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Trusted Captive Insurance Manager

Chris Gallo

Managing Director

Chris commenced his 35-year regulatory career as a Trainee in the State of Connecticut’s Financial Regulation Division. He steadily progressed through the experience and training requirements, culminating in obtaining his Certified Financial Examiner designation, and reaching the Insurance Accredited Financial Examiner position. Financial Regulation highlights include:

  • A Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) Rotation in Bern Switzerland,
  • FINMA Rotation Presentation to the April 2013 NAIC’s Commissioners’ Roundtable Forum,
  • Led supervisory college panel & discussion with Dutch National Bank (DNB) regulators

Being highly curious of the alternative risk markets, in 2013, Chris transferred to the newly formed Captive Division, where he reported directly to the Division Director. Captive Division highlights include:

  • Devised and presented True Risk Based Captive Legislation to the Governor’s Office, and industry,
  • Constructed Captive Division’s True Risk Based Examination process,
  • Examiner in Charge for the Captive Division’s Report of Examinations,
  • Responsible for Captive Division’s NAIC Self Evaluation Guide, Interim Annual & Accreditation Reviews

The one major lesson Chris learned from his career in insurance regulation was the critical importance of sustainable liquidity, and cash flow, in any enterprise. It is this understanding that has led Chris to pursue this second career to educate business owners on how a properly managed captive insurance company will allow such enterprise to not only survive, but to thrive, in any economic environment.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Science from Central Connecticut State University in 1982, and his Certified Financial Examiner designation in 2012.

Chris resides in Knoxville, TN with the love of his life, his wife Serina, who together have been blessed with five children, and, to date, eight grandchildren.

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