AM WINS Insurance Brokerage
4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 600 Charlotte, NC 28210
We are the largest specialty distributor of property, casualty and professional lines insurance products (e.g. public entities, construction risks). Our sales professionals are strategically located throughout the United States to service retail agents with innovative excess & surplus (E&S) lines and specialty insurance solutions.
Chief Financial Officer
Darin K. Stafford has served as chief financial officer of AmWINS since October 2016. Darin joined AmWINS from Remington Outdoor Company where, since 2009, he served as vice president, corporate controller and led a 40-member finance team with broad responsibility over corporate, operational and strategic finance, investor relations, shared services, treasury, risk management and real estate. Before joining Remington, Darin worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 15 years, including a 3-year rotation in London, England. Darin is a 1994 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in both Accounting and Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Scott M. Purviance currently serves as the chief operating officer of AmWINS. He joined in July 2001 as chief financial officer, and took on the additional role of chief operating officer in April 2012. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the firm, Scott directs accounting and financial operations, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and actuarial functions. He has served on AmWINS’ Board of Directors since April 2015. Scott began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1992 serving for 7 years in the insurance services assurance practice. After leaving PwC in 1999, Scott joined the Business Insurance Division of Royal & SunAlliance USA, Inc., as vice president of finance. Scott earned a BS in Accounting from Wake Forest University.
W. H. “Skip” Cooper, CPCU has served as president of AmWINS since May 2007. With 35 years in the industry, Skip has extensive knowledge of large property account structures and placement management, as well as product research and development. His expertise in customer, client and market relationships has helped drive AmWINS to its position as a leading specialty brokerage and underwriting organization. Prior to joining AmWINS, Skip had served as executive vice president of CRC Insurance Services, a company he joined in 1985 as its 12th employee. During his time at CRC, Skip formed the Property Department, along with AmRisc Underwriting, and held many leadership positions within the firm. Prior to 1985, he worked in various industry positions including underwriting at Fireman’s Fund and internships at Lloyds of London. Skip graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in Finance.
Chief Executive Officer
M. Steven DeCarlo has served as chief executive officer of AmWINS since December 2000 leading the business through the merger of several specialty wholesalers. He has served on the AmWINS board of directors since he joined AmWINS in December 2000. Steve began his career with Crum & Forster and later joined The London Agency (today part of Chubb) as its chief financial officer. DeCarlo was a founding partner of Royal Specialty Underwriting (RSUI), serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer, later becoming senior vice president of what was then RSUI’s parent company, Royal & SunAlliance USA. In 2009, Steve was the winner of Ernst & Young LLC's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the Carolinas for the financial services category. He is active in the insurance community and was named the National Insurance Industry Council’s Spirit of Life honoree raising more than $2.7 million for the City of Hope to support research for life-threatening diseases. As 1980 East Tennessee State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he serves as a member of the ETSU Board of Trustees, is a member of the ETSU Foundation, and is also affiliated with the Distinguished President’s Trust.