Director, Enterprise Risk & Insurance Management – Outerwall Inc.
Director / Board Member - Risk & Insurance Management Society (“RIMS”)
Julie Pemberton leads the Enterprise Risk, Insurance and Safety functions for Outerwall Inc. (NYSE: OUTR) . Founded in 1992, (f/k/a Coinstar, Inc.) Outerwall is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-known redbox® self-service DVD rental; Coinstar® self-service coin-counting brands; and new ventures that include ecoATM's used electronic device purchasing. With annual revenue in excess of $2 billion, Outerwall has been repeatedly named as one of Fortune 100’s fastest growing companies in recent years, having posted an annualized growth in revenue and earnings per share at an amazing pace. The company has international business presence in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Ms. Pemberton partners with the board of directors, executive leaders, strategic planning and internal audit to design/launch global enterprise risk management processes that connect to strategy execution and reporting. Further, her expertise in designing strategic and global insurance programs built upon scenario planning and coverage stress testing spans various coverage categories including cyber risk, directors & officers, fiduciary, employment practices, crime, property, cargo, marine (hull & P&I), global casualty (workers comp, auto, general liability, umbrella/excess) and aviation. She and her team are directly involved in new business venture due diligence initiatives, contract assessments, loss control advisory, and various strategic initiatives.
Ms. Pemberton, a graduate of Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky, began her career with a regional telecommunications company, and later served in a client consulting role with Aon Risk Services where she served as an advisor to several multi-billion dollar revenue international clients. She joined Chiquita Brands International, Inc.'s Risk Management team in 2000 where she later led the design and launch of the company's global enterprise risk management initiative and assumed leadership of the consolidated enterprise and insurance risk management department. Ms. Pemberton joined Outerwall Inc. in September 2011 to lead and mature the company’s Strategic / Enterprise Risk, Insurance and Safety programs.
Ms. Pemberton earned her Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation in 2002 from the Insurance Institute of America. She has been an active member of the RIMS since 2000 and served on its Enterprise Risk Development Committee from 2006-2009. She was appointed to the RIMS Board of Directors in 2010 and continues to serve as an executive committee member (Treasurer) with the RIMS Board today. She has been board liaison for the Marketing, Communications and Publications staff, Conference Programming Committee, served as a member of the Finance Committee and as board liaison for RIMS Canada Council. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences and educational forums targeted toward enterprise risk management process design, leadership and has also presented for women’s professional leadership forums.