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Ralph Blust

Vice President @ AIG Chicago

CEO at National Flood Services

Chicago, Illinois

Ranked #400 out of 7,992 for Vice President in Illinois

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Ralph Blust's Work Experience

AIG Chicago

Vice President

1990 to 1995

Crump Insurance - Chicago

Executive Vice President

November 2002 to November 2010

National Flood Services

CEO

Chicago, Illinois

Ralph Blust's Education

Illinois Wesleyan University

Risk Management, Insurance & Finance

1982 to 1985

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About Ralph Blust's Current Company

AIG Chicago

Developed a system to increase account cross-selling practices. Grew middle market divisions over 300% and reduced loss ratio by 5%.

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Ralph Blust works for AIG Chicago


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Ralph Blust is Vice President


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About Ralph Blust

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Vice President @ AIG Chicago Developed a system to increase account cross-selling practices. Grew middle market divisions over 300% and reduced loss ratio by 5%. From 1990 to 1995 (5 years) Executive Vice President @ Crump Insurance - Chicago • Developed and built national Binding Authority Unit based in Chicago, Illinois overseeing numerous MGA and small account operations throughout its history as Tri-City Brokerage, BISYS and Crump. • Established several Lloyds underwritten programs• Built operational platform utilizing various technology platforms including creation of proprietary rating system• As Leader of Marketing, incorporated 30 companies under one brand From November 2002 to November 2010 (8 years 1 month) CEO @ National Flood Services Established a growth minded culture, operational excellence standards and innovation focusReorganized and realigned senior leaders by implementing a flattened organizational structure, creating an senior leadership team and developing a growth strategy with clear short and long term objectivesPrioritized the development of an industry leading technology platform that centralizes all flood insurance solutions in a user friendly micro-site environmentSource M&A targets and lead discussions with ownership group to leverage inorganic growth opportunitiesLead and develop new product and sales vision to achieve top line growthInstilled a metric driven transparency internally and externally Chicago, IllinoisPresident @ Insureon Solutions While at Insurance Noodle:Conceived and implemented a technology lead operational strategy to rehabilitate failing companyDoubled sales through the development of new client channels and reinvigorating existing client salesBrought company to profitability through expense reduction and revenue increaseInitiated and lead the effort to sell CompanyLead transition and integration efforts with new owner and largest clientsAt Insureon:Lead all non-retail operationsInitiated and lead development of digitized managing general agencyDigitized non-admitted product delivery process and workflowsEstablished a personal lines unit utilizing the same technology platformSecured numerous national binding authorities. From November 2010 to May 2019 (8 years 7 months) Chicago, ILManaging Partner, Willis Commercial Network Leader, North America @ Willis • Developed and implemented the strategy for North America to create a network of independent agents using Insurance Noodle as the platform cornerstone • Served as segment expert for the small to micro Commercial Property and Casualty client• Member of North America’s Executive Team• Primary executive level liaison to insurance carriers for Willis North America for small and micro account segment.In addition to rehabilitating Insurance Noodle, Willis needed management team expertise in small micro accounts. As lead executive, I established national relationships with carriers, renegotiated revenue contracts, participated in development of national strategy, and introduced a consolidation plan for this niche. From November 2010 to March 2014 (3 years 5 months) Senior Vice President, High Performance Programs Group @ Willis of IL • Start-up MGA • Achieve GWP of $15M Annual premium and a pretax return of over 30% within 24 months • Awarded Exceptional Producers Council in 2000 and 2001. From November 1998 to March 2002 (3 years 5 months) Assistant Vice President and Executive Program Manager @ TIG Insurance Company • Responsible for 30% of the company’s GWP • Lead the Sports Leisure and Entertainment Division. Helped division grow by 20%. Developed strategy to decrease loss ratio by 12% and increase IRR by 20% • Negotiated long-term MGA contracts and reinsurance treaties • Restructured division to improve efficiency, reduce expenses, and increase margin • Developed numerous products to reduce financial risk with large loss sensitive plans From 1995 to 1999 (4 years) Sales Representative @ Arthur J. Gallagher International Commercial property and casualty sale representative From January 1988 to January 1990 (2 years 1 month) Rolling Meadows, IL


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