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Tad Gardere has been a professional in this area for over 25 years and brings tremendous experience and value to his clients. Tad began with Aon Corporation in Chicago in 1992 and spent 8 years with Aon Illinois brokering to law firms in Chicago until he moved to Aon Dallas and became responsible for the AICPA plan in Texas. The AICPA plan is the largest program in the nation for accountants and Tad grew the program in Texas over 6 years to be the one of the most profitable in the country. After leaving Aon, Tad worked with agencies in Texas including Dexter & Company and ProTexn, still working exclusively with law firms and accounting firms until 2005 when he formed his own agency, Crestone Risk Management. Tad joined RCP in 2016 when RCP started in Dallas and has developed a significant professional liability practice for the firm.
Tad has a bachelors degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Tad lives in Dallas with his wife, Heather. They have 2 children.
Mike Jacoby leads Risk Consulting Partners’ rapidly growing healthcare practice. The RCP healthcare practice includes cyber and management liability perils for hospitals, physician groups, managed care organizations and others. Jacoby brings to RCP more than 35 years of experience as an innovator and thought leader, having worked for such nationally recognized insurance intermediaries as Marsh & McLennan, Lockton and IMA.
As the Healthcare Practice National Director for IMA in Dallas, Jacoby helped the company realize exponential revenue and client growth. Jacoby’s business experience runs the gamut from medical malpractice insurance, property and casualty to commercial lines and employee benefits. In addition, Jacoby wrote healthcare coverage policy wordings that have become industry standard while addressing complex risk issues for hospital networks, surgery centers, home health and palliative care.
Jacoby earned his bachelor’s in business administration and management from University of Nebraska at Kearney. In addition to his insurance interests, his wife and he have a major investment in Lion One Metals. LIO has a project in Fiji that they believe will be one of the top gold development projects in the world.
Jim Myer is an Executive Managing Director of Risk Consulting Partners’ St. Louis office, and leads the firm’s Private Equity Risk Consulting practice. Jim has more than twenty five years in the insurance industry with significant experience in the Private Equity space, as well as a variety of other industry sectors.
Prior to joining RCP, Jim was Vice President and Senior Sales Executive at Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Previously, Jim spent fifteen years helping Private Equity firms as Senior Director of Aon’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, conducting business nationwide. He also started a St. Louis office and was Managing Director for Krauter & Company, a national brokerage firm specializing in risk management and insurance needs of Private Equity firms. Jim started his insurance career with Corroon & Black (subsequently Willis) in 1986.
Jim is a longtime board member and past President of the Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is involved in a variety of charitable boards and activities in St. Louis.
Jim received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Colorado.
In leading the Life and Business Continuity Planning Practice, Gary brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to RCP. He has held roles as a “C” level executive and managing partner with top companies including MetLife, New York Life and Mass Mutual.
Particularly his passion has been building organizations that develop consultative sales professionals who meet the ongoing needs of the clients. Gary’s mantra is “our goal is to build long term relationships with ongoing efforts to manage our clients every changing situations.”
After building two highly successful sales organizations that gained national prominence, Gary’s ultimate challenge came in 2006. Over the next decade he lead a team that distributed the highly successful “Retire wise” program for MetLife. Starting from scratch this business venture today does well over a billion in revenue and serves over 2000 companies with financial education and consultative direction.
Joining RCP in its infancy in 2015, Gary continues his passion of building a niche for his specialization within the framework of a “best in class” company. Behind the continuous development of his business is the ever present desire for personal growth. A graduate of Harding University. Gary has received professional designations for CLU and CHFC from the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, as well as certification from the Executive Strategy Series at Harvard Business School in Boston. He also has been a participant of Strategic Coach and Connect to the Core based in Toronto.
Active in the Life Insurance industry as a leader and advocate, Gary served 10 years on the board of GAMA International becoming President in 2000. Subsequently he became chairman elect of the LIFE Foundation in Washington D.C. and also served as a board member for several years.
He and his wife Dianne enjoy their charitable work with both special needs and mental health issues focused on children. They reside in Plano, Texas as proud parents, grandparents and the guardians of three rescue dogs.
Scott Uhl is the National Practice Leader of the Executive Risk unit at Risk Consulting Partners, LLC. Scott’s core placement and consulting focus is on Directors, Officers and Corporate Securities Liability (D&O), Technology Errors & Omissions, Information Security & Cyber/Privacy Liability, Professional Errors and Omission Liability, Employment Practices Liability, and Fiduciary Liability. He has direct access to both the domestic and the Lloyd’s of London marketplaces. Scott regularly speaks and writes on management and professional liability matters.
Prior to joining RCP, Scott served was a Senior Vice-President at EWI Re’s Specialty Casualty wholesale underwriting and captive reinsurance units. Earlier assignments include serving as the Practice Leader of Lockton Financial Services Governance Risk Management Group and Technology unit, based in Silicon Valley and Dallas, as the Western U.S. Underwriting Manager for Liberty International underwriting D&O, EPLI, Fiduciary and Financial Institutions unit, and as the Branch Manager and lead IPO management liability underwriter at American International Group (NYSE: AIG) and as a Risk Manager for CLP Resources (NYSE: TBI).
Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Chico in Economic Geography and attended graduate school at the University of California. Scott was the Southwest Regional Director of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) and Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS). From 2006-2012, Scott served two-terms on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Director, North Texas Chapter. He regularly lectures at the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) Department of Risk Management.
When left to his own devices, Scott can usually be found doing something outdoors with his kids, watching the history channel or C-Span or searching out live music or running a 5K. Scott is also an Assistant Scout Master (ASM) for BSA Troop 928 at Whites Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas, and is member of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth.