With over two decades of experience in the Insurance industry, Jay has worked as a Field Underwriter and Advisor for a few of the largest insurance companies and brokerages, including Zurich, Liberty Mutual and Marsh. Jay has advised clients of all complexities, from small businesses to multinational corporations, helping them identify and mitigate potential risks to their operations.
Since 2002, Jay has been a Risk Advisor with Althans, where he provides customized risk management solutions to clients across various industries. He is also the Founder and President of Dealer Risk Solutions, a company that specializes in providing risk management solutions to automotive dealerships.
Jay is a member of several industry organizations, including the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), National Auto Body Council (NACE), Tire Industry Association (TIA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Ignite Compliance, and DPG Alumni.
In addition to his professional achievements, Jay is an active member of his community and has served on several boards. He is also a former coach in multiple sports, including football, wrestling, and boys/girls lacrosse.
With a passion for helping his clients navigate complex risks, Jay has become a trusted advisor to businesses nationwide and looks forward to working with you next.
Experienced with two decades in the insurance industry and also managing in the auto industry, Rich has worked as a Direct Marketer (Advisor/Field Underwriter) and District Manager with Federated Insurance and helped manage a family-owned auto dealership group early in his career after graduating from college.
Since 2021, Rich has been a Risk Advisor with Althans Insurance Agency. At Althans, Rich provides custom risk management solutions to clients in many industries to businesses of all sizes across the country. Rich is better equipped to meet the needs of clients, leveraging the resources and carriers that only a leading agency like Althans can provide.
Over his career, Rich has worked with National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA), The Ohio Independent Automobile Dealers Association (OIADA), Tire Industry Association (TIA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA), Buckeye Dealership Consulting and Dealer Performance Group (DPG) Alumni.
Rich is an active member of the community, having served as a coach, director and board member of school and travel sports programs. He and his wife and four daughters in their free time enjoy the outdoors, sports and traveling.
Rich’s passion is to help his clients become the best that they can be. Knowledge of a dealership’s business from the inside out helps to gain a better understanding of the risks and challenges each dealer goes through and helps them better develop solutions together.
If you are not getting the very best out of your insurance partners, then you should be giving me a call.