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Steven W. Carlsen, PhD

Steven W. Carlsen has been a director since February 2006. Dr. Carlsen is President of Shadowbrook Advising Inc., a consulting firm providing advisory and analytical services to insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as to private equity and hedge fund groups investing in these areas. Prior to retiring from Endurance and reactivating his consulting practice in 2006, Dr. Carlsen was a founding member of Endurance, helping to raise the initial capital in 2001. He served at various times as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, Chief Underwriting Officer and as President of its U.S. reinsurance subsidiary. Until June 1, 2008, Dr. Carlsen provided Endurance with underwriting and operating services on a part-time basis as a consultant. Dr. Carlsen began his career as a property facultative underwriter in 1979 and later as a treaty account executive for Swiss Reinsurance Company. He joined NAC Re in 1986, ultimately heading their Property and Miscellaneous Treaty Department (which included aviation, marine, surety and finite business). He managed NAC Re's retrocessions and was involved in the formation of their U.K. company. In 1994, Dr. Carlsen left NAC Re to join CAT Limited as their Chief Underwriter-North America and in 1997 was co-founder of CAT Limited's finite insurer, Enterprise Re. From 1999 until he joined the Company in 2001, Dr. Carlsen worked as a consultant, principally with three Morgan Stanley Private Equity insurance ventures and the Plymouth Rock Group. Dr. Carlsen holds a BA in Mathematics from Cornell University and received his PhD in Economics from Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in May 2013.