About Us

Jim Walsh
Managing Director

As Managing Director of CJ Walsh Group, Jim spent the first 25 years of his career in the Commercial Property & Casualty industry.

Jim held various leadership roles in underwriting, operations, marketing and branch management positions with Fireman´s Fund, USF&G and Reliance Insurance companies. He also served many years on the Board of Governors Automobile Insurance Plan of Georgia and on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Insurance Guaranty Fund

With the experience of leading and managing multi-site and multi-state operations, Jim has the industry knowledge on the complex issues facing the insurance industry. He knows how critical it is to find the appropriate talent to meet the challenges in today´s marketplace. Jim has been successful in placing executive, management and professional talent with some of the leading insurance carriers in the industry. Jim is the Practice Leader for the Environmental and Ocean Marine segments at CJ Walsh Group.

“Our mission is to positively impact our client´s bottom line with the talent we bring. We are passionate about finding and delivering the best and brightest. When we present a candidate to your organization, you will see all sides of a candidate from lofty achievements to any developmental areas.”
Jim Walsh

Lance Polikov
Director of Sales

Lance Polikov is an award winning, well respected Search Consultant in several niche areas within the Property and Casualty Insurance industry. He has focused his efforts on being the leading search specialist for senior level individuals through Vice President and C-level management within both Professional Liability and Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance.

Lance works with carriers, agencies and brokers throughout the United States and he works hard to understand the objectives and goals of his clients to design a comprehensive strategy in attracting the very best talent.

Since joining the CJ Walsh Group in 2003, Lance has been ranked and awarded as one of the top MRI Recruiters. In 2010, he ranked number 41 and in 2011 he climbed to number 17 overall (out of over 3500 Recruiters globally). Lance was given the "International Account Executive of the Year" award for 2011. Lance has been distinguished within the insurance recruiting field by winning MRI Network´s Top 5 Account Executive´s award within the insurance niche market in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Lance has been awarded the prestigious Pacesetter award every year since 2005.

“My philosophy is based on honesty, integrity and a strong commitment and persistence to successfully match solutions. I help companies hire top talent and impact players find better career opportunities.”
Lance Polikov

Christine Walsh, AIC
Director of Marketing

Christine has had a progressive 25 year career in Property and Casualty Insurance. She has held positions in property and casualty adjusting and claims management with Allstate, USAA, Fireman´s Fund Aetna and St. Paul. As Vice President of Marketing for a nationally known TPA she excelled in developing new business opportunities for her Company. In 1995, Christine earned her AIC designation.

Christine is the Practice Leader for the CJ Walsh Group claims recruiting team. The expertise in technical and managerial skills uniquely qualifies her to quickly access client needs and determine candidate capabilities to fill those needs.

With CJ Walsh Group, Christine has built a strong national network of clients and candidates. She has won the Pacesetter Award from Management Recruiters for being in the top 5% of 4000 recruiters throughout the MRI world network.

Euglenia Davis
Account Executive

Euglenia is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She spent 25 years in the Commercial Insurance industry with Liberty Mutual in sales management and recruiting roles and is a 17-time recipient of the prestigious “Liberty Leader” award for outstanding sales and retention results.

Euglenia is skilled in hiring, training, and developing sales and underwriting talent.

Euglenia joined CJ Walsh Group in 2010 as an Account Executive. She uses her broad understanding of the insurance industry, relationships and eye for talent to match clients and candidates in underwriting, compliance, actuarial, sales and marketing roles.

“There is no greater feeling of satisfaction than finding the perfect candidate for my client and knowing that both the company and the new employee will benefit because of my efforts.”
Euglenia Davis

Kim Churchill
Project Coordinator

Kim has been a Corporate Recruiter for approximately 5 years which allows her to recognize top talent and match her candidates with our clients. As a Corporate Recruiter, Kim earned the “Top Recruiter” award by recruiting 25% more than her colleagues.

Kim´s passion for recruiting is instrumental in providing her candidates with a high level of customer service, honesty and dedication in helping them make an important career decision.

Melissa Frederick
Office Manager

Melissa joined CJ Walsh Group as the Office Manager in 2005 bringing 10 years of administrative/human resource experience to our firm.

Along with the day to day administrative duties, Melissa is also responsible for IT, finance, metrics and human resources and also leads internet research. She has assisted in creating and implementing processes and procedures; which have helped make her an integral part in CJ Walsh Group achieving the MRI President´s Club award for outstanding performance.

Melissa is heavily involved in the efforts to continue to grow CJ Walsh Group and is consistently searching for new technology and procedures to help do so.