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No Other Wholesaler Empowers Retail Brokers Like Brown & Riding.

We apply a few basic principles on a consistent basis to earn your trust and confidence, which helps ensure that your experience with Brown & Riding is a refreshing change.

We have a clear vision: We’re working every day to produce a best-in-class experience and superior outcomes for our teammates and trading partners. To realize that vision, we focus on achieving an equally clear mission: Remaining a fiercely independent firm that is continuously raising the standard of excellence for the wholesale insurance brokerage industry.

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“Commitment to excellence begins at the top. I want you to know that my commitment is unwavering…”
ISO Quality Standard
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In 2003, Brown & Riding became the first ever wholesale insurance brokerage in the U.S. to successfully implement a Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001.

Our Quality Management System (QMS) ensures your business is being handled with the highest service standards and levels of consistency, no matter who you work with in our organization. Achieving and maintaining this quality standard and certification is an extensive process.

Key Facts:

  • 40+ years in business. Founded in San Francisco, CA in 1980.
  • 20 offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states.
  • One of the Top 10 P&C wholesalers since 2014 (source: Business Insurance) and currently placing over $2.2 billion in annual premium.
  • 100% owned and managed by key employees with a “Best Place to Work” positive culture that attracts and retains top talent.
  • Our long-term internal perpetuation strategy offers top professionals industry-leading ownership and wealth-building opportunities and ensures we stay free from conflicts of interests with our clients and insurance carrier partners.
  • Specialists – Our professional staff are organized by specialty product and industry practice groups, tied together by a strong culture of teamwork and high standards. Our clients benefit from the collective expertise of our diverse, cohesive nationwide team.
  • We offer coordinated placement and service across multiple specialist coverage lines. With broad market access and deep relationships, we’re structured to handle and focus on larger, more complex deals.
  • Internationally-recognized ISO 9001 Quality Certification since 2003 – The first ever wholesale insurance brokerage in the U.S. to achieve this certification and held to the highest professional standards.
  • Proprietary, state-of-the-art, 24/7 Secure Client Portal providing fully transparent marketing on submissions.
  • Serial recipient of the 5-Star Wholesaler Award from the retail broker community, driven by 20 years of client feedback collected from thousands of real transactions used to continually improve processes and services.
Brown & Riding is honored to be ranked number 13 on the list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces.
Wholesale Insights
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Revolutionizing Risk: The Evolution of Telematics in Auto Insurance

January 24, 2024 - Telematics isn’t entirely new to the insurance industry, but its evolution has been gaining momentum. This article takes a look at telematics, from its history to the growing importance of gathering data, and explores potential impacts as this technology continues to become more accessible.

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What is E&S and What Makes It So Great?

November 8, 2023 - B&R Chief Distribution Officer, Cristi Carrington, participates with other industry professionals in a new talent outreach video for those considering careers in wholesale, specialty, and surplus lines insurance. The group shares their experiences about what it's like to work in the industry and the many opportunities available.

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Donations empower WSIA PAC to help shape insurance policy

September 17, 2023 - B&R Chief Distribution Officer and WSIA PAC Committee Chair, Cristi Carrington, was interviewed by PropertyCasualty360 as a part of an article discussing the significance of WSIA PAC support and how contributions are investments in the future of the industry.

Press Releases
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Andrew Grim appointed Executive Director of Specialty

Brown & Riding is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Grim as Executive Director of Specialty.

Sara Masaeli CIO announcement

Sara Masaeli appointed CIO

Brown & Riding is pleased to announce that Sara Masaeli has been named Chief Information Officer.

Chris Bading Practice Leader Announcement

Chris Bading appointed National Property Practice Leader

Brown & Riding is pleased to announce that Chris Bading has been named National Property Practice Leader.

Company Awards
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Best Places to Work in Insurance 2023

For a sixth consecutive year, Brown & Riding has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance.

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America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces

Brown & Riding has been ranked number 13 in America's 100 Most Loved Workplaces® 2023, presented by Newsweek.

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Top 10 Largest P/C Wholesaler 2023

Brown & Riding has been named a Top 10 Largest P/C Wholesaler for 2023 by Business Insurance.

Employee Recognition
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Global 100 2023

Brown & Riding's Cristi Carrington has been named one of 2023's "Global 100" by Insurance Business America.

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Earle Dillard Award

Cristi Carrington has received WSIA’s Earle Dillard Award for her contributions and outstanding service as the organization’s PAC Committee Chair.

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Top Specialist Brokers 2023

Robert Conyers and Jack O'Donnell have been named as Top Specialist Brokers for 2023 by Insurance Business America.

Contact Brown & Riding

Company Headquarters
Brown & Riding
901 Main Street, Suite 3650
Dallas, TX 75202
phone: 972.402.6669

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