RDI was founded by Paul Walther, CPCU, ARe, the firm's CEO and Principal Consultant.
Paul is a graduate (with an Insurance major) of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and has spent his entire career in the insurance and reinsurance industry.
That career included servicing accounts for a major reinsurance intermediary; underwriting and management assignments with several major insurance groups; responsibility for placing reinsurance protections; and managing the U.S. reinsurance operations of a major international consulting firm prior to forming RDI.
In addition to his purely consulting activities, Paul is a certified ARIAS arbitrator. In that capacity, he has served, and continues to serve on numerous arbitration panels to resolve reinsurance disputes. Paul is also the editor of the Journal of Reinsurance which is published by the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association.
He is also a frequent speaker/panelist at various industry meetings, and is often interviewed by trade journalists. In addition, Paul authors topical articles on reinsurance issues which have appeared in prominent trade publications.