Marsh McLennan Agency Broker Steve Fisk Recognized as a 2023 Retail Power Broker
Steve Fisk, Principal, Marsh McLennan Agency
When Scott Miller began working with broker Steve Fisk, his company operated seven restaurants.
Today, Miller is CFO of Cotti Foods, a Taco Bell and Wendy’s franchisee with more than 220 restaurants across six states. As the companies under Miller’s oversight have grown, Fisk has been with him every step of the way.
Cotti’s workers’ compensation program, for example, evolved from a guaranteed-cost program to a hybrid when the company reached a size where it could take on more risk.
“We did that for two years,” Miller said, “and now we’re moving into a captive. Steve led that initiative … Again, taking on a little bit more risk ourselves, but being able to lower our overall costs.”
Miller is now one of Fisk’s biggest clients, but what impresses him most is that Fisk has treated him like a VIP from the beginning.
“My relationship with Steve is now with a bigger company, and he’s brought different ideas to the table, but even when I was a very small customer of his, I always felt that I got his best effort,” he said.
He also praises the scope of Fisk’s expertise.
“I think he’s got a very good understanding of … the unique challenges that we face, especially as a California-based company, and the intricacies of workers’ compensation law out here,” Miller said. “We feel he really advises us well with industry data.”
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