Leadership THOUGHT LEADERS
Bob Wilson is a founding partner, president and CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, based in Sarasota, Fla. He has presented at seminars and conferences on a variety of topics, related to both technology within the workers' compensation industry and bettering the workers' comp system through improved employee/employer relations and claims management techniques.
Greg Galeaz is currently PwC’s U.S. insurance practice leader and has over 34 years of experience in the life and annuity, health and property/casualty insurance sectors. He has extensive experience in developing and executing business and finance operating model strategies and transformations.
Peadar Duffy is founder and chairman of Risk Management International (RMI) a firm that has been advising clients in relation to risk in Ireland and internationally for more than 20 years. He is a member of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) TC 262 Working Group 2, which is currently undertaking a review of the global standard for risk management (ISO 31000).
Chris Burand is president and owner of Burand & Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in the property-casualty insurance industry. He is recognized as a leading consultant for agency valuations and is one of very few consultants with a certification in business appraisal.
Deb Smallwood, the founder of Strategy Meets Action, is highly respected throughout the insurance industry for strategic thinking, thought-provoking research and advisory skills. Insurers and solution providers turn to Smallwood for insight and guidance on business and IT linkage, IT strategy, IT architecture and e-business.
Kyle Nakatsuji is a principal at American Family Ventures, the venture capital arm of American Family Insurance, where he is focused on identifying and supporting early-stage companies affecting the future of the insurance industry. American Family Ventures invests across a variety of sectors, including IoT, Fintech, SaaS and data/analytics.
Mike Henry is the founder of the Lead Change Group. Known nationally as a character-based leadership coach and committed leader, Mike's passion is mobilizing people and communities to apply character-based leadership to make a positive difference. He is creative, inquisitive, and driven to implement the best solutions and exceed expectations with character, integrity and quality as a central focus.
David Foster has more than 30 years' experience working in the financial services industry, in insurance and, for the last 10 years, in a management consulting/advisory capacity. Foster leads Ernst & Young’s finance change agenda for insurers. Foster is also a member of Ernst & Young’s insurance industry board and Global Solvency II task force.
Calvin E. Beyer is vice president of large account sales and development in the construction solutions practice at Murray Securus in Lancaster, PA. Cal has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry in various capacities, including insurance/risk management gap analysis and strategic and operational risk management best practices in the construction industry.