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Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2022
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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.
On April 7, 2022, Doma Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that on April 1, 2022 Noaman Ahmad, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, informed the Company that he is resigning effective May 15, 2022. His decision is solely for personal reasons, due to factors outside the Company, and is not the result of any disagreement with the Company’s operations, policies or procedures, or any disagreements in respect of accounting principles or financial statement disclosures.
Effective upon Mr. Ahmad’s departure, Mike Smith will serve as the Company’s Acting Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer; he is presently the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Smith will report directly to Max Simkoff, the Company’s CEO. Until the effective date of his resignation, Mr. Ahmad will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and is working closely with the Company to help ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities to Mr. Smith, with whom he presently works closely given their roles.
Mr. Smith will receive an annual base salary of $341,700 for the Company’s 2022 fiscal year, with a target annual cash incentive opportunity equal to 50% of his annual base salary. Prior to his appointment as Acting Chief Financial Officer, to take place upon Mr. Ahmad’s departure, in March 2022, Mr. Smith received an annual equity award of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) pursuant to the Company’s Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) with a grant date value of $425,000. The RSUs are subject to the same terms and conditions applicable to RSUs granted to other senior executives under the Company’s Plan. Finally, upon Mr. Smith’s appointment as Acting Chief Financial Officer, he will be eligible to receive a cash supplemental bonus of $30,000 for each calendar month in which he serves any part of that month as Acting Chief Financial Officer, with a minimum aggregate bonus amount of $100,000.
Information concerning Mr. Smith’s professional experience, education, compensation (other than as provided for herein) and other information required by Item 5.02(c) of Current Report on Form 8-K is disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on August 19, 2021 (the “August 2021 8-K”) and is hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 7, 2022, the Company issued a press release related to the foregoing. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
The information contained in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be 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: April 7, 2022
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Doma Announces Chief Financial Officer Departure
SAN FRANCISCO – April 7, 2022 – Doma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DOMA), a leading force for disruptive change in the real estate industry, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Noaman Ahmad, will be stepping down effective May 15, 2022. Noaman’s decision is solely for personal reasons and will allow him to take on a new role at a private company in an unrelated industry.
“Doma is tremendously appreciative of Noaman’s contributions to our business during his tenure, including the instrumental role he played in our go public transaction last year,” said Max Simkoff, Doma CEO. “We are saddened to see him depart but wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
“It’s been a pleasure to work with such a talented group of individuals at Doma over the last several years,” said Noaman. “I am incredibly proud of what we’ve built together, and I am excited to see what the future holds for the company.”
Effective upon Noaman’s departure, Mike Smith, currently Doma’s Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as the Company’s Acting Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer. Until the effective date of his resignation, Noaman will continue to serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and is working closely with the company to help ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities to Mike.
“I’d like to thank Noaman for the work he’s put into building a very strong team over the past three and a half years,” said Mike. “I look forward to continuing that work as Acting Chief Financial Officer and wish Noaman the best as he embarks on a new chapter.”
Doma will be initiating an external search for a new Chief Financial Officer in the coming weeks.
Doma (NYSE: DOMA) is architecting the future of real estate transactions. The Company uses machine intelligence and its proprietary technology solutions to transform residential real estate, making closings instant and affordable. Doma and its family of brands – States Title, North American Title Company (NATC) and North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC) – offer solutions for current and prospective homeowners, lenders, title agents, and real estate professionals that make closings vastly more simple and efficient, reducing cost and increasing customer satisfaction. Doma’s clients include some of the largest bank and non-bank lenders in the United States. To learn more visit doma.com.
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