Risk Strategies Company Bolsters Employee Benefits Expertise with New Hires

Kate Genovese, Pauline Sobelman match firm’s focus on specialization, deep knowledge

BOSTON, July 11, 2017 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced the arrival of Kate Genovese and Pauline Sobelman to its industry-leading employee benefits practice group.

With more than 40 years of combined experience in helping organizations obtain and manage employee benefit programs, Genovese and Sobelman bring expert, hands-on knowledge in helping businesses overcome challenges in offering comprehensive packages as new federal and state technology and regulatory changes take effect. Sobelman joins as senior vice president in the group, and Genovese joins as senior strategic consultant, with both based in Risk’s New York City offices.

“Today’s unprecedented change and uncertainty in employee benefits underscores the need for proven expertise,” said John Greenbaum, national leader of Risk’s employee benefits practice group. “Kate and Pauline are a perfect fit for Risk Strategies’ expertise-driven approach to client service, and we are thrilled to have them join.”

Sobelman’s practice work focuses on large and complex middle-market employers, spanning a variety of organization types and industries. She is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University.

“Getting benefits right has a direct effect on the health of employees and the businesses they work for,” said Sobelman. “For me, joining Risk Strategies means being able to work alongside highly experienced, technically-skilled professionals, who understand the importance of getting things right.”

Genovese supports the national Risk Strategies employee benefits practice developing financial strategies for large, primarily self-funded clients. Over the course of her career she has consulted and advised Fortune 500 companies in technology, healthcare, and financial industries, developing short- and long-term benefit strategies. A graduate of Purdue University, Genovese was an actuarial early in her career.

“It’s exciting coming to a company that makes it so easy to apply my expertise in service of clients anywhere the firm is engaged,” said Genovese. “With increasing complexity, practical alternatives to traditional approaches are more important than ever.”

Risk Strategies’ health and welfare group is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing providers of strategic employee benefits program consultation, including needs and compliance assessments, plan design, development and management. The practice also offers a full slate of services related to the assessment, selection, and implementation of benefits technology systems.

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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