Profiles in Risk

Profiles in Risk

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Join insurance nerds Carly, Nick and Tony as they discuss insurance careers, insurtech startups and current events in the insurance industry in their fresh and unique style. This is not your grandpa’s insurance industry!


Get Ready! with Tony Steuer - Episode 1: The Future of Written Content With Tanya Hall, CEO of Greenleaf Book Group
Aug 17 • 27 min
The Future of Written Content With Tanya Hall
PiR - E171: Interviews From The 2019 Insurance Nexus AI & Analytics Conference
Aug 11 • 32 min
Interviews From The 2019 Insurance Nexus AI & Analytics Conference
PiR - E170: Jennifer Linton of Fenris Digital on Putting The Customer First
Jul 27 • 51 min
Jennifer Linton of Fenris Digital on Putting The Customer First
GolfCour.se Ep 7: What happens when you invite insurance execs to dinner and a podcast?
Jul 22 • 52 min
We invited ten thoughtful insurance execs to dinner and an anonymized podcast. Then, we recorded a real conversation about the future of insurance. This dinner was sponsored by our friends at Microsoft.
PiR - E169: All About Captive Insurance Companies With Aaron Gordon of Gordon Insurance Services
Jul 20 • 49 min
All About Captive Insurance Companies With Aaron Gordon of Gordon Insurance Services
GolfCour.se Ep 6: Where are women winning? (with Margaret Resce Milkint)
Jul 16 • 23 min
On the golfcour.se I talk to Margaret Resce Milkint about the data initiative she is chairing to quantify the state of women leaders in insurance, rather than rely on anecdotes.The survey deadline is August 31…
E168 - Sarah Muniz on Increasing Your Productivity With Virtual Assistants
Jul 13 • 35 min
Sarah Muniz on Increasing Your Productivity With Virtual Assistants
PiR - E167 - Teaching Employees to be Safe, With Blaine Hoffmann, Podcaster and VP of iReportSource
Jul 6 • 49 min
Teaching Employees to be Safe, With Blaine Hoffmann, Podcaster and VP of iReportSource
PiR - E166: What Do You Want to Be? Branding with Ben Baker of Your Brand Marketing
Jun 29 • 52 min
What Do You Want to Be? Branding with Ben Baker of Your Brand Marketing
GolfCour.se Ep. 5: Are carriers stuck in the innovators dilemma? (with Alex Maffeo, Boost Insurance)
Jun 28 • 27 min
I’ve invited Alex Maffeo, CEO of Boost Insurance on the GolfCourse to talk about how the infrastructure to facilitate disruptive innovation is broken and how Boost Insurance is fixing it to accelerate a robust market for new ideas and new approaches…
GolfCour.se Ep 4: Insurance evolves quickly (with Paul Tetrault, Insurance Library)
Jun 27 • 24 min
Paul Tetrault, Insurance Library
PiR - E165: Preventing Internal Water Damage with AIsling Carlson of Flo Technologies by Moen
Jun 23 • 29 min
Preventing Internal Water Damage with AIsling Carlson of Flo Technologies by Moen
PiR - E164: Karen Geva on the Fintech/InsurtechStartup Scene in Israel
Jun 15 • 32 min
Isreal is known as “startup nation”. The Israeli startup scene, especially in fintech and insurtech, has been imported to the US. We see it in Lemonade and Hippo as two examples (of many).In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke wi…
GolfCour.se Ep 3: The most important question for insurtechs to ask (with Austin Tucker)
Jun 13 • 37 min
Welcome to the GolfCour.se, a modern forum for business conversations in insurance. Today, I’ve invited Austin Tucker to link up and chat about successful strategies for making valuable long-term connections, generating new busines…
PiR - E163: Revolutionizing the Life Insurance Experience With Brent Williams of Benekiva
Jun 8 • 64 min
Revolutionizing the Life Insurance Experience With Brent Williams of Benekiva
GolfCour.se E 2: The journey of new products (with Jason LaMonica, AXA XL)
Jun 5 • 24 min
Welcome to The Golf Course, a modern forum for business conversations in insurance. Today, I’ve invited Jason LaMonica of AXA XL to join me for a round on the podcast. We chat about what it’s like to launch a new line of business and the…
GolfCour.se E 1: Pilots take iteration (with Nick Suhr, KASKO)
Jun 3 • 27 min
Nick Suhr, CEO & Founder KASKO
PiR - E162: The Quest For The Perfect Model With HazardHub
Jun 2 • 46 min
The Quest For The Perfect Model With HazardHub
PiR - E161:Adam Painter on Adjusting, Claims, Podcasting and Beards
May 25 • 51 min
Adam Painter on Adjusting, Claims, Podcasting and Beards
PiR - E160: Innovating WITHIN Insurance with David Mocklow of Gramercy Risk
May 18 • 48 min
Innovating WITHIN Insurance with David Mocklow
PiR - E159: Phil Palmer on The Insurance Employment Marketplace
May 11 • 48 min
Phil Palmer on The Insurance Employment Marketplace
In$urtech Rap!
May 8 • 3 min
WORLD PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO from hot new artist C-Gold-Ru$h!
PiR E158 - Chris Paradiso, on Branding - Be You, Be Real
May 5 • 65 min
Chris Paradiso, on Branding - Be You, Be Real
PiR - E156: Dustin Lemick, CEO of BriteCo on The Disruption of Jewelry Insurance
Apr 27 • 36 min
There are many issues that come up in providing insurance for jewelry. Perhaps the biggest single issue screaming for a solution, is in property valuation which in many cases creates conflict at claims time. The process of appraisal, and accuracy of…
PiR - E155: The 2019 Insurance Nexus Awards Show Preview
Apr 26 • 34 min
The 2019 Insurance Nexus Awards Show Preview
PiR - E154: Chris Jarvis On What It Takes To Become Part of the 0.1%!
