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Oct 17, 2019

Risk Strategies unveils cyber risk mitigation platform

Captive International

Risk Strategies has launched Cyber Resolute, a risk mitigation platform that provides specialised coverage to reduce exposure, costs and potential liability.

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Oct 17, 2019

Brokerage RSC launches cyber coverage

Business Insurance

The coverage is available to companies with up to $250 million in annual sales, Boston-based RSC said Wednesday in a statement.

Cyber Resolute provides policyholders with 24-hour access to cyber response forensics and legal teams, the statement said.

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Oct 14, 2019

Boston Risk Strategies Announces New CEO

Agency Checklists

Mr. Mina’s tenure as Risk Strategies President has coincided with the company’s “most explosive growth phase” as it has expanded across the country. Under his leadership, the firm more than doubled its number of employees, as well as its revenues and premiums.

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Oct 9, 2019

Massachusetts’ Risk Strategies Names Mina as CEO

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has named President John Mina as CEO. Mina will succeed Michael Christian, Risk Strategies founder and long-time CEO, who will move to the executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies’ Mina named CEO as Christian takes on Executive Chairman role

Reinsurance News

As CEO, he will be tasked with setting the strategic direction of the broker and working as a senior advisor to the leadership team while at the same time managing day-to-day operations. 

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints a new chief executive

Insurance Business America

Mina succeeds Michael Christian, incumbent CEO and founder of Risk Strategies, who will transition into an executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints president to CEO role

Captive International

Risk Strategies has named John Mina, its president, as CEO, succeeding Michael Christian, who will move to the executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies replaces CEO; founder moves to executive chairman role

Intelligent Insurer

US insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has appointed its president John Mina as new chief executive officer (CEO).

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Oct 9, 2019

Risk Strategies names new CEO

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has named president John Mina as the firm’s new CEO, succeeding Michael Christian.

Christian, who founded Risk Strategies in 1997 and long-time CEO, will move into the executive chairman role.

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Oct 9, 2019

Mina replaces founder Christian as Risk Strategies CEO

The Insurer

Privately-held US broker Risk Strategies has named its president John Mina as CEO, succeeding founder and long-time leader Michael Christian.

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Oct 8, 2019

Risk Strategies reorganizes leadership

Business Insurance

“Our five-year goal is to achieve $1 billion in revenue, and we are halfway there. During the same time period, I’d like to establish an international footprint,” said Mr. Mina in an interview.

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Oct 1, 2019

Ransomware: To pay or not to pay

SC Magazine

“A few years ago, if a company was locked out of its data by hackers, it wasn’t necessarily inclined to pay the ransom demand. That’s because there used to a ‘silver bullet,’ in that if the company was doing regular backups of its systems, it could restore its data,” says Robert Rosenzweig, vice president and national cyber risk practice leader at Risk Strategies.

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Oct 1, 2019

Ransomware: Fast and furious

SC Magazine

Ransoms are insurable under cyber policies, as are other costs associated with an attack, such as forensic investigative expenses, remediation costs and business interruption losses. How your cyber policy is written can have a big impact on the outcome and timing is a critical consideration.

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Oct 1, 2019

Risk Strategies moves in to acquire private client insurance firm in NY

Insurance Business America

“We’re always on the lookout for potential partners who can bring the right mix of experience and expertise to our practice,” said Risk Strategies national private client practice leader Bob Courtemanche.

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Oct 1, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York’s Bedrick-Kaitz Agency

Insurance Journal

BKA is run by CEO Michael Rosenberg, who acquired the firm from one of its original founders, Donald Kaitz, shortly after joining the company in the 1980s. Prior to acquiring BKA, Rosenberg was a personal lines specialist with a boutique brokerage in New York City.

Sep 27, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Sept. 27, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Brad W. Gabbard has been appointed senior vice president to Risk Strategies‘ national health care practice. Most recently, he was an executive vice president and health care practice leader for Willis Towers Watson’s Columbus, Ohio, office.

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Sep 25, 2019

Risk Strategies’ run of acquisitions continues

Captive International

Risk Strategies has made the latest in a series of acquisitions with the purchase of Pro Safety Services, which provides safety and loss control services to construction companies, builders, and other industries. 

