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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

John J. Rearer
John J. Rearer
Chief Executive Officer
John J. Rearer Mr. Rearer is a seasoned insurance executive with over 25 years of industry experience. He joined Patriot Underwriters in 2005 as Vice President of Underwriting and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Prior to joining Patriot, Mr. Rearer served as Vice President of Preferred Employers Group, a managing general agency in Miami.
Joe Babin
Joe Babin
Executive Vice President
Joe Babin Mr. Babin has more than 25 years of experience operating, growing, and transforming early-stage and expansion-phase companies. His engaging and tactical leadership skills drive success.

Skilled in strategic planning, new business development, business funding, and risk management, Mr. Babin has served in various organizational leadership roles prior to joining Patriot. He served as the CEO of Kinetix, where he lead the transformation of a small contractor to a large regional, full-scope mechanical, electrical, and plumbing company; he was EVP and principal of Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX), where he and his partners built an international credit card, debit card, and electronic check processing platform that he helped sell for substantial profit and then reacquire; and he served as president of NSM Insurance Group, where he directed the growth and expansion of a regional insurance operation into a full-service, $300 million multi-line managing general agent (MGA) brokerage.

A recognized civic leader, Mr. Babin has served on the boards of directors for Exceptional Care for Children (ECC), The Elwyn Institute, Grace Institutional Pharmacy, Blue Square Energy, and Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX).
Judith L. Haddad
Judith L. Haddad
Executive Vice President, Chief Information & Technology Officer
Judith L. Haddad Judith L. Haddad holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer for Patriot National, Inc. Previously, Ms. Haddad served as Vice President of Information Technology for NYMAGIC, a multi-line insurance carrier based in New York. In addition, she held senior executive consulting roles with Blue Cod Technologies and Service Soft Technologies, providing clients with assistance on strategic planning for information technology initiatives and she held various executive and technical management positions with NCCI, CGU Insurance and Hanover Insurance companies.

Ms. Haddad has received various industry accolades for her work at Patriot National, Inc. Most recently she accepted the 2014 Impact Award from Novarica in the Transformation category based on the success Patriot achieved for their legacy system replacement project. In 2013 she was named an Elite 8 recipient, an honor presented by Insurance Technology magazine each year to eight distinguished CIOs in the industry. She is currently a member of the Novarica CIO Advisory Council and an Insurance Technology Association (ITA) advisory board member.

Ms. Haddad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She obtained her Master's degree in Business Administration degree from H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed an Executive Management program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Gex “Jay” F. Richardson
Gex “Jay” F. Richardson
Executive Vice President of Administration
Gex “Jay” F. Richardson Gex ‘Jay Richardson serves as the Executive Vice President of Administration. Mr. Richardson oversees all Patriot National facilities, all corporate insurance and the Human Resources Department. Mr. Richardson is a licensed attorney in all Florida State and Federal Courts, a Florida Civil Law (International) Notary and a Florida Real Estate Broker. Mr. Richardson was previously the General Counsel for the Marquis George MacDonald Foundation, a national medical waste treatment company and an urban renewal real estate development company. Prior to those positions, Mr. Richardson was in private practice of law. Mr. Richardson has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. Mr. Richardson has extensive experience in real estate leasing, development and construction.

Board of Directors

Glenn Hibler
Chairman, Patriot National, Inc.
Mr. Hibler joined our Board of Directors in April 2017 and has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and significant expertise in strategic planning, as well as product development, software solutions and distribution. He is the co-founder of Traffk, a California-based technology provider of underwriting and risk services to insurance carriers. Mr. Hibler also is co-founder of INS Insurance, d/b/a Insurance Exchange, a national general agency specializing in the design and distribution of national, dual-option dental plans. Mr. Hibler was also one of the co-founders of Benefitport, a technology and distribution firm specializing in internet-based employee benefits and group insurance that was eventually sold to BenefitMall. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Managed Discovery Network, a privately held company that provides litigation support services to the insurance industry.
Sean Bidic, M.D.
Director, Patriot National, Inc.
Dr. Bidic joined our board of directors in November 2016. Since 2010, Dr. Bidic has served as the Founding President of American Surgical Arts, a plastic and reconstructive surgery practice located in southern New Jersey. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with added qualifications in surgery of the hand. Dr. Bidic currently serves as an attending surgeon at the Inspira Health Network, Kennedy Health System, Virtua Health System, Cape Regional Health System and Memorial Hospital of Salem County as well as an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business. Dr. Bidic also holds an MFA degree from Carnegie Mellon University as well as an M.D. from Columbia University.
Terry L. Coleman
Director, Patriot National, Inc.
Mr. Coleman joined our Board of Directors in April 2017 and brings significant leadership, government and public policy experience. Mr. Coleman is the former Speaker of the House for the State of Georgia and served with the House of Representatives for over 34 years. During his tenure, he chaired the House Appropriations Committee and played an integral role in the passage of the annual budget for the State of Georgia. Since retiring from the Georgia House of Representatives, Mr. Coleman has provided consulting services to a wide variety of clients in banking, healthcare, agriculture and government.
Ernest Nicolae Csiszar
Director, Patriot National, Inc.
Ernest Csiszar joined our Board of Directors in April 2017 and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Csiszar brings extensive experience in insurance and risk management, executive leadership and advisory in financial matters. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Csiszar served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the property and casualty insurance industry’s principal trade association. Previously, he served as Director of Insurance for the State of South Carolina and as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Integrity Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurance company, and is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for MasTec, Inc.
John R. Del Pizzo
Director, Patriot National, Inc.
Mr. Del Pizzo received a B.S in Marketing Management from St. Joseph's University and an MBA in Finance from Drexel University. Mr. Del Pizzo is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of CPAs.

In 1995, Mr. Del Pizzo founded Del Pizzo & Associates, Certified Public Accountants which specializes in accounting, sophisticated tax planning and financial consulting for entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Previously, Mr. Del Pizzo was the partner in charge of the tax department of the Philadelphia, PA office of Pannell Kerr Forster, an international CPA and consulting firm where he specialized in the hospitality, health care and property and casualty insurance industries.

From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Del Pizzo served on the board of directors of Strategic Outsourcing Inc. a professional staffing company and as President of ATS of Pennsylvania, a wholly owned subsidiary of Strategic Outsourcing, Inc. Strategic Outsourcing, Inc. was sold to Union Planters bank (Regions Bank, NYSE) in 2000. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Del Pizzo served as board member and Audit Committee Chairman of Patriot Risk Management, Inc. which was sold to MCMC, LLC in 2011. From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Del Pizzo served as board member and Audit Committee Chairman of Patriot National Insurance Group, Inc. and Guarantee Insurance Company, Inc.

Mr. Del Pizzo joined our board of directors in 2014. In addition, Mr. Del Pizzo has served in leadership positions of several charitable, professional and civic organizations including the YMCA of Philadelphia as advisory board member, the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County as Chairman of the Board and Treasurer, the Rotary International Club of Ardmore as board member and Treasurer, the Ardmore Rotary Foundation as board member and Treasurer, Llanerch Country Club as President, Treasurer and board member and as Chairman of the Annual Tax Forum of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.