Bradley M, Shuster
Mr. Shuster has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH) since January 2019. Mr. Shuster founded National MI and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2012 to 2018. Prior to founding National MI, Mr. Shuster was a senior executive of The PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI), where he served as Chief Executive Officer of PMI Capital Corporation. Before joining PMI in 1995, Mr. Shuster was a partner at Deloitte LLP, where he served as partner-in-charge of Deloitte’s Northern California Insurance and Mortgage Banking practices. He holds a B.S. from The University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from The University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Shuster has received both CPA and CFA certifications.
Claudia J. Merkle
Ms. Merkle has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2019. As CEO of National MI, Claudia Merkle is responsible for the company’s day-to-day management, financial performance, and long-term growth strategy. She joined National MI in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Underwriting Fulfillment and Risk Operations, and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief of Insurance Operations in 2013, Chief Operating Officer in 2016, President in May 2018, and CEO in January 2019. Ms. Merkle has played an instrumental role in building and leading National MI’s sales and marketing functions, underwriting fulfillment, risk operations and servicing departments. Merkle was the recipient of the 2017 HousingWire Vanguard Award and HousingWire’s 2016 Women of Influence Award, and was recognized on MReport’s 2015 Leading Ladies List. Prior to joining National MI, Ms. Merkle held executive leadership positions within the mortgage banking and mortgage insurance industries, including senior business development, operations and risk management roles. Ms. Merkle holds a B.S. in management from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.