Risk Strategies Company Grows Employee Benefits and Higher Education Practice With Acquisition of Northwest Comprehensive, Inc.

BOSTON, May 06, 2015 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced the acquisition of Northwest Comprehensive, Inc., a full service employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm with headquarters in Chicago.

The acquisition of Northwest Comprehensive, Inc. brings increased expertise and scale to Risk Strategies' growing employee benefits and higher education practices. John Cerasani, Northwest Comprehensive President and Founder, will continue to manage Northwest Comprehensive. In addition, he will also assume the role of the Risk Strategies Midwest Employee Benefits Practice Leader. Cerasani will be integral in Risk Strategies' growing national higher education practice and his team will integrate with Risk Strategies of Chicago, an office with expertise in Executive Risk, Property/Casualty, and Private Client.

"We look for partners that are highly specialized to augment and complement our specialty-focused firm. Northwest Comprehensive's prominence in employee benefits for colleges and universities will bring expanded expertise and resources to Risk Strategies' higher education clients," said Chief Executive Officer and Risk Strategies Founder, Michael Christian. "In addition, Northwest Comprehensive's clients will benefit from Risk Strategies' resources, expanded product offerings and market access."

"Northwest Comprehensive has been a highly specialized player, focusing on employee benefits for colleges and universities," said Cerasani. "Through our integration with Risk Strategies, we can continue to offer our specialized insurance consulting only now with greater resources behind us to better serve our clients. In addition, we're excited about joining Risk Strategies of Chicago. Together, we have a significant opportunity to expand Risk Strategies' employee benefits and higher education practices."

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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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