About afinida Risk

At Afinida Risk, we understand that navigating the complex landscape of occupational safety, risk management, safety compliance and workers’ compensation is crucial for businesses to thrive in today’s dynamic environment. Our mission is to empower organizations with innovative solutions and strategic insights to effectively identify, assess, and mitigate risks.

Showcasing the Afinida Risk Team composed of  10 people, including Julie, our COO.

Who We Are

Afinida Risk Management is a team of seasoned professionals with extensive expertise in occupational health & safety, insurance, workers’ compensation, systems analysis, workforce training, OSHA compliance and claims management. Our collective experience enables us to tailor solutions that address the unique challenges faced by our customers.

What We Do

We offer a comprehensive suite of risk management services designed to safeguard your business and enhance its resilience. From risk assessment and analysis to the implementation of robust risk mitigation strategies, we work closely with our clients to develop customized solutions that align with their objectives and priorities.

Meet Our Team of Experts

Jeff Yeaw

Jeff Yeaw

Director, Risk Operations & Safety

Jeff Yeaw oversees the Claims and Risk Management divisions in his role as Director of Risk Operations and Safety at Afinida Risk.
Jeff is a certified Associate of Risk Management (ARM) and received an MBA at the Pepperdine School of Business. He has consulted directly with companies and industries of all sizes such as SpaceX and UPS since 2003 on workers’ compensation, general liability, commercial auto and occupational health & safety matters. Jeff enjoys building relationships with companies and assisting them with risk reduction and supporting a safe work environment.


Phone: +1 (858) 295-0410

Michael Yach

Michael Yach

Operations Manager Claims & Risk

Michael manages the operations of the Workers’ Compensation Claims and Risk department to meet operational, financial, and service requirements. He has over 33 years of diverse insurance experience covering many areas, from outside investigation of auto, property, general liability incidents, internal oversight of claims as well as sales and marketing. Michael enjoys developing productive relationships with his coworkers as well as clients and the people he meets.

Email: myach@afinidarisk.com
Phone: +1 (610) 377-3807

Tom Irving

Tom Irving

Senior Safety and Risk Consultant

Tom, formally trained and certified in Accident Reconstruction, he has investigated several thousand accidents including highway motor vehicle crashes, and industrial workplace losses, involving property damage, injury, and multi-fatality. Tom uses this experience to identify risk with effective solutions for improving client workplace safety and claim prevention.
Tom keeps current on proposed rulemaking and final rule changes to help clients with their OSHA, USDOT and other state and Federal regulatory compliance.
Also, Tom has significant experience with defense case litigation presenting as an expert witness, deposition and testimony against inflated and fraudulent claims. Tom understands the employer’s responsibility for maintaining a reasonable standard of care while also minimizing client exposure.
Focused on long-term client satisfaction and cooperative co-employer relationships, Tom enjoys serving our clients applying all his expertise to offer practical methods for improved loss prevention that match client commitment and resources.

Email: tirving@afinidarisk.com
Phone: +1 (858) 526-3299

Kevin Avila

Kevin Avila

Safety and Risk Consultant

Kevin Avila is the Safety & Risk Consultant on the West Coast for Afinida Risk Management. With a robust background in various industries including construction, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, and industrial sectors, he enjoys assisting organizations improve their overall safety efforts by effectively identifying, controlling, and mitigating risk. Kevin is a certified Associate of Risk Management (ARM) and obtained his BS in Environmental & Occupational Health from California State University, Northridge. Using his blue-collar work experience, Kevin is passionate about building positive and collaborative relationships with companies of all sizes to ensure their safety needs are met while remaining in compliance with federal and state OSHA standards.

Email: kavila@afinidarisk.com
Phone: +1 (858) 379-0807

Andrew Paul

Andrew Paul

Insurance Claims Manager

Andrew Paul manages insurance claims for Afinida Risk. He has ten years of experience managing claims, with a specialty in workers’ compensation. His goal is to provide excellent service by managing and advising clients on the workers’ compensation process and claims closure. Andrew likes traveling and playing different sports with his two children.

Email: apaul@afinidarisk.com
Phone: +1 (858) 299-7501

 Joseph Ruyle

Joseph Ruyle

Risk Management Analyst

Joseph Ruyle has worked with us for the past year as our workers compensation data analyst. With a background in data analysis and customer service, Joseph helps our clients make sense of the numbers related to injuries, recovery times, and cost of workers compensation claims.

Email: jruyle@afinidarisk.com
Phone: +1 (858) 500-0825

Jose Miguel

Jose Miguel

Workers’ Compensation Administrator

Jose Miguel is the workers’ compensation administrator at Afinida Risk.
Jose provides customer service to our client customers and support to our Claims and Risk Management divisions.
He enjoys helping customers and responding to customer requests, including certificates of insurance.

Email: jmiguel@afinidarisk.com
Phone: +1 (858) 283-1557

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Why Choose afinida Risk

  • Expertise: Our team is comprised of industry experts, with years of occupational safety experience in varied industries, with consulting and workers’ compensation expertise.
  • Innovation: We analyze historical information and assess the current environment to deliver forward-thinking action plans.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize client satisfaction and are committed to providing personalized support and guidance every step of the way.
  • Results-Driven: Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have helped numerous organizations achieve their risk management goals with measurable outcomes that drive profit and improved safety cultures.
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