Welcome to Risk Management: Brick by Brick! Join Jason Reichl on his journey to discover the crucial role technology plays in risk management in the construction sector. Accompanied by industry-leading risk managers, this podcast will deep-dive into the people who are helping to build and maintain the physical world around us.
Futurism in Insurance with Mark Breading, Senior Partner in Consulting at ReSource Pro
November 29, 2023 • 22 MIN
In the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl takes a trip to InsureTech Connect 2023 to chat with some of the best in the Risk Management world. This time, he chats with Mark Breading, Senior Partner in Consulting at ReSource Pro, an insurance-focused business solutions company that integrates people, processes, technology, and data analytics.
Why Risks Managers Need to Get Out Into the Field with Holly LeClair of ReArch Company
November 15, 2023 • 10 MIN
On this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl joins us from Procore Groundbreak 2023 where he chats to Holly LeClair, Director of Health, Safety, and Risk Management at ReArch Company, an organization specializing in maximizing the value of a project during the early design phases.
Cyber Security: A Leadership Issue with Kevin Soohoo of Egnyte
November 8, 2023 • 11 MIN
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl heads to Procore Groundbreak 2023 in Chicago once again to chat to Kevin Soohoo, an expert of innovation, data governance, and security in the construction industry. As the Senior Director of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) function of Egnyte, Kevin is clued-up on all things cyber insurance, so you’re going to want to listen up.
Understanding and Managing Contracts with Josh Levy of Document Crunch
November 2, 2023 • 27 MIN
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Josh Levy, Co-Founder and CEO of Document Crunch, a contract intelligence platform for the construction industry. Josh has a strong leadership background with expertise in construction law, co-founding Document Crunch to bring his expertise to the field.
Building Strong Client Relationships with Lyndsey Christofer of Chubb
October 24, 2023 • 18 MIN
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by Lyndsey Christofer, Executive Vice President of Construction and Real Estate and Hospitality (REH) Industry Practice Leader at Chubb. Lyndsey is responsible for leading a broad team of dedicated construction and REH underwriting and service specialists to deliver customized and innovative insurance solutions.
Building a Better Future: Empowering Youth in Construction with Aaron Frumin and Jennifer Dewees
October 13, 2023 • 47 MIN
On the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl heads to Procore Groundbreak 2023 in Chicago to chat to Aaron Frumin, the Founder and Executive Director of unCommon Construction, and Jennifer Dewees, the president of the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI).
Leveraging Data for Operational Excellence with Danny Seigle and Peter O’Brien of Procore
September 28, 2023 • 27 MIN
In the first of a series of episodes, Jason Reichl takes Risk Management: Brick by Brick on the road to Procore Groundbreak 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. This time, he chats to Peter O’Brien, the General Manager of Procore Risk Advisors, and Danny Seigle, the Vice President of Fintech & Procore Risk Advisors. The trio discuss innovation in the construction industry, including the rise of technology and data and where it is headed next. They also delve into how they are leveraging data at Procore in the form of Operational Excellence Scorecards before exploring the biggest risks facing the construction industry today.
Everything You Need to Know About Intangible Asset Management with Tyler Capson, Managing Director of EverEdge
September 6, 2023 • 20 MIN
In the latest episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, our host Jason Reichl is accompanied by Tyler Capson. Tyler is the Managing Director of EdgeEdge, an intangible asset management firm. During the course of their discussion, Jason and Tyler discuss all things intangible asset management, how AI will change a lot about how we value assets and look at companies, and the White Picket Fence Principle. Plus, Tyler reveals why you should never turn down a breath mint!
The Risk Management Puzzle with Kevin Yascur, Risk Manager at Soben
August 23, 2023 • 24 MIN
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, host Jason Reichl engages with Kevin Yascur, a Risk Manager at Soben, a global construction consultancy firm leading major international projects. Discussing the intersection of accounting, puzzle solving, and risk management, Kevin, with his accounting background, reveals valuable perspectives on his risk analysis journey. The conversation explores successful communication tactics with project management teams, pivotal early-career lessons, and the revolutionary impact of AI in reshaping risk management.
From the End of a Shovel to Risk Management with Mike Flynn, Corporate Safety Director at Barnard Construction Company
August 9, 2023 • 24 MIN
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, host Jason Reichl is joined by Mike Flynn. Mike is the Corporate Safety Director at Barnard Construction Company, a Montana-based firm that specializes in heavy civil construction projects. During their conversation, Jason and Mike discuss how much of risk management is science and how much is art, how Mike’s experience as a laborer allows him to be more successful as a Safety Director, and why community relations with subcontractors can be so beneficial. Plus, the pair really break down many layers of risk management by looking at it from the human angle.
[Greatest Hits] Focusing on Specialization with Matthew Meyer
August 2, 2023 • 26 MIN
In this episode, Jason talks to Matthew Meyer, the Senior Vice President at The Horton Group. Matthew brings new ideas and a strategic road map for middle-market construction firms located throughout the Midwest. Put simply, Matt’s mission is to provide guidance throughout the changing landscape of risk.
