Vice President of Business Development
Phil brings over 35 years of insurance experience to Openforce. His niche expertise associated with Independent Contractors within the Transportation industry sectors is extensive and will assist us in expanding and improving our program offering and distribution channels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Statistics from Georgia Southern University and is licensed in 46 states for Property/Casualty and Life, Accident & Health insurance.
He has served as Occupational Accident / Workers Compensation Program Manager for 5 different market-leading insurance providers. He has written and filed 6 different Occupational Accident Policy Forms for various Insurance Companies to launch rewrites of existing policies or to launch new programs.
He started and managed Wholesale Insurance Program distribution operations with Thomco Insurance Services, High Point Underwriting Managers, Creative Insurance Managers, and most recently was the VP of Occupational Accident with Avant Underwriters. He managed the insurance programs associated with SCI from 2001 to 2006 and was an owner/partner in Contractor Resource Solutions (CRS), a contract management company focused on over-the-road trucking operations.
He also has a depth of experience in defending the IC model from reclassification challenges and provides a high degree of problem-solving, creativity, and dedication to protecting the IC model and risk management principles surrounding it.