Meet the Team

Retail Risk Management

 

Retail Risk Management

Ryan Gebauer

Vice President

Upon meeting Ryan, it is no surprise that he has been in the industry for quite some time. His drive and dedication shine through with his enthusiasm when working...

Upon meeting Ryan, it is no surprise that he has been in the industry for quite some time. His drive and dedication shine through with his enthusiasm when working with new clients and long-term partners. Ryan got his start in the industry in 2001, when he first began to learn day-to-day functions and worked to develop a deep understanding of each critical business piece within the industry.

Ryan’s previous positions of District Manager and Director of Loss Prevention & Risk Management for a “big box” retailer have provided him with 11 years of experience, allowing him to utilize this knowledge in a productive manner to better service his clients.

Ryan focuses on a global risk management approach that many of his clients haven’t been offered. He also works to enhance current risk platforms to better protect his clients. Since each industry has unique needs or exposures, Ryan constructs a tailor-made program specifically formulated to fit each individual accounts as it pertains to a retail environment.

Ryan’s creativity and outgoing personality have proved to be an asset throughout the years and he strives to keep building his positive reputation. He thrives on partnerships and enjoys working with others throughout the organization.

When Ryan isn’t working to improve client accounts, he spends his time scuba diving and enjoying his training as a student pilot.

Contact Information
e-mail: rgebauer@ssgi.com |  phone: 605.444.5115 |  fax: 866.427.6568

Professional Designations
Certified Protection Officer  (CPO)

Amy DeJong

Vice President

Besides her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion, one of Amy DeJong’s best qualities is her level of patience. For example, she’s been on the season ticket waiting list...

Besides her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion, one of Amy DeJong’s best qualities is her level of patience. For example, she’s been on the season ticket waiting list for the Green Bay Packers since 1992. But her ship is about to come in!  She's currently in line behind 200 other fans who also want to enjoy a season in Lambeau Field. Her patience for Packer tickets is similar to her patience in explaining risk management and risk transfer to her clients – she’ll take as long as needed in order for her clients to fully understand their plan.

With more than 20 years of experience in risk management, including past employment with two Fortune 500 companies, Amy brings expertise and a developed understanding of the various issues faced by clients. She mitigates and manages client risk through traditional insurance programs, captive alternatives, risk control, claims management, behavior-based safety programs, loss control initiatives and contractual risk transfer.

Amy is a risk management advocate and believes policies should be bought only after steps are taken to reduce the risk. She feels insurance procurement should be the result of a year’s worth of work on controlling, mitigating and managing known and unknown business risks. This investigation should then direct the risk transfer product selection. Amy’s strategy, energy, creativity and passion to help her clients make her a valuable asset to her customers.

During her years on the client side, she worked through several mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcies and associated litigation. Amy utilizes this knowledge base to ensure that client risks are identified and protected. She strives to develop client partnerships based on trust, confidence, courtesy and top-flight client service. Amy considers SilverStone Group to be her clients’ one-stop, one-shop, one-phone-call partner.

She and her husband Jeff reside in Brandon, SD, and have three grown boys. Trey and Samantha reside in Brandon as well, Brady is a freshman at the University of South Dakota and Payton is a junior at Brandon Valley High School.

Contact Information
e-mail: adejong@ssgi.com |  phone: 866.897.2459 x 101  |  fax: 866.427.6568

Professional Designations

  • Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified WorkComp Specialist (CWCS)
  • Associate in Insurance Services (AIS)

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Business Administration
Wayne State College  | Wayne, NE

Bonita Feilmeier

Senior Account Manager