Vice President, Risk Management Advisor
Steve’s goal is to become a “trusted advisor” to his clients. He accomplishes this by advocating for his customers and addressing their needs on a daily basis. Attention to detail and servicing his client’s needs are his top priorities. He takes a “consultative approach” with his clients by making sure his customers are properly protected as well as educated with regard to all of the options available to them in the insurance marketplace. His philosophy is not to just sell a customer more insurance but to find the most cost effective options to handle a company’s risk management needs. This may be accomplished by transferring a customer’s liabilities to other responsible parties through contracts and/or agreements, by taking steps from a safety standpoint to mitigate exposure to loss, or by implementing management practices that provide for checks and balances to reduce a certain risk. His goal for a customer’s insurance program is to have a comprehensive program that is aggressively priced as well as making sure his clients are proactive from a risk management perspective. This will ultimately protect the company’s assets and lessen their overall insurance costs.
Steve handles Haylor, Freyer & Coon’s larger complex accounts. His accounts are both domestic and internationally based and they include privately held and publicly traded companies. His knowledge of insurance products is wide ranging from guaranteed cost options and international products to the alternative marketplace, including captives and self-insurance.
Steve is an owner, a member of Haylor’s Executive Team, and the unit leader in charge of the Commercial Business Unit. He has over 25 years of experience in the Insurance Industry. He was also a member of Syracuse’s Common Council for eight years and played a major role in the successful redevelopment of a historic area in the City of Syracuse. Steve lives in Dewitt, NY, is married and has four children. He is an active coach of youth sports, mainly basketball which is one of his passions.