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Ryan Ralston

Ryan has over 25 years of experience in the risk management field as a senior-level risk manager at companies such as Whirlpool Corporation, Koch Industries, ICM Inc., and The Boeing Company.  In addition to serving as Elevate’s Director of Risk Management, Ryan provides independent consulting services specializing in risk assessment and management, alternative risk financing (including captive insurance) and developing solutions for multiple industries.  His areas of expertise include enterprise risk management, captive feasibility studies, running group captive programs, risk assessment, financial analysis and organizational structure and design.  Ryan has extensive experience in the agricultural, ethanol, and large manufacturing industries.

Ryan offices out of Wichita, Kansas where he enjoys time with his wife and their 7 boys.  He is active in his community with Boy Scouts and as a hobby farmer.  Ryan has participated on many insurance and reinsurance company advisory boards and as a speaker at RIMS (Risk & Insurance Management Society) and CICA (Captive Insurance Company Association), where he served on the board for six years.

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After experiencing tremendous losses due to a natural disaster uncovered by my commercial carrier, I knew it was time to form a captive and shopped around for a captive manager...we couldn’t be happier that we chose Elevate.

Joe M.

Communication is quick and effective, documents are always organized and available and my questions are always answered efficiently and professionally.

Adam G.

We chose Elevate because of their reputation in our business community, and their services have exceeded expectations. We trust Elevate.

John R.

I have worked with Jerry Messick and the Elevate Captive team since 2012. They have been instrumental in guiding us properly on how to implement and run a captive successfully. The due diligence and proactive service on the part of the Elevate team is unrivaled. Their product knowledge and how to use the instrument to our benefit, while providing sound risk management and compliance principles is another huge differentiating factor for their firm. In addition, the team of experts that Elevate has referred us to in the legal and financial advisory areas has turned out to be top notch. The Captive is only as good as the entire team. Finally, it has to be mentioned that we “just plain like” Jerry and Co.. Friendly, smart and easy to work with. A real pleasure.

John H.