Risk Strategies Company Bolsters Northern California Operations With Acquisition of MacCorkle Insurance Service

Combination Creates ‘Powerhouse’ in Bay Area, Strengthening Risk Strategies’ Expertise in Employee Benefits, Private Client Personal Lines, and Property & Casualty

BOSTON, July 14, 2015 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced the expansion of its San Francisco presence with the acquisition of MacCorkle Insurance Service, a full service employee benefits and property/casualty insurance brokerage and consulting firm headquartered in Burlingame.

The acquisition of MacCorkle Insurance Service brings increased expertise and scale to Risk Strategies’ growing employee benefits, private client personal lines, and property/casualty capabilities. The combination of MacCorkle with Risk Strategies’ existing San Mateo operation leverages the skills and knowledge of over 100 professionals to offer a more robust and broader array of risk and insurance solutions for the clients of both firms. Bernard Lauper, CEO; and Keith Fujishige, Principal and their respective teams, will remain with the combined firm. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“MacCorkle has been a noted Bay Area insurance advisor and broker for nearly 50 years, focusing on employee benefits, high net-worth personal lines, and property/casualty for technology firms,” said Lauper. “Through our integration with Risk Strategies, we can continue to offer our specialized insurance consulting with greater resources behind us to better serve our clients.”

“We are thrilled to have Bernard, Keith and their team join us,” said John O’Neill, Senior Managing Director at Risk Strategies Company in San Mateo. “The merger of these two significant operations creates a real powerhouse in the Bay Area. Our private client, employee benefits’ and P&C capabilities will now be more robust and offer a wider array of expertise in these areas.”

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About Risk Strategies

Risk Strategies is the 9th largest privately held US brokerage firm offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits, private client services, as well as consulting services and financial & wealth solutions. With more than 30 specialty practices, Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies has over 100 offices including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Grand Cayman, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. RiskStrategies.com.

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