about us

Committed to Meeting the Needs of Our Distribution Partners

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, CM Vantage™ is an excess and surplus lines insurance company specializing in underwriting unique exposures and providing innovative product solutions. We distribute products through select wholesale brokers and general agents.

Our team of experienced excess & surplus lines professionals work with our wholesale partners to provide a wide array of insurance products, including:  primary casualty, excess casualty, primary property and excess property.  We know that every day we need to earn the trust and support of our business partners and we are committed to exceeding their expectations in every way.

CM Vantage Gives You 7 Strategic Advantages:

  • Strong balance sheet: A member of the Church Mutual Group™ which has a policyholder surplus exceeding $575 million and assets exceeding $1.5 billion.
  • Limited distribution: Value partners looking for long-term mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Unwavering commitment to the wholesale channel: Support strong relationships with wholesale brokers and general agents having expertise in risks outside the appetite of admitted carriers.
  • National presence: Serving wholesale producers across the United States.
  • Unique and innovative products: Attuned to trends in a constantly evolving market.
  • Underwriting expertise: Experience and flexibility in coverage and pricing of unique risks.
  • Service excellence: A commitment to the highest level of support and service.

CM Vantage is a wholly owned excess and surplus lines subsidiary of Church Mutual Insurance Company.

Founding Principles

  • Integrity
  • Committment to wholesale distribution
  • Underwriting expertise
  • Service excellence

AM Best Rating

Meet our Team

Alan Ogilvie

Alan brings over 25 years of property and casualty experience focused on both surplus lines and admitted operations. Prior to joining CM Vantage, Alan was COO and President of Property & Casualty Operations for Capitol Insurance Companies, a member of the Alleghany Group. His background in leading underwriting, distribution, claim, reinsurance, technology and legal operations positions him well to lead CM Vantage.

John Black, Sr., CPCU
Vice President, Executive Director & Chief Underwriting Officer

John has over 35 years of progressive experience in the property and casualty industry: multi-line; multi-distribution; primary and excess; admitted and non-admitted. His expertise spans underwriting, reinsurance, marketing, product development, claims and operations. He has held underwriting and management positions within various companies, including Crum & Forster Specialty, Capitol Insurance Companies and QBE.

Julie Rogers
Managing Director

Julie has 30 plus years of commercial insurance experience ranging from underwriter, to branch, regional and home office positions for both surplus lines and admitted operations. Prior to joining CM Vantage, Julie was Underwriting Manager for Capitol Insurance Companies, a member of the Alleghany Group where she leveraged underwriting skills and resources to manage a diverse book that included a wide range of industries.

Mark Morrison
Senior Underwriter

Mark brings over 23 years of property and casualty experience in surplus and specialty lines. Mark started his career as an agent, and has honed his skills in risk underwriting, product development, distribution management, operations, corporate underwriting, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining CM Vantage, Mark held various management positions with Capitol Insurance Companies, a member of the Alleghany Group.

Andy Bloechl
Operations Manager

Andy brings over 13 years of insurance experience, with an emphasis on insurance operations. Andy began his career as a licensed multi-line insurance agent, and has developed expertise in customer service, issue resolution, and operational efficiency. Prior to joining CM Vantage, Andy held numerous operational positions of varying complexity with Capitol Insurance Companies, a member of the Alleghany Group.

Nathan Erickson

Nathan brings over 18 years of diverse experience in the property and casualty industry which includes a background in multi-line, multi-distribution, primary and excess, admitted and non-admitted operations. He started his career with a general agency, followed by nearly a decade as an underwriter with a national specialty insurer and most recently Nathan was with a large brokerage organization. Nathan leverages his depth and breadth of experience in building strong business relationships with CM Vantage’s distribution partners.