Cook Maran acquires Rosenthal Insurance Group, expanding its employee benefits services coverage with New Jersey firm

New York metropolitan area platform of Prime Risk Partners expands

(April 3, 2018) Melville, NYCook Maran & Associates (“Cook Maran”), one of New York and New Jersey’s largest insurance brokers and the New York metropolitan area platform for Prime Risk Partners (“PRP”), has acquired Rosenthal Insurance Group Inc. (“Rosenthal”), a Wayne, New Jersey-based agency specializing in employee benefits.  Rosenthal brings more than forty years of experience advising businesses on customized, cost-effective insurance solutions for employers and plan administrators.

Rosenthal employees will move to Cook Maran’s Fair Lawn, NJ office, which is one of eight offices with over 250 professionals across New York and New Jersey.  In merging with Cook Maran, Rosenthal also broadens the offering of PRP, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance intermediaries.

“Under the leadership of Rick Rosenthal, Rosenthal Insurance has provided customized employee benefits and financial services to employers of all size in New Jersey,” said Len Scioscia, Chairman and CEO of Cook Maran.  “Their focus on innovative client services, directed at controlling employee benefits costs since 1977 makes them a perfect fit for us.  We are proud to welcome Rick and his talented team to Cook Maran and PRP.”

Scioscia noted that the Rosenthal acquisition continues to strengthen Cook Maran’s portfolio in the critical area of employee benefits. “Given the rapidly changing employee benefits market, we are in a stronger position to help businesses stay in compliance, avoid fines and provide quality, cost-effective benefits for their employees” added Scioscia.

“We are excited to join the Cook Maran family and the Prime Risk platform,” said Rick Rosenthal, President of Rosenthal Insurance Group. “We will be able to continue to provide our clients with the personal service they have come to expect and now, with the additional resources and enhanced services from Cook Maran, to help them remain in compliance.”

By joining with one of New York and New Jersey’s leading agencies and PRP (#44 in the most recent Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking), Rosenthal sees new opportunities to pursue its mission while offering clients the same personal service from familiar faces.

“We’ve found regional and national partners that can help us do what we love – solving problems for clients – at an even higher level as part of a really dynamic organization,” added Rosenthal.

About Cook Maran

Cook Maran, which traces its roots to 1946, has almost 250 employees in eight offices in New York and New Jersey.  Its focus on being a trusted advisor to its business and individual clients has allowed it to enjoy outstanding growth, and it is now one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the New York metro area.  For more information, please visit www.cookmaran.com.

About Rosenthal Insurance Group, Inc.

Since 1977, Rosenthal Insurance has been advising businesses of all sizes about the ever-changing employee benefits market and how to create and administer cost effective plans. Talent attraction and retention are critical for employers as well as managing expenses. Rosenthal believes in providing customized solutions that position its customers as industry leaders that care about their employees, and help them save time, money and avoid costly mistakes. For more information, visit www.rosenthalinsurance.com.

Prime Risk Partners Announces J. Scott Tofil Has Joined As Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta, GA – January 10, 2018 – Prime Risk Partners announced today that J. Scott Tofil has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

 “Scott is a tremendous addition to our senior management team,” said Bret Quigley, Prime Risk Partners Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Scott brings to us his vast experience in financial reporting and analysis, M&A analysis and integration, accounting, business planning and operations. We are excited to welcome him aboard.”

Scott began his career as a CPA with a local public accounting firm in Atlanta followed by his service as the controller at Matrix Resources, an IT Recruiting Firm, from 1992 until 1999. He then served as controller for several startups from 1999 until 2005 before joining Beecher Carlson in May 2005, where he served as Vice President and Controller. After Brown & Brown acquired Beecher Carlson in 2013, Scott served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of its Beecher Carlson division until joining Prime Risk Partners. Scott earned his B.S. in Management Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Scott succeeds Robert Schneider, who remains as a consultant to the company.  “Bob is a well-respected veteran insurance industry executive with a long and distinguished career. He helped guide us through our infancy to our current status as a Top 50 broker” continued Quigley.  “We are thankful for his many contributions to date and grateful that he will continue to consult with the company.”

Prime Risk Partners is building a superior national insurance distribution platform through selective acquisitions, strategic new hires, and excellence in operations. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, Prime Risk Partners is #44 in the most recent Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking.

