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. 

Tim Olish

EVP Business Development

Tim Olish was the V.P. of Sales and Business Development for INSUREtrust, a provider of Cyber Liability insurance, digital risk management and security services. Mr. Olish has a history of building national sales teams, successfully introducing new services and products into the healthcare, financial, legal and other industries.


Mr. Olish has nearly 12 years of experience in the data security marketplace and more than 30 years of business development experience for computer related services. His primary area of expertise for the last 10 years has been digital risk transfer/risk management and digital business recovery. He has held senior sales and marketing positions with General Electric, Honeywell and Rockwell. 

M.J. Vaidya

Senior Advisor | Product Development

M.J. Vaidya has over 21 years of experience including holding executive positions at General Motors, Abbott Labs, and PwC and is an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches in the cyber  security M.S. degree program. As the Global Product Services CISO for GM and the Global CISO for Abbott Labs he was responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive cyber security strategy, risk management program, and security operations. He has also held leadership positions at large consulting organizations and advised global Fortune 500 companies in managing security risk, enabling product security, establishing security operations, and developing business continuity & disaster recovery programs.
As a RiskSmart Senior Advisor, M.J. is responsible for providing product development expertise and direction, industry expertise and insights, and assisting in creating, building and maintaining its web based information risk management software solutions and specialized information risk systems and services.