About Strategic Decision Solutions

Founded in 2016 as an enterprise risk management consulting firm, Strategic Decision Solutions has grown into a team of seasoned risk and strategy practitioners that deliver lasting results to common and not-so-common insurance industry challenges.

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The collective multi-disciplinary background of enterprise risk management, finance, internal audit, and operations, among others, coupled with on-the-ground experience during turbulent insurance markets, enables SDS to provide insurers and supporting entities like MGAs and third-party administrators with a fresh perspective and tailored solutions. We work collaboratively with clients, which means that our solutions will always consider your company’s unique history, culture, and needs.

Learn more about individual team members’ experiences and specialties below.

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Location: Florida, United States

Carol’s specialty areas include:

  • Workshop Facilitation 
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Executive Leadership
  • Relationship Management
  • Thought Leadership


CEO and Principal Consultant

Carol provides expertise in the discipline of strategy and enterprise risk management. After receiving her Accounting degree from the University of West Florida, she began her career in the insurance industry and continued working while earning her Master of Science degree in Risk Management/Insurance from Florida State University.

She has worked in and with the insurance industry for 20+ years in various capacities, including financial analysis, company licensing, financial examinations, data analytics, enterprise risk management, and strategy, first with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and later with Citizens Property and Insurance Corporation.

Seeing a need for better decision-making and risk management practices across the industry, Carol started her own consulting firm to help a broader range of companies realize their goals and achieve a level of certainty in a volatile market.

Location: Michigan, United States

Ron’s specialty areas include:

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Accounting and Reporting


Ron provides expertise across all facets of governance, risk and compliance, as well as corporate finance. Ron attended the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. After graduating with high honors, Ron began his career at a “Big 8” public accounting firm and became a CPA. 

During his seven years in public accounting, Ron served clients in many industries including insurance, healthcare, utilities, and manufacturing. Since leaving public accounting, Ron has served in a variety of roles across the finance, governance and risk spectrum, including controller/CAO, Chief Internal Auditor, and Chief Financial Officer at companies including CNA, Lincoln Financial Group, Hatteras Financial Corp, and FedNat Holding Company. 

Currently, Ron serves as a Consultant with SDS, helping insurance companies in all facets of finance, governance and risk management, including regulatory compliance.

Location: Florida, United States

Lita’s specialty areas include:

  • Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks
  • Risk Management Information Systems (RMIS)
  • Data Mining, Metrics, and Analytics


Lita provides expertise in the disciplines of risk management and enterprise risk management. After receiving her degree from the University of Maryland in Information Systems Management, she spent two decades building her expertise in risk management. Lita has a solid history of assisting companies in various industries, including aviation, banking & finance, energy & gas, insurance, offshore renewables, aerospace, and non-profits. She has served in a variety of roles where she led their Risk Appetite transformation and developed their merger and acquisitions risk management process. 

As a consultant with Strategic Decision Solutions, Lita helps insurance companies integrate core risk concepts and methodologies that provide a roadmap of value for their enterprise risk management programs.

Location: Florida, United States

Jim’s specialty areas include:

  • Company Formation / Sunset Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • SOX and state compliance in complex environments


Jim provides Strategic Decision Solutions with experience in outsourcing, fintech, captive development, agency networks, program management, statutory compliance, system selection, and “Go to Market” strategy. He served in a variety of senior roles for Zurich and WR Berkley and was a founder of Risk Retention Pool Managers and OUM Group. Jim has co-managed 24-hour development teams with Indian consulting giant Infosys and China-based Pactera in both waterfall and Agile environments. He has served insurance industry associations including ACORD, the Society of CIC, and the agency network SecureRisk®. His expertise includes Vendor Selection, Enterprise Risk Management, Process Analysis, and Value Realization. His clients have included Alliance, Allstate, Chubb, GenRe, Fireman’s Fund, Northwestern Mutual, Travelers, and VISA. 

Jim is now a Senior Consultant working exclusively with SDS to help insurance companies navigate today’s global financial and technical landscapes.

Location: Florida, United States

Neil’s specialty areas include:

  • Internal Audit Planning and Oversight
  • Risk Assessment
  • Internal Control Design and Implementation
  • Process Improvement / Continuous Improvement


Neil provides expertise in the disciplines of internal audit, process improvement, enterprise risk management, and business strategy. After receiving his degree from Florida International University in Accounting, he began working in public accounting with PwC. Since leaving PwC, he has held internal audit roles of increasing responsibility at companies spanning several industries. He has worked for both publicly traded and privately held companies of various sizes, complexities, and geographic footprints. For the past 5 years, he has led the internal audit department of a publicly traded property and casualty insurer. 

