Dancing with the Black Elephant


Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School-
Dancing with the Black Elephant (DWBE) is a podcast series focused on the topic of enterprise risk management and related topics. The goal of the podcast is to feature the latest thinking in ERM and current practices as they apply to real world examples. DWBE will feature speakers from around the risk management practice area, including connected fields of business continuity and disaster recovery, crisis and emergency management, and mitigation.


Dancing with the Black Elephant navigateright Episode

E6 - Riding The Wave Dante Disparte Chairman Risk Cooperative

In this episode, I spoke with Dante Disparte, who is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategy, risk and capital management firm focused on mid-market opportunities, market expansion and innovation on a global scale. He is the co-author of the book “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” and was recently selected as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and among the top 100 most influential leaders in D.C., in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list. Prior to forming Risk Cooperative, Mr. Disparte served as the managing director of Clements Worldwide, a leading insurance brokerage with customers in more than 170 countries. He is also the Vice Chairman and Head of Policy and Communications for the Libra Association. We about his proposed idea for a public/private initiative to fund bioterrorism and pandemic preparedness, the potential impacts to the insurance industry, and what risk managers can do to better prepare for a pandemic. The World Needs a DARPA-Style Project to Prevent Pandemics by Tom Ridge and Dante Disparte https://hbr.org/2017/04/the-world-needs-a-darpa-style-project-to-prevent-pandemics