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Risk Strategies appoints Giannone to lead Chicago office, oversee central U.S.

7th August 2019 - Author: Luke Gallin

U.S. domiciled insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies, has appointed Steve Giannone to run its Chicago office and oversee operations in its central U.S. region.

Steve GiannoneIndustry veteran Giannone joins Risk Strategies from USI Insurance Services’ Insurance Brokerage and Consulting practice in Chicago, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Managing Director.

He brings over 30 years of insurance industry experience to the role, and prior to USI Insurance served as SVP and zonal executive with AIG. He first came to Chicago to start-up a facultative reinsurance operation for Willis Re, the reinsurance broking arm of Willis Towers Watson. Prior to Willis Re, he worked for Travelers in New Jersey.

President of Risk Strategies, John Mina, said: “As we grow, we are keenly aware of the need to ensure that our size and specialization remain strengths and not impediments in order to deliver excellence in client service. Steve’s experience on both the carrier and broker side, and proven track record in managing sales and operations, is the mix we believe is needed to guide our growth in the Central Region.”

Giannone added: “Risk Strategies’ vision of being a specialty firm focused on delivering value through expertise is distinctive in the market. I’m excited to help further that vision by not only driving efficiency and growth but also facilitating processes that ensure practitioners can make a real difference for clients.”

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