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Sep 25, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York’s Pro Safety Services

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Pro Safety Services LLC, a provider of safety and loss control services to construction companies, builders and a range of other industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1999 by its current president John McCarthy, Pro Safety Services offers a scope of specialized safety programs and services that help clients protect physical assets and earnings by identifying and managing risks. The company’s service offerings include full-time site safety management, loss control, training, periodic audits and safety management program development, among others.

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Sep 24, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Gabbard as Senior Vice President to Health Care Practice

Insurance Journal

Gabbard brings clients experience in developing and administering alternative risk-financing vehicles, such as self-insurance trusts, captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and high deductible programs.

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Sep 23, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires safety manager

Business Insurance 

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm RSC Insurance Brokerage Inc., doing business as Risk Strategies Co. Inc., on Monday announced its acquisition of Pro Safety Services LLC.

Pro Safety, which provides safety and loss control services to construction companies, builders, and a range of other industries, is part of the Boston-based risk management firm’s national expansion as providers of safety consulting and loss control, according to a statement.

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Sep 20, 2019

Risk Strategies names SVP to national healthcare practice

Insurance Business Magazine

A release noted that Gabbard is one of the few brokers in the US to have focused healthcare experience while working with both major brokerage firms and a major reinsurer.

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Sep 20, 2019

9 People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance broker and risk management firm, has hired Brad W. Gabbard, CPCU, as senior vice president to its national health care practice.

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Sep 20, 2019

Risk Strategies recruits Brad Gabbard

Captive Insurance Times

Commenting on his appointment, Gabbard said: “I am excited to be joining Risk Strategies’ national health care practice. Being part of a firm built on industry specialisation and joining a truly national, client-focused health care team that collaborates to deliver value across all areas of risk is exactly what I was looking for to best serve healthcare clients throughout the country.”

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Sep 20, 2019

Risk Strategies adds Brad Gabbard as SVP of healthcare practice

Reinsurance News

Gabbard brings clients significant experience in developing and administering alternative risk-financing vehicles, such as self-insurance trusts, captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and high deductible programs.

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Sep 20, 2019

Comings & Goings - Brad Gabbard

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Inc. named Columbus, Ohio-based Brad Gabbard to be senior vice president. Previously, Mr. Gabbard was executive vice president, health care practice leader for Willis Towers Watson PLC.

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Sep 19, 2019

People on the Move as of 15 September 2019

Advisen.com

Edward J. Flanagan joined Risk Strategies as New England Regional Operations Leader on September 9, 2019. He is responsible for coordinating with the company’s regional operations leaders to drive organic growth in those territories, as well as facilitating the integration of acquired organizations into regional and national operations.

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Sep 11, 2019

Edward Flanagan joins Risk Strategies as New England Regional Leader

Reinsurance News

Expanding U.S. insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies has announced the appointment of Edward Flanagan from Arthur J. Gallagher as New England Regional Operations Leader.

Flanagan succeeds John Scroope, who has been promoted to National Director of Retail Operations, a newly created role.

He brings three decades of industry experience to the role and joins from Arthur J. Gallagher, where he served as a producer focused on clients in the tech, life sciences, financial services and healthcare industries.

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Sep 10, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Flanagan as New England Regional Operations Leader

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed Edward J. Flanagan, a veteran broker and sales leader, as New England regional operations leader.

Flanagan will succeed John Scroope, who has been promoted to the newly created role of national director of Retail Operations.

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Sep 10, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Risk Management Advisors

Captive International

Risk Strategies, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Risk Management Advisors (RMA), a firm that designs and administers captive insurance programs and self-insured plans for companies in a variety of industries.

The acquisition strengthens Risk Strategies’ portfolio of alternative specialty capabilities, following its acquisition of Oxford Risk Management Group in July of 2018. Oxford’s captive expertise also built on Risk Strategies’ focus on offering clients alternative risk funding methods.

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Sep 4, 2019

Risk Strategies buys captive manager

Business insurance

The deal strengthens the firm’s alternative specialty portfolio and follows its July 2018 acquisition of Maryland-based captive consultancy Oxford Risk Management Group, Risk Strategies said.

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Sep 4, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Risk Management Advisors

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has acquired Risk Management Advisors (RMA), a California-based leader in developing, designing and administering captive insurance programmes and self-insured plans.

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Sep 4, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Risk Management Advisors in California

Insurance Journal

Risk Management Advisors designs and administers captive insurance programs and self-insured plans. Client industries range from manufacturing, trucking, and contractors to auto finance, staffing, restaurant groups, and commercial property owners.

