Sentinel Welcomes Mitchell as Chief Risk Manager

Lisa Mitchell, a senior level risk manager formerly with Quintiles, will head up the newly-formed Risk Performance Group at Sentinel Risk Advisors, the company announced this week. The Raleigh-based firm is North Carolina’s premier, independently owned insurance brokerage. The growing firm has offices in Charlotte and Greenville; three new locations are slated to open by late 2018.

Mitchell will take a lead role in expanding Sentinel’s elite brand of risk management offerings. As Senior Director of Risk Management, Mitchell will act as principal of the Risk Performance Group, a top-notch band of loss prevention and risk control experts who, together, marshal the highest level of expertise in the Carolinas. In addition to her duties as the firm’s chief risk manager, Mitchell will be available to work consultatively with businesses as a fractional risk manager.

With a 30-year career in the risk management arena under her belt, Mitchell brings to Sentinel an elevated perspective on risk management; one that views a company’s risk portfolio not as a series of exposures, but a sequence of opportunities that allow a company to grow and diversify.

Mitchell’s experience managing risk for one of the largest clinical research organizations in the world gives her both an unparalleled depth of field and a unique set of problem-solving skills, according to Sentinel Managing Partner Jim Holmes.

“As risk managers, our job is to care as much about the risks that face your business as you do,” Holmes said. “Lisa understands the true cost of risk better than probably anyone in our industry, and she’s going to be an exceptionally good advocate for our clients as a result.”

Mitchell got her start in the risk management industry during a 20-year stint at Bausch and Lomb in her native Rochester, New York. She relocated to Raleigh-Durham for the position at Quintiles. While at Quintiles, Mitchell led collaborative teams through multifaceted risk management projects and programs.

She joins Sentinel with an impressive level of expertise across all major areas of the risk management spectrum, including enterprise risk management, international quality standards and regulations in manufacturing and clinical research, complex professional liability exposures, worker’s compensation, disaster recovery, business continuity, actuarial analysis, occupational safety and health, cyber and product liability.

“One of the things I’m most looking forward to at Sentinel is addressing risk holistically for our clients,” Mitchell said. “What I love most about my job is the ability to change a company’s mindset from ‘What do we have to do to be compliant?’ to “What can we do to get the best possible outcome?’”

About Sentinel Risk Advisors

Sentinel is a premier risk management and 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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