Phone: 765-429-5001 (O) / 937-422-6789 (C)
Expertise: Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Commercial Insurance, Product Recall, Crisis Preparedness, Crisis Response, HACCP & Food Safety, Supply Chain Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Alternative Risk Financing, InsurTech, Captive Insurance, Employee Benefits; Manufacturing and Logistics, Non-Profit and Social Services, K-12, and Higher Education, Municipal, and Food and Beverage Industries.
Problems I Solve: I am responsible for education, industry specific risk management solutions, and client engagement. I help clients develop defensive Risk Management Programs that protect Firm and Stakeholder Value.
I also lead our product recall and food and beverage practice area. My team help identify the unique risks manufacturers and food and beverage companies are likely to encounter across their supply chain. I am HACCP Certified and have extensive experience handling product contamination and recall events worldwide.
The Importance of my Role: My goal is to make sophisticated risk management solutions more accessible and mainstream. Specifically, I help entities to stop making a binary decision to buy insurance and develop a comprehensive Risk Management and Risk Financing strategy.
BIO: From 2011-2021, I served as Academic Director of the Davey Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) Program at Butler University. I helped found, and ran, what is now the 9th largest undergraduate RMI degree program in the U.S., and was a 2019 Men’s Basketball Team’ Faculty All-Star.
Prior to Butler, I was the Global Risk Manager for The J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville, Ohio, where I managed the Corporation’s risk management program, including due diligence and integration for nine major mergers and acquisitions, including the $3.3 billion acquisition of Folgers Coffee.
I have published articles on several topics, including pandemic insurability, Insurtech, product contamination and recall risk, protecting corporate goodwill and brand equity, enterprise risk management and risk management consulting, and have appeared as a subject matter expert in the New York Times, Bloomberg, Washington Times, Yahoo Finance, Risk & Insurance, Captive International, Business Insurance, Axios, Indianapolis Business Journal, and the Harvard Business Review.
Education: I received my B.S. in insurance and risk management from Indiana State University, M.S. in risk management and insurance from Florida State University, and the Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designations from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. I hold an Indiana Property & Casualty Insurance license and am HACCP Certified.
About Me: I live in Brownsburg, Indiana with my wife, two kids and two dogs. In my off time, I enjoy playing competitive poker and collecting vintage toys from the 1980’s.