Prime Risk Partners Announces Robert C. Smith Has Joined As Chief Operating Officer

Atlanta, GA – December 13, 2017 – Prime Risk Partners announced today that Robert C. Smith has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

“We are excited to welcome Robbie to our senior management team,” said Bret Quigley, Prime Risk Partners Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Robbie’s background in agency operations, acquisitions, and the development of operational best practices is a great match for us. He brings a wealth of experience and skills to the team.”

Robbie’s career has focused on agency operations consulting and mergers and acquisitions. As a senior consultant and shareholder with Reagan Consulting, he was part of the team that initially developed the Reagan/IIABA Best Practices Study and worked with Assurex Global and CIAB in the initial development and implementation of the E&O Plus Quality Management Program. He has participated as an intermediary in more than 50 agency acquisitions – on both the buyer and seller sides – and completed more than 300 consulting assignments with many of the leading agencies in the country. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of a leading Southwest regional firm.

Prime Risk Partners is building a superior national insurance distribution platform through selective acquisitions, strategic new hires, and excellence in operations. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, Prime Risk Partners is #44 in the most recent Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking.

Robbie can be reached via telephone at (757) 381-7628 as well as via e-mail at rsmith@primeriskpartners.com

Cook Maran acquires McDermott & Thomas, strengthening employee benefits services in its growing New York-based insurance brokerage

New York metropolitan area platform of Prime Risk Partners expands; McDermott & Thomas adds critical expertise for business clients

 (November 30, 2017) Melville and Staten Island, NYCook Maran & Associates (“Cook Maran”), one of New York and New Jersey’s largest insurance brokers and the New York metropolitan area platform for Prime Risk Partners (“PRP”), has acquired McDermott & Thomas Associates LLC (“M&T”), a Staten Island-based agency specializing in employee benefits.  M&T’s partners bring more than seven decades of experience advising businesses on customized, cost-effective insurance solutions for their human resources.

M&T employees will continue to work from the agency’s Staten Island location and do business as “McDermott & Thomas,” joining Cook Maran’s six offices and 250 professionals across New York and New Jersey.  In merging with Cook Maran, M&T also broadens the offering of PRP, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance intermediaries.

“Under the leadership of Pat McDermott and Mark Thomas, M&T has advised hundreds of employers across dozens of states on their benefits and other insurance needs,” said Len Scioscia, Chairman and CEO of Cook Maran.  “They’ve earned a reputation as trusted experts in a challenging field over the last thirty years, and we’re proud to welcome them to Cook Maran and PRP.”

Scioscia noted that the M&T partnership strengthens Cook Maran’s portfolio in a critical area. “At a time when all employers grapple with rising premiums and face so much uncertainty in the national health insurance market, we felt the time was right to join forces with a trusted, expert advisory firm like M&T to make our benefits practice even stronger,” he explained.

“Now more than ever, businesses need help building a competitive benefits package that fits the realities of their bottom line – and explaining the plan to employees,” agreed Patrick McDermott, who co-founded M&T with Mark Thomas in 1987.  “That’s been our mission as an agency for the last three decades.”

By merging with one of New York and New Jersey’s leading agencies and PRP (#44 in the most recent Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking), M&T’s founders see new opportunities to pursue this mission while offering clients the same personal service from familiar faces.

“By joining Cook Maran and PRP, we’ve found regional and national partners that can help us do what we love – solving problems for clients – at an even higher level as part of a really dynamic organization,” added McDermott.

About Cook Maran

Cook Maran, which traces its roots to 1946, has almost 250 employees in eight offices in New York and New Jersey.  Its focus on being a trusted advisor to its business and individual clients has allowed it to enjoy outstanding growth, and it is now one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the New York metro area.  For more information, please visit www.cookmaran.com.

About McDermott & Thomas Associates

Since 1987, McDermott & Thomas Associates, LLC, has advised business clients on employee benefits with a high level of personalized focus and expertise, serving companies of all sizes across state lines and industry sectors. With over 70 years of collective experience in successful benefits planning and administration, the firm’s partners are engaged with every client to provide the intelligence and expertise of a larger agency with the flexibility and responsiveness of a smaller, local partner.  Learn more at www.mthassoc.com.

