SES Risk Solutions is a leading, tech-enabled provider of insurance services for large portfolios of real estate. SES has insured more than 185,000 assets and currently services more than 75,000 properties nationwide for fiduciaries and owners and managers of single-family rentals utilizing master policies. For more than 30 years, we have offered competitive and comprehensive insurance products with unparalleled service, and technology platforms for residential, commercial, farm, and land properties held in trusts.
In early 2014, SES expanded its product offerings and tailored its technology platform to address the evolving insurance needs of real estate investors who invest in residential properties with one to four units in the REO to rental market. Our focus on service, empowered by technology, enables us to bring a distinctive brand of expertise to the marketplace, which helps our broker partners and their clients gain a powerful competitive advantage.
Who we are is even more important than what we do. SES aims to be a distinct company. Our goal is for every member of the SES team to feel energized, engaged, and respected as a critical part of our success. We believe that by honoring and treating our employees well, our team will reciprocate by providing outstanding service to our clients. We also believe that when our employees feel valued and fulfilled at work, we support their greatest potentials of being better spouses, parents, friends, and members of their communities. This combination can build a team of ambitious difference makers.
SES is proud to be a socially engaged organization, active in the community, and creating the platform for team members to make lasting differences in their own communities. Each employee is encouraged to participate in the 40 company-paid community service hours, in addition to multiple company-sponsored service projects each year. Many employees use the full 40 hours of volunteer time and are grateful to have the extra time to serve in their communities. SES is the pioneer of the trust insurance market; we are the first company to provide this service since 1988. We try to honor our legacy each day as we look to find new and innovative strategies to help our clients achieve their goals, while generating long-term sustainability for our risk-bearing partners.
The Company was founded by Thad Smith, Bob Evans & Marc Schmidt
SES Insurance issues first Master Trust Policy
SES writes business coast to coast
Blair Schrum & Bill Mecklenburg become majority owners
SES expands into new customer group: Real Estate Investors
Acquired by Alliant Insurance Services
SES launched Small Multifamily Product
SES launched QUBIE an automated quote, bind, issues system
SES hits $100 Million in gross written premium
SES is a platform for people who aspire to be difference makers at work, at home, and in the community. We believe that business should be a place where people can have fun, be inspired, and be engaged.
We achieve success through our innovation and collaboration. By doing so, we simplify and strengthen our customers’ businesses which allows us to develop meaningful, long-term relationships.
We create insurance products and offer service and technology platforms to deliver uncommon solutions.
“At SES, I’m not confined to one role. I have the ability to collaborate with individuals in other areas of the company which has allowed me to view how the company works as a whole. This knowledge also allows me to leverage ideas from other departments and gain a better understanding of decision-making and strategy.”
“My favorite part about working at SES is that everyone is willing to step in and help at any time. We have such a diverse group, both professionally and culturally, and it really allows for collaboration from many different levels. It is truly refreshing to work with a group of individuals that actually care about the culture and live it daily.”
In my time at SES, I’ve grown personally and learned how to communicate and manage my time and money. I’ve also learned how to be more patient. Professionally, I have grown in my positions from Software Engineer to Senior Principal Engineer to now managing all the projects
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SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
The SES leadership team is a diverse group of entrepreneurial-minded individuals who have a large span of experience in the insurance industry. From technology to claims and underwriting, each leader brings a different background and expertise to the organization. The group includes individuals who have worked on large-scale operations and apply the same type of corporate discipline and customer-first approach to deliver best-in-class services.
Blair joined SES in 2010 as a Director and in 2012, he was majority owner and CEO. He has 20 years of experience offering master-policy property & casualty insurance, service, and technology to financial institutions. Blair was co-founder of ZC Sterling Corporation, now National General Lender Services, in 1996, where he was Business Line Executive for the hazard insurance and outsourcing business. He built a team that grew the premium base from $50 million to more than $600 million from 1997–2009. He is the former Mortgage Market Manager for Assurant Specialty Property, formerly American Security, and Consultant with Accenture and Deloitte-Touche. Blair has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bill joined SES as a Director in 2010 and transitioned to President in 2013. He was previously the CEO of Redwoods Managers, Inc. and the COO of The Redwoods Group—a specialty insurance organization that was named Top Small Workplaces in 2008 by The Wall Street Journal and the nonprofit organization, Winning Workplaces. Bill also served as a Managing Director of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, and he was a Senior Vice President and the leader of the property & casualty division of KEMPES, Inc. Bill has a degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
SHAUN SHENOUDACHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PROGRAMS EXECUTIVE
Shaun joined SES in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology, where he primarily focused on delivering customer value through innovation and excellent service. Shaun has more than 15 years of experience offering master-policy property & casualty insurance and service and technology to financial institutions. Prior to joining SES, Shaun held the position of Senior Vice President of Integrated Solutions and Analytics at QBE, where he focused on business transformation, customer experience optimization, and M&A integration initiatives. He has a degree in management information systems and received his MBA from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
CHRIS CAMPBELLCHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER
Chris joined SES as a Vice President-Broker Developer in 2014 and transitioned to Vice President-Product Manager in 2016. He was previously the Vice President of Product Management for Berkley Underwriting Partners, a W.R. Berkley company, for eight years. Chris has more than 25 years of industry experience on the carrier side with experience working for Farmers Insurance, Guaranty National, Kemper, and W.R. Berkley. He earned a degree in political science/economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kurt PetersenVICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT MANAGER
Kurt Petersen joined SES as VP Product Manager of our Master Trust insurance program in 2022. Over the last decade Kurt was a VP Product Manager for lender placed insurance with Assurant, a fortune 500 company. He has over 25 years of P&C insurance leadership experience and over 30 years working for and with various financial institutions. Kurt has a BA from Cal Poly SLO and an EMBA from Chapman University.
SES is an energetic and growth-oriented workplace comprised of talented and committed professionals who seek to make a difference at work, at home, and in the community. We are interested in passionate, quantitative, and service-oriented individuals who love to collaborate with others and build lasting relationships. Our associates add value to our clients by engaging with them cross-functionally.Current Opportunities