Jerry Messick

Jerry has over 38 years’ experience in the insurance and alternative risk transfer industry and is CEO of Unity Captive Solutions.  Before that he was a principal and CEO for Elevate Risk Solutions.  With operations in Arizona, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii and New York, Elevate is a captive and alternative risk consulting and risk solution services firm that focuses on multiple industries and trade groups, as well as providing comprehensive enterprise risk management services to companies ranging from $20 million to $12 billion in assets.

Prior to becoming CEO of Elevate, Jerry was with a national provider of alternative risk services since 1985, where he held senior management positions with responsibility for loss control, marketing, finance, and insurance company operations.  Jerry was heavily involved with updating the legislation in Oklahoma governing captives.  In his position with Elevate, he is an approved captive and traditional insurance company manager in multiple jurisdictions, both onshore and off.

Jerry surrounds his personal life with his wife Kristin and 4 boys.  He is a licensed pilot, scuba diver, and nationwide competitor in action pistol shooting.  Jerry currently serves as Past-Chairman of the Board for the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, Founding Member and Founding President of the Oklahoma Captive Insurance Association, owner of Unity Investigations, a private investigation agency focusing on nonprofit organizations, Chairman of the Captive Committee of the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA), faculty member of, and is a proud recipient of the Associate of Captive Insurance designation from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education where he serves as faculty and member of the ICCIE board of directors.


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