Apr 21 • 62 min
“Time is worth MORE than Money” - Chris JarvisChris Jarvis is a math nerd, former actuary, a Certified Financial Planner, a million dollar producer, and entrepreneur. In his dealings working for and with Billionaires, Chris came to an importa…
PiR - 153: Jennifer Overhulse on the Media, Publicity & the State of Insurtech
Apr 19 • 52 min
Jennifer Overhulse on the Media, Publicity & the State of Insurtech
PiR - E152: Starting a Florida Insurance Company From Scratch (Episode 2)
Apr 14 • 56 min
Starting a Florida Insurance Company From Scratch (Episode 2)
PiR E151 - Stephen Applebaum on AI, Analytics & Preview of The Insurance AI & Analytics Conference
Apr 7 • 18 min
AI, Analytics & Preview of The Insurance AI & Analytics Conference
E150: Hartford Insurtech Hub 2019 Spring Cohort
Apr 2 • 90 min
Hartford Insurtech Hub, Spring 2019 Cohort
Ummm…Blooper Gold With Nick Lamparelli & Pankaj Parashar of Purple Ant
Apr 1 • 0 min
E149 - Insurance Stickiness & IoT With Pankaj Parashar, Co-Founder of Purple Ant
Mar 30 • 41 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Pankaj Parashar, co-founder of Purple Ant. Purple Ant seeks to enhance the stickiness of the homeowners insurance product with customers by using IoT and sensors to prevent and mitigate loss. We also…
Ummm…Blooper Gold with Curtis Goldsborough & Nick Lamparelli
Mar 25 • 1 min
Here are all the audio cuts removed from my recent podcast with Curtis. Disclaimer - English was NOT my first language.
E148 Curtis Goldsborough on Loss Control & Insurance Inspections
Mar 23 • 35 min
Loss Control & Insurance Inspections
E147 - Aviad Pinkovezky, Chief Product Officer at Hippo Insurance (Insurance AI & Analytics USA Conference Preview)
Mar 20 • 17 min
Aviad Pinkovesky, Chief Product Officer at Hippo Insurance
Blooper Gold With Nick Lamparelli & Olivia Schmitt
Mar 19 • 0 min
Here are some of the hysterical scraps of edited audio from my conversation with Olivia Schmitt.
E146 - Olivia Schmitt On Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone With Social Video Engagement
Mar 17 • 34 min
Stepping Outside Of Your Comfort Zone
E. 157: Chris Ewing, One Inc.
Mar 15 • 28 min
E. 157 Chris Ewing, One Inc
E145 - Mike Gulla, Senior Director of Underwriting at Hippo Insurance on IoT, Sensors & Insights Into Customer Behavior
Mar 14 • 32 min
IoT, Sensors & Insights Into Customer Behavior
E144 - Hands-On Training For Producers & Agency Owners with Meg McKeen of Adjunct Advisors
Mar 9 • 48 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Meg McKeen founder of Adjunct Advisors. Meg has taken her expertise in insurance and underwriting and taken a hands-on approach to training producers, agency owners and agency staff. The thing I most…
E143 - Building A Florida Insurer From Scratch with John Jerger Jr.
Mar 6 • 51 min
Building A Florida Insurer From Scratch with John Jerger Jr.
E142: Tony Steuer & His New Book, “Get Ready!: A Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit”
Mar 3 • 45 min
A Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit
E141: Thomas Sheffield, SVP Specialty Claims at QBE, on Claims, AI & Analytics
Feb 28 • 24 min
In this special episode of Profiles in Risk, I preview The Insurance Nexus Insurance AI & Analytics USA Conference (May 2 & 3 - Chicago) by talking AI and claims with Thomas Sheffield, SVP of Specialty Claims for QBE. We discussed:…
E140 - Kevin O’Brien, President of the Inland Marine Underwriters Assoc (IMUA)
Feb 24 • 36 min
Kevin O’Brien, President of the Inland Marine Underwriters Assoc (IMUA)
E 139: AXA XL Construction, Gary Kaplan and Justin Gress
Feb 20 • 52 min
On this episode, Carey Anne Nadeau interviews Justin Gress and Gary Kaplan of AXA XL Construction business line. We discuss their team’s innovative approach to talent development, identifying insurtechs, and piloting new technologies.
