Tilford Consulting was established in the year 2000 by William M. Tilford, FLMI, CLU, FALU, a consultant to life and health insurance underwriting departments since 1994 and an experienced expert witness in insurance litigation. With nearly three decades of industry experience, Mr. Tilford has acquired an eclectic mix of skill sets in the production, management and technical aspects of life, life settlement, disability income and health insurance underwriting, and this enables Tilford Consulting to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality, efficient services to our clients. Mr. Tilford has assisted over a dozen direct carriers and reinsurers (often as long-term and/or repeat customers) on a consulting basis since 1994. A graduate of the University of Chicago (Political Science) and a former manager and Chief Underwriter, Mr. Tilford also has career experience in survey research.
Tilford Consulting is not a "bricks and mortar" operation, although we are high-tech. There is minimal fixed overhead and no permanent general office staff or marketing department to feed. This means that when you retain our services, you pay for whom and what you need, nothing more, nothing less, whether this is the services of Mr. Tilford alone or Mr. Tilford plus any of the other fine professionals that he is able to partner with as needed. At the same time, we do not aspire to be the "cheapest" service in the business. True excellence and dedication are worth something, and we provide these things to our clients, who always receive an excellent return on their investment when they use us. We also do our best to make your experience with us as pleasant as possible.
Although most of our revenue comes from larger, long-term projects, our business model gives us the flexibility to perform multiple small, limited hours/limited duration projects as well, and we frequently provide services to more than one client simultaneously. We work closely with our clients to make sure that the parameters of their projects are sensible for both them and us. If you are unable to complete a desired project internally but think that it is too small to outsource, get a second opinion from us -- we might be able to help.
We take confidentiality and privacy very seriously and take pride in the fact that we treat our clients with the same standards of care that we would wish to see applied to ourselves. That which you share with us stays with us.