New Orleans, LA – Future Factory is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark R. Anderson to its Board of Advisors. The Board makes up the firm’s Investment Committee whose members contribute their financial, technical and marketing expertise in the selection of new portfolio companies and the management of existing investments.
Anderson retired as chairman of AMERISAFE, an “A-” rated (A.M. Best) publicly-traded workers compensation insurer focusing on hazardous industries. Previously, he served for several years as its president and CEO, leading the company toward record innovation and growth prior to going public in 2005. Currently, he is an insurance industry consultant.
Anderson has held positions on various insurance legislative committees and advised several state insurance commissioners and rating organizations. He also sat on several private boards and commissions and participated in numerous industry forums relating to workers’ compensation issues. Prior to entering the insurance industry, Anderson served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer in Western Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Business Administration earned at Boston University.
“We are honored that a professional of Mark’s caliber will be lending his expertise to our Board,” says Ed Michael Reggie, Future Factory Managing Director. “His focus and understanding of broad business issues as well as specific workplace trends will be of significant value to Future Factory and our partners as we continue to grow.”
Future Factory is a private portfolio of long-term investments in emerging companies across a wide range of industries with a concentration in health care.