R. Scott Wolff, CIC, CRIS
Scott Wolff is a highly skilled, dedicated insurance and risk management professional with a wide range of knowledge regarding insurance coverage detail, risk management, claims handling and management, contract analysis/review, and insurance program management. His 30+ years in the business and experience in insurance company operations (product development, marketing, claims, and underwriting), agency/brokerage operations, and insurance and risk management consulting gives him strong abilities to help others solve insurance related issues.
Mr. Wolff is a recognized speaker and has been involved in numerous panel discussions on a variety of insurance topics. His articles on risk management and insurance tips and strategies have been published in a variety of media. He is the author of An Executive’s Guide To Risk Management and Insurance — Reduce the Risk/Boost Your Bottom Line, a book written for executives, CEOs, CFOs, controllers, COOs, VPs, board members, and business owners who appreciate the complexity and importance of insurance issues and recognize the profit potential of making the right risk management decisions.
Mr. Wolff’s approach as a consultant/advisor is refreshing and productive. He enlists the insurance brokers he works with to engage with him and senior management to better manage risk for his client companies. Gone are the days of adversarial relationships between consultant and broker—professional cooperation with an eye toward oversight, best practices risk management, and cost reduction results are the mainstay. Most companies and business owners have long-standing relationships with their brokers, and these relationships are important for many reasons. Mr. Wolff’s priority is to provide clients with an independent, unbiased viewpoint on the overall effectiveness (cost and protection) and administration (process and procedures) of their risk management program. By taking this approach, Mr. Wolff is able to facilitate communications at all levels, resolve critical issues, and develop productive team efforts to achieve positive results for his clients.
His ideas and strategies on how to move a client company forward with its insurance protection program use both traditional and non-traditional risk transfer and risk management techniques. Because every company is unique, a risk management program should be developed and designed to focus on what Mr. Wolff calls a company’s “supply chain metric.” Although his focus is mainly on middle market companies (revenues of $20MM to $2BLN), Mr. Wolff likes to blend traditional silo risk management approaches with enterprise risk management approaches to achieve broad-based results geared toward comprehensive business protection and long-term cost savings.
Mr. Wolff has extensive experience working with real estate, construction, retail/wholesale distribution, manufacturing, technology, not-for-profit, and healthcare industries. He consults primarily on property, general liability, worker’s compensation, umbrella, directors and officers liability, automobile, ocean cargo, professional liability, environmental liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, and cyber/internet liability. He has performed contract reviews for leases, contractor/subcontractor agreements, vendor requirements, and other pertinent business contracts relative to insurance related issues. He has also performed due diligence studies for mergers and acquisitions, developed and devised alternative risk transfer methods, counseled companies on developing strategic approaches to risk management and insurance issues, and developed cost containment strategies to help mitigate exposure to
Mr. Wolff brings a passion to insurance that leads many clients to remark on it. He is an outstanding entrepreneur and a leader in his industry and community. He has recruited a variety of business leaders and professionals to work with him, providing his clients with open access to a team of professionals with superior business solutions. His clients appreciate his down-to-earth explanations, extensive insight into the insurance industry, and common-sense approach to real-world issues, making him one of the more sought after insurance consultants in the country.