Rick McCathron brings 25 years of P&C experience to his role as Hippo Insurance’s Head of Insurance. McCathron is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and a Certified Insurance Counselor and has held senior executive positions at well-respected insurance companies, including First Connect Insurance as its President & CEO, Superior Access Insurance as its President & CEO, and Mercury Insurance Group as its Regional Vice President. At Mercury, McCathron had full P&L responsibility overseeing underwriting, claims, product, pricing and distribution for half of Mercury’s operations geographically. At First Connect, McCathron shifted the paradigm and brought to market a entirely new way of thinking about car insurance. McCathron has a passion to modernize the insurance industry from underwriting, distribution, product design, to customer service and consumer expectations, and found the perfect fit at Hippo Insurance.