Jim Blinn is Executive Vice President of Client Solutions at Advisen. In this role, Jim helps drive success with both new and existing Advisen clients.
He was previously responsible for the global teams that develop and grow Advisen’s proprietary Loss Insight, and Policy Insight databases. He also worked closely with Advisen’s global sales & client management teams by directing Advisen’s consulting and content development engagements. He also leads the popular quarterly D&O litigation webinar series.
Jim joined Advisen as a Principal in March 2002. He previously spent five years as a Managing Partner at Ernst & Young where he was responsible within the Americas for the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) business advisory service. Jim also worked at Reliance National in the Risk Management Services Division for five years where he assisted in the structuring and implementation of risk financing programs that responded to the unique needs of clients. Jim began his insurance career in 1980 as a Principal at Tillinghast where he worked for 11 years.
Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Yale University in 1977, and he received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Spencer Educational Foundation, and he is a previous member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Risk Management and The Self-Insurer magazines. He is a frequent speaker at Advisen conferences as well as events organized by RIMS, PLUS, TMPAA, IRMI, and has been quoted in Advisen News as well as Risk Management, CFO, Risk & Insurance, Business Insurance, and a slew of other P&C periodicals. Jim also co-authored the ARM 56 textbook, and he is a past Chairman of the Self-Insurance Institute of America.
He is based in New York, NY.