Programs Strategic relationships result in profitable diversification. Since 2017, GuideOne has expanded our market presence by joining forces with some of the finest, most experienced program administrators in the field. Together, we have built a top-tier Programs segment. Our Programs segment has become one of the fastest growing programs writers in the United States, and we have a strong portfolio of programs in place from which to continue building. GuideOne has rapidly made a name for itself in this segment through strong due diligence and synergistic relationships. With a focus on underwriting acumen, we continue to look for avenues to expand and diversify. Key Partners GuideOne is proud to have established relationships with top-tier program administrators including Align General, All Risks Ltd., Aegis, Catalytic Risk Managers, Gate Eleven, NIF and Orchid Underwriters. These program administrators have demonstrated success within their niche specialties, and we are proud of these strategic relationships and the results we are achieving. Our Difference GuideOne stands out in this crowded marketplace, thanks to our Board of Directors' commitment to our Programs business unit, appetite for both property and casualty insurance, and our ability to offer: Nationwide admitted and non-admitted paper. Bundled and unbundled claims service. Program niche exclusivity. Meet The Team Paul Knutson | Senior Vice President, Alternative Distribution and Reinsurance Paul is responsible for developing and executing all facets of the company’s programs strategy, as well as reinsurance purchasing across all GuideOne business segments. He joined GuideOne in 2021 with over 25 years of leadership, reinsurance buying and reinsurance brokerage experience. Since arriving, Paul has been heavily involved in strategy for all business segments across GuideOne and has been instrumental in aligning the company’s reinsurance solutions with its financial and long-term capital goals. Jim Murakami | Vice President, Programs Jim is responsible for the day-to-day operations of GuideOne’s Programs business segment. He’s an experienced, knowledgeable leader who brings a unique blend of underwriting acumen and program expertise to this role. Prior to joining GuideOne, Jim gained valuable experience working with large commercial carriers including W.R. Berkley, QBE North America and CNA Insurance. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Business at California State University-Long Beach, and he also holds the Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. Joan Justvig | Programs Director Joan brings more than 25 years of property and casualty insurance experience to GuideOne, most of which focused on primary and excess casualty lines of business both admitted and non-admitted. Joan is responsible for the oversight, organic growth, profitability, underwriting and management of her programs, which focus primarily on casualty-driven programs. Greg Scullans | Programs Director Greg brings more than 25 years of property and casualty insurance experience to GuideOne, most of which focuses on the management of large admitted and non-admitted property Programs. Greg is responsible for the oversight, organic growth, profitability, underwriting and cat management of his programs, which focus primarily on Catastrophic Property programs.