Don is an independent risk-financing and captives consultant. He provides corporate and public sector clients with state-of-the-art risk financing advice and services.
These include captive and self insurance feasibility analysis, ART (alternative risk transfer) facility implementation and review services, and a wide spectrum of risk financing solutions.
Don's previous experience includes Senior Vice President -- Captives Consulting, at Willis, and Director, Risk Finance and Captives Consulting, at Aon. He was Managing Director of Product Development at Liberty Mutual Alternative Markets, and has over 30 years of experience creating alternative risk financing structures as a broker and consultant.
Don is an accomplished author and speaker. He wrote and edited IRMI's Risk Financing, a quarterly reference service published by the International Risk Management Institute in Dallas, Texas. Don also wrote and edited Financing Risk & Reinsurance, a monthly journal devoted to enterprise risk management, financial reinsurance, and the convergence of the insurance and capital markets. FRR was also published by IRMI.
Don's recent textbook, Guide to Captives and Alternative Risk Financing, was published by Summit Media (National Underwriting Company) in June 2013. The book covers every significant risk financing technique, including those available in the capital markets, e.g., derivatives and catastrophe bonds. Don is a frequent speaker at industry events such as RIMS, the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) annual conference, and The World Captive Forum (WCF).
Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University, as well as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designations.
Don's books are technical expositions on risk-financing structures and methodologies. His many journal and magazine articles, however, weave technical details and relevant observations, to create interesting, sometimes humorous, and often provocative pieces.
Don also writes humorous pieces, primarily parodies of conventional wisdom.
Don plays acoustic guitar and has done so for over 40 years. He is an accomplished sailor, and currently owns a classic Cape Cod Catboat.
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