Mr. Estes was most recently Executive Chairman of SPARTA Insurance. Mr. Estes co-founded SPARTA and from 2007-2012, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Estes was co-founder of Discover Re, a leading carrier for the alternative risk marketplace. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from inception to July 2005. Mr. Estes has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and has served on the Board of Directors of Max Capital Group and Rockhill Insurance Company.