Christopher Mandel

Christopher Mandel

SVP, Strategic Solutions, Sedgwick and Director, Sedgwick Institute

Contact Info

Sedgwick Institute
(a business unit of Sedgwick CMS)
Phone: (210) 845-5804


Christopher E. Mandel, RF, MBA, CPCU, CCSA, ARM, AIC, RWW, writes on claims management topics for

Mr. Mandel is senior vice president of strategic solutions for Sedgwick, Inc., and the director of the Sedgwick Institute, where he is responsible for helping the company reach its strategic vision of serving the evolving needs of its current and future customers, as well as helping lead the industry to the next level and beyond. Mr. Mandel has more than 25 years of leadership experience in large, global corporate risk management and pioneered the development of enterprise risk management (ERM) at the United States Automobile Association (USAA), where S&P rated USAA as "excellent" and a "leader in ERM." His career has included risk-related leadership roles at Liberty Mutual, Marsh, Verizon, American National Red Cross, PepsiCo, and the USAA. He is the founder and president of Excellence in Risk Management, LLC, and a board member of rPM3 Solutions, LLC—both risk management consulting firms.

Mr. Mandel served 7 years on the board of the Risk Management Society (RIMS) and was president from 2002 to 2003. He has held appointments to numerous industry boards, was elected a founding member of Risk Who's Who in 2008, and was voted the 2004 Risk Manager of the Year in Business Insurance magazine. He has had continuously running columns in the trade press since 1996 and currently writes for Risk & Insurance magazine, Insurance Thought Leadership, and the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI).

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