About Risk Skills Center

Risk Skills Center was founded by Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Ed Kempkey, author of two books on risk management and decision-making. As a veteran of the industry, Ed observes that insurance only addresses hazard risks, which, as a category, only represents one-fourth of the risks faced by businesses today.  Additionally, hazard risks are negative, with nothing to be gained - there is no added value.

While there are many checklists for hazard risks, most organizations do not have a systematic process that anticipates threats to the achievement of their objectives while identifying opportunities to exploit for a competitive advantage.

Recognizing the need, Ed created Risk Skills Center to be an educational resource for small to mid-size companies. Based upon his many years of helping companies implement effective risk management programs, the range of offerings includes executive coaching on program design, board briefings and training, management and risk oversight committee training, and facilitating risk assessment workshops.

Ed has presented numerous seminars on a variety of risk management topics including safety and health, enterprise risk management, root cause incident investigation, business continuity planning, and human resource related subjects.

Ed has earned the designation CT31000 – Certified ISO 31000 Lead Trainer. This means he has demonstrated knowledge, proficiency and competence, and the skills and ability to train others about the ISO 31000 International Risk Management Standard. His picture has appeared on the front cover of a national risk management magazine in connection with a story on his work with the wine industry.

Ed is an experienced pilot and enjoys flying for pleasure and business. He holds a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings. In addition to flying, he enjoys riding his motorcycle on the back roads of the California North Coast.

Contact information:

Ed Kempkey, CRM, CT 31000
1500 Third Street, Suite B
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 265-2188
Email [email protected]