Vice President of Finance
Amanda O’Rear is the Vice President of Finance for Specialty Program Group. Amanda is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s accounting processes, including management of agency platforms, streamlining transactional workflows, implementing best practices, and integration of M&A activity across SPG’s diverse group of businesses.
Amanda joined SPG with the Avant acquisition. From 2016 – 2020, she served first as Avant’s Corporate Controller, then its CFO. In her role she was responsible for the strategic direction of the Company’s finance, accounting, tax, and treasury functions, as the company doubled in size and complexity. In addition, to her new role, she continues to serve the Avant entities providing strategic financial oversight and direction.
Prior to joining Avant, Amanda spent 12 years in both large and small corporations, several at Nationwide Insurance, serving in finance, accounting, and audit leadership roles, and another five years in public accounting.