During the episode, Matthew and Jason discuss the importance of focusing on specialization, how crucial a role communication plays when dealing with a client, and whether working in risk management affects your mentality.
To find out how TrustLayer manages risk so that people can build the physical world around us, head to TrustLayer.io.
Why Risk Managers are the First Line of Defense with Zach Wright, Risk Manager at The Haskell Company
July 19, 2023 • 24 MIN
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, host Jason Reichl is accompanied by Zach Wright, a risk manager for The Haskell Company. As an experienced professional, Zach is a certified Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist who really knows his stuff. During their discussion, Jason and Zach discuss a myriad of topics from the themes of this year’s RIMS Risk World in Atlanta to the grading and risk assessment process prior to taking a contract on. Plus, they touch on why Zach believes that risk managers are the first line of defense, safeguarding businesses from potential risks.
Mastering Risk Management in Construction with Haley Weis, Senior Risk Analyst at Weis Builders
July 5, 2023 • 25 MIN
In this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, join host Jason Reichl as he delves into the world of construction risk management with Haley Weis, a highly skilled Senior Risk Analyst at Weis Builders. Discover how Haley leverages her expertise to assess and mitigate potential risks in the company's projects, employing advanced analytical techniques and implementing effective risk management protocols. Throughout their engaging conversation, Jason and Haley explore the crucial role of an open mind in successful risk management, emphasizing the importance of transparent communication when things go awry. Gain valuable insights into the benefits of contractor controlled insurance programs (CCIP) and learn about the innovative strategies that risk managers employ to foster collaboration and break down silos within teams.
Communicating Insurance and Mastering Risk with Marco Romero, Risk Management & Claims Specialist at Harkins Builders
June 21, 2023 • 26 MIN
Join host Jason Reichl in this episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick as he sits down with Marco Romero, an accomplished risk professional and the Risk Management & Claims Specialist at Harkins Builders. Harkins Builders, a renowned construction management and general contracting firm operating in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Southeast regions of the USA, boasts an impressive annual volume of over $400 million. Discover the secrets to effective insurance communication with trade partners as Jason and Marco delve into the world of risk management. With his extensive background in construction and a meticulous eye for detail, Marco has become a trusted advisor within his company, thanks to his expertise in risk assessment and analysis. Join them as they explore the dynamic nature of risk management, where handling unexpected situations is all in a day's work for a risk manager.
How Risk Management and Technology Overlap with Sharon Fox, VP of Partnerships and Strategy at Trust Layer
June 7, 2023 • 16 MIN
In this episode, host Jason welcomes risk management, technology and insurance leader, Sharon Fox to Brick by Brick. Sharon is the Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy at TrustLayer. With over a decade of experience in technology and partnerships, Sharon has a deep understanding of how to build and manage successful relationships in risk management. Sharon has schooled Jason time and time again on how risk management and technology overlap! Together, Jason and Sharon discuss changing attitudes to technology in risk management, why visibility into other departments is imperative for risk managers, and how a Coachella trip inspired a career in insurance.
Risk World 2023 Part 3: Patrick O’Neill of Redhand Advisors, and Marc Vincent of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority
May 24, 2023 • 29 MIN
In the final part of our coverage from Risk World 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, Jason is accompanied by two more interesting figures from the world of risk management. First up is Patrick O’Neill, the President and Founder of Redhand Advisors, a management consulting firm based in Atlanta. Then, you’ll hear from safety expert, Marc Vincent, the Emergency Preparedness Manager at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, a convention center in Atlanta. During Jason and Patrick’s conversation, the pair discuss the 2023 RMIS report, how the risk management industry is now ready for technology, and why technology might be the key to helping risk managers work across departments. With Marc, the discussion centers around the importance of creating a culture of awareness, what it means to have a resilient organization, and whether safety experts can ever truly switch off at other people’s events.
Risk World 2023 Part 2: Brett Tucker of Carnegie Mellon University, Justin Smulison of RIMS, and Maren Mooney of Stratus Risk Associates
May 18, 2023 • 55 MIN
In the second part of our coverage from Risk World 2023, Jason is in Atlanta interviewing some of the most interesting names in risk management. This time, who’ll hear conversations with Brett Tucker, Cyber Risk Management at Carnegie Mellon University, Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, and Maren Mooney, Director of Claims at Stratus Risk Associates.
Risk World 2023 Part 1: Craig Tappel of HUB International, Dr. Marcos Iglesias of Travelers, and Allister Yu of Rhoads Online Institute
May 10, 2023 • 45 MIN
This starts a series of special episodes of Risk Management: Brick by Brick as the team flies out to Atlanta, Georgia, for Risk World 2023. Hosted by RIMS, the event is seen by many as the flagship annual risk management conference. In this episode, who'll hear Jason interview three respected figures in the world of risk management. First up is Craig Tappel, the Chief Sales Officer of the North American Construction Specialty Practice at HUB International. Craig talks through the biggest challenges facing construction companies when it comes to risk management today. Next is Dr. Marcos Iglesias, the Vice President at Travelers, who discusses the environmental factors affecting workers compensation. And finally is insurance and technology expert Allister Yu, the Senior Vice President of Operations at Rhoads Online Institute. Allister highlights the top technology trends to help insurers comply.