E 138: Dave Kaufman, Insuring Ohio’s Future
Feb 15 • 45 min
Carey Anne Nadeau interviews Dave Kaufman, CEO of Motorists Insurance Group and member of ‘Insuring Ohio Futures’. In this episode, we discuss the human capital shortage in insurance and the state of Ohio’s approach to rebuilding talent pipelines.&n…
E137: Building An Insurance Company On Technology with Guest Werner Kruck, COO of Security First
Feb 10 • 55 min
Building An Insurance Company On Technology with Guest Werner Kruck, COO of Security First
E136: Brandon Schuh, Podcast Host of Risk Radio
Feb 6 • 50 min
We discuss the ways insurance podcasts are benefiting the industry and how even casual listeners can contribute
E135: Daniel Burton, Founder of Dronebase
Feb 4 • 45 min
Daniel Burton, Founder of Dronebase
E134: David Wald, CEO & Co-Founder of Aclaimant
Jan 28 • 48 min
Timing is a critical element to a successful workers compensation claim. Delays in reporting and treatment can exacerbate the claim costs. For each week delay in reporting a claim, costs go up 10%…for each month, the claim doubles. In this episode…
E133: Mark Habersack, Director of Risk Management for MGM Casinos
Jan 27 • 59 min
When it comes to Risk Management, insurance plays a small part of the day to day art of managing corporate risk, especially for a Vegas casino. In this episode, I spoke with Mark Habersack, Director of Risk Management for MGM Casinos about Risk Mana…
E 132 - Marvol Barnard, LPGA President, on Golf Course Networking
Jan 16 • 39 min
E 132 - Marvol Bravard, LPGA President, on Golf Course Networking
E131: Myranda Elizabeth Joseph on Being an Insurance Producer and RMI Student Hybrid
Jan 13 • 36 min
Myranda Elizabeth Joseph on Being an Insurance Producer and RMI Student Hybrid
E130 - Blockchain Strategy & Value Chain With Derek Lovrenich & Phil Duncan of insurEco
Jan 3 • 30 min
Blockchain Strategy & Value Chain With Derek Lovrenich & Phil Duncan of insurEco
E129 - Design Thinking For Blockchain Solutions with Thomas Jennings of AAIS
Dec 27, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Thomas Jennings, Director of Business Development at AAIS, on his workshop presentation at the Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator conference on January 29th in Palo Alto. We discussed blockch…
E128 - Adam Bratt, CTO & Co-Founder of Indio Technologies
Dec 24, 2018 • 41 min
Adam Bratt, CTO & Co-Founder of Indio Technologies
E127 - CoverWallet Co-Founder, Rashmi Melgiri
Dec 20, 2018 • 40 min
CoverWallet Co-Founder, Rashmi Melgiri
E126 - Shana Schlossberg, CEO and Rachel Dantess, Startup Scout for Upward Hartford
Dec 16, 2018 • 50 min
126 - Shana Schlossberg, CEO and Rachel Dantess, Startup Scout for Upward Hartford
E125 - Juliette Murphy, Co-founder & CEO of FloodMapp
Dec 9, 2018 • 50 min
Juliette Murphy, Co-founder & CEO of FloodMapp
E124 - Louis Ziskin, Founder of Drone Operator, Dropin
Dec 1, 2018 • 56 min
Louis Ziskin, Founder of Drone Operator, Dropin
E123 - Insurance Innovation With Slice Labs
Nov 25, 2018 • 55 min
Insurance Innovation With Slice Labs
E122 - The Data is Coming, The Data is Coming, with Carey Anne Nadeau of Open Data Nation
Nov 18, 2018 • 62 min
The Data is Coming, The Data is Coming, with Carey Anne Nadeau of Open Data Nation
E121 - The BIG Announcement & An Interview with Sasha Dewitt, COO of Habit Analytics
Nov 14, 2018 • 43 min
The BIG Announcement & An Interview with Sasha Dewitt, COO of Habit Analytics
E120 - Michael Porpora on Niche & Specialty Insurance
Nov 11, 2018 • 46 min
Michael Porpora on Niche & Specialty Insurance
E119 - Preview of The Connected Insurance Conference 11/28-30 in Chicago
Nov 5, 2018 • 28 min
Preview of The Connected Insurance Conference 11/28-30 in Chicago
E118: Chris Stanley of IA Path on His New Book
Oct 28, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Chris Stanley of IA Path. Chris has authored his second book, the Independent Adjustor’s Playbook, and we discussed why he wrote this book, who he wrote it for and what it was like writing versus the…
E117 - Carl Van: Inspiring & Educating People To Improve Themselves
Oct 21, 2018 • 38 min
Carl Van: Inspiring & Educating People To Improve Themselves
E116 - The End of Insurance As We Know It - Book Preview with Rob Galbraith
Oct 18, 2018 • 22 min
The End of Insurance As We Know It - Book Preview with Rob Galbraith
E115 - Geospatial Technology with Jon Sonnenschein of SpatialKey
Oct 14, 2018 • 42 min
Geospatial Technology with Jon Sonnenschein of SpatialKey
E114 - Tony Interviews Attendees of Insurtech Connect 2018
Oct 9, 2018 • 30 min
Tony Interviews Attendees of Insurtech Connect 2018
E113 - Wearable Technologies w/ Gabriel Glynn of MakuSafe
Oct 7, 2018 • 55 min
Wearable Tech w/ Gabriel Glynn of MakuSafe
E112: Insurance RegTech with Arleen & Ted Taveras of Spot on Insurance
Sep 30, 2018 • 48 min
This episode was fun to record. Arleen & Ted Taveras interviewed the Insurance Nerds a couple of weeks ago and this time, I get a chance at them. As you will see in this video, insurance licensing is a mess. Especially for me. Arleen &…
E111 - Sean Harper, co-Founder & CEO of Kin Insurance
Sep 24, 2018 • 43 min
Sean Harper, co-Founder & CEO of Kin Insurance
E110 - Clark Poland of FEMA on FEMA’s Goals For Disaster and Emergency Mitigation
Sep 16, 2018 • 41 min
Clark Poland of FEMA on FEMA’s Goals For Disaster and Emergency Mitigation
E109 - Kurt Thoennessen, Founder of RiskRevu on Private Client Insurance & A Demo of RiskRevu Platform
Sep 10, 2018 • 30 min
Kurt Thoennessen, Founder of RiskRevu on Private Client Insurance & A Demo of RiskRevu Platform
E108 - Discussing the Experience Mod and Workers Comp with Scott Knowles, CEO of Modgic
Sep 4, 2018 • 45 min
Discussing the Experience Mod and Workers Comp with Scott Knowles, CEO of Modgic
