Jay Sampson

Executive Managing Director - Risk Optimization Group

Jay Sampson

Jay Sampson, Executive Managing Directors, leads Beecher Carlson’s Risk Optimization Group, which is comprised of the alternative risk, captive management, actuarial, analytics, claims, risk control, and ZOOM® teams and resources. He is responsible for structuring the group to provide the best service and most innovative solutions for clients. With more than 25 years of experience, Jay has extensive knowledge on primary and excess casualty insurance coverage and structures, property insurance, and captive utilization.

Prior to leading the Risk Optimization Group, Jay served as Managing Director, managing teams servicing some of Beecher Carlson’s largest clients. Before joining Beecher Carlson, Jay worked at Aon Risk Services for 18 years. Holding several positions during his tenure at Aon, he spent the last several years managing the client executive practice for Atlanta, acting as the Strategic Account Manager for most of Aon’s largest clients in the southeast and managing the largest clients in the Atlanta office. Jay began his career in the risk management department of Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, which gave him an acute understanding of the challenges risk managers face and the need for superior service from their risk advisors. Jay holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia with a major in Risk Management and Insurance. He also served on the advisory board for Georgia State University’s Center for Enterprise Risk Management.