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Real-World Solutions From Business People Who Have Been There

We put the experience and expertise into creating a business solution that works specifically for your company.

Company Background

HCH Advisors is a partnership of seasoned insurance veterans. Each of our partners has managed an insurance carrier and has had P&L responsibility. We have been CEOs, CFOs, Chief Underwriters and Board members. With a combined 120 years’ experience in the property casualty business, our partners have managed start-up carriers, publicly traded companies and have been leaders in business turn-arounds.


Meet Your Partners in Building Your Company’s Success

John Hines

John is a strategy-focused insurance executive having more than 40 years of financial and general management experience. This would include the position of President, CEO, COO, and CFO of a regional P&C insurance company and CFO of a publicly held insurance group. Known for his strategic, tactical, financial, and operating leadership, John meets challenges and convert action plans into results.


  • 40 years of experience in property casualty insurance.
  • Founder of specialty consulting firm focused on the insurance industry.
  • Provides strategic, financial and operational consulting to insurance companies and regulators.
  • Previously was a Director in the insurance practice of a national consulting firm.
  • Twenty years of corporate experience includes:
    • CEO/COO/CFO and Board member of a private equity backed multiline insurance company
    • CFO of a publicly traded insurance group
    • Division CFO
    • International audit manager
    • Executive officer of a multi-line P&C start-up carrier
  • As CEO/COO doubled premium revenue and increased underwriting capacity while improving the direct combined ratio by 8 percentage points.
  • Designed start-up operations, comprehensive reinsurance program and initial go-to-market strategy.
  • Previously, a key member of a management team that turned around a $60 million unprofitable division through a strategic re-design of the division’s products.
  • Available for Advisory Board and Board of Directors position.

Donald Cronin

A dynamic and innovative leader with extensive experience in directing business operations for diverse companies in the insurance industry, Donald Cronin is instrumental in identifying issues and developing strategies and solutions that move organizations forward, building profitability and opportunities for growth.

Donald has board-level experience as CEO, Board Member, President, Vice President, and Director of several regional property-casualty insurance companies. He is well-known for consistently achieving above-average profit goals and ROE.


  • CEO of a publicly traded insurance holding company.
  • Director of a multi-line, multi-state insurance carrier in the Southeast.
  • Vice President of a multi carrier holding company operating in over 40 states.
  • Achieved an average of over 20% ROE annually while CEO.
  • Wrote, lobbied for, and help get passed key legislation which provided reinsurance relief to property carriers in Florida.
  • Recognized by Smart Business Magazine for building a strong team culture.

Patrick Haughey

Patrick is a strategic Senior Executive with broad–based strengths across the entire insurance business spectrum; challenges status quo and drives business turnarounds by leveraging extraordinary leadership strengths, building cohesive teams aligned with corporate goals. Regularly outpaces industry in profitable growth under accelerated timelines. Unrivaled knowledge of underwriting processes, providing tight control on risk and delivering exceptional claims results. Offer sales and business growth focus, with experience opening several new markets throughout career.


  • Architected and built commercial workers’ compensation insurance company, a division of UPMC WorkPartners from ground up to $125M in revenue and $15M (2016) in profit in 7 years.
  • Provided operational leadership, successfully navigating business from 125th ranked to 12th ranked Workmen’s Compensation insurer over 5 year time frame.
  • Reputed as insurance industry expert and leader, with experience across all functional areas of insurance business; deep operations expertise accompanied by sales orientation to drive revenue.
  • Created automated business processes for clients providing web enabled CRM processing to back-end legacy technology.
  • Patrick earned a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the American Institute of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU).
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