Risk Strategies Appoints William Holden to Oversee Western Region Operations

Move builds on prior hiring to coordinate regional operations, spur growth nationally

BOSTON, April 02, 2019 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced it has appointed William Holden, an insurance industry veteran with extensive sales and management experience, to oversee the firms Western regional operations.

Starting as an underwriter in the executive risk department of Chubb Group, Holden brings to Risk Strategies over 30 years of practical, hands-on experience in the insurance and brokerage industry. His proven track record of success in executive positions at large and mid-size brokerages includes building profitable books of business, developing new products and executing strategic plans that have established and grown lines of business.

“Risk Strategies is a dynamic company teeming with expertise and initiative,” said John Mina, president of Risk Strategies. “We see in Bill the right mix of experience in management, sales and client service that will enable him to serve as mentor, advocate and catalyst for the people, clients and business goals of our western regional operations.”

In his prior roles, Holden developed and trained sales teams to grow in specialized lines of business. He has proven himself time and again to be highly successful in balancing customer needs, corporate strategies and program execution while increasing revenues, retention and profitability for local, regional and national offices.

“Today’s market for risk management and insurance placement is changing rapidly,” noted Holden. “I see my role as harnessing my decades of experience to help Risk Strategies’ Western region operate as a nimble, seamless whole in order to better serve clients and win more high value business.”

Holden’s hiring comes as part of a larger effort by Risk Strategies to refine its national business operations as it continues to build out practice specialties throughout the country. In October of 2017, Risk Strategies brought on insurance industry veterans John Scroope and Scott Popilek to lead its Northeast and Southeastern region operations, respectively.

Risk Strategies’ western regional operations include multiple offices in California and Oregon. Holden will be based in Burlingame, California.

To learn more about Risk Strategies, please visit www.riskstrategies.com

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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