, tax strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory negotiations.
Mr. Thatcher graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and a Chartered Life Underwriter. Mr. Thatcher is a member of the American Institute and Ohio Societies of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters.