Zach is Clinical Professor and Director of the Davey Risk Management & Insurance Program at the Butler University Lacy School of Business. Previously, he was Risk Manager for The J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville, Ohio, where he managed the Corporation’s risk management program, including global insurance program design and placement, successfully settled several large claims (largest $17M+)and oversaw insurance due diligence and integration for nine major mergers and acquisitions, including the $3.3 billion acquisition of Folgers Coffee.
Prior to joining Smucker, Zach worked in the Risk Management Departments at NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH and Hillenbrand Industries (Hill-Rom) in Batesville, IN (including a successful rotation as Hillenbrand’s benefits manager).
Zach has published articles on several topics, including Insurtech, product contamination and recall risk, protecting corporate good will and brand equity, enterprise risk management and risk management consulting.
Zach is co-inventor,co-founder, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the world’s first Student-Run Captive Insurance Company, domiciled in Bermuda,and taught at Butler. A first of its kind innovation in experiential learning.
Zach received his B.S. in insurance and risk management from Indiana State University, M.S. in risk management and insurance from Florida State University, and the Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designations from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.