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Sep 3, 2019

People & Places

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has selected industry veteran Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in the firm’s central United States region. Giannone brings almost 30 years of insurance industry experience to this new role at Risk Strategies.

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Aug 28, 2019

UB op-ed: Do you know the provenance of your institution’s fine art?

University Business

n alumnus wants to give back to his college, so he donates a drawing by Rembrandt van Rijn that he acquired through an art dealer 10 years ago. School leaders accept the drawing and hang it prominently in the campus museum.

Years later, a historian researching artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II sees the piece and inquiries about its origins. University staffers dig into the work’s history and discover a suspicious gap in the chain of ownership between 1933 and 1945.

What should university leaders do? What risks and ethical responsibilities does the drawing now…

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Aug 26, 2019

10 People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

Risk Strategies Finds Leader of National Professional Liability Practice in Darren Black

Darren Black, a 15-year insurance industry veteran, has been hired by Risk Strategies to oversee its national professional liability practice group.

“Architects, engineers, lawyers and other professionals face complicated risks and liabilities unique to their expertise, industry and services,” explained Risk Strategies’ President, John Mina.

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Aug 23, 2019

Roundtable: Managing transactional risk

Financier Worldwide

Joanne R Censullo, managing director at Risk Strategies, an insurance brokerage and risk services firm, assists clients in the use of insurance to manage risk. Her mergers & acquisitions (M&A) niche supports private equity (PE) and corporate investors’ objectives of protecting business assets. Ms Censullo’s services include due diligence, insurance coverage design and negotiation, and the successful manoeuvering through R&W and transactional insurance product complexities. She can be contacted on +1 (617) 330 5706 or by email: jcensullo@risk-strategies.com.

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Aug 23, 2019

Risk Strategies acquisition expands its presence in Southeast US

Captive International

Risk Strategies, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has expanded its presence in the Southeast US with the acquisition of National Insurance Consulting Group (NICG), an employee benefits and human capital consulting firm.

NICG was founded in 2014 by Zain Hasan and offers benefits consulting, outsourced benefits administration, human capital management software delivery and outsourced HR, with offices in Atlanta, GA and Fort Lauderdale, FL. It specialises in creating alternatively funded employee benefits programs for middle market businesses in a variety of industries, and providing consulting to mid-market organisations.

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Aug 23, 2019

Risk Strategies bolsters practice with new acquisition

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has acquired National Insurance Consulting Group (NICG), expanding its presence in the southeast region.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

NICG is an employee benefits and human capital consulting firm founded in 2014. The firm – with two locations in Atlanta, GA and Fort Lauderdale, FL – offers benefits consulting, outsourced benefits administration, human capital management software delivery, and outsourced HR. It was named one of the 2019 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the US.

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Aug 22, 2019

Risk Strategies snaps up National Insurance Consulting

Life Insurance International

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has purchased employee benefits and human capital consulting firm National Insurance Consulting Group.

The takeover of National Insurance will expand Risk Strategies footprint in the southeast US, including Florida and Georgia.

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Aug 22, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires National Insurance Consulting Group, Expands Southeast Reach

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has expanded its presence in the Southeast United States with the acquisition of National Insurance Consulting Group, LLC (NICG), an employee benefits and human capital consulting firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 2014 by Zain Hasan, NICG offers benefits consulting, outsourced benefits administration, human capital management software delivery, and outsourced HR. With locations in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the firm specializes in creating alternatively funded employee benefits programs for middle market businesses in a variety of industries and providing mid-market organizations…

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Aug 16, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Aug. 16, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, named Darren Black to oversee its national professional liability practice group. He is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Black joins Risk Strategies after having led the professional services practice for the seventh largest privately held broker in the U.S. Prior to that, he served as managing director and leader of the design liability practice at a publicly traded, top three national brokerage.

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Aug 16, 2019

Risk Strategies Appoints Black to Lead National Professional Liability Practice

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, named Darren Black to oversee its national professional liability practice group. He is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Aug 16, 2019

Comings & Goings: Darren Black

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies Inc. named Kansas City-based Darren Black to oversee its national professional liability practice group. Previously, Mr. Black led the professional services practice for The IMA Financial Group Inc.

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Aug 16, 2019

Risk Strategies hires former IMA, Aon exec to lead professional liability group

Intelligent Insurer

US insurance brokerage and risk management firm has appointed Darren Black to lead its national professional liability practice group.

