Jim Untiedt, CPCU, ARM, is President and Client Advocate at CRIS. Since 1982, Jim has provided Risk Management advice, business plan support, claim advocacy, and insurance program negotiation for the construction and development industries. He has been an active member of the Silicon Valley CFMA chapter since 1988 and was a past chapter president in 2014. He is a frequent speaker on insurance and risk issues, having presented to a variety of industry associates, including CFMA. Jim is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Political Science, and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Risk Management, and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist designations. Jim spends the majority of his time helping clients build businesses, increase profits, and reduce risk. Jim is also a Construction Practice Leader for Acrisure Construction. Acrisure, LLC, dba PentaRisk Insurance Services, LLC, is a Top 10 privately owned broker in the U.S. and is a Top 5 broker for construction based on premiums written. With more than 180 offices and 5,500+ employees across the U.S., Acrisure represents more than 6,200 contractors.