Robert (Bob) Bernens

Founder Emeritus, Retired

Risk management is all about knowing the right way to accept risk. At CORE, we encourage our clients to be confident in taking on risks — and to be confident in their understanding of risks that are unmanageable or financially unbearable.

My insurance education began at the University of Cincinnati in 1972. For over 35 years I’ve specialized in risk management, working with clients across the globe to help them manage their total cost of risk to achieve their business goals. I can say with the authority of a seasoned risk manager, there is always something exciting to discover or learn in this industry.

What I enjoy most about risk management consulting is meeting new people and learning about their lives and their businesses. I also enjoy working with the team we’ve built at CORE — our combined technical knowledge and practical experience provides a level of depth that allows us to support each other while also supporting our clients.

After thirty years of leading the CORE Risk Services team, Bob retired at the beginning of April 2023.

Garden and Game

I live on 70 acres of land in Southeast Indiana. Since some of my favorite ways to spend my time include fishing, hunting and gardening, it’s the perfect place to call home and to welcome my two sons and their families.

Industry experience

  • Steel
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Heavy machinery
  • Aerospace
  • Engineering
  • Building products
  • Construction
  • Finance and banking
  • Insurance
  • Telecommunications
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Non-profits

Regional experience

  • United States
  • Canada
  • England
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Argentina
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Philippines
  • Australia

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