Aug 14, 2019

Risk Strategies names leader for national professional liability practice

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has appointed Darren Black (pictured) to serve as the leader of its national professional liability practice group.

Black was most recently associated with a major insurance broker and, prior to that, he served as managing director and leader of the design liability practice at a publicly-traded, top three national brokerage.

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Aug 12, 2019

Comings & Goings: Steve Giannone

Business Insurance

Brokerage Risk Strategies Co. Inc. named Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in the firm’s central United States region. Most recently, he was senior vice president and managing director at USI Insurance Services LLC.

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Aug 12, 2019

People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced that they have named Steve Giannone to oversee operations in Chicago as well as in the central United States region.

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Aug 9, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Aug. 9, 2019

PropertyCasualty360’s

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies, has appointed Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in its central U.S. region.

 

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Aug 8, 2019

Risk Strategies names leader for central region operations

Business Insurance

Risk Strategies has appointed Steve Giannone (pictured) to serve as the leader for the brokerage’s central region operations.

Giannone will be based in Chicago and brings with him nearly 30 years of insurance industry experience, having served major carriers and brokerage firms. Giannone was most recently senior vice-president and managing director at USI Insurance Services’ insurance brokerage and consulting practice in Chicago. In that role, he led the practice’s sales and service efforts while overseeing operational functions.

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Aug 7, 2019

July M&A Roundup: Acquisitions by Toast, Bigtincan, Curaleaf and More

 BostInno

Boston-based Risk Strategies, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, acquired Winter Group Inc., a specialty insurance program manager with a focus on the trucking industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Aug 7, 2019

Risk Strategies appoints Giannone to lead Chicago office, oversee central U.S.

Reinsurance News

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies, has appointed Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in its central U.S. region.

Industry veteran Giannone joins Risk Strategies from USI Insurance Services’ Insurance Brokerage and Consulting practice in Chicago, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Managing Director.

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Aug 6, 2019

Giannone Tapped to Lead Chicago Office and Central Region for Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has selected industry veteran Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in the firm’s central United States region.

Giannone brings almost 30 years of insurance industry experience to this new role at Risk Strategies. He most recently served as senior vice president and managing director at USI Insurance Services’ Insurance Brokerage and Consulting practice in Chicago, where he led its sales and service efforts while overseeing operational functions.

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Aug 6, 2019

2019 Power Broker Winner Joins Risk Strategies

Risk & Insurance

Blair Wunderlich, a former Aon Huntington T. Block fine arts insurance broker, has been appointed senior account manager and producer for national fine art practice DeWitt Stern, A Risk Strategies Company.

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Aug 2, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York City’s Reiff & Associates

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Reiff & Associates, a full service brokerage firm focused on risk and insurance for companies in the entertainment industry.

Founded in 1983 and based in New York City, Reiff & Associates provides customized risk management and insurance for theater, television, film and media production, staging and rigging, live music and special events.

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Aug 1, 2019

11 People on the Move

Risk & Insurance

2019 Power Broker Winner Joins Risk Strategies

Blair Wunderlich, a former Aon Huntington T. Block fine arts insurance broker, has been appointed senior account manager and producer for national fine art practice DeWitt Stern, A Risk Strategies Company.

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Jul 31, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires insurer behind hit musicals Hamilton and Hello Dolly

Insurance Business

National insurance brokerage firm Risk Strategies is on a roll, acquiring its third full service brokerage, Reiff & Associates, for this month.

Reiff & Associates’ clients include the producers of the musicals  “Hamilton” and “Hello Dolly,” as well as the film producers behind “Black Swan,” “Precious,” “The Wrestler,” and “Lost in Translation.”

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Jul 31, 2019

Brokerage expands entertainment practice with acquisition

Business Insurance

Boston-based Risk Strategies Co. Inc. said on Monday it has acquired Reiff & Associates LLC, a New York-based brokerage that specializes in placing risks for companies in the entertainment industry.

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Jul 24, 2019

Around the P&C insurance industry: July 24, 2019

PropertyCasualty360.com

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Gerard B. Tracy Associates, Inc.

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Jul 24, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Gerard B. Tracy Associates

Captive Insurance Times

Risk Strategies has acquired Gerard B. Tracy Associates in order to add to its employee benefits method.

Risk Strategies has recently expanded its benefits reach with the purchase of service businesses, including an actuarial firm and a healthcare claims auditing organisation.

