Company Overview
James River Insurance Company (JRIC) operates as an Excess & Surplus carrier in all 50 states plus Washington, DC.

The home office for JRIC is in Richmond, VA. We have satellite offices in Alpharetta, GA, and Scottsdale, AZ. The holding company for JRIC, James River Group, Inc. is in Chapel Hill, NC. Our ultimate parent is James River Group Holdings, Ltd. located in Hamilton, Bermuda.

JRIC distributes its products through authorized Wholesale Brokers and General Agents nationwide.

Our underwriting approach seeks to provide creative client solutions balanced with the existential requirement for underwriting profitability. As individual-risk underwriters, we are not afraid of unusual or high-hazard risks but seek to understand the exposure of each account fully and the price for each accordingly. We aspire to be a great underwriting organization year-in and year-out, consistent through all market cycles.

Our Mission

Our Mission as a specialty insurance company is to produce an underwriting profit and superior return to our stakeholders by offering a broad risk-taking appetite and providing responsive, creative insurance solutions to our clients.

In achieving our Mission, we will continuously exhibit and uphold five Core Values and Guiding Principles in operating our Company:
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Customer Service

A message from the President and CEO of James River Insurance CompanyRichard Schmitzer, President and CEO

"James River Insurance Company works in a dynamic segment of the overall commercial insurance marketplace. We need creative, hard-working people to provide the fast, creative solutions to our clients that drive our success. We are committed to developing and cultivating a workforce diverse in composition but united in its purpose and ethical mission.

More than just driven to succeed, we work within a set of Core Values that include Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Teamwork, Innovation, and Customer Service. James River is more than a successful company - it's a great place to work. No matter what your professional interest may be, thank you for exploring career opportunities with James River.

-- Richard Schmitzer, President & CEO"

Our Benefits

At James River, we recognize the contributions made by our employees every day and we seek to offer a competitive total compensation package. Our goal is to support the health and wealth of our most valuable asset: our people. View the many benefits that are offered to our employees beginning on their first day of employment.
  • Nine Company-Paid Holidays & Floater Holiday
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Basic, Supplemental and Whole Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Education/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Business Casual Dress Code and Casual Fridays
  • Accident and Critical Illness Plan
  • Comprehensive Employee Wellness Program
  • Matching Gifts Program

What We Look For

While matching your background and experience to the right job is important to us, we strive to hire people who desire to be part of a company that will always uphold our Five Core Values, helps the company produce an underwriting profit, and deliver superior service and solutions to our customers.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, amnesty, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law not related to the job for which applied.
Company Summary
James River Management Company
Number of Employees
(804) 289-2700
6641 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA