Daniel Payne joined the Company as Vice President of Finance in September 2021. Prior to September 2021, Mr. Payne was the Treasurer and Vice President of Diversus, Inc. since November 2017. Mr. Payne was previously the Chief Financial Officer of PPIX, PCA and PIPE and their respective Attorneys-In-Fact, prior to their respective mergers into Positive Physicians Insurance Company and Diversus Management in March 2019. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry as an agent, external auditor, consultant and employee.
Mr. Payne has done consulting work for several risk retention groups and began working with PIPE at its inception in 2005. As a former partner in the CPA firm, Read Martin & Slickman, CPAs, Mr. Payne worked in a variety of business environments, including insurance, governmental, aviation, banking, nonprofit, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail entities. Mr. Payne also provided individual, trust and corporate tax services for clients along with investment management and insurance services. He remains a registered investment adviser representative and insurance agent for property, casualty and life. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Georgia) and a Certified Financial Planner.