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Jul 24, 2019

Risk Strategies swoops in for CT-based employee benefits provider Gerard B. Tracy Associates

Insurance Business

Founded in 1948, GBTA has been creating employee benefits programs for a variety of public and private entities. In particular, GBTA has a specialty focus serving institutions of higher education. The firm also develops benefit programs for general and non-profit organizations, primarily those based in the Northeast region of America.

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Jul 19, 2019

Risk Strategies brings in senior account manager for fine arts practice

Insurance Business

Risk Strategies has added Blair Wunderlich as a senior account manager and producer to its DeWitt Stern national fine art practice.

Wunderlich has 10 years of experience working with private collectors, galleries and museums, most recently as an account executive at fine art specialty insurance brokerage Aon Huntington T. Block (HTB). In that role, her business development focused on museums, foundations, corporate collections, galleries and high net worth clients. She also helped develop new policy coverage targeting younger private collectors, as well as a focus on cyber risks and coverage programs.

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Jul 19, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: July 19, 2019

Property Casualty 360

PropertyCasualty360 is the online destination for P&C insurance sellers and buyers providing insurance news, analysis and market trends. It is where buyers and sellers have access to breaking insurance news, industry research, compliance and legal updates, training and education, technology developments, data and trends, and more.

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Jul 18, 2019

Around the P&C insurance industry: July 17, 2019

PropertyCasualty360

Risk Strategies continues its national expansion with another acquisition this summer in San Diego. The Boston-based brokerage firm announced the acquisition of Winter Group, Inc., a specialty insurance program manager focused on the trucking industry, particularly in cross-border transportation risks. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Jul 18, 2019

Broker Risk Strategies buys trucking and transportation specialist Winter Group

Intelligent Insurer

US insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired California-based Winter Group, a specialty insurance programme manager with a focus on the trucking industry.

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Jul 17, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires California’s Winter Group, Inc.

Agency Checklists

isk Strategies continues its national expansion with another acquisition this summer in San Diego. The Boston-based brokerage firm announced the acquisition of Winter Group, Inc., a specialty insurance program manager focused on the trucking industry, particularly in cross-border transportation risks. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Jul 16, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires trucking and transportation specialist, Winter Group

Reinsurance News

U.S. domiciled broker and risk management company, Risk Strategies, has acquired trucking industry-focused specialty insurance program manager, Winter Group, Inc.

The takeover adds transportation industry expertise to Risk Strategies’ wholesale operations.

Winter Group, a transportation wholesaler that provides national insurance solutions for “virtually all facets” of both the trucking and transportation sector, has a specialist focus on cross-border transportation risks

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Jul 16, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires trucking insurance program manager Winter Group in CA

 

Insurance Business 

Risk Strategies has acquired Winter Group – a specialty insurance program manager focused on serving the trucking industry.

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Jul 16, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires California’s Winter Group

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Boston, has acquired San Diego, California-based Winter Group Inc., a specialty insurance program manager with a focus on the trucking industry. 

Founded in 1995, Winter Group is a national transportation wholesaler serving all facets of the trucking and transportation industry, with a strong specialization in cross-border transportation risks.

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Jul 15, 2019

Risk Strategies adds Winter Group to growing wholesale platform

The Insurer

Expansive private equity-backed broker Risk Strategies has acquired trucking-focused specialty insurance program manager Winter Group and is lining up further transactions as it continues to build out its wholesale operations, The Insurer can reveal.

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Jun 18, 2019

Boston-based Risk Strategies Acquires Creative Insurance Solutions

Agency Checklists

Another week, another acquisition for Boston-based Risk Strategies. The brokerage firm is acquiring agencies across the nation at a rapid pace. Following its most recent acquisition on June 4th acquisition, the Boston-based brokerage and risk management firm has now added Creative Insurance Solutions to its ranks.

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Jun 17, 2019

Risk Strategies scoops up Maryland insurance firm

Insurance Business 

National insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced that it has acquired Creative Insurance Solutions, a provider of customer insurance and risk management programs to successful individuals and families.

Founded in 2006 by Steven Bender, Creative Insurance Solutions has offices in Potomac, Md., and Washington, D.C. The firm offers customized placement for insurance needs including primary and secondary residences, private collections, identity theft, lost income, and kidnap and ransom.

The acquisition expands Risk Strategies’ Mid-Atlantic footprint.

