For nearly
170 years

We have been making a name for ourselves with the most forward-thinking solutions in specialty insurance.

Founded originally in 1843 as Frankford Mutual Insurance Company in Philadelphia, PA, America’s birthplace of insurance, Atain began with strong roots in the specialty insurance industry.

Atain is an admitted and non-admitted property and casualty insurance company dedicated to serving niche programs and excess & surplus (E&S) markets. Licensed in 50 states, Atain underwrites numerous lines of business including professional liability, general liability and commercial multi-peril risks. This structure provides maximum flexibility in responding to business opportunities as they arise.

We pride ourselves on our strong financial growth, stability, industry-leading expertise and proven record of creating flexible and customizable products. This is why A.M. Best affirmed Atain with an “A” (Excellent) IX Financial Strength Rating, which increased from A-5 to A-9 in the last 12 years.

Atain is part of the H.W. Kaufman Group family of companies, which comprises a vast network of over 60 offices across the globe. From brokerage, underwriting, premium financing and real estate, to claims and loss control, together we are shaping the future of insurance.



Chris Zoidis

President & CEO

Chris Zoidis is President & CEO of Atain Insurance Companies and an Executive Vice President of H.W. Kaufman Group. As President & CEO of Atain Insurance Companies, Chris oversees Atain’s growth initiatives, underwriting strategy, and operations. Chris has over 30 years of insurance experience, specializing in underwriting management and insurance operations. Chris holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation.

Michael Martin, CPA, CGMA

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Michael Martin is Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Atain. He is responsible for the companies’ finance and accounting operations, including strategic planning, treasury, budgeting, regulatory and compliance. Mike joined Atain in 2005 as Treasurer, Insurance Entities, and was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006. In 2014, he was promoted to Senior Vice President.

Laura Bates, ACII, ASLI

Corporate Senior Vice President

Laura Bates is Corporate Senior Vice President for Atain. She has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience, specializing in underwriting and management. At Atain, she is responsible for the development and implementation of its insurance underwriting strategy, management of company programs, and overseeing underwriting procedures.

Emmanuel Manuelidis

Corporate Vice President

Emmanuel (Manny) Manuelidis serves as Corporate Vice President for Atain.  He has been with H.W. Kaufman Group and Atain since 2007. Manny oversees the Atain claims department, and the handling of general liability, professional, and first-party property matters by the Atain claims team.

Jessalynn Suda

Vice President

Jessalynn Suda is a Vice President for Atain. She has been with the H.W. Kaufman Group since 2008 in various underwriting and management positions. Jess oversees the Atain underwriting team and is very involved in the day-to-day underwriting decisions. Other responsibilities include sales and marketing, reinsurance placement, audits and training.

Heather Schaaf

Associate Vice President, Professional Lines

Heather Schaaf is Associate Vice President for Professional Liability (PL) coverages for Atain. Heather has more than 15 years’ experience writing and developing in the Professional Lines arena. She directs the PL team and is responsible for underwriting, training, marketing and expanding PL product capabilities.

Roxanne Logan

Underwriting Manager

Roxanne Logan serves as Underwriting Manager for Atain. Roxanne started with H.W. Kaufman Group in 1995, and transferred to Atain in 2016. She brings 25 years underwriting experience to the team. Roxanne oversees the assistant underwriters, manages audits and is involved in underwriting decisions/referrals.