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Michael Schmeiser

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Michael Schmeiser is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Mortgage Insurance Company. He most recently held the role of Chief Strategy Officer for Arch Global Mortgage Group. Prior to joining Arch, he was Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for mortgage insurer United Guaranty Corporation (UGC). Previously, he served as Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development for UGC and held a variety of strategy roles at American Express Company, The Parthenon Group LLC and Intel Corporation.

Mr. Schmeiser has nearly 20 years of strategy experience primarily in financial services. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Tom Jeter

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Global Mortgage

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As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Jeter is responsible for the company’s financial matters, including capital management, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax compliance, financial reporting and accounting.

Mr. Jeter came to Arch MI in January 2014 from PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., where he served as Chief Financial Officer after being appointed to the position in late 2011. Prior to this appointment, he was PMI’s Group Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller.

Mr. Jeter has a solid background in accounting and finance. Before joining PMI in 2002, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Senior Manager in the financial services division and was a leader in the West Coast mortgage banking practice. In addition to his public accounting experience, he worked for two years as Vice President of Finance at Provident Funding, a top 20 mortgage originator based in Burlingame, CA, where he was responsible for Treasury operations, securitizations, financial reporting and accounting.

A graduate of the University of San Francisco, Mr. Jeter holds a Bachelor of Science in finance, is a Certified Public Accountant in California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Cheryl Feltgen

Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

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As Chief Risk Officer, Cheryl Feltgen has responsibility for risk management oversight of all domestic mortgage insurance businesses. She leads a team dedicated to advancing the risk culture, articulating a risk appetite and supporting the business in identifying, measuring, monitoring, controlling and reporting all risk types.

Her responsibilities include the Enterprise Risk Management Program, portfolio risk management, credit policy, client risk management, model risk management, operational risk management, and quality control and loss investigations.

Ms. Feltgen has decades of experience in financial services and real estate investments, including eight years in risk management and operating unit leadership positions at GE Capital.

Ms. Feltgen received her B.A. in economics and political science from Northwestern University and her M.B.A. in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan.

John Gaines

Executive Vice President, Chief Actuary

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As Executive Vice President, Chief Actuary, John Gaines oversees Arch MI’s Pricing, Loss Reserving, Product Development and Data Analytics teams.

Prior to joining Arch MI, he held the position of Chief Underwriting Officer at United Guaranty Corporation, which was acquired by Arch MI at the end of 2016. He served previously as United Guaranty’s SVP-Deputy Chief Risk Officer, SVP-National Accounts, SVP-Operations and SVP-Chief Operating Officer of the company’s operations in Canada.

Mr. Gaines is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Bob Jones University and an M.S. in mathematics from Clemson University.

Carl Tyree

Executive Vice President, Chief Sales Officer

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As Chief Sales Officer, Carl Tyree oversees Arch MI’s sales teams and manages customer relationship strategies.

He was promoted to his current position in 2018. Mr. Tyree joined the company in 2013 as Vice President for National Accounts, where he managed the company’s relationships with the top 50 lenders, and became Senior Vice President for National Accounts in 2016.

Prior to joining Arch MI, Mr. Tyree held senior sales and sales leadership roles with Republic Mortgage Insurance Company, Nomura Credit & Capital Inc. and Ocwen Financial Corporation.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Salisbury University.

Sara Millard

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Global Mortgage

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As General Counsel, Sara Millard oversees a team responsible for all legal, regulatory and compliance services across Arch MI Holdings (Arch MI) and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Arch MI, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of United Guaranty Corporation (UG), which was acquired by Arch MI at the end of 2016.

Previously, Ms. Millard held the position of Deputy General Counsel with legal responsibility for advising all operational areas, including loss management, national production, servicing, marketing and communications, contract management, training, and project management.

Ms. Millard holds a J.D. summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University and a B.A. cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association.

Ms. Millard serves on the boards of Community Housing Solutions, a Greensboro-based nonprofit that provides home repairs and disability modifications for qualifying low-income homeowners, and Guilford Education Alliance, a nonprofit that builds commitment to educational success for all Guilford County citizens, with emphasis on the success of the Guilford County schools.

Jim Jumpe

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

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As Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Jumpe oversees a long-term strategy to steward the Arch MI brand, help drive sales through effective customer communication, events, advertising and marketing collateral, and develop and execute innovative marketing strategies.

Prior to his appointment as head of marketing for Arch MI, Mr. Jumpe held marketing and product leadership positions at PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. and CMG Mortgage Insurance Company. He has extensive experience in marketing communications, guiding the verbal and visual articulation of the Arch MI brand to support profitable business growth objectives.

Mr. Jumpe earned a B.A. from Humboldt State University. He has held a past license from the California Department of Real Estate and served on the California Mortgage Brokers Association Board of Directors.

Michael Hitt

Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations

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Michael Hitt oversees Arch MI’s underwriting, claims, servicing and customer service teams, including the ASK Center. Previously with United Guaranty Corporation (UGC), he joined Arch MI in 2017 when the two companies merged. Michael has more than two decades of experience in the mortgage insurance industry, including positions in analytics and finance. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Clemson University.

Eric Pearson

Chief Information Officer, Global Mortgage Group

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As Chief Information Officer for the Global Mortgage team of Arch Capital Group Ltd., Eric Pearson oversees the company’s information technology (IT) strategy and is responsible for the delivery of digital solutions and support. He leads technology teams and initiatives for Arch MI in the U.S. and internationally based Mortgage Business Units, collaborating with key business and service providers.

Prior to assuming his present position in 2020, Mr. Pearson was responsible for the company’s Alternative Markets, International Mortgage, Reinsurance and Corporate Systems technology and services. He joined Arch in 2014, having previously held architecture and engineering leadership positions at PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., Safeway Inc., Sybase, Inc. and several technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Pearson earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bridgewater State University.

Amy Keyser

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Global Mortgage

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As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Arch MI, Amy Keyser is responsible for leading the efforts to attract, develop and retain the best talent for the company.

Ms. Keyser joined Arch MI in 2017. She is responsible for the overall human resources function, including implementing Arch MI’s talent management strategy, driving employee engagement and fostering a high-performance culture for a competitive business advantage.

Previously, Ms. Keyser held a series of senior executive positions with Fireman’s Fund and was in private practice as a management-defense employment attorney with several San Francisco law firms. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the California State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Ms. Keyser also holds a professional certificate from Duke University in human resource management and is SHRM-SCP credentialed.