Our Story

Who We Are

The Clipeum Group is an elite team of experts and professionals who are:

  • Determined to relentlessly bring competitive value to the marketplace and to our clients.
  • Hyper-focused on driving revenue not just through fee-based services,… BUT most importantly through the booking of premium and the building up of recurring revenue.

Our staff, our team, and our culture are built on the relentless pursuit of competitive value and revenue growth for our clients. In return we will be a merit-based company that will high incentivize and reward this achievement of excellence.

Our Team

 

Jeff Conway

Chief Executive Officer

jeff@clipeum.co
1.412.860.4490
1.724.779.9700 ext. 223

Since 1996 has led a wholesale E&S company with the responsibility for overall vision, strategy, product development and leadership. Jeff has succeeded in founding and building several insurance companies that have focused on program brokerage, program management, MGA, wholesaler and captive management. Jeff’s has deep expertise in large deal insurance negotiation and placement, creating customized programs and forming and managing captives.

Michael James Malloy, Ph.D

President

michael@clipeum.co
1.412.427.5000
1.724.779.9700 ext. 231

25+ years diverse experience as a business owner, business adviser and financial strategist who is also licensed in securities and insurance. Michael has developed business growth plans for countless business ventures, and he also has significant experience in building and executing alternative channel sales programs. Michael has had significant exposure to digital technology and implementing digital marketing strategies within these initiatives.

Patricia A. Butwinski

Vice President, Administration

patty@clipeum.co
1.724.779.9700 ext. 227

With 30+ years in the insurance industry, Patty has held positions ranging from Coder to Underwriter with various insurance companies, as well as a Customer Service Representative on the Retail Agency side in both Personal and Commercial Lines.  Her wholesale career started with DVUA as a Broker Assistant.  She joined Conway E & S in 1999 as a broker assistant.  Patty was an underwriter in the MGA / Small Business unit before transitioning to work with Captive companies and currently holds the position of Vice President of Administration for Conway Alternative Risk Solutions managing the administration of Captive Insurance Companies.  Patty earned her ASLI designation in 2014 and AU in 2015.

Patty lives with her husband in Beaver County.

 Matthew Muchnok

Lead Analyst, Technology & Product Development

matt@clipeum.co
1.724.996.6462
1.724.779.9700 ext.237

 Matt graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Finance and studies in Information Technology.  He has 5+ years structuring insurance solutions and insurance programs. Matt has worked to gain experience across multiple industries and roles. From time in retail banking, relationship management, and insurance, Matt brings a wide array of valuable skills to the Conway team.  Matt combines an IT/programmer’s perspective to Product Development with a technical understanding of insurance products.  Matt is now responsible for the creation, growth, and maximization of revenue for Conway’s programs group including the deployment of digital resources into our programs market penetration strategies.

Maximilian Malloy

Lead Analyst – Research & Product Development

Max brings a diverse range of experience to the product development team where he contributes to its innovative approaches to private insurance companies, insurance programs, and other alternative structures.  Max graduated from McGill University with a degree in international studies and economics.  Fluent in French and Spanish, Max has been in over 16 countries and during that time has diverse experience in research, finance, economics and managing teams in start up companies.  

max@clipeum.co
1.724.779.9700 ext.228
1.412.335.5254

Carrie Chappie

senior underwriter

Carrie has been in the insurance business for 29 years. Throughout her career she has held positions as a retail broker, large lines underwriter, team leader and Chief Product Officer. Carrie has overseen insurance for a wide variety of clients from Fortune 500 clients to small startup operations all the way to exclusive program creation and management. As a graduate of Liberty University, Carrie majored in Business Management & Social Science. She is a member of the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh and holds her AIS designation. Carrie lives in Pittsburgh with her husband where they are actively involved in their church and youth mentoring.

Joanne Paras

Accounting Manager

Joanne has been with Conway for 18 years and in addition to her daily supervision of all things accounting, she also coordinates all of Conway’s state and individual licensing compliance requirements. Joanne strives to be efficient in all that she does and created a tool that allows her to manage the surplus lines requirement in all US states.
She is the proud mother of three adult children.

Megan L. Krut

Staff Accountant

Megan is a 2014 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, with a major in accounting. Megan joined the Conway team in 2016 as an Accounts Payable Associate and having excelled in this role was quickly promoted to Staff Accountant in 2017. Megan is currently responsible for managing the day to day accounting activity and quarterly financial preparation for the CARS team.

Kimberli S. Ramsey

Chief Financial Officer

Kimberli joined Conway in 2017 as acting Chief Financial Officer. In her role, Ms. Ramsey is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, including reporting, treasury, financial planning, and corporate development. She is also accountable for the operational and infrastructure functions including contract administration, legal, and human resources. Finally, Ms. Ramsey is responsible for the development and implementation of CARS financial strategy.