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable with Joanna Dimitrion, Head of Risk at Lend Lease Americas
April 26, 2023 • 22 MIN
This time of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason Reichl is joined by risk management expert, Joanna Dimitrion. Joanna is the Head of Risk at Lend Lease in the Americas Region. There she leads the development and implementation of risk management strategies, ensuring that risks are identified, assessed, and mitigated effectively across the whole business.
Practical Advice for Modern Risk Managers with Anne Grubish, Risk Manager at Kraus-Anderson
April 13, 2023 • 24 MIN
In this episode, host Jason is joined by Anne Grubish, a Risk Manager at Kraus-Anderson. Together, Jason and Anne discuss why giving COIs to inexperienced risk managers is a risk in itself, the importance of being able to speak fluent insurance, and what helps mitigate the divide between departments in insurance companies.
How To Define Your Risk Appetite with Steven Wright, Director of TrustLayer+
April 5, 2023 • 19 MIN
In this episode, Jason speaks with Steven Wright, the Director of TrustLayer+. Together, Jason and Steven discuss whether the insurance industry is too slow in adopting technology, the relationship between risk appetite and businesses, and the importance of contractual risk transfer. Steven has taught Jason a lot of valuable knowledge over the years and we can’t wait to share some of his wisdom with you!
Breaking, Dissecting, and Rebuilding a Problem with Katherine Minami, VP of Operations and Innovation at NFP
March 8, 2023 • 19 MIN
In this episode, Jason speaks with Katherine Minami, VP of Operations and Innovation at NFP. Together, Jason and Katherine delve into the process of innovation and why she loves to build, dissect, and rebuild things. Katherine also shares how much technology has changed the insurance industry, why insurance is the key to understanding what makes a company tick, and why ‘change’ can be quite a scary word to some people!
Risk Management for Pre-construction with Steve Dell’Orto
February 23, 2023 • 21 MIN
In this episode, Jason is joined by Steve Dell’Orto, the Founder and CEO of ConCntric, a construction company that’s looking to transform the pre-construction environment. Over the course of the discussion, Jason and Steve talk through risk management for the pre-construction phase of a project, why risk management teams should always holistically manage potential risks, and why it’s important for risk managers to have that fire in their belly.
Integrating Technology into the Construction Industry with Robert Barney
February 8, 2023 • 21 MIN
This time, Jason talks to Robert Barney, the Founder and Managing Director of FloQuote. In the episode, Robert and Jason discuss the struggles of integrating technology into the construction sector, the challenges with the quoting-for-business process, and how important it is for contractors to have the “difficult conversations early”.
Why is Risk Management Important?
January 25, 2023 • 14 MIN
In this special episode of Brick by Brick, host Jason Reichl dives into the mailbag to answer your pertinent questions about risk management. Why is risk management so important? What’s the biggest fear in the industry at the moment? And who would be the dream guests to have on the podcast? Jason answers all these and more. So listen to the full episode here to find out what he has to say!
The Psychology Behind Human-Made Disasters with Cory Mangum
January 11, 2023 • 21 MIN
For the first episode of 2023, Jason speaks with Cory Mangum, a Risk and Insurance Manager at Primoris Services Corporation. Jason and Cory discuss changing the narrative around risk management, the psychology behind human-made disasters, and what constitutes intelligent risk taking.
Embracing Personalization in Risk Management with Mark Rieder
December 21, 2022 • 24 MIN
In the final episode of 2022, Jason welcomes Mark Rieder to the show. As the Head of Innovation at NFP, Mark leads NFP’s innovation and digital transformation efforts. Over the course of the episode, Mark and Jason discuss how personalization could improve the insurance space, why we should look to utilize data more, and ways to successfully combat the enemy of transformation… inertia.
Working with Subcontractors with Christy McHenry
December 14, 2022 • 33 MIN
This time, Jason talks to Christy McHenry, the Director of Risk Management at Suffolk Construction. They discuss how to best handle the relationship with subcontractors, the importance education plays in managing your insurance team, and some useful technology that can be integrated into your insurance processes.
Risk Management is Everywhere with Diana Rich
December 7, 2022 • 24 MIN
In the third episode of Risk Management: Brick by Brick, Jason talks to Diana Rich, the Director of Risk Management at Foundation Building Materials. The pair discuss how ubiquitous risk management is, what constitutes an acceptable risk, and what qualities a risk manager needs.
Managing Your Risk Portfolio with Seth Hausman
November 2, 2022 • 19 MIN
For the inaugural episode, host Jason Reichl is joined by Seth Hausman, the Managing Director of Kraus-Anderson Risk Innovation at Kraus-Anderson Insurance. With over 25 years of operational and business leadership experience, Seth specializes in construction risk management, insurance and technology.
On the show, Seth and Jason discuss the importance of managing your risk portfolio, how crucial a role technology plays in risk management in the construction industry, and the power of curiosity.
To find out how TrustLayer manages risk so that people can build the physical world around us, head to TrustLayer.io.