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Charles Ford; CPCU, CLU, AAI, JD, ARM

Risk Management Executive; Insurance Management | Property & Casualty | Business Development

Risk Management Professional that lowers insurance costs, improves coverage and reduces cost of risk.

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Focused Problem Solver

Being goal oriented, I pursue assignments with passion and perseverance, laser-focused until I achieve the desired outcome. I enjoy unique tasks and am not afraid of a challenge, because even if I do not know the answer I see it as an opportunity to learn something new. I am always eager to discover something different and am constantly evolving so that I may grow and develop new skills.

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Creative & Innovative

Thinking creatively and coming up with innovative solutions are areas in which I excel. I take pride in my problem solving skills and enjoy any project that lets me utilize my imagination and come up with original ideas.

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Experienced Leader

To effectively manage people, you cannot demand respect; you must earn it overtime through your integrity, loyalty, honesty, and open-mindedness. I am a respected leader because I treat my team members with respect and value their opinions. I am constantly motivating and spending time coaching my team to ensure better results and inspire them to be all they can be. 

About Me

Executive leader with expertise in all facets of insurance, risk management, structure, and funding. Skilled in teaming up with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Collaborative communicator with extensive experience leading teams of individuals from diverse backgrounds to drive positive changes, cohesiveness, and a comprehensive business approach to enhance profitability.

Education

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    Designation from American College of Live Underwriters

    Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)

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    Designation from American College

    Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI)

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    Birmingham School of Law

    Juris Doctorate

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    Wake Forest University

    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science

Recommendations

  • I have worked in the Insurance Industry since 1968.I have worked in Supervisory,management and line positions half of my career for companies. I also was an Independent Agent in Reading, Pennsylvania for the other half of my career. During that period I have been exposed to lOOO's of insurance industry people. I would rank Bill in the top two. I would move into the number on position based upon his personality, compared to the ability o! the other person my top two.

    Bob Rembecki

  • Bill has a rich understanding of insurance, its processes, and its strength as a risk transfer mechanism. He also has a solid comprehension of alternatives to insurance through alternative risk transfer vehicles. His immense interest in marketing trends and the economic effects that may influence an insured's buying decision are an important part of his value to a prospective employer. Bill's industry contacts are broad and varied. He has a great rapport with many different levels of professionals and keeps abreast of current issues affecting the insurance and financial industry.

    Sterking Shuttleworth

  • Charles put his mind to being the most knowledgeable insurance person possible. He accomplished that feat and matured to become a very level headed, goal oriented individual. We have stayed friends and tried to help each other as well as any of our friends who needed assistance.

    Frank Smith

Experience

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    2013 - 2017

    President

    Bestvan Consultancy

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    2008 - 2016

    Owner

    Risk Manager IDMI Software / Privately Held Insurance (PHI)

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    2007 - 2008

    Director of Risk Assessment and Marketing

    Venture Captive Management

Skills

  • Training / Coaching
  • Leadership / Motivation
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Compensation
  • Business Management
  • Insurance Product Development
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Research / Development
  • Industry Networking
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • New Business Development
  • Insurance Industry
  • Revenue Growth
  • Captive Insurance Programs
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  • Reliability / Performance
  • Project Management & Development