 

ONI Risk Partners acquires HBG Insurance & Bonds; agencies join forces to offer business, employee benefits, and personal insurance backed by Prime Risk Partners

HBG Insurance & Bonds brings team and 101-year Central Indiana history to ONI Risk Partners

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – November 28, 2017)  ONI Risk Partners (“ONI”), one of the Midwest’s largest independent insurance brokers, will acquire Greencastle, Indiana based HBG Insurance & Bonds (“HBG”), a leading privately-owned Indiana agency since 1916. The HBG team joins ONI’s 300+ insurance professionals serving business and individual clients throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

“HBG is a thriving agency because Rick Bittles and his team have earned the confidence of their clients, hired and developed great people and made a strong civic commitment to Central Indiana,” said Jim Hynes, President of ONI Risk Partners. “We do business the same way, so this philosophy of building long-term relationships by offering superior service and unparalleled expertise won’t change.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant organization that shares our values,” agreed Bittles, President of HBG. “While our clients will continue to work with their existing HBG account teams, partnering with ONI provides access to a more diversified platform of services for all of our lines of business.”

“HBG is a great agency that fits well with our client centric culture,” finished Hynes. ”We look forward to giving them the resources to do even more.”

In partnering with ONI, HBG also joins the national platform of Prime Risk Partners (“PRP”). PRP is among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, building a national platform founded with leading regional agencies like ONI and HBG that seek expansion through local management and market knowledge with access to the resources of a dynamic national organization.

“We’re pleased that ONI has found quality partners in Rick Bittles and the HBG team,” said Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO of Prime Risk Partners. “This partnership exemplifies a key component of our strategy for strong and sustainable growth – bringing together client focused agencies that can grow faster together by embracing our platform.”

PRP is among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, building a national platform founded with leading regional agencies like ONI Risk Partners that seek expansion through local management and knowledge with the resources of a dynamic national organization. PRP is #44 in the most recent Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking.

About ONI Risk Partners

Headquartered in Indianapolis with offices across the Midwest, ONI Risk Partners is one of the largest insurance agency operations in the Midwest, insuring thousands of individuals and businesses regionally, nationally and internationally. ONI Risk Partners became part of the Prime Risk Partners family in 2016. Joining Prime Risk Partners allows us to provide our clients with a broader array of services and resources, expanded specialty offerings, greater market access, and the comfort of knowing we have the strength of our thriving national organization supporting us. For more information, please visit www.onirisk.com.

About HBG

HBG Insurance & Bonds was originally established in 1916 as a bonding agency by First Citizens Bank & Trust in Greencastle, Indiana. For the next 101 years, HBG grew to six locations in Central Indiana and expanded their coverage options to include commercial, personal, life and health insurance in addition to contract bonds. As one of the most respected agencies in the state, HBG is committed to delivering the best insurance value and unbeatable customer service while maintaining the highest ethical standards. For more information, please visit www.hbgins.com.

Prime Risk Partners acquires Gunn, Steers & Co. adding a National Financial Institution Practice and expanding its presence in New York City.

Manhattan-based firm joins Prime Risk Partners, a nationally ranked Top 50 insurance broker, to provide a dedicated team focused on FI and Asset Management Clients

(October 26, 2017) Atlanta, GA and New York, NYPrime Risk Partners, Inc. (PRP) today announced its acquisition of Gunn, Steers & Company (“Gunn Steers”), a Manhattan-based insurance broker with a specialized practice for financial institutions and asset management companies.  Gunn Steers will maintain its name and continue operating at its current location in the heart of Manhattan.

As part of PRP, Gunn Steers will continue to offer clients seamless day-to-day service, backed by the national resources of PRP and the metro presence of Cook Maran & Associates (“Cook Maran”), PRP’s New York metropolitan area platform and one of New York/New Jersey’s largest agencies. In turn, Gunn Steers’ specialized and well branded expertise in financial services will be available to all clients of PRP countrywide.

Gunn Steers started in 1925 and grew to become a large domestic and international full service brokerage and financial services firm. Over the last 30 years, the firm has focused its efforts on brokering and servicing financial institution related clients.  This expertise allows Gunn Steers to provide trusted guidance to clients on identifying exposures to loss, avoiding risk, transferring risk and purchasing broad, cost effective insurance programs.

“Gunn Steers has established a trusted reputation and nationally recognized expertise for FI and asset management clients,” said Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO of Prime Risk Partners. “This specialty will add capabilities to our national platform and strengthen our presence in the New York metropolitan area, already growing via strategic acquisitions and superior service through Cook Maran.”

“We are thrilled to be joining one of the fastest growing national insurance platforms in the country,” said William “Bill” Steers, Managing Member & CEO. “In teaming up with Prime Risk, we will be able to provide new proficiencies and resources to better support our current and future clients while maintaining the high- quality service for which we are known.”

