Sentinel Adds Depth to Carolinas’ Risk Management Team

Sentinel Risk Advisors this week announced notable additions to its risk management team with the hiring of attorney Jacqueline Handel and loss control expert Jessica Rasoulyan. Handel and Rasoulyan add depth to Sentinel’s Risk Performance Group, an elite team of risk managers who work to measure and mitigate immediate risks while positioning clients for future success.

Sentinel—the Carolinas’ premier risk management firm—is headquartered in the Triangle, with offices in Raleigh and Greenville. The firm will open its Charlotte office on May 1, with plans to expand to other areas in the Carolinas’ over the next three-to-five years.

In her new role as Director of Rick Transfer and Due Diligence, Jacqueline Handel manages and mitigates complex risk scenarios for Sentinel clients. A licensed attorney, Handel develops strategies that optimize profitability through contractual risk transfer, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and performance risk review.

Handel earned her law degree from Elon University, after which she worked in private practice representing businesses through estate administration, corporate formation, legal documentation review and compliance. Prior to law school, Handel double majored in criminal justice and forensic science at ECU.  She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

As Director of Risk Control, Jessica Rasoulyan’s professional passion puts Sentinel clients on the path to workplace safety, compliance and optimal profitability. Rasoulyan holds the highest industry designation possible in the loss control field. She provides workplace and occupational safety guidance and training, and assures compliance standards are met for businesses with a diverse set of operational risk portfolios.

Rasoulyan got her professional start in compliance at the NC Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement and the NC Department of Labor (OSHA). During those years, Rasoulyan developed a passion for risk compliance and loss prevention. After earning a Master’s degree in occupational safety from East Carolina University, Rasoulyan further honed her skills in the insurance arena in a consultative role.

About Sentinel Risk Advisors

Sentinel is a premier insurance brokerage firm with a reputation for exceptional client experience in 36 states. The Raleigh-based firm offers a broad scope of property, casualty, and risk management services for today’s global marketplace. Clients depend on Sentinel to protect their assets, preserve their wealth, and elevate their personal and professional position. Our core business is risk mitigation and insurance brokerage services, but our greatest endeavor is investing in the success of the clients we represent. For more information, visit

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