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Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.

Van Carlson
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Carlson has over twenty five years of experience within the risk management industry. Van began his career with Farmers Insurance Group as an agent; eventually growing his book to be among the largest in his home state of Idaho. Van focuses Strategic Risk Alternatives on risk management primarily and facilitates SRA to assess and solve for the risks our clients have. Van’s primary goal is to continue the upward growth of SRA and continue to develop new products to bring to market.

Bill McKernan
President of Business Development

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Mr. McKernan has an extensive background in sales and corporate management. As an SRA team member, Bill helps to facilitate further sales growth and establish a more corporate culture within our growing company. Bill is responsible for educating Strategic Risk Alternatives’ wholesalers and field marketing agents, as needed, to ensure their understanding of the reinsurance process and risk management tools SRA offers and to further advance sales growth among SRA’s network of wholesalers and field marketing agents.

Dustin Carlson
President of Risk Management & Finance

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Mr. Carlson oversees the internal operations of SRA, as well as the operations of all reinsurance companies administered by SRA. Dustin has been with SRA since its inception and has been fundamental in establishing and improving our internal and external operations. Dustin also coordinates with clients’ other professional advisors, whether it be a Certified Public Accountant, Attorney or a company’s Chief Financial Officer to ensure proper management of each reinsurance company and related individual clients and producing companies.

Ed Bryan
Director of Business Development

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Mr. Bryan brings over 15 years of sales and operations management experience to SRA with a consistent history of leading high-performing sales teams and operational excellence. Ed oversees the day-to-day management of reinsurance companies administered by SRA and facilitates the needs of the individual clients and producing companies. Ed also works to refine and optimize our CRM platform. 

Bre Cohen
Business Development & Marketing Manager

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Miss Cohen is responsible for all aspects of marketing within SRA including events, digital marketing, branding, collateral, strategic partnerships and identifying new marketing opportunities. She supports sales by providing wholesalers and agents with up-to-date educational material to ensure their careful understanding of the reinsurance process and risk management tools SRA offers.

Clay Ogden
National Business Development Manager

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Mr. Ogden brings a passion for building and strengthening relationships in his role as an area wholesaler. Many of Clay’s business relationships have been developed on the golf course; where he has an extensive background. Clay was a collegiate golfer at Brigham Young University, and after graduating went on to golf professionally on the Nationwide, Web.com, Canadian and mini tours. In his role as National Business Development Manager, Clay, interacts with business owners, financial advisors, CPA firms, consulting firms and health brokers to explain SRA’s risk management strategies and assist his area field marketing representatives throughout the sales process.

Tim Pruitt
Reinsurance Manager

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Mr. Pruitt oversees the day-to-day management of all reinsurance companies administered by SRA and facilitates the needs of the individual clients and producing companies. Tim is responsible for annual reporting and collection of all required tax documentation for each managed reinsurance company. Tim’s duties also include reporting dividends and other reinsurance company transactions.

Sam Solberg
Account Manager

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Mr. Solberg is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in Finance and Accounting. Sam assists the Client Reinsurance team with the day-to-day operations and assists the sales team by gathering research and following up with potential clients. Sam handles the preparation and communication of policies and tax information to all managed reinsurance companies. Along with these duties, Sam also helps maintain both reinsurance customers and representative relationships throughout the year

Kaitlin Becar
Senior Tax Accountant

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Kaitlin is a Certified Public Account who graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Finance and Accounting. She has experience in public accounting doing tax work for investment management firms and large corporations. Kaitlin manages the day to day financial operations, assists in tax preparation for all reinsurance companies, and provides internal audit support.

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