Chris Mandel, RF

SVP Strategic Solutions

After 25 years leading risk management departments and devising risk strategies for large global corporates. It is a pleasure to be on the team of THE world class provider of products and services essential to delivering excellent risk management outcomes.

Mr. Mandel received his B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University. In addition to these university programs, he was conferred the RIMS-CRMP (2017), RIMS Fellow (2015), ARME (2014) ,CCSA (2007), CPCU (1987), ARM (1990) and AIC (1982) designations. He is a frequent industry speaker and author, and a "Risk Innovator" contributor to Risk and Insurance magazine.

In 2016, Chris was awarded the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. He was named Risk Manager of the Year - 2004 by Business Insurance and the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. He also writes the “Claims Management” column at IRMI and serves as the Director of the Sedgwick Institute.

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May 07, 2019
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
10 Building Blocks to Risk Leader Success

Sedgwick SVP Strategic Solutions and Director Sedgwick Institute Chris Mandel authored this article

May 07, 2019 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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March 15, 2019
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Emerging risks soon to make the radar

A CEO I once worked for used to regularly ask me, “Tell me what I don’t know.” In his view, he could read the Wall Street Journal or any number of other typical sources of intelligence and information about running organizations, just like me as his …

March 15, 2019 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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April 12, 2018
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Operationalizing risk appetite for non-financial companies

Risk appetite and tolerance continue to be vexing challenges, even for risk leaders in financial institutions where their use is typically more common and advanced. However, those in non-financial organizations face tougher challenges, beginning with…

April 12, 2018 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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April 14, 2017
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Where is the Upside of Risk? The potential for Risk and Opportunity Management

On Wednesday, April 26, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am Gert Cruywagen (Director of Risk Management for Tsogo Sun and author of the book “Jungle Risk Management”) and I will be presenting on a subject many risk professionals struggle with: identifying and exp…

April 14, 2017 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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September 07, 2016
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Opioids: A stumbling block to good claim outcomes

On a weekly if not daily basis, there are media reports about the growing impacts of addiction to opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 78 people a day are dying from the effects of opioid overdose.1 Families ar…

September 07, 2016 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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April 15, 2016
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Risk management maturity #RIMS2016

Earlier this week at the annual RIMS conference, I partnered with Iman H. Al-Gharabally, Team Leader ERM, from the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) to delve into the nature of mature and, by inference, effective risk management programs. My partn…

April 15, 2016 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 26, 2016
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Introducing the Sedgwick Institute

“We’ve got serious problems, and we need serious people.” This quote is from one of my favorite movies, The American President. Our industry has many opportunities; they are serious and complicated. We need serious people with serious resources to ad…

February 26, 2016 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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October 11, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Managing Claims Across Silos

Chris Mandel writes about the challenges and benefits of effectively integrating casualty claims and benefits programs. He addresses the difficulties managers can face in crossing over functional areas within their organizations. He also points out…

October 11, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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August 22, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Next level claim strategies

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, from 9:50 – 11:00 am Sedgwick will present one important aspect of next level claim strategies in “New Thinking in Risk Management: Leveraging Program Integration and Cross-functional Collaboration for Better Results.” …

August 22, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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April 29, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Achieving results through strategic risk management maturity

On Wednesday at the RIMS annual conference in New Orleans, I’ll be moderating and contributing to an important session with Gert Cruywagen, a leading risk leader from a South African hotel and casino enterprise and Betty Simkin, a leading finance and…

April 29, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 27, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Options in Workers Comp Making Progress

Sedgwick Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Chris Mandel describes the mission and accomplishments of the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation (ARAWC) organization and notes Sedgwick’s role as a founding member. …

February 27, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 18, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
ARAWC: Options in WC making rapid progress

Last year I highlighted the mission and objectives of the newly minted Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation (ARAWC) organization that was established by a collaborative group of employers and their provider partners. With…

February 18, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 05, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
To Bundle or Not To Bundle

Sedgwick Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Chris Mandel discusses the shift in purchasing patterns among risk managers. More are electing to purchase services on a bundled basis versus what has been seen in the past. Chris explains this h…

February 05, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 04, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
10 building blocks to risk leader success

Important things in life are not easily reduced to 10 steps. Nevertheless, this article pro­vides a list of 10 key elements to achieving long-term success in risk management from someone who has spent more than 25 years striving to carve out the most…

February 04, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 03, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Ten Building Blocks to Risk Leader Success

Chris Mandel, Sedgwick's SVP, Strategic Solutions, and a risk leader with 25+ years of experience, shares 10 key elements to achieving long-term success in risk management. This article was first published in August 2014 on IRMI.com and is reproduced…

February 03, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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