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TechAssure Names New Member Firm in Kansas, MO

CHARLOTTE, NC – Jan. 9, 2016 – TechAssure, the international nonprofit association of insurance and risk management experts for technology-related risks, has named Brush Creek Partners as a new member effective immediately. Based in Kansas City, MO, Brush Creek Partners is an independent, full-service insurance brokerage firm that specializes in assisting middle-market technology and life science industry clients with their insurance needs.

“Kansas City has a vibrant and growing tech scene and we are pleased to have a high-caliber firm like Brush Creek Partners in the region,” said TechAssure Executive Director, Garrett Droege. “Brush Creek Partners is a great addition to our international network of specialist brokers.”

Brush Creek Partners is dedicated to managing the full range of personal and business risks, including data breach and cyber liability, D&O, E&O and more. Founding Partner, Travis Holt, added, “We’ve considered ourselves thought leaders and innovators in the technology risk management and cyber liability insurance space for a long time, but to have a group like TechAssure validate that is powerful.  We’re excited to bring even more value and resources to our clients with technology-related risks.”

MORE ABOUT TECHASSURE
TechAssure is a unique consortium of risk management experts serving innovative industries, such as technology, telecommunications, life sciences, clean tech, as well as the venture capital and private equity firms that fund them.   Comprised of 22 specialist firms located in strategic locations across the world, TechAssure members collectively serve over 4,000 clients and represent over $3 Billion in premium volume.    The association also produces a proprietary annual benchmarking report for the industries it serves. TechAssure is currently celebrating its 15th year.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact H. Garrett Droege, CPCU, CIC at 704-997-3238 or email at garrett@techassure.com.  Or visit www.techassure.com or on Twitter @TechAssure

Brush Creek Partners: Travis S. Holt – Travis.Holt@brushkc.com

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Mark Ware Elected as Chairman of TechAssure Association

Denver, CO, January 1, 2017 – IMA, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokers, announced that Mark Ware, Senior Vice President of IMA was recently elected as chairman of TechAssure Association Inc., a consortium of independent insurance agents and brokers who focus on technology-related risks and has demonstrated advanced expertise in managing the technology, life sciences, clean tech industries, as well as the firms that fund them.

In his role as Chairman, Mark will work directly with all TechAssure committee chairs and strategic alliances ti ensure that the association’s goals and objectives are reached.

As the leader of IMA’s Technology Practice, Mark has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has been with IMA since 2002. Mark has been involved with TechAssure since 2004 and has previously served as Chairman of the multinational trade association. “Mark is one of the true leaders in the technology-risk space and has been a vital part of TechAssure for over a decade,” said Garrett Droege, Executive Director of TechAssure Association. “Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role and I am personally excited for where his leadership will take us in 2017.

“TechAssure is one of the most progressive and respected member-driven associations in the insurance industry and I am honored to serve as Chairman for a second term.” said Mark Ware. “We continue to evolve and prosper by expanding our global footprint while bringing world class resources, education, and technology to our members.”

About The IMA Financial Group

The IMA Financial Group, Inc. (IMA) is a diversified financial services company specializing in risk management, insurance, employee benefits solutions and wealth management. It employs nearly 700 associates at offices in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, New York and Texas. The IMA Financial Group is comprised of IMA, Inc., the ninth-largest independently owned retail insurance broker in the U.S.; Signature Select LLC, a retail insurance broker subsidiary providing personal and  business insurance services for midsized organizations; Towerstone, Inc., a wholesale insurance broker; Eydent Insurance Services, a managing general underwriter specializing in niche solutions; CORnerstone Risk Solutions, an alternative risk services company; and TrueNorth, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that provides professional asset management and investment consulting services.

About TechAssure

Established in 2000, TechAssure is an international not-for-profit association dedicated to advancing corporate insurance and risk management practices for companies with technology-related risks. The association is comprised of independent regional insurance brokers located across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and India.

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TechAssure Names 2015 John Love Award Recipient

TechAssure announced today that Jim West of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies is the 2015 recipient of The John Love Risk Innovation Award.  The award is presented each year to an insurance professional who has demonstrated ingenuity, innovation and intellect to solve an issue within the risk management industry.  Jim was presented the award by TechAssure Executive Director Garrett Droege and founding member John Moccia of Rollins Insurance during their fall conference in Chicago, IL. Read More

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TechAssure Names New Florida Member

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TechAssure has named Celedinas Insurance Group as the newest and sole Florida member.  Based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Celedinas Insurance Group is an independent, full-service insurance brokerage firm that caters to middle-market technology and life science industry clientele.  Founded in 1959 and licensed nationally, Celedinas has grown into one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the country.  Read More

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TechAssure Names New UK Member

InnovationBroking_boxTechAssure has named Innovation Broking as it’s newest member. Innovation Broking is an independent commercial insurance brokerage, based in London, that caters to middle-market technology clientele. Paul Dickson and Howard Pearson, both well-regarded experts in the industry, launched Innovation Broking earlier in the year. Read More

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TechAssure Hosts Spring 2015 Conference

TechAssure, the international, nonprofit association of insurance and risk management experts for technology-related risks, will host its 2015 Spring Conference in Charlotte next month (May 4th – 5th). Local TechAssure member, JJ Wade & Associates (2014 CBJ Largest Independent Insurance Brokerage – #17), will host the event, which includes keynotes from Davidson College Men’s Basketball Coach, Bob McKillop, and eBay’s SR. VP of Customer Experience, Steve Boehm. The 2 ½ day event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel SouthPark and will be conducted by TechAssure Executive Director, Garrett Droege (2014 CBJ 40 Under 40). Read More