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Jun 12, 2019

Risk Strategies Adds Humphreys to National Health Care Practice in Philadelphia

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has added Ward Humphreys as senior vice president to the reinsurance team of its National Health Care Practice. His hiring is part of an ongoing strategic effort by the firm to build out this specialty practice with health care professionals.

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Jun 4, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires MainStreet Consulting Group- Agency Checklists

Agency Checklist

isk Strategies’ presence in the Lone Star State is getting bigger. The Boston-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm has added to its growing ranks this month with the acquisition of the Houston-based MainStreet Consulting Group.

“MainStreet is a great fit for our company as we build out our presence in Texas,” said John Vaglica, Risk Strategies’ Chief Financial Officer. “We’re particularly excited that this acquisition will provide Risk Strategies entry into the energy space for the first time and do so with a highly qualified team.”

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Jun 3, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Texas’ MainStreet Consulting Group.

Top Insurance News

Boston-based word brokerage and risk government organisation Risk Strategies has acquired MainStreet Consulting Group, a brokerage headquartered in Conroe, Texas, only north of Houston.

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May 31, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires Texan insurance broker MainStreet Consulting

Compelo Insurance

Risk Strategies has acquired Texas-based insurance brokerage firm MainStreet Consulting Group for an undisclosed price. The acquisition, which will help Risk Strategies to expand its presence in Texas, enables the national insurance brokerage and risk management firm to offer business coverage, benefits planning and risk management services in the state.

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May 31, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires Texas’ MainStreet Consulting Group

Insurance Journal

Boston-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has acquired MainStreet Consulting Group, a brokerage headquartered in Conroe, Texas, just north of Houston.

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May 6, 2019

2019 Power Broker® Rising Stars

Risk & Insurance

Kierstin Johnsen and Kristina Marcigliano of Risk Strategies DeWitt Stern named 2019 Power Broker® Rising Stars.

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May 1, 2019

College admissions scandal could give risk managers the blues

Business insurance

Operation Varsity Blues made headlines worldwide as the FBI charged 50 individuals, including well-known celebrities, with participating in a nationwide college admissions scandal involving many high-profile, elite institutions. And now come the lawsuits.

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Apr 4, 2019

Cyber and executive risks are hard to divorce in today’s threat landscape

Insurance Business

“The due diligence around information security in an M&A transaction has been somewhat limited, so what we like to see our clients that are engaging in M&A activity do is a few things,” explained Rob Rosenzweig (pictured, below), national cyber risk practice leader for brokerage Risk Strategies.

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Mar 14, 2019

Risk Strategies Acquires New York City’s Krauter & Company

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Krauter & Company LLC, a specialty firm focused on the risk and insurance needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

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Mar 13, 2019

Risk Strategies acquires brokerage

Business Insurance

Boston-based Risk Strategies Co. Inc. said on Tuesday it has acquired Krauter & Co. LLC, a New York-based brokerage that specializes in placing the risks of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Mar 12, 2019

Kelso-backed Risk Strategies buys M&A insurance provider Krauter & Co.

PE Hub Network

Kelso & Co-backed Risk Strategies acquired Krauter & Co, which specializes in working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies providing due diligence and transactional risk products, the firm said in a statement. 

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Feb 19, 2019

Declining Enrollment Brings Risk Business to Higher Ed

New England Journal of Higher Education

Significant demographic changes to college enrollment projected over the next decade mean colleges and universities need to find new ways to drive down costs as they reconfigure their approach to attracting students and generating new revenue. Drawing students from the traditional, now-dwindling applicant pool who are not keen on loading up on loan debt is one of higher education’s growing challenges.

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Feb 14, 2019

Interview with Jason Brudnick, SVP and Managing Director of Operations at Risk Strategies

The Digital Enterprise

In this interview, Jason Brudnick, SVP and Managing Director of Operations at Risk Strategies, discusses the importance of analytics tools for reducing risk, the challenge of data accuracy in the insurance industry and, he reiterates the need to use technology to improve CX. Jason has a background in Operations and Information Technology, as well as both Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance. Prior to Risk Strategies, Jason was the Operations Manager at the Global Insurance Network, Branch Manager at Bank of America and Branch Business Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He attended Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts and…

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Feb 13, 2019

Meet Bernard Lauper, CEO of MacCorkle Insurance

Bernard Lauper, CEO of MacCorckle Insurance, a Risk Strategies acquisition in 2015, sits down with Inside Napa Valley host Latife Hayson for a wide ranging discussion looking at the region’s new ‘hard market’ in insurance as many carriers pull back from covering wine country properties and how property owners can navigate this new risk management landscape.

