Bob Courtemanche Joins Risk Strategies Company as Senior Managing Director, Private Client Practice Leader

BOSTON, October 29, 2015 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced today that it has brought on longtime industry veteran Bob Courtemanche as a Senior Managing Director and Practice Leader nationally for its Private Client group.

A founding Board Member of the Private Risk Management Association and Chair of that group's Education Committee, Courtemanche joins Risk Strategies after most recently serving as Chairman of ACE Private Risk Services where he was responsible for directing the overall growth and profitability of that group.

At Risk Strategies, Courtemanche will focus exclusively on building out a comprehensive national practice across Risk Strategies' U.S. offices. Risk Strategies recently announced a significant investment by new majority owner Kelso & Company to build out its national practices and accelerate growth in key areas.

"This is really a perfect time for a person of Bob's background and expertise to be joining our organization in this capacity," said Steven Pincus, a Senior Managing Director with Risk Strategies. Pincus, a member of the leadership team, had been overseeing both the Private Client and Fine Arts practices. "We are poised for growth across the company and Bob's experience in the Private Client space will be invaluable to ensuring the success of that business area," Pincus added.

An insurance industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in a career focused primarily on the private client insurance space, Courtemanche has held executive leadership positions with several global carriers in addition to ACE Group, including Fireman's Fund, AIG and Chubb.

"Joining Risk Strategies at a point when they are set to make significant advances is really exciting," said Courtemanche. "It's clearly a smart, dynamic organization with a compelling take on the business. I am really happy for the opportunity to be part of its success," he added.

Over the course of his career, Courtemanche has been instrumental in establishing insurance practices for clients with substantial wealth and has developed extensive relationships in the high net worth agent, broker and underwriter community.

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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.

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