PRP is among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, building a national platform founded with leading regional agencies like Cook Maran and Gunn Steers that seek expansion through local management and knowledge with the resources of a dynamic national organization.  PRP is #44 in the most recent Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking.

About Gunn Steers

Gunn Steers & Company, originally established in 1925 as Gene T. Gunn Company, is a leading national provider of insurance and risk management services to financial institutions, including registered and non-registered Investment Advisors, Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, Wealth Managers, Private Equity firms and a variety of other asset management organizations. Located in New York City, Gunn Steers has developed and grown a well branded, nationally recognized specialty in meeting all the insurance needs and requirements of the financial institution industry.  For more information, please visit: www.gunnsteers.com.

 About Cook Maran

Cook Maran, which traces its roots to 1946, has over 200 employees in 6 offices in New York and New Jersey.  Its focus on being a trusted advisor to its business and individual clients has allowed it to enjoy outstanding growth, and it is now one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the New York metro area.  For more information, please visit www.cookmaran.com.

 

ONI Risk Partners acquires Green Owens Insurance; agencies join forces to offer business and personal insurance backed by Prime Risk Partners

(Indianapolis, Ind. – July 1, 2017)  ONI Risk Partners (“ONI”), one of the Midwest’s largest independent insurance brokers, will acquire Franklin, IN based Green Owens Insurance (“Green Owens”), a leading privately-owned Indiana agency since 1979. The Green Owens team joins ONI’s 300+ insurance professionals serving business and individual clients throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

“Green Owens has succeeded for 38 years with an unshakable reputation for customer service and support,” said Tom Flynn, ONI President & CEO. “In exploring this partnership with Jim Wise, Connie Hawkins and their team, we saw potential to help them continue their growth with stronger regional and national backing, while building our core business and capitalizing on providing expanded services within specific industry segments, where both firms share expertise.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic regional and national organization that reflects the same values that made us successful,” agreed Jim Wise, partner and principal agent of Green Owens. “While our clients will continue to work with the account executives and service teams they know and trust, being part of a larger organization will provide access to a fully developed platform of commercial, employee benefits, and personal risk management services.”

“Green Owens is a great agency that blends well with our culture of highly personalized service delivery and we look forward to giving them the resources to do even more,” finished Flynn. “This will be a productive, positive partnership for both our agencies and our customers.”

In partnering with ONI, Green Owens also joins the national platform of Prime Risk Partners (“PRP”).  PRP is among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, building a national platform founded with leading regional agencies like ONI and Green Owens that seek expansion through local management and market knowledge with access to the resources of a dynamic national organization.

“We’re pleased that ONI has found a quality partner in Green Owens to further its growth in its region,” said Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO of Prime Risk Partners. “This partnership exemplifies a key component of our strategy for strong and sustainable growth – bringing together customer focused agencies that can reach the next level by embracing our platform.”

With regional brokerages like ONI and New York / New Jersey based Cook Maran, PRP has seen rapid growth with a deliberate expansion strategy; PRP leapt from 86th to 50th on the Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking (2015 to 2016) and made a solid debut at 28th on Insurance Journal’s 2016 list of Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies and 23rd on its list of Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies.

About ONI Risk Partners

Headquartered in Indianapolis with offices across the Midwest, ONI Risk Partners is one of the largest insurance agency operations in the Midwest, insuring thousands of individuals and businesses regionally, nationally and internationally. ONI Risk Partners became part of the Prime Risk Partners family in 2016. Joining Prime Risk Partners allows us to provide our clients with a broader array of services and resources, expanded specialty offerings, greater market access, and the comfort of knowing we have the strength of our thriving national organization supporting us. For more information, please visit www.onirisk.com.

About Green Owens Insurance Agency

Founded in 1979, the Green Owens Insurance Agency has built their reputation as a leading privately owned independent insurance agency headquartered in Franklin, Indiana. The firm’s success relies on an experienced team of professionals, trusted advisory service to clients and a long-standing reputation for conducting business based upon principles of trust, reliability, unbiased service, team, and honor. For more information, please visit www.green-owensins.com.

