US insurance broker and risk management firm Risk Strategies has appointed Sharon Edwards as Chief Operating Officer.
Edwards, who will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, assumes immediate oversight and management responsibilities for national operations.
She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking segment, as well as CFO for Willis Towers Watson’s North America segment.
“I’ve had the previous pleasure of working with Sharon in a couple of different roles,” said John Mina, Risk Strategies’ Chief Executive Officer.
“She is an incredibly able leader and will be a great asset to the organization as we continue to grow and scale our business.”
Edwards will report to Mina and lead improvements in client experience, with a focus on consistent associate experience.
She will also drive efforts to optimise company operations to facilitate continued growth, coordinate internal services, and streamline processes and workflows.
“It’s exciting to be joining Risk Strategies at this point in their journey,” said Edwards.
“The firm’s specialty approach is uniquely in-step with market need, and I believe my experience in operations, finance, integration and transformation can help Risk Strategies deliver the vision for both our clients and our people.”