E107 - There Is No Traffic On The Extra Mile with Paul Gaglioti, Founder of Diversified Risk Solutions
Aug 27, 2018 • 61 min
There Is No Traffic On The Extra Mile with Paul Gaglioti, Founder of Diversified Risk Solutions
E106 - Preview of Rendez-Vous Reinsurance Conference in Monte Carlo (Sept 8-13)
Aug 22, 2018 • 27 min
Preview of Rendez-Vous Reinsurance Conference in Monte Carlo (Sept 8-13)
E105 - Preview of Insurance Nerds Day (Sat. October 6 - Chicago, IL)
Aug 20, 2018 • 15 min
A half day of learning labs, a half day of TED style talks, Insurance Jeopardy hosted by Nick, it’s on a Saturday and it’s only $99! Insurance Nerds Day (in conjunction with The International Gamma Iota Sigman Conference) is Saturday, October 6th in…
E104: Preview of The Internet of Insurance Conference (Houston, TX - 09-26/27)
Aug 19, 2018 • 49 min
Now in its third year, the annual Internet of Insurance is North America’s leading forum exploring how IoT, AI, and blockchain technologies are enabling insurance carriers, reinsurers and brokers to enhance customer engagement and minimize ris…
E103 - How To Create Successful MGAs/Programs With John Willemsen of Arch Re/ Watford
Aug 16, 2018 • 51 min
How To Create Successful MGAs/Programs With John Willemsen of Arch Re/ Watford
E102 - Software & Automation of the Insurance Backoffice with Phil Reynolds, CEO of BriteCore
Aug 13, 2018 • 62 min
Software & Automation of the Insurance Backoffice with Phil Reynolds, CEO of BriteCore
E101 - Marc DeLeonibus, co-Founder of Bold Penguin on Creating A Digital Commercial Marketplace
Aug 6, 2018 • 40 min
This episode is sponsored by IA Path - Unlocking Your Adjusting Superpowers. Go to https://iapath.com
E100 - Developing Agency Excellence with David Siekman of Agency Performance Partners
Aug 1, 2018 • 48 min
Developing Agency Excellence with David Siekman
E99: Luke Magnan, Insurance Technologist & co-Founder of Combined Ratio Solutions
Jul 29, 2018 • 51 min
Luke Magnan, Insurance Technologist & co-Founder of Combined Ratio Solutions
E98: Joey Giangola of Agency Nation on Agencies, Content & The Creative Process
Jul 26, 2018 • 53 min
Joey Giangola of Agency Nation on Agencies, Content & The Creative Process
E97 - Charles Spect of Permission Group on Growing Your Agency by Getting Permission and The Broker of Record Letter
Jul 23, 2018 • 52 min
Charles Spect of Permission Group on Getting Permission and The Broker of Record Letter
E96 - Reinsurance Brokers in Cars Getting Coffee with David Wright of Beach & Assoc
Jul 19, 2018 • 55 min
This episode is sponsored by IA Path - Unlocking Your Adjusting Superpowers. Go to https://iapath.com
E95 - The Private Risk Management Association with Lisa Lyndsay and Azeema Hartley
Jul 16, 2018 • 53 min
The Private Risk Management Association with Lisa Lyndsay and Azeema Hartley
E94: Putting Insurance Expertise on the Customer’s Side with Craig Tappel of HUB International
Jul 9, 2018 • 55 min
Putting Insurance Expertise on the Customer’s Side with Craig Tappel of Hub International
E93- Insurtech Investment Landscape With Chris Downer, Principal at Venture Capital Firm XL Innovate
Jul 2, 2018 • 42 min
Chris Downer, Principal at Venture Capital Firm XL Innovate
E92 - Practice Makes Permanent With Steve Gordon of MIFB Advisory
Jun 28, 2018 • 63 min
This episode is sponsored by IA Path - Unlocking Your Adjusting Superpowers. Go to https://iapath.com
E91 - Michael Gay of Volvo Financial on MGAs & Specialty Program Business
Jun 25, 2018 • 51 min
Michael Gay of Volvo Financial on MGAs & Specialty Program Business
E90: Amy Waninger - Founder of Lead At Any Level and Author of Network Beyond Bias
Jun 17, 2018 • 58 min
Amy Waninger - Founder of Lead At Any Level and Author of Network Beyond Bias
E89 - Randy Schwantz, Author, Sales Trainer & Creator of The Wedge
Jun 14, 2018 • 46 min
Randy Schwantz, Author, Sales Trainer & Creator of The Wedge
E88 - The Captive Insurance Market With Van Carlson, CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives
Jun 11, 2018 • 50 min
The Captive Insurance Market With Van Carlson, CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives
E87 - Lawanda Hall On Being A Corporate Risk Manager & How To Avoid Calling Olivia Pope
Jun 7, 2018 • 45 min
Lawanda Hall On Being A Corporate Risk Manager & How To Avoid Calling Olivia Pope
E86 - Rebecca Wheeling: Automating Claims Communications With Schedule It
Jun 4, 2018 • 34 min
This episode is sponsored by IA Path - Unlocking Your Adjusting Superpowers. Go to https://iapath.com It is such a pleas…
E85 - Full Stack Brokerage & Technology With John Prichard Jr., President of Oli Insurance Services
May 30, 2018 • 38 min
Full Stack Brokerage & Technology With John Prichard Jr., President of Oli Insurance Services
E84 - Matteo Carbone on His Career, Insurance Innovation and His New Baby - Archimedes SPAC
May 28, 2018 • 33 min
Matteo Carbone on His Career, Insurance Innovation and His New Baby - Archimedes SPAC
E83 - Patrick Muscenti On Agency Production, Sales Training & Casual Fridays
May 23, 2018 • 49 min
Patrick Muscenti On Agency Production, Sales Training & Casual Fridays
E82 - Extreme Agency Makeover with Kelly Donahue-Piro
May 21, 2018 • 55 min
E82 - Extreme Agency Makeover with Kelly Donahue-Piro
E81 - BONUS EPISODE: Conversations At Insurtech Rising in Boston 2018
May 17, 2018 • 41 min
Conversations At Insurtech Rising in Boston 2018
E80 - Carl Moulton on Insurance Lead Generation Using DMCOs
May 16, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, Carl Moulton, managing partner at datMoose helped to educate me on the current state of agency lead generation and how DMCOs (digital marketing co-ops) can be a more effective and efficient form of lead generation.
