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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 04, 2022
Goosehead Insurance, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
1500 Solana Boulevard, Ste. 4500
Westlake, Texas 76262
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
New President and Chief Operating Officer
Goosehead Insurance, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that Mark K. Miller, a current member of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective May 10, 2022.
Mr. Miller stepped down from the audit and compensation committees of the Board while continuing to serve as a member of the Board. In addition, Thomas McConnon, a current member of the Board and its audit committee, was appointed chair of the audit committee of the Board, and Waded Cruzado, another current member of the Board, was appointed a member of the compensation committee of the Board.
Mr. Miller, 57, has served as a member of our Board since March 2018. For the past 15 years, Mr. Miller has worked for some of the largest private equity firms in the world helping drive large scale financial and operational transformations. Mr. Miller has been the Chief Financial Officer of Pluralsight, Inc. (a Vista Equity Partners company) since June 2021. At Pluralsight, Mr. Miller is responsible for all Finance and Accounting activities as well as delivering various value creation initiatives. Prior to Pluralsight, Mr. Miller was the CFO for three other Vista Equity Partners portfolio companies: Finastra (London, UK); Marketo (San Mateo, CA), and Active Network (Dallas, TX). At Finastra, Mr. Miller led the company’s Finance, Accounting and Tax departments, as well as the company’s procurement and facilities functions from June 2018 to June 2019. Prior to Finastra, Mr. Miller was the CFO of Marketo. He joined Marketo in April 2017 after the company was taken private by Vista Equity Partners. Mr. Miller resigned from Marketo in April 2019 after successfully selling the company to Adobe for $4.75 billion in October 2018. Prior to Marketo, Mr. Miller was the CFO of Active Network from 2014 to 2016 and the CFO of L.H.P. Hospital Group from 2013 to 2014. Mr. Miller spent 18 years with Sabre Holdings where he held multiple operating and finance positions and was instrumental in the company’s initial IPO and its subsequent $5 billion privatization transaction. He was Sabre’s CFO from 2010 to 2013. Early in his career, Mr. Miller worked for Ernst and Young, LTV Corporation, and Hertz Corporation. Mr. Miller has an Accounting degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA in Finance from Rice University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Mr. Miller will receive the following compensation: annual base salary of $500,000; a guaranteed bonus for 2022 of $500,000, which will be prorated; stock options with respect to 180,000 shares of Company stock; annual stock option grants in the future at the discretion of the compensation committee of the Board; and customary employee benefits.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Miller and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Miller was selected as an officer, nor are there any transactions to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party and in which Mr. Miller has any direct or indirect material interest subject to disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
On May 4, 2022, Michael Colby and the Company mutually agreed that he would depart from the Company effective May 5, 2022. On May 4, 2022, the Company and Mr. Colby entered into a Separation Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”) in connection with his departure. Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, the Company has agreed, in return for a mutual release, to extend the exercise period of certain of Mr. Colby’s stock options to December 31, 2022.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 10, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Miller as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, as well as certain other matters. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 10, 2022
GOOSEHEAD INSURANCE, INC.
/s/ Mark E. Jones
Mark E. Jones
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
GOOSEHEAD INSURANCE, INC. ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT REORGANIZATION
Mark K. Miller to Join Goosehead as President and COO
Corporate Sales Function Reorganized and Corporate Partnership Group Formed
WESTLAKE, TEXAS – May 10, 2022 - Goosehead Insurance, Inc. (“Goosehead” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GSHD), a rapidly growing independent personal lines insurance agency, announced that Mark K. Miller, a current member of the Company’s Board of Directors, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer effective today, May 10, 2022.
Mr. Miller, 57, has a long and distinguished career as a technology company executive including previously serving as CFO of Sabre Holdings and spending the last decade focused on achieving scale and operational optimization with a number of large, private equity-controlled companies, including Marketo, Finastra and Pluralsight. Mark E. Jones, Chairman and CEO of Goosehead stated, “I’ve known Mark Miller for 25 years and have gotten to see his ability to drive great operational results up close. His leadership will be a key contributor to our company’s transition from a middle market company to a large one. I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Mark to help lead Goosehead to our full potential – industry leadership.”
Other key management changes include:
•Megan L. Bailey has been named Chief Sales Officer. In addition to her responsibilities overseeing Franchise Sales and Corporate Recruiting, she is now also leading the Company’s Corporate Sales function
•Michael Moxley has been named Chief Service Officer responsible for Service, IT and Risk Management
•P. Ryan Langston has been named Chief Legal Officer responsible for all legal, compliance, human resources and real estate functions.
•Vice President Gary Delavan is now responsible for developing a new line of business for the Company: Corporate Partnerships
•Brian Pattillo has been named Vice President – Strategy. He will focus on technology and product development as well as supporting our carrier relations team and a variety of other strategic priorities.
•Ted Olsen has been named Vice President – Human Capital Development responsible for Goosehead’s Training and Operations Departments
“We are very fortunate to have this talented group of executives tackle the biggest opportunities and challenges ahead of us and I am proud to serve with them,” said Mr. Jones.
Michael Colby, former President and COO, has left the company to pursue other endeavors. We would like to thank Mike for 16 years of service to Goosehead.
Goosehead (NASDAQ: GSHD) is a rapidly growing and innovative independent personal lines insurance agency that distributes its products and services throughout the United States. Goosehead was founded on the premise that the consumer should be at the center of our universe and that everything we do should be directed at providing extraordinary value by offering broad product choice and a world-class service experience. Goosehead represents over 140 insurance companies that underwrite personal lines and small commercial lines risks, and its operations include a network of 15 corporate sales offices and over 2,298 operating and contracted franchise locations. For more information, please visit gooseheadinsurance.com.
This press release may contain various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which represent Goosehead’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical facts and may include statements that address future operating, financial or business performance or Goosehead’s strategies or expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may”, “might”, “will”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “projects”, “potential”, “outlook” or “continue”, or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements.
Factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ from the expectations expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, conditions impacting insurance carriers or other parties with which Goosehead does business, the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of one or more key executives or an inability to attract and retain qualified personnel and the failure to attract and retain highly qualified franchisees. These risks and uncertainties also include, but are not limited to, those described under the captions “1A. Risk Factors” in
Goosehead’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in Goosehead’s other filings with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the Securities Exchange Commission's website at: www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated. All forward-looking statements and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Goosehead or to persons acting on behalf of Goosehead are expressly qualified in their entirety by reference to these risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Goosehead does not undertake any obligation to update them in light of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable law.
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