Who we are

Michael W. Cashman

CEO | President

Michael  W.  Cashman  is  a  seasoned  risk  management  executive  with over 30 years of executive experience in the Risk Management industry. As CEO and Chairman of E.W. Blanch Company, Mr. Cashman was instrumental in a successful NYSE Initial Public Offering after 22 years facilitating the growth of the company. He later served as Vice Chairman of AON Re Worldwide and Executive Vice President of AON Corporation, the world's largest insurance brokerage and risk management company. One of his responsibilities at AON was overseeing organization and development of the company's cyber commerce.
 
Mr.  Cashman has   also served on insurance company boards, including Pacific Pioneer Insurance Company and International Catastrophe Managers. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas and chaired the Investment Committee. He was instrumental in establishing an Endowed Chair of Insurance at the University and served on the Insurance Advisory Board.

Tony Haux

Chief Technology Officer | CISO

Tony Haux is seasoned engineer and technologist of 32 years who has pioneered many strategies to mitigate cyber security threats by implementing technology and creating training best practices for private data handling operations.  Prior to joining RiskSmart he held CIO and CTO positions for 10  years at Verifications, Inc. and IntePro, as well as senior technology positions at Honeywell headquarters, Pillsbury, and Burlington Northern while operating his technology consulting and placement firm Spitfire Technologies.  

Don McConnell

General Counsel

Don McConnell has served as General Counsel, Corporate Attorney, and Director of Credit in a legal and financial risk management capacity for the last 23 years for companies such as GMAC Residential Corp., Fingerhut Companies, Northwest Services Inc., and Green Tree Financial.

 

Mr. McConnell's senior level executive experience includes data security and privacy, structured finance, regulatory compliance, asset acquisition and disposition, corporate governance, and risk management. 

Greg Pfleider

Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing

Greg Pfleider has a 20 year history of successfully building businesses. For nearly 15 years Greg worked for several international investment banks building their regional platforms across multiple business verticals; equity and option trading, sales and investment banking. Creative and accomplished Executive with business expansion history and talent for identifying/leveraging new business development opportunities and positioning businesses as viable players in challenging markets.

 

Dynamic leader, motivator, and presenter with track record for establishing/managing high-profile accounts, penetrating peripheral vertical markets, and maximizing business growth and profitability. Insightful business builder with emphasis on innovation, customer service, and performance excellence.