 

 

Cook Maran acquires Gundermann & Gundermann; agencies join forces to offer business, personal, auto dealer insurance across Metro New York

Top 25 New York agency joins Cook Maran and the Prime Risk Partners platform; Gundermann adds customer resources, sees auto dealership expansion opportunity

(April 3, 2017) East Hampton and Huntington, NY – Cook Maran & Associates (“Cook Maran”), one of New York and New Jersey’s largest insurance brokers, will acquire Gundermann & Gundermann (“Gundermann”), a third-generation, family-owned company that’s grown into a top 25 New York insurer since it was founded in 1937. Both agencies offer commercial, personal and employee benefit policies to individual and business clients; Gundermann specializes in insurance for franchised car dealers and through its continuing partnership with Direct Dealer Services provides F&I (Finance and Insurance) products to their dealer clients.

This is Cook Maran’s second recent partnership with an area agency, having acquired New Jersey-based Mintz, Girgan & Brightly (MGB) in January. As in that deal, Gundermann & Gundermann will continue to do business under the ‘Gundermann’ name, with existing management and staff continuing in their current roles. Customers will work with familiar faces in the agency’s Huntington office, with the added expertise and convenience of the combined agency’s 200+ professionals at six offices across the tri-state area.

“Gundermann & Gundermann has succeeded for 80 years with an unshakable reputation for customer service and support,” said Len Scioscia, Chairman and CEO of Cook Maran. “In exploring this partnership with Joe and Tom Gundermann and their team, we saw potential to help them continue their growth with stronger regional and national backing, to build our core business across the region, and capitalize on their unique services to car dealers.”

“Since my grandfather started the business in Brooklyn in 1937, we’ve made our mark as a family company that treats its clients like family,” agreed Joseph Gundermann, President & CEO. “In teaming up with Len and Cook Maran, we’re part of a bigger ‘family’ that shares our values and commitment to providing even better service to our customers.”

In merging with Cook Maran, Gundermann also joins the national platform of Prime Risk Partners (“PRP”). PRP is among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, building a national platform founded with leading regional agencies like Cook Maran and Gundermann that seek expansion through local management and market knowledge with access to the resources of a dynamic national organization.

“By joining Cook Maran and Prime Risk’s New York metropolitan area platform, we’ve found regional and national partners that understand how we do business and can help us protect even more people, employers and dealerships with competitive coverage and superior claim service,” added Gundermann. “It’s a ‘win-win’ opportunity for our agency and our clients, who ultimately benefit from enhanced services and better bargaining clout with carriers.”

In addition to covering the property and casualty needs of auto dealers, Gundermann also offers, through its continuing partnership with Direct Dealer Services, F&I products to their dealer customers that both enhance their relationship and generate additional revenue for their dealers

Gundermann also provides a 35-year track record of serving area non-profit organizations, addressing the exposures faced by these organizations and their boards.

“Gundermann is a great agency that brings some unique services to the marketplace, and we look forward to giving them a broader platform to do even more,” finished Scioscia. “This will be a productive, positive partnership for both our agencies and the Prime Risk Partners platform.”

“We’re pleased that Cook Maran continues to build our New York metropolitan area presence with growth-minded, customer-focused agencies like MGB and now Gundermann & Gundermann,” said Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO of Prime Risk Partners. “Nationally, we’re aiming for strong and sustainable growth – that means a thoughtful strategy for finding the right partners, working with leading brokers that can reach the next level by embracing a national platform.”

With regional brokerages like Cook Maran and Indianapolis-based ONI Risk Partners (acquired as a Midwest partner in 2016), PRP has seen rapid growth with a deliberate expansion strategy; PRP leapt from 86th to 50th on the Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking (2015 to 2016) and made a solid debut at 28th on Insurance Journal’s 2016 list of Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies and 23rd on its list of Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies.

About Cook Maran

Cook Maran, which traces its roots to 1946, has over 160 employees in 5 offices in New York and New Jersey. Its focus on being a trusted advisor to its business and individual clients has allowed it to enjoy outstanding growth, and it is now one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the New York metro area. For more information, please visit www.cookmaran.com.

About Gundermann & Gundermann

Gundermann & Gundermann is a top 25 metropolitan New York insurance agency (Crain’s New York Business), founded in 1937 and led today by the third generation of the Gundermann family. The firm’s 40+ sales and service personnel focus on the specialized needs of their customers, from a single auto or life policy to comprehensive personal or commercial coverage, addressing the varied challenges of automotive dealerships, non-profit groups, and other business and individual clients. Visit www.gundermann.com for more.

