About Us

Advanced Risk Solutions is led by Bob Gagne, CPCU and Jamie L. Volkens, CIC. As the name implies, Advanced Risk Solutions specializes in providing sophisticated insurance products and quantitative analysis along with cutting edge risk management consulting to the PEO industry.


Bob Gagne, CPCU, Founder and President

Bob graduated from Rutgers College in 1979 and shortly thereafter began his insurance career with Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance where he was promoted to Regional Manager in the Kansas City office in 1993. After a 13 year career with Lumbermen’s Bob joined Lockton Companies and became a Senior Vice President. It was during his tenure with Lockton that Bob was introduced to the world of the Professional Employment Industry-PEO. In 2001 Bob formed his own company, Advanced Risk Solutions. For over twenty years Bob has been writing insurance for the PEO industry and has become one of the foremost experts in placing worker’s compensation for firms in this industry.

  Jamie L. Volkens, CIC, Sr. Vice President

Jamie has over 25 years of Property and Casualty insurance experience with expertise in Workers Compensation and Risk Management. She worked for Liberty Mutual as an Account Executive for nearly 14 years prior to joining Advanced Risk Solutions as a partner in the company. In addition to her critical role at a senior operations level with Advanced Risk Solutions, Jamie’s day to day involvement with our clients allow us to deliver unparalleled service in a demanding and complex insurance and regulatory environment. In fact, Jamie is considered to be one of the leading technical experts in delivering worker’s compensation and risk management solutions to the Professional Employment Industry.

Jamie is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and holds a CIC – Certified Insurance Counselors, insurance designation. In addition to being a licensed Property and Casualty Agent, she also holds a Life and Health Insurance license.