E79 - Patrick West, Founder and Chief Shopping Officer of Hedge Quote
May 13, 2018 • 58 min
This episode is sponsored by IA Path - Unlocking Your Adjusting Superpowers. Go to https://iapath.com Pat West is NOT an…
E78 - Insurtech Namaste With Jason Keck, CEO of Broker Buddha
May 8, 2018 • 50 min
Jason Keck - CEO & co-Founder of Broker Buddha
E77 - Ashley Fitzsimmons - On Being The Beyonce of Insurance & Doing Deals in Heels (Sponsored by IA Path)
May 6, 2018 • 48 min
Ashley Fitzsimmons - On Being The Beyonce of Insurance & Doing Deals in Heals (Sponsored by IA Path)
E76 - SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE - Conversations From The 2018 Global Insurance Symposium
May 2, 2018 • 42 min
Conversations From The 2018 Global Insurance Symposium
E75: Bob Frady, CEO of HazardHub on Property Risk, Fire Hydrants, The Law of Large Numbers & Stand-up Comedy
Apr 29, 2018 • 60 min
Bob Frady is not your normal CEO. Bob is CEO and co-founder of HazardHub, a company which provides a full hazard report card on your property. Fire, flood, wind, earth movement, and even man-made risks are all covered and graded. The report …
E74 - Steve Evans Celebrating 20 Years of ILS and Artemis
Apr 22, 2018 • 37 min
Steve Evans Celebrating 20 Years of ILS and Artemis
E73 - Bill Wilson on His New Book: When Words Collide-Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes
Apr 18, 2018 • 49 min
Bill Wilson on His New Book: When Words Collide-Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes
E72: David Tobias, co-Founder of BetterView: On Drones, Digital Imagery & Insurtech Product/Market Fit
Apr 15, 2018 • 39 min
E72: David Tobias, co-Founder of BetterView: Using Digital & Drone Imagery For Property Exposures
E71 - So You’re Saying There’s a Chance? - How Standup Can Improve Your Career With Avolyn Fisher
Apr 11, 2018 • 40 min
How Standup Can Improve Your Career With Avolyn Fisher
E70: Tom Johansmeyer of PCS - Aggregating Catastrophe Data For Industry Benchmarking and ILS Parametric Index Triggering
Apr 8, 2018 • 38 min
E70: Tom Johansmeyer of PCS - Aggregating Catastrophe Data For Industry Benchmarking and ILS Parametric Index Triggering
E69 - Jeff Arnold: Insurance Monopoly; The Art of Buying & Selling Agencies
Apr 4, 2018 • 48 min
Jeff Arnold: Insurance Monopoly; The Buying & Selling of The Art of Buying & Selling Agencies
E68: Deidre Wright - Using Employee Diversity & Inclusion As A Company Asset
Apr 2, 2018 • 48 min
Using Employee Diversity & Inclusion As A Company Asset
E68 - Deidre Wright: Using Employee Diversity & Inclusion As A Company Asset
Apr 1, 2018 • 48 min
Using Employee Diversity & Inclusion As A Company Asset
E67: Patrick Schmid, VP of the RiskBlock Alliance - Developing Blockchain For The Insurance Ecosystem
Mar 27, 2018 • 55 min
Out of all the insurtech ideas sprouting in the market, I have yet to see anything that has the potential that blockchain has. In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Patrick Schmid of The Institutes’ RiskBlock Alliance. Patrick is working…
E66 - Garrett White of Blue Lime & Chris Prewit of IIASA on Agencies & Teaching High Schoolers Insurance
Mar 25, 2018 • 46 min
Garrett White of Blue Lime & Chris Pruitt of IIASA on Agencies & Teaching High Schoolers Insurance
E65 - David Milton, CEO of TelaClaims: The Only Good Claims is a Closed Claim
Mar 19, 2018 • 41 min
David Milton is the founder and CEO of TelaClaims, based in Florida. In this episode we discussed the tech advancement of claims from an old paper based system to a modern tech based function. The mission of TelaClaims is to get claims closed proper…
E64 - Lisa Miller: Regulators Are People Too
Mar 11, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, Lisa Miller and I discuss regulators, regulations and how the insurance ecosystem can interrelate effectively with regulators. Lisa provides some advice on when (often) and how (engage and discuss) to work with regulators.
E63 - Chris Stanley - Creating the Next Generation of Independent Adjusters
Mar 4, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Chris Stanley, someone who is literally helping people to build an insurance career. Chris is an author, independent adjuster and the founder of IA Path, an online training company helping those who would…
E62 - Cooper Cohen: International Underwriter at CNA Financial
Feb 27, 2018 • 42 min
We finish Insurance Careers Month by speaking with an up and coming insurance professional. Cooper Cohen is an International Underwriter at CNA in Chicago
E61 - Kyle Nakatsuji, CEO of Cleacover: On Auto Insurance and Existential Crises
Feb 24, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Kyle Nakatsuji, CEO of Clearcover, an auto insurer looking to deliver the right coverage, at the right time. We discussed the challenges of auto insurance as a business, the challenges of insurance as a…
E60 - Trent Cooksley: Head of Open Innovation at Markel Corp
Feb 18, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I speak with Trent Cooksley who is the head of open innovation at Markel Corp. Markel is a large insuance&n…
E59 - Thomas Accardo of BrokerLift: “Disintermediate Yourself”
Feb 11, 2018 • 41 min
BrokerLift helps brokers & agents digitize their products and services, creating a full eCommerce platform so that brokers don’t have to become software developers.
