Executive Team

Robert Burchard – President

img_10952Founder of Aviation Risk Consulting, Inc. and a graduate of the nationally renowned Risk Management and Insurance program at the University of Georgia, Rob Burchard has dedicated his 30-year insurance career, over 25 in aviation, servicing the needs of his clients.

Prior to becoming President of ARC, Rob Burchard successfully served as Vice President and Aviation Regional Manager for the two largest Risk Management and Insurance Brokerage firms in the world. In 1995, he became the youngest Aviation Regional Manager for Alexander & Alexander, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and continued in that capacity after the acquisition by Aon Corporation. As Regional Manager, he was responsible for serving the insurance needs of aviation clients throughout the Southeastern U.S. He later became the Aviation Regional Manager for Marsh & McLennan, based in Chicago, Illinois and was responsible for serving the insurance needs of aviation accounts throughout the Midwestern U. S.

In addition to his successful experience as Aviation Regional Manager for these major brokers, Rob Burchard has over eight years of insurance underwriting experience.


Timothy Gortman – Vice President

october-about-timTim Gortman joined Aviation Risk in 2007 and specializes in corporate and commercial aviation accounts. One of his primary areas of focus includes the support sectors of the industry: General Contractors, Paving & Surface Finishing, Products Manufacturing, Service, Repair, and Overhaul, Unmanned Aerial System Operations and Emerging Industries. His expertise extends beyond the aviation lines of insurance and markets, but also into Professional Liability, Environmental Liability, Commercial Package, and Auto coverage, etc.

Tim has developed and fostered strategic alliances with some of the largest Insurance Brokerage and Wholesale firms throughout the country, such as RT Specialty, CRC Wholesale Group, and Benchmark Management Group, Inc.

Prior to joining Aviation Risk Consulting, Inc., Tim worked for a law firm handling client claims service needs as one of the largest insurance companies in the United States.