Biographies

Christopher Mandel

Christopher Mandel

President and Managing Consultant, Excellence in Risk Management, LLC


Contact Info

Excellence in Risk Management, LLC
Phone: (210) 845-5804


Background

Christopher Mandel is the founder, president, and managing consultant of Excellence in Risk Management, LLC, and is an adjunct professor at Florida State and George Mason Universities (GMU). He is also on the CRO Executive Development Program Advisory Council at GMU. Mr. Mandel has more than 30 years in leadership positions and accomplishments in large corporate global risk management.

Mr. Mandel recently retired from his position as senior vice president of strategic solutions for Sedgwick, Inc., and as the director of the Sedgwick Institute, where he was responsible for helping the company reach its strategic vision of serving the evolving needs of its current and future customers. From 2001–2010, Mr. Mandel was head of enterprise risk management for USAA Group, where he designed, developed, and led the award-winning enterprise-wide risk management and corporate insurance centers of excellence. He has been a long-term senior leader in RIMS, including being elected president in 2002–03, and was named Risk Manager of the Year in 2004.

Mr. Mandel received his bachelor of science in business management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master's of business administration in finance from George Mason University. He is a frequent industry speaker, teacher, and writer and contributed to the "Risk Insider" column for Risk and Insurance magazine. He also wrote on claims management topics for IRMI.com from 2015 to 2021.