Lead Risk Consultant and Vice President of Property & Casualty
“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” ― Robert Strauss
Mike joined Valent Group in 2017 to help lead the P&C group practice, as well as provide deep technical consulting for middle market clients.
Over the past 15 years, Fortune 1000 publicly traded and privately held companies have trusted Mike with their comprehensive risk management programs and relied on his deep technical expertise in cyber and management liability.
Mike now champions these specialty practices for Alabama’s small-to-midsize businesses.
He also focuses on producer recruitment, onboarding and training, mentoring and management of producers across all agency branches.
Before joining Valent Group, Mike worked as senior vice president and client advocate at Willis Towers Watson (Willis), the third largest insurance brokerage in the world, where he spent nearly 14 years.
Prior to his work in insurance, Mike was a pilot with American Airlines after a distinguished career as a Naval Aviator and electronic warfare mission commander with the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and has earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM).