Jim earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Jim began his insurance career in 1976 as a sales management trainee in the home office of Federated Insurance Companies. He later became a district manager and ultimately a sales manager for Federated, covering the western half of the State of Missouri.
In 1982, Jim joined what was then known as Insurers & Investors Inc. to once again work more closely with clients in order to assist them in reducing their total cost of risk.
Jim acted as managing CEO of Assurance Partners until the merge with Keller Leopold Insurance in 2021.
Today, as Executive Chairman of Iron Insurance Partners, Jim and the firm have attained the status of Certified Analytic Brokers™ powered by TCORCalc®. The Analytic Brokerage Platform helps firms identify financial leakage that is occurring in their business operations. Once identified, resources are deployed to help eliminate the Financial Leakage, thereby enhancing shareholder value.
With over 40 years of experience as an Insurance Broker & Risk Manager, Jim works with larger firms in the Midwest. His primary expertise is in the areas of Healthcare and Manufacturing. Jim is well known throughout the region as a Business Consultant with considerable expertise in Alternative Risk Transfer programs.