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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.

Chairman’s message
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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 named one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” for the fifth consecutive year.
Wholesale Insights
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Distribution: Retailers and wholesalers now more strategically aligned

March 30, 2023 - B&R’s Chief Distribution Officer, Cristi Carrington, and other industry experts spoke on the Future of Distribution panel at the E&S Insurer Conference. The panel discussed how relationships are evolving in the E&S space, industry and segment specialization, the impacts of private equity-backed consolidators, and more.

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The Art of Property Layering

March 23, 2023 - All property accounts are facing challenges in 2023. With many factors to consider, being adept at the art of layering has become critical to construct programs effectively. This article addresses how to best navigate the property landscape and strategies and tools that can help yield success.

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Annual Healthcare Market Update

March 1, 2023 - The hard market continues to be driven by nuclear verdicts, third party litigation funding, and staffing challenges. Looking forward through 2023, we address these challenges, how to best prepare your insureds, and how a proactive approach will help ensure a smooth renewal process.

Press Releases
Sara Masaeli CIO announcement

Sara Masaeli appointed CIO

Brown & Riding is pleased to announce that Sara Masaeli has been named CIO.

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.

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B&R headquarters moves to Dallas, Texas

Brown & Riding centralizes its headquarters to Dallas, Texas.

Company Awards
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5-Star Wholesale Broker 2023

For the seventh year in a row, Brown & Riding has been recognized as a “5-Star Wholesale Broker” by Insurance Business America.

Best places to work in insurance award

Best Places to Work in Insurance 2022

Brown & Riding has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” for the fifth year in a row.

Top 10 Largest P&C Wholesaler 2022

B&R named leading U.S. wholesaler for the ninth consecutive year.

Employee Recognition
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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.

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“Hot 100” 2023

Brown & Riding's George Sella has been named one of 2023's "Hot 100" 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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