 

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Jan 29, 2019

Risk Strategies rolls out national health care practice across all lines

Reinsurance News

Led by industry veteran Bob Dubraski, the practice is driven by a dedicated team of experts with resources across the U.S, providing analytics, consulting and creative risk management solutions to an array of healthcare organisations as well as managed care and stop loss providers.

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Jan 23, 2019

Indiana’s United Health Actuarial Services Acquired by Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired United Health Actuarial Services Inc. (UHAS), a health actuarial, management, and underwriting consulting firm based just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana.

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Jan 18, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Jan. 18, 2019

Property Casualty 360

Matthew Power has been appointed to lead the national wholesale and alternative distribution operations at Risk Strategies. He comes to Risk Strategies from Lexington Insurance Company where he was national branch president and head of wholesale broker engagement.

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Jan 16, 2019

Risk Strategies Hires Murray, Power in Massachusetts

Insurance Journal 

Risk Strategies, a privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has selected Bret Murray to oversee its national higher education practice. Most recently, Murray was director of risk management and insurance at Tufts University.

In a separate move, Risk Strategies has selected Matthew Power to lead its national wholesale and alternative distribution operations.

He comes to Risk Strategies from Lexington Insurance Company, where he was National branch president and head of Wholesale Broker Engagement.

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Jan 15, 2019

Is your boat crew putting you at risk?

Worth Magazine

At sea, vessel owners are also responsible for insuring their crew, but the regulations governing employment liability and the way coverage is structured work differently than they do on land. Maritime employment liability is defined by the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, written to protect seamen from being exploited.

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Jan 15, 2019

Strategies for Crafting Stop-Loss Contracts

Healthcare Financial Management Association

The traditional solutions for healthcare companies that opt to self-insure their employee health plans are quickly becoming antiquated in today’s challenging environment. Rising medical and drug costs, along with a dramatic spike in multimillion-dollar claims, mean that organizations seeking to self-insure could be taking on too much exposure.

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Jan 14, 2019

MRF Fires Threaten Insurance Policies

Waste360.com

Risk Strategies reacted quickly after the major event at Gan’s operation a few years ago and began looking for a new company right after, anticipating the insurer would not renew the policy.

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Jan 11, 2019

Manzi named national brokerage leader at Risk Strategies

New England Real Estate Journal

He came to Risk Strategies through its 2015 acquisition of health care specialty brokerage Dubraski & Associates, where he served as managing director, chief operating officer and practice leader.

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Jan 2, 2019

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry

Property Casualty 360 

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry.

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Jan 2, 2019

Business Insurance: Comings & Goings

Business Insurance

RSC Insurance Brokerage Inc. named Boston-based Mark Manzi to be national brokerage leader. Previously, Mr. Manzi was property/casualty division leader for the firm’s health care practice.

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Dec 27, 2018

Promotions, Appointments, & Accolades In The Massachusetts Insurance Industry This Week

Agency Checklists

Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced it has appointed Mark Manzi as national brokerage leader. Manzi, an industry veteran with 30 years’experience placing and negotiating coverage, began his career at Marsh in New York.

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Dec 20, 2018

Risk Strategies Appoints Manzi as National Brokerage Leader

Insurance Journal

Manzi, an industry veteran with 30 years of experience placing and negotiating coverage, began his career at Marsh in New York. He came to Risk Strategies through its 2015 acquisition of health care specialty brokerage Dubraski & Associates, where he served as managing director, chief operating officer and practice leader.

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Dec 17, 2018

RiskPro Global Partners acquired by Risk Strategies

Dallas Innovates

Dallas-based RiskPro Global Partners—a full-service property, casualty, and employee benefits firm—has been acquired by Risk Strategies, a Boston-based privately held insurance brokerage and risk management firm.

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Dec 12, 2018

Risk Strategies picks up P&C employee benefits firm in Dallas

Insurance Business Magazine

Founded in 2017 by Gary Griffith and Travis King, RiskPro Global Partners focuses on industries such as real estate, financial services, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and technology. The firm also specializes in practices such as employee benefits, executive risk and cyber liability.

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Dec 12, 2018

Dallas’ RiskPro Global Partners Acquired by Risk Strategies

Insurance Journal

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired RiskPro Global Partners, a full-service property/casualty and employee benefits firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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