Risk Consulting Partners

EXPERT GUIDANCE FOR THE PATH AHEAD

Colleen Aynessazian

Managing Director of Finance and Operations

Colleen Aynessazian is Risk Consulting Partners’ Managing Director of Finance and Operations. She helps support their high growth strategy and oversees all financial functions, corporate development, mergers, acquisitions, integrations as well as lead the day-to-day operations of the firm. She is committed to maximizing long-term shareholder value and maintaining the highest level of integrity and transparency for which RCP is known.

Colleen brings more than 10 years’ experience as part of leadership at two different companies. Prior to RCP, she was Chief Financial Officer in the risk management industry at Corkill Insurance Agency Inc. While in this position, she developed organization across business groups, segments, and operations on strategic long-range planning, budgeting, and forecasting. In addition, she organized, managed finance, operations, HR, and IT groups.

Aynessazian has extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, profit-and-loss leadership, and mergers and acquisitions. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of Illinois. Aynessazian is a licensed registered CPA and holds an Illinois Insurance License.

CURT ENGLER

Strategic Advisor

Curt Engler is a Strategic Advisor of Risk Consulting Partners’ St. Louis.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Engler spent twenty-two years at Aon Risk Solutions in St. Louis. He was an Executive Vice President and Senior Director, Client Relations. Mr. Engler was President and CEO of Frank B. Hall & Co. of Missouri and the Chairman and CEO of several successful local St. Louis brokerage firms. He began his career at Marsh & McLennan in St. Louis and New York.

He is a cofounder of Samuel Cupples House Foundation and St. Louis Firefighters Lifesaving Foundation, as well as a current director of the Transportation Museum and the Psychoanalytic Institute of St. Louis. He is actively involved in organizations throughout St. Louis.

Mr. Engler is a graduate of St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Finance.

GARY SIMPSON

Strategic Advisor

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

Strategic Advisor

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.