John has lived and breathed healthcare from a very young age. Growing up in a family who works in the industry, he knows the challenges and rewards first-hand. His entrepreneurial drive has been with him since childhood. He and his younger brothers had a lawn business for many years and, at one time, had Gary Hurley (retired CEO of SilverStone Group) as a customer. When John’s resume landed on his desk a few years later, Gary remembered how John always did an outstanding job and decided to give him a chance at SilverStone Group.
Currently, John serves as the head of the Healthcare Risk Services division for SilverStone Group, in addition to handling all educational institution clients for the firm. John’s team works with Associates throughout SilverStone Group to develop strategies to reduce the total cost of risk for clients firm-wide. Throughout his career, John has developed an expertise in medical malpractice insurance and risk management. He has also developed a proprietary risk identification process at SilverStone Group that helps healthcare and educational organizations control business risk.
Working at SilverStone Group allows John to be on the leading edge of industry offerings. With the help of his team, he is able to create, offer and implement solutions to the challenges that others say can’t be overcome. John is able to quantify the exposures his clients have faced in the past, giving his team the ability to prioritize, and hopefully prevent, those same problems happening to new and current clients.
John is a frequent contributor to local trade journals and serves as a public speaker at several healthcare associations each year, providing unique data on risk management and medical malpractice market conditions. His articles on the subject of medical malpractice and risk management have been featured in our own SilverLink magazine as well as national publications such as Medical Economics. He is also a participant of the St. Paul Insurance Companies Three-Year Partnership Producer Program in Business Management.
He has previously served two-year terms as board chairman of VODEC and the Southwest Iowa Red Cross Chapter. In 2005, John was honored as one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 by the Midlands Business Journal, an Omaha publication.
John and his wife, Andrea, have worked with several philanthropic organizations in the area, helping with fundraising, strategic development and financial accounting. Andrea also serves on both the summer arts festival and MerryMakers’ boards. The couple likes living in downtown Omaha, experiencing the “urban life.” Together they enjoy traveling, hiking adventures, scuba diving and running outdoors.
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- Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)
- Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
- Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
Bachelor of Science | Business Administration
Drake University | Des Moines, IA