7 People on the Move

Sedgwick makes three critical moves and Burns & Wilcox grows its presence with the addition of three brokers in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | August 24, 2020

Sedgwick Announces Two Prominent Promotions as 25-Year CEO Steps into Chairman Role

Bob Peterson, president, Sedgwick

Mike Arbour, chief executive officer, Sedgwick

Mike Arbour, who most recently served as group president of global operations at Sedgwick, has been promoted to chief executive officer and will join the company’s board of directors.

Dave North, Sedgwick’s president and chief executive officer for more than 25 years, will continue to be active with the company, its customers and the industry as executive chairman.

Dave North, executive chairman, Sedgwick

“I am honored to be named CEO of Sedgwick,” Arbour said.

“I appreciate the confidence that Dave North and the board of directors have in me, and I share their excitement and optimism for our bright future. We have a common passion for making this great company even better and ensuring that our best years lie ahead.”

“It has been the privilege of a lifetime to work for and lead Sedgwick for the past 25 years,” North said. “I am incredibly proud of the company that so many people have helped to build, as well as the successes and opportunities we have created for our colleagues and customers along the way.”

Bob Peterson, who has been group president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to president. 

In his most recent role, Peterson was responsible for promoting Sedgwick’s growth and the delivery of industry-leading, client-focused services to drive strong results and lasting partnerships. 

Burns & Wilcox Adds Three Brokers

Jordan Krenick, broker, Burns & Wilcox, Dallas

Grant Dieselberg, broker, Burns & Wilcox, Charleston, S.C.

George Ramirez, broker, Burns & Wilxcox, Tampa

Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, a business unit of H.W. Kaufman Group dedicated to wholesale insurance brokerage, announced the addition of three brokers to its growing team.

George Ramirez joins the Burns & Wilcox Brokerage office in Tampa, Florida; Grant Dieselberg joins the team based in Charleston, South Carolina; and Jordan Krenik joins the office in Dallas, Texas.

Strategically positioned at the existing Tampa, Charleston and Dallas locations, the new team members bring expertise in professional liability, casualty and transportation, adding to each office’s capabilities to provide in-demand brokerage resources to clients and partners in those markets.

“Actively recruiting and retaining top talent remains a priority at Burns & Wilcox Brokerage to help drive our business forward,” said Denis Brady, president, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage.

“Our teams continue to generate double-digit growth in premium and new business, despite the changing market and economy conditions. Recently, we earned a Great Place to Work certification and appreciate the opportunity to expand our team at a time when many industries are not hiring. George, Grant and Jordan bring the skills we are looking to place in these regions, and they complement our current capabilities well, while enhancing our in-market expertise.”

Stuart Mercer Joins Insurdata Advisory Board 

Insurdata, an Insurtech firm specializing in the correction, creation and augmentation of peril-specific exposure and risk data, announced that Stuart Mercer has joined the company’s Advisory Board.

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Mercer joins fellow board members Eric Drattell and Marcus Nagel.

Jason Futers, chief executive officer, Insurdata, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Stuart onto the Insurdata Advisory Board. He has been at the forefront of the evolution of underwriting data and analytics throughout his career and brings an incredible depth of market insight.

“With Eric, Marcus and Stuart, we have a truly outstanding team guiding our development as we grow Insurdata’s market presence and boost our ability to enable our clients to optimize pricing, underwriting and risk assessment decisions,” Futers said.

Mercer added: “The re/insurance industry is changing rapidly, and having had the opportunity to look at the Insurdata technology in detail, it’s clear to me that Insurdata is at the forefront of that change.” &

Emily Spennato is a former staff writer with Risk & Insurance.

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