E58 - Karn Saroya of Cover - “Insurance Companies are Glaciers Carved by Rivers of Money”
Feb 4, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Karn Saroya, Co-Founder and CEO of Cover, an insurtech company whose primary product is a mobile app in which you can take a photo of a personal belonging, submit it to Cover, and Cover will find a market…
E57 - Discussing: “NEXT GEN ANALYTICS AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS: POWERING INSURTECH” Conference with Larry Pistell & Herbert Chain of St. John’s University
Jan 28, 2018 • 38 min
DIscussing: NEXT GEN ANALYTICS AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS: POWERING INSURTECH Conference with Larry Pistell & Herbert Chain of St. John’s University
E56: Tony Steuer Discusses the DOL Best Interests Standard, The Affordable Care Act and His Predictions for 2018 Insurtech Innovations
Jan 22, 2018 • 40 min
Tony Steuer Discusses the DOL Best Interests Standard, The Affordable Care Act and His Predictions for 2018 Insurtech Innovations
E55: Prof. Mike Hubbel of Temple University’s Risk Management Program
Jan 15, 2018 • 52 min
Mike Hubbel is a professor of Risk Management within Temple University’s Fox School of Business. The program is often rated as one of the top undergrad/grad risk management & insurance programs in the US
E54: The “Selfie” As A Life Expectancy & Health Tool With Janet Anderson of Lapetus Solutions
Jan 8, 2018 • 50 min
E54: Selfies As A Life Expectancy & Health Tool With Janet Anderson of Lapetus Solutions
E53 - The Year End Review of the 2017 Natural Catastrophe Season
Jan 1, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, an all-star panel of insurance experts discuss the year that was in natural catastrophes. Will 2017 go down as the worst Nat-CAT season ever? You might be surprised at the responses
E52 - The Career (and hair) of Insurance Legend Bill Wilson
Dec 30, 2017 • 44 min
The Career (and hair) of Insurance Legend Bill Wilson
E51 - The Insurance Bill of Rights With Tony Steuer; Author, Blogger and Insurance Advocate
Dec 29, 2017 • 52 min
The Insurance Bill of Rights With Tony Steuer; Author, Blogger and Insurance Advocate
E50 - Bryan Falchuk, Best Selling Author of Do A Day and Head of Claims at Hiscox USA
Dec 28, 2017 • 44 min
This is a re-broadcast of a special episode we had with author, life coach and claims professional Bryan Falchuk.
E49 - Carly, Nick & Rob Galbraith Discuss Gen-X Career Development
Dec 27, 2017 • 54 min
This is a re-broadcast of an episode of The Attachment Point where Carly, Nick & Rob discussed the challenges and difficulties of Gen-Xers in career development.
E48: Millennials, Claims and Lemonade with Andrew Holland
Dec 26, 2017 • 73 min
This is a re-broadcast of episode 4 of The Attachment Point, where Tony, Carly and I discuss claims, claims adjusting, millennials and the Lemonade charity give back with claims adjustor Andrew Holland.
E47 - Strategic Goal Setting, Ask it Never and a Discussion of #InsurTech
Dec 25, 2017 • 47 min
This is a re-broadcast of episode 2 of The Attachment Point podcast. In this episode Carly & Tony discuss smart goals, the Sheena Iyengar TED Talk, Aviva insurance looking to reduce application questions, and the 5 important questions to ask about your…
E46: Abel Travis on Insurance, Innovation and Podcasting
Dec 18, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Abel Travis, host of his own insurance related podcast called Insurance Innovators Unscripted
E45 Zachary Finn of Butler University: Teaching Insurance With Insurance
Dec 11, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, Tony and I spoke with Zach Finn head of the Butler University’s Risk Management & Insurance Department
E44 - Cuthbert Heath - The Maker of Modern Lloyd’s of London
Dec 4, 2017 • 17 min
On this episode I will be discussing the life of Cuthbert Heath. Most of you will have never heard of Cuthbert Heath. He is barely known in the US. But ask anyone who is highly familiar with the Lloyds market or London markets and they are sure to know…
E42 - Will Kastroll and the Immediate Aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida
Nov 26, 2017 • 40 min
This is a previously recorded episode of The Attachment Point, immediately following Hurricane Irma. Even this episode is several weeks old, I decided to re-post it here for listeners to hear what Will had to say immediately following Irma versus Episode…
E43 Will Kastroll & The Hurricane Irma Cleanup
Nov 26, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I catchup with Will Kastroll of Harbour Insurance based in Naples Florida.
E41 - John Bachmann on How He Makes A Difference In People’s Lives, Via Claims
Nov 19, 2017 • 34 min
E41 - John Bachmann on How He Makes A Difference In Lives Using Claims
E40 - Interviews with Attendees of The Private Risk Management Assoc Annual Summit
Nov 13, 2017 • 65 min
The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is an organization dedicated to improving the advice, coverage, and service provided to the high net worth insurance consumer through education and increased awareness.
