Scott Hendricks
Scott Hendricks, CEO
(shendricks@avantins.com)
Scott joined Avant Underwriters in December 2011. Scott was formerly a President of a national transportation division specializing in the owner/operator niche. He brings with him experience in underwriting, claims, product management, and policy services, etc. Before that he owned a retail insurance agency that specialized in trucking.

Tim Clinton
Tim Clinton, CPCU, President
(tclinton@avantins.com)
Tim joined Avant Underwriters in July 2012. Tim was formerly Vice President of a national transportation division specializing in the owner/operator niche. He brings with him significant expertise in product management, marketing, and underwriting.

Jennifer Creamer
Jenn Creamer, COO
(jcreamer@avantins.com)
Jenn joined Avant Underwriters in 2014 bringing extensive experience in all aspects of underwriting and operations. Jenn comes to us by way of Cincinnati, Ohio where she worked her way up through the ranks of a national transportation division having held numerous positions, including Underwriting Manager, the Director of Underwriting and Operations and finally Divisional Assistant Vice President – Trucking.

Rob Parrett
Rob Parrett, Vice President Marketing
(rparrett@avantins.com)
Rob joined Avant in June of 2013. Rob was formerly the National Marketing Manager of a national transportation division specializing in the Owner/Operator niche. Prior to that, he was an Underwriter for trucking at a Managing General Underwriter (MGU). He brings with him over 25 years of Underwriting, Business Development and Marketing experience.

Carrie Benton
Carrie Benton, SPHR, Vice President, HR
(cbenton@avantins.com)
Carrie is a Senior Human Resources professional with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality and financial services industries. She provides human resources leadership to senior management and employees of the company and is responsible for leading and managing the day to day administration functions.

Amanda O'Rear
Amanda O’Rear, CPA, Controller
(aorear@avantins.com)
Amanda joined the Avant team in 2016 and serves as the Company’s Controller. As Controller, Amanda oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, M&A, and tax functions. Prior to joining the team, Amanda spent 17 years in both large and small corporations, with leadership roles in finance, accounting, and audit.