Partners have a unique opportunity to get in on the cultural and economic ground floor of a growing national insurance distribution platform.

About Prime Risk Partners

Prime Risk Partners is building a superior national insurance distribution platform through selective acquisitions, strategic new hires, and thoughtful operations. We intend to be the partner of choice for industry professionals looking to grow exponentially while becoming a critical piece of a growing national organization.

We believe independent agencies should receive handsome financial rewards for what they have built without losing their sense of independence. Partners will have the unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor culturally as well as financially through equity ownership.

With a proven track record of success and decades of experience, our goal is to work together to form the next great national insurance distribution platform.

What We Do

Our initial acquisitions are focused on retail property and casualty and employee benefits agencies with the following qualities:

  • Strong historic and projected growth
  • Solid company management
  • Trusted relationships with clients, employees, and carriers
  • Specialty area focus, or defensible niches
  • A desire to buy in rather than sell out

Follow on acquisitions will focus on adding to our firm’s presence in an existing region or niche area.

Why Prime Risk Partners

Professional Independence
& Financial Rewards

We are committed to operational independence, minimal corporate oversight, and leadership opportunities for management of high quality firms. We believe that excellent customer service for clients as well as distributed equity ownership and fulfilling career opportunities for employees help drive financial returns for investors.

Proven Executive
Management Experience

Our team consists of proven leaders who were instrumental in successfully building two national insurance distribution operations. We are experienced deal professionals with the expertise to run each and every transaction process smoothly. We are also accomplished operators who can effectively lead an organization, create rewarding careers, and offer superior financial returns for investors.

$200 Million Initial
Capital Commitment

We have access to $200 million of equity capital (with potential for more) from Thomas H. Lee Partners (, a leading private equity firm with a strong reputation for patient capital, personal integrity, collaboration, and building growth companies. We will deploy this capital for acquisitions and new hires.

Meet Our Team

Bret Quigley, Chairman & CEO

 Bret Quigley
Bret Quigley founded Prime Risk Partners in May 2014. Bret began his career as a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse before working for ten years in investment banking, where he had full responsibility for new business, client, and deal team management. Bret left investment banking in 1999 to join Hobbs Group, a national insurance brokerage, as its CFO. At Hobbs Group, he took a direct role in focusing the firm on operating efficiencies and expanding the business through acquisitions, producer and team hires, and a renewed emphasis on new business. In 2008, Bret joined Beecher Carlson, another national insurance brokerage, where he served as Vice Chairman, CFO, and President of Agency Operations until its sale to Brown & Brown in 2013. At Beecher Carlson, Bret had overall operating responsibility for agency operations including new business sales and producer recruiting. He also had primary responsibility for all M&A activity in addition to his operating responsibilities. Bret earned his BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Adam Meyerowitz, EVP & Co-founder

Adam Meyerowitz
Adam Meyerowitz co-founded Prime Risk Partners in May 2014. Adam began his professional career as a corporate attorney at King & Spalding in 1997, representing high growth technology companies from formation through exit. After leaving King & Spalding, he was general counsel for a number of companies, including Talus Solutions and SynQuest. Immediately prior to Prime Risk Partners, Adam was the SVP and General Counsel of Beecher Carlson, a national insurance brokerage, from 2004 until its sale to Brown & Brown in 2013. At Beecher Carlson, Adam helped lead all M&A efforts as well as all producer and team recruiting activities. In addition to his duties as the primary attorney and head of HR, Adam also held a leadership role in prospecting, structuring, negotiating, and consummating all such transactions and activities. Adam is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law.

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Steve Germundson, Senior VP

Steve Germundson
Steve Germundson joined Prime Risk Partners in August 2014. Steve began his professional career as a consultant at Chicago-based Hales & Associates, working with independent agency owners and managers in both financial and operational consulting engagements. He left Hales & Associates in 1994 to become a founding partner in NSIA, Inc., a Minneapolis-based insurance agency.  At NSIA, he was the partner responsible for financial and operations management and the firm’s acquisition activity.  Starting in 1999, Steve returned to the consulting business by forming The Germundson Company, which later became a founding member of OPTIS Partners, LLC.  His practice was focused on internal agency operations, strategic and annual planning, ownership succession planning, and general business consulting. Through OPTIS, Steve worked with many leading insurance distribution firms and agent/broker association groups on a wide variety of engagements. Steve earned his B.A. in economics from  St. Olaf College.

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We offer partners a unique opportunity to buy in rather than sell out.

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Prime Risk Partners Announces Key Senior Executive Hire

Atlanta, GA, September 9, 2014 - Prime Risk Partners today announced that industry veteran Steve Germundson has joined the company as Senior Vice President.  Prime Risk Partners, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is building a superior

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