PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- York Risk Services Group (York), a premier national provider of claims management, managed care and risk management services, today announced the promotion of Rick Taketa to the position of President. He will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer. In his expanded role, Taketa will have responsibility for all operational, financial and customer-facing activities for the company.
"Rick has been instrumental in leading the drive for operational excellence at York. More importantly, he has led our strategy to focus on specific customers segments that has enabled us to become the preeminent provider in those segments and materially make a difference in our customers' success," said Anthony Galioto, CEO of York Risk Services Group. "York and our customers have benefitted from Rick's commitment to innovation, quality and driving down the cost of risk."
In addition to his prior role as Chief Operating Officer, Taketa was President, Commercial Business for York Risk Services Group and also served as York's Chief Strategy Officer. His oversight responsibilities included York Programs, York Public Entity, Risk Management Practices, Alternative Risk Solutions, York Pooling businesses, York SLA, and WellComp, as well as oversight over York subsidiaries.
"This is an exciting time to be at York and to serve as the company's President," said Taketa. "We continue to find ways to focus on our customers through customized services, industry specific expertise, technology and a client oriented culture. Tony and I, along with our entire team, share a commitment to make York the preeminent provider of specialized insurance services in the markets we serve."
Mr. Taketa joined York from Southern California Risk Management Associates, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he was a co-founder and managing director of a private investment group and a corporate securities lawyer. Mr. Taketa earned his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.
About York Risk Services Group
York Risk Services Group Inc. is a premier provider of claims-handling, specialized loss adjusting, managed care, pool administration, loss control and other risk management and insurance services. York provides risk management and managed care solutions to a wide variety of strategic partners, including insurance carriers, self insureds, brokers, wholesalers, MGAs, programs, risk pools and public entities. York delivers customized claims solutions for all lines of business, including property, liability, products liability, ocean and inland marine, environmental, transportation and logistics, construction, and workers' compensation. York is based in Parsippany, New Jersey and has nearly 2,800 employees.
Visit us on the web at www.yorkrsg.com.
For more information, contact:
Anne W. Ellis
Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications
York Risk Services Group, Inc.
Tel: (973) 404-1282
E-mail: [email protected]
SOURCE York Risk Services Group