E39 - The Crisis of Assignment of Benefits with Wesley Todd, CEO, Caseglide
Nov 4, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, I speak with Wes Todd, CEO of Caseglide,discussed Assignment of Benefits in insurance and how this legal concept is causing havoc in the Florida insurance market adding an additional $1 billion dollars of claims into the system
E38 - Discussing Active Shooter With Ryan Welsh
Oct 29, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, we look at the risks of Active Shooter.
E37: Brent Poliquin on Insurance Linked Securities
Oct 22, 2017 • 53 min
On this episode, Brent and I discuss CAT bonds and other Insurance Linked Securities (ILS). We go into what makes ILS important to investors, insurers, reinsurers and other stakeholders
E36: Chelsea Thorpe of AIG - Underwriting Foreign Casualty Exposures
Oct 16, 2017 • 41 min
E35 - Robin Smith, CEO of WeGoLook
Oct 8, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, Robin Smith of WeGoLook talks about why the business was started, the value it brings to insurance and other industries, what the future holds for WeGoLook and what it takes to be a startup founder.
E34: David Wright on The Pain of Actuarial Exams and Being a Reinsurance Broker
Oct 2, 2017 • 60 min
If you are reading this or listening to the podcast, you can thank Dave. I decided to try blogging (and subsequently decided to try podcasting) because I read one of Dave’s blog articles. We discussed blogging, podcasting, and studying for actuarial ex…
Episode 33: Tou Yang coFounder & CEO of Agent Ave
Sep 25, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, I discuss agent/carrier productivity with Tou Yang. Tou created Agent Ave as a way to efficiently organize all of the carrier-related info he had scattered among sticky notes, notebooks, binders, and manuals.
Episode 32: Tackling Cyber Risk with Amit Rai, Founder of Cyber Boxer
Sep 17, 2017 • 56 min
Cyber risks seem to be in the national headlines week after week. Recently credit reporting agency, Equifax was hacked and it is estimated that 143 MILLION Americans could have critical private information (such as social security numbers) compromised….
Episode 30: Rob Galbraith - Storm Chasing With The IBHS
Sep 10, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, Rob Galbraith becomes the first person to be on both Profiles in Risk and The Attachment Point Podcast. We discuss Rob’s time storm chasing as an embedded civilian with the IBHS and the article he wrote for InsNerds…
Profiles in Risk - Episode 31: Insurance NCIS - Kevin Grudzien (Forensic Accountant)
Sep 10, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode of Profile in Risk, I speak with Kevin Grudzien (pronounced Groo-Jean, as in blue jean). Kevin is a forensic accountant who specializes in reconstructing business interruption losses. Business interruption claims are some of the most di…
Episode 29 - The People of Plug and Play
Sep 4, 2017 • 39 min
I was very fortunate to be able to spend a few days at Plug and Play in Silicon Valley. My company was part of the lucky cohort that was invited to pitch. Here is a description of Plug and Play:
Episode 28 - Mike Furlong, Co-Founder and CEO at Indio Technologies
Aug 28, 2017 • 47 min
Recently I had to complete an application for Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) for my startup. Unfortunately for me, the application required me to download, print, complete, sign, scan and email back to the broker. I then had to re-answer several …
Episode 27: Joe Rossi - “The Flood Guy”
Aug 20, 2017 • 68 min
Episode 26 - Jeff Kleid
Aug 13, 2017 • 46 min
Jeff Kleid’s career really stands out. He started out as an insurance producer but moved to an executive role and used the skills from both positions to become one of the first successful web-based insurance entrepreneurs. Some of his early web-based p…
Episode 25 with Rick McCathron, Head of Insurance at Hippo
Aug 6, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk we spoke with Rick McCathron, the head of insurance at Hippo Insurance. Hippo is a digitally native homeowner insurer currently writing out of California. Rick spoke about Hippo’s mission to provide a modern insur…
Episode 24 - Jeremy Rettig, Founder and CEO of Adjusting to Six Figures
Jul 31, 2017 • 66 min
In his own words: “I was never formally educated, I’m not very talented, and my IQ is average (at best). I was too small for football, too slow for soccer, and too anxious for baseball. I haven’t been very lucky, I rarely caught a break, and still h…
Episode 23 - Allan Egbert, Co-Founder of ask Kodiak
Jul 23, 2017 • 52 min
Allan Egbert https://www.linkedin.com/in/aegbertjr/ is the co-founder of Ask Kodiak https://askkodiak.com/#/home Show Notes: Ask Kodiak is trying to solve a big communications problems between the insurance markets and distributors such as b…
Profiles in Risk - Episode 22: Contractors in Corporate Culture with Allied Restoration
Jul 16, 2017 • 53 min
In Episode 22, Carly and Nick speak with OP Alamaraz and Tim Bauer of Allied Restoration. What was expected to be a conversation entirely about claims contracting and restoration turned into a nearly hour long discussion about the importance of corpora…
Episode 21 - With Frank Sweeney, CEO of OnRisk
Jul 9, 2017 • 60 min
LinkedIn profile; https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-sweeney-272282b9/ OnRisk: https://www.onrisk.com/HowOW1.html offshore reinsurance: http://www.iii.org/publications/commercial-insurance/reinsurance more offshore reinsurance: https://www.statista….