Now, as a Consultant with Strategic Decision Solutions, Neil helps insurance companies design and implement financial and operational controls, optimize processes, implement a continuous improvement mindset, enhance decision-making practices, and establish enterprise risk management programs.

Location: North Carolina, United States

Lewis’s specialty areas include:

  • Financial Analysis and Statutory Reporting
  • Internal Controls Implementation
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Strategic Support


Lewis is an experienced Finance and Operations professional in the insurance industry. With the CPA, CMA, and CPCU designations, he has an excellent foundation for the challenges of P&L management, GAAP reporting, and statutory reporting. Having begun his professional career at Allstate in the late 1970’s, he learned how insurance companies operate through one of the industry leaders. Through his executive roles at Bank of America and Ally Financial, he received exposure with M&A projects, Six Sigma, expense analysis, vendor management, and identifying growth ventures. More recently, he has been called on to assist start-up companies as well as insurers with reporting issues. As a hybrid Finance/Accounting leader, Lewis is comfortable discussing strategic outlook or closing the books. Whatever the role, he enjoys facing challenges and making impactful changes.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Eula’s specialty areas include:

  •  Enterprise Risk Management
  •  Business Continuity
  •  Disaster Recovery
  •  Crisis Management


Eula Moore provides expertise in the disciplines of Business Resilience and Enterprise Risk Management. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Central State University majoring in Computer Science, she later obtained a Master of Science degree from Boston University in Enterprise Risk Management and have worked in various industries, including Insurance, Financial Services Technology (SaaS), and HR & Payroll Solutions. She served in a variety of roles, including IT Recovery Manger, Sr. Business Continuity Planner, Enterprise Risk Manager and Director of Operational Risk Management where she helped company’s proactively assess and mitigate risks and strengthen recoverability through strong governance processes, progressive recovery exercises. She has worked to increase overall comprehensive resilience solutions to protect organizations in the event of a disaster. 

Now Eula is a SDS consultant who helps insurance companies incorporate best practice for the maturation of enterprise risk management and business resilience programs.

Location: Georgia, United States


Darlene is an accomplished executive assistant with 20+ years of experience in providing comprehensive support for daily operations, large-scale event planning, and strategic initiatives. In previous roles, she thrived in areas of project management, acting as a motivational leader to meet target milestones and surpass performance goals. Darlene’s skillsets help Strategic Decisions Solutions thrive through collaborative management and streamlined process implementation. Darlene loves spending her personal time with her five boys and volunteering with her local church.

Location: FLORIDA, United States


Nathan has played a multi-faceted role within Strategic Decision Solutions since its founding in 2016. His primary responsibilities involve increasing the company’s online visibility and building the SDS brand through engaging blog and magazine content. Nathan has worked as a copywriter and ghostwriter for over 15 years helping companies in a variety of industries. Besides ongoing publication and other marketing initiatives, he also assists SDS with a variety of administrative needs behind the scenes. 

In his personal time, Nathan enjoys a wide range of activities, including reading, working out, walking the family dogs, backroads traveling, gardening, and spending time with his wife and son.

Location: Florida, United States


Ashley provides Strategic Decision Solutions with expertise in the disciplines of Enterprise Risk Management and Project Management. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Risk Management and Insurance, she worked in the property and casualty sector for years, including a stint on the regulatory side. She learned project management while working for a $7+ billion P&C insurer where she also put the theory of ERM into practice as a Senior Risk Analyst. Now Ashley manages the portfolio for SDS to help ensure the success of external client engagements and internal projects. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys camping with her family and writing books on faith and cast-iron cooking.

Location: California, United States


Emily provides Strategic Decision Solutions with expertise in the areas of operations and project management. She has worked in process improvement for years, where she has contributed to developing business controls, policies, procedures, and best practices to maximize client delivery. She thrives in roles that allow her to lead with an empathy-first orientation to the achievement of strategic initiatives. Now as a key member of SDS, Emily helps enable the business by managing all client engagements and creating new tools and resources to better optimize client engagements and internal operations. Emily enjoys spending time with her family and pets, traveling around the world, and being outside with her son.

Jackie, SDS
Location: New Jersey, United States


Jackie provides SDS expertise in the disciplines of graphic design and social media management. She has worked in the content creation and marketing industries for 4 years as a freelancer for small businesses, curated e-commerce brands, and media personalities. Her skillsets help Strategic Decision Solutions produce aesthetically engaging and functional graphics. In her personal time, Jackie spends time gardening, baking, and editing manuscripts for aspiring authors.