RiskSOURCE, a Cincinnati insurance and risk management firm, announced their expansion to the Knoxville, Tennessee market. Commercial Risk Consultant, Ryan Mefford, will be responsible for developing the Knoxville business and leading the team.
RiskSOURCE offers a unique approach to commercial insurance where the focus is placed on identifying and managing risk, rather than quoting policies. Clients receive thorough worksite assessments using scientific tools to measure and manage risks to help businesses lower premium costs and create a safer work environment.
“I’m very excited about bringing the RiskSOURCE approach to the Eastern Tennessee region,” says Mefford. “Many view insurance as transactional. You get a quote – you buy a policy. RiskSOURCE is focused on being a trusted advisor that will work with businesses to mitigate their risk. Our approach is a game changer because there’s nothing like this in our area.”
Jonathan Theders, CEO of RiskSOURCE explains why they chose Knoxville for their expansion. “We believe in the risk management model and we’ve seen it deliver successful result for our clients. When we started to think about our growth strategy, it was important to focus on an area that is vibrant and growing. It was equally important that we work with someone that we already had an established relationship and is experienced in risk management. We’ve known Ryan for years and he has our value system and will always put the client’s needs first.”
Ryan has experience working with commercial clients of all sizes and all industries. He’ll be joined by Client Relations Manager, Lisa Fleenor. Both are from the Knoxville area. Together, they’ll offer businesses a complete line of commercial insurance products. Coverage is focused on everyday needs, like liability and workers compensation, to the emerging trends in today’s world, like cyber and business disruption. In addition, they will specialize in alternative risk solutions such as captives.
The RiskSOURCE Knoxville location is at 17 Emory Place and they can be reached by calling Toll Free: 888-779-2800 or by email.
RiskSOURCE is an independent insurance agency offering comprehensive insurance solutions to over 4,000 customers throughout the Cincinnati area and beyond. Known for their work culture and community involvement, RiskSOURCE has been recognized as Cincinnati’s Best Places to Work for five years in a row.