Cook Maran acquires Mintz, Girgan & Brightly; leading New York-New Jersey brokers join forces, backed by Prime Risk Partners

Mintz, Girgan & Brightly brings experienced team, 90-year New Jersey history to Cook Maran & Associates as Prime Risk Partners’ Northeast presence expands

 

(January 4, 2017) East Hampton, NY and Rochelle Park, NJCook Maran & Associates (“Cook Maran”), one of New York and New Jersey’s largest insurance brokers, will acquire Mintz, Girgan & Brightly Inc. (“MGB”), a leading privately-owned New Jersey agency since 1925.  The MGB team joins Cook Maran’s five offices and 160+ insurance professionals serving business and individual clients across Long Island, New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut, expanding regional resources and expertise backed by the national platform of Prime Risk Partners (“PRP”).

“MGB is a thriving agency because Bill Brightly and his team have earned the confidence of their clients, hired and developed great people and made a strong civic commitment to Northern New Jersey,” said Len Scioscia, Chairman and CEO of Cook Maran. “We do business the same way, so this philosophy of building long-term relationships by offering superior service and unparalleled expertise in the tri-state region won’t change.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic regional and national organization that reflects the same values that made us successful,” agreed Brightly, who has served as president of MGB for nearly thirty years.  “While our clients will continue to work with the account managers they know and trust, being part of a larger organization will afford them additional resources such as enhanced claims services, broader market access and greater bargaining power with carriers.”

Cook Maran is the PRP New York metropolitan area platform. Cook Maran’s acquisition of MGB closed on Tuesday, January 3rd.  The firm will continue to do business as Mintz, Girgan & Brightly for the near term.  MGB’s executive and account staff – averaging more than twenty years of experience – will continue in their current roles.

Cook Maran’s strong performance and pending MGB partnership further affirm PRP’s strategy of expansion through thoughtful acquisitions. In addition to Cook Maran, it acquired Indianapolis-based ONI Risk Partners as a primary Midwestern platform in 2016.  PRP is among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, leaping from 86th to 50th on the Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking (2015 to 2016), and making a solid debut at 28th on Insurance Journal’s 2016 list of Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies and 23rd on its list of Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies.

“We’re very pleased with our trajectory, and remain focused on sustained success through a strong national platform,” said Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO of Prime Risk Partners.  “That doesn’t always mean making more deals, but choosing the right partners – leading regional operators that are eager to expand and find new partners like MGB.

“Cook Maran, ONI and MGB share a proven track record of growth, a stellar reputation in the marketplace and strong connections across the communities they serve,” Quigley added.  “Our aim is to accelerate the formula that’s made them successful.”

 

About Cook Maran

Cook Maran, which traces its roots to 1946, has over 160 employees in 5 offices in New York and New Jersey.  Its focus on being a trusted advisor to its business and individual clients has allowed it to enjoy outstanding growth, and it is now one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the New York metro area.  For more information, please visit www.cookmaran.com.

About MGB Insurance

Founded in 1925, Mintz Girgan & Brightly (MGB) is one of the leading privately owned insurance brokers in New Jersey. The firm’s success relies on an experienced team of professionals, trusted advisory service to clients and long-standing connections to a broad array of insurance carriers.  MGB is a place where the best clients can be matched with the best carriers; for more information, please visit www.mgbinsurance.com.

 

Prime Risk Partners Closes Acquisition of Old National Insurance

Atlanta, GA, July 7, 2016Prime Risk Partners Inc. (the “Company”) today announced it completed its previously announced agreement dated April 30, 2016, to acquire Old National Insurance (“ONI”), one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Midwest, as well as its subsidiaries JWF Specialty Co. and Employee Plans, LLC.  ONI is now operating under the name ONI Risk Partners and will maintain its significant presence in its local markets throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.  JWF Specialty Co. and Employee Plans, LLC will continue to operate under their respective names and service their clients from their current locations.  All operations plan to expand.

“Closing the transaction marks the beginning of our partnership with Tom Flynn and his team to grow the ONI platform, including JWF Specialty and Employee Plans” said Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO of Prime Risk Partners.  “We are thrilled to be in business with the ONI team.”

 

About ONI

Since 1992, ONI has provided service and insurance solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. From business, personal, and employee benefit insurance needs to claims administration services and alternative risk management consulting, you can count on the ONI  team of professional insurance advisors to provide hands-on attention and worry-free claims service. ONI has over 270 employees in offices throughout Indiana and in Louisville, KY and Danville, IL.  ONI is the 78th largest broker in the United States per Business Insurance as well as one of the leading insurance agencies in the Midwest.  For more information, please visit www.onirisk.com.

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