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Zach Finn on GCP:

GCP #38



Clinical Professor

Butler University

Zach is Clinical Professor and Director of the Davey Risk Management & Insurance Program at the Butler University Lacy School of Business.  Previously, he was Risk Manager for The J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville, Ohio, where he managed the Corporation’s risk management program, including global insurance program design and placement, successfully settled several large claims (largest $17M+) and oversaw insurance due diligence and integration for nine major mergers and acquisitions, including the $3.3 billion acquisition of Folgers Coffee. 

Prior to joining Smucker, Zach worked in the Risk Management Departments at NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH and Hillenbrand Industries (Hill-Rom) in Batesville, IN (including a successful rotation as Hillenbrand’s benefits manger).


Zach has published articles on several topics, including Insurtech, product contamination and recall risk, protecting corporate goodwill and brand equity, enterprise risk management and risk management consulting.   


Zach is co-inventor, co-founder, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the world’s first Student-Run Captive Insurance Company, domiciled in Bermuda, and taught at Butler.  A first of its kind innovation in experiential learning.

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