Risk Strategies Company Announces the Hire of Melissa S. Masles as Chief Operating Officer for California Operations

BOSTON, September 17, 2014 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced the hiring of Melissa S. Masles as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for California. In this role, Masles will have operational oversight of Risk Strategies' four offices in California. She will focus on deepening the firm's regional capabilities and accelerating its growth trajectory. She will be based in the firm's San Mateo office.

Masles brings significant management and California market experience to this new role. After a successful career as an executive with Chubb and as Senior Vice President for Western Zone Personal Insurance, Melissa served for over five years as Chief Operating Officer for Networked Insurance, a commercial and personal lines aggregator based in California.

"Masles brings a wealth of management expertise to this role and has a deep understanding of the intricacies of the California marketplace," said Risk Strategies President and Chief Operational Officer, John Wilcox. "She has a proven track record and will greatly enhance our ability to bring the best of our firm to our clients."

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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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