Risk Management: Brick by Brick
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.
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.
Focusing on Specialization with Matthew Meyer
November 16, 2022 • 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.
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.