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Risk Strategies’ Mina named CEO as Christian takes on Executive Chairman role

8th October 2019 - Author: Luke Gallin

U.S. domiciled insurance broker and risk management firm, Risk Strategies, has revealed that its President, John Mina has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Risk StrategiesMina succeeds Risk Strategies founder and long-term CEO, Michael Christian, who is moving into the Executive Chairman role.

Mina joined the company in April of 2017 from re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson and has served as President of Risk Strategies through its recent and ongoing phase of growth. During Mina’s time as President, Risk Strategies states that it has more than doubled in the number of employees, revenues and premiums placed on behalf of its clients.

As CEO, he will be tasked with setting the strategic direction of the broker and working as a senior advisor to the leadership team while at the same time managing day-to-day operations. Furthermore, he will support the needs of clients, employees, investors and trading partners.

“I’m excited for John to assume this new role. Since joining the company, he has quickly demonstrated he has the right vision, skill set and experience to ensure the firm’s continued success as we move into our next chapter as a leading national brokerage firm,” said Christian.

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Christian founded the firm in 1997 and as Executive Chairman, will continue to be actively involved in guiding the strategic direction of the firm. In this role, he will concentrate on client experience and broader growth initiatives, support M&A activities, focus on the refinement of the company’s specialty value proposition, and serve as a senior advisor to the executive team.

Mina commented: “Mike’s original vision for Risk Strategies has clearly met its moment. Clients today require advice as well as policy placement. They look to their broker for focused, expert insight that removes uncertainty and reduces their overall cost of risk.

“With the right vision and core team in place, I’m excited to lead the firm into a dynamic future.”

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