Episode 20 - Interview with Evan Garmon of Harpenau Insurance Agency
Jul 9, 2017 • 38 min
Evan Garmon is an agent focused on Drone Insurance. How cool is that? LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/etgarmon/ Harpenau Insurance drone portal: http://www.harpenauinsurance.com/drone/default.aspx FAA 107 Guide: https://www.faa.gov/…
Episode 19 Richard Leftley and Microinsurance
Jun 25, 2017 • 37 min
Episode 18 - Ilya Bodner Founder of Bold Penguin
Jun 25, 2017 • 52 min
Show Notes: Ilya Bodner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilyabodner/ Bold Penguin: http://boldpenguin.com/ #InsuranceSafari
Episode 17 - Interview with Bob Reville, CEO of Praedicat
Jun 18, 2017 • 58 min
Announcement: Profiles in Risk The InsNerds Podcast has now split in two. Profiles in Risk will continue to come out on Mondays and be dedicated to interviews. The InsNerds Podcast will come out on Fridays and be dedicated to Carly, Nick and Tony havin…
Episode 16 with Emerson Willis, Founder of YepInsurance.com
Jun 11, 2017 • 87 min
Show Notes: Emerson Willis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emerson-willis-415bb435/ YepInsurance: http://yepinsurance.com/ ISU agency networks: http://www.isugroup.com/isug_default.aspx Salesgenie: https://www.salesgenie.com/ “You can have an…
Episode 15 - All about Flood with Ivan Maddox, EVP of Commercial Products, Intermap
Jun 4, 2017 • 43 min
Ivan Maddox: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanmaddox/ Intermap: http://www.intermap.com/ The Risks of Hazard: http://www.intermap.com/risks-of-hazard-blog NFIP: https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program
Episode 14 - With Michelle Villarreal, Owner of 1-2-1 Claims, A Woman Owned TPA
May 29, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode of Profiles in Risk, Tony and Nick discuss claims administration with Michelle Villarreal, the owner of 1-2-1 Claims. Michelle discusses what it is that a 3rd party administrator does in the claims process, what it is like to be a woman…
Episode 13 - Hippo and Digital Insurers
May 21, 2017 • 51 min
Show Notes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/omribarzilay/2017/04/26/hippo-insurance-launches-on-a-mission-to-redesign-the-home-insurance-market/#28793447322d http://www.builtinchicago.org/2017/04/24/kin-digital-homeowners-insurance Innovator’s Di…
Episode 12 - All about Insurance Agents and Brokers with Justin Fowler
May 14, 2017 • 60 min
With guest Justin Fowler: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinfowler/ Show Notes: Reformed Chicken Farmer image: http://www.eastoregonian.com/storyimage/EO/20160219/ARTICLE/160219692/EP/1/1/EP-160219692.jpg&MaxW=600 Ninja Rater: https://www.ninj…
Episode 11 - Telematics and Innovation - Paul Harvey from OctoTelematics
May 7, 2017 • 57 min
Link to Octo Telematics: https://www.octotelematics.com/ Nick’s IOT article: https://insnerds.com/iot-partnership/ Don’t just network, build relationships: Never eat alone book Find your passion article: https://insnerds.com/so-good-cant-ignor…
Episode 10 - Insurance Agents Present and Future
Apr 30, 2017 • 84 min
Show Notes: https://insnerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/113u61.jpg Nick’s flood paper: http://www.naic.org/documents/cipr_study_1704_flood_risk.pdf
Episode 9 - Millennials in Insurance
Apr 23, 2017 • 48 min
Show Notes: Our book: http://amzn.to/2oqVXwU Average age of an insurance pro in the US is about 60 years old The number of insurance pros over 55 has increased by 74% between 2002-2012 compared to 45% in overall workforce (McKinsey & Company B…
Episode 8 - Litigation, Claims and Analytics in Insurance
Apr 16, 2017 • 48 min
Show Notes: Wesley Todd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesley-todd-a9225929/ Casglide: http://www.Caseglide.com http://www.insurancejournal.tv/videos/12272/ https://www.caseglide.com/blog/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/improve-collaborati…
Episode 7 - How should #Insurance be regulated? #InsurTech
Apr 10, 2017 • 52 min
Your favorite nerds have fun discussing the most unlikely of topics: regulation! Show Notes: At around minute 16 Carly forgets the term for “Adverse Selection” which Tony will never let her live down! :-D Personal Auto Rate: http://www.insuran…
Episode 6 - Is Insurance Gambling?
Apr 2, 2017 • 51 min
Your favorite insurance nerds Nick, Carly and Tony discuss whether insurance is gambling. Show Notes: Gambling Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38905963 Lemonade 80% article: https://www.lemonade.com/blog/saving-80-90-seconds/ Nas…
Episode 5 - All about Innovation in Insurance and InsurTech
Mar 27, 2017 • 44 min
Nick, Carly and Tony discuss innovation in the Insurance and InsurTech industries and whether a carrier can innovate like a startup. Show Notes: The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson. Kill the Company by Lisa Rodell. Insurify article: https:…
Episode 4 - #InsurTech, #Lemonade, B-Corp Carriers, Health Insurance Reform and the Future of Auto Insurance
Mar 19, 2017 • 52 min
Show Notes: Lemonade article: https://www.lemonade.com/blog/saving-80-90-seconds/ Author who writes for Vox: Sarah Kliff http://www.sarahkliff.com/
Episode 3 - Interview with Alex Polyakov, CEO of Livegenic
Mar 12, 2017 • 47 min
Nick interviews the CEO of Livegenic in our first podcast interview. They discuss life as a startup, their value proposition, and about the startup scene in Philadelphia.
Episode 2 - Buffett, Musk and InsurTech
Mar 6, 2017 • 46 min
The nerds discuss our newest coauthor Taryn and her moving story about finding a home in insurance that allows her to be herself and Nick’s article about the importance of sales skills. Then they discuss #InsurTech. Insurance included when you a car or…
Episode 1 - The Beginning
Feb 27, 2017 • 63 min
In Episode One your hosts introduce themselves, tell their story and talk about InsNerds. Nick talked about how the book Against the Gods got him hooked on insurance. Check it out, tell your friends and let us know what you think