Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
As the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Captive Resources (CRI), George Rusu is responsible for the overall representation of the company to its captive clients, as well as the strategic oversight and direction of all CRI operations. He has also served as a director of numerous companies, including an investment fund for CRI client captives and industry associations.
Rusu has led the growth of CRI for more than 35 years, always maintaining a competitive edge. “Rather than compete with others in the area of conventional insurance that already had great solutions, I looked for an area in our industry that could be improved,” he says. “That led me to the area of group captives, which seemed underserved by our industry. I then was fortunate enough to surround myself with a great team of people, far smarter than me, who helped me develop the area of group captives to solve our members’ needs. If you can solve the problems of others, you will always be needed."
Rusu says insurance is special in that professionals get to learn about hundreds of industries during their careers, not just one or two. As a result, it offers untold opportunities for young people.
“I’d recommend anyone joining our industry find something within it that they can make their own and improve,” he says. “If you find something that you uniquely enjoy doing, then you will never work another day in your life. You will simply wake up every day doing something you enjoy. I believe the insurance industry has some of the nicest and most interesting people within it. It’s been my pleasure to be a part of this unique community.”