Mark Di Nola is the Principal Consultant at RyeRisk Consulting, LLC and has extensive experience in investigating and evaluating ski area accidents. Mr. Di Nola has investigated and evaluated thousands of ski area incidents across North America. Recognized as an industry authority on ski area operational best practices, risk management and generally accepted practices and principles employed by the ski industry, having presented operational best practices and risk management seminars for ski areas, National Ski Patrol, National Ski Areas Association, various Regional Ski Area Associations and other industry groups.


Experience

RYERISK CONSULTING, LLC., Manchester, NH
2009- present
Principal Consultant

  • Provided expert witness and consulting services across North America, including catastrophic incident loss analysis, liability and exposure evaluation, incident investigation and reconstruction.
  • Collaborated, developed, created and produced informative graphic presentation exhibits for use in depositions and courtroom.
  • Managed all aspects of business development, business management, marketing, and customer relations.


MERCHANTS FLEET MANAGEMENT, Hooksett, NH
2011-2014
Corporate Insurance and Risk Manager

Responsible for all Insurance and Risk Management activities for the organization. 
Oversee all workplace safety programs; coordinate the commercial insurance coverage’s while managing both the outsourced self insured physical damage claims program and the commercial auto liability claims program.
Partner with Lease Sales Executives in underwriting new insurance business for the Corporate Fleet Leasing Division.

WILLIS PROGRAMS / MOUNTAINGUARD Portsmouth, NH
1984-2009
Vice President of Claims

  • Designed comprehensive risk management and safety data analysis to improve ski safety.
  • Provided operational inspection services to ski areas evaluating risk management, loss control, ski safety and ski area management practices.
  • Made recommendations to Ski Area and Department Managers for ski safety improvement based on my findings.
  • Provided field training to ski areas to assist them in improving their risk management and loss control policies.
  • Conceived, produced and presented multiple risk management, loss control and ski safety training seminars and resources for ski areas and clients across North America including the National Ski Area Association, the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Association of Ski Defense Attorneys, Cross Country Ski Areas Association and various state and regional Ski Area Associations.
  • Visited and/or provided claim, incident analysis, risk management and loss control services to ski areas in 31 states, Italy and Canada.
  • Investigated several thousand ski accidents, hundreds of catastrophic ski incidents and directed attorneys in complex skiing-related litigation across North America.
  • Attending hearings, depositions, mediations, trials; evaluated the effectiveness of ski liability experts and selected ski area liability experts.
  • Acted as a Risk Management resource to individual ski areas and the ski industry.
  • Working as a partner with the ski areas and the ski industry, I identified specific industry issues and helped created long-term risk management, loss control and ski safety solutions.
  • Researched, evaluated and analyzed raw incident and loss data to identify trends and propose risk management and loss control solutions to Ski Areas and the Ski Industry for loss prevention and loss reduction.
  • Presented PowerPoint presentations summarizing the incident analysis and risk management / loss control recommendations Ski Areas and the Ski Industry.
  • Designed and implemented an access database that enabled comprehensive risk management including loss control, underwriting, sales, claims, litigation and risk management functions. The advanced reporting and analytics supported an environment of continuous improvement in risk management, claims management and ski safety.
  • Technical mentor in risk management, loss control, claims to Ski Areas, Ski Industry and staff.
  • Supervised Ski Area Litigation, attorneys, strategies and budgets across North America.


COMMERCIAL UNION INSURANCE COMPANY, Rochester, NH
1979-1984
Senior Claims Adjuster/Adjuster

  • Successfully handled 65 new lost time workers compensative assignments per month arising from the multi billion-dollar construction site at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Directed the efforts of workers compensation attorneys and attended all hearings at the New Hampshire Labor Commission.
  • Handled Commercial, Property, Auto and Homeowners claims arising in the region.


Education 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 

ARM Associate in Risk Management, American Institute for CPCU, Malvern, PA


Professional Affiliations


​Society of Risk Management Consultants (SRMC) www.srmsociety.org


Appointments

Society of Risk Management Consultants - Board of Directors

Ski Safety Professional
Office: 603-232-2500
Cell:    603-781-1329
mark@ryeriskconsulting.com

my experience

Ski Liability Expert