Joe serves as practice leader for the manufacturing, distribution, technology and utility industries. His leadership efforts in the areas of enterprise risk management (ERM) and risk technology span all industry verticals.
Joe’s specialties include risk assessment, program review and design, and procurement. His risk assessment activities range from insurable risks to full enterprise-wide assessments. His ERM clients benefit from a pragmatic approach that is tailored to their organization.
For insurable risks, Joe first explores whether his clients are fully utilizing other forms of risk management, including contractual transfer, loss prevention, business continuity planning, and claims management. He then coaches clients in determining which risks to retain, at what levels, and through what methods – ranging from informal self-insurance to formal captives. When insurance is utilized, Joe assists clients from the early stages of selecting the right insurance partners to the final stages of negotiating detailed policy language.
Joe has 21 years' experience in the industry, 18 of which have been with Albert Risk. He also has experience as founder of an enterprise risk management software company and as product manager of one of the world's first property and casualty insurance exchanges focused on transparency and efficiency in the commercial insurance buying process.
Joe Underwood spoke at the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) meeting on September 9th. The session will review sample crisis scenarios and discuss insured and non-insured aspects.