Bill Walton Partners with K2 Insurance Services

 

Bill Walton joins K2 Insurance Services as part of a new program initiative offering specialized insurance products to children participating in youth sports.

January 11th, 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA – NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Bill Walton joins K2 Insurance Services, it was announced today. Walton’s partnership coincides with a new program initiative which develops and distributes insurance products that offer both protection to children participating in youth sports, as well as for the providers of those camps and leagues.
The one-time basketball star and current ESPN and Pac-12 commentator is now partnering with K2 Insurance Services through his interest in helping young people learn life lessons through sports, and the philanthropic nature of this initiative.
Walton recognized “there is nothing better than being part of a great team. I know the value that sports participation brings to young lives and I am acutely aware of the need for the highest quality insurance coverage. This opportunity is a seamless transition to all the objectives that drive my blessed life.”
While this new program initiative is about protecting the youth in sports, it will also focus on the promotion and advocating of the importance of participating in sports from a young age.
Walton brings more than 45 years of knowledge, passion, and advocacy for the importance and development of youth sports. As part of the new youth sports initiative, he will help create a competitive specialty brand, which delivers high quality, comprehensive insurance products across the nation.
Chairman Pat Kilkenny and President & CEO Bob Kimmel formed K2 Insurance Services in 2011. Together they have over 60 years of combined industry experience. Pat formerly owned and ran Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, an industry leading general agency with more than $1 billion in annual written premiums.

Allied Public Risk Acquisition Announcement

Allied Public Risk is proud to announce the acquisition of Alteris’ WaterPlus, FirePlus, and JPRIMA programs. Twenty-one Alteris employees transitioned to Allied Public Risk as part of the acquisition. The agency’s new leadership team comprises Paul Fuller (CEO), Stephanie Gilmore (President/COO), Vickie Kartchner (President-in-Transition/Primary Practice Head), Margaret Zechlin (Executive Vice President/Alternative Practice Head), and George Pappas (Senior Vice President/Distribution).

Allied Public Risk has a rich tradition of providing innovative pooling, reinsurance, excess casualty, retention, and primary products to a wide array of public entities. The Primary Practice will consist of MuniPlus, WaterPlus, FirePlus, and JPRIMA programs. The Alternative Practice portfolio remains unchanged.

Allied Public Risk is a subsidiary of K2 Insurance Services, LLC of San Diego which was formed in 2011 by industry executives Pat Kilkenny and Bob Kimmel, in partnership with Endeavour Capital.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Fuller at pfuller@alliedpublicrisk.com

PRESS RELEASE | K2 Insurance Services Acquires High Point Underwriters

Partnership with Midwestern Insurance Alliance enhances occupational accident insurance offering

SOLANA BEACH, CA – K2 Insurance Services, LLC (K2), formed in 2011 to acquire managing general agencies (MGAs) and specialty program administrators and underwriters to create a leading franchise in the insurance program market, has acquired Morris Plains, New Jersey-based High Point Underwriters.

Concurrently with the acquisition, High Point, together with Midwestern Insurance Alliance, have partnered with QBE North America to administer a national workers’ compensation and occupational accident insurance program. Louisville, Kentucky-based Midwestern Insurance Alliance, led by Marc Risen, is a national workers’ compensation program administrator focused on the transportation industry.

The coverage will be provided through QBE North America’s A.M. Best “A” rated insurance companies on both an admitted and non-admitted basis.

The combination of K2’s workers’ compensation specialist, Midwestern Insurance Alliance, and High Point establishes a diversified national insurance solution for both employee drivers and independent contractor owner operators.

“David King and Roman Atkielski have built High Point into a prominent occupational accident program administrator and will continue to lead the business day-to-day,” commented K2 President Bob Kimmel.

“High Point and its team bring a wealth of valuable expertise in occupational accident insurance for independent contractors, and we are excited to partner with David and Roman in expanding their franchise nationally. We believe the combination of a specialized, successful occupational accident product and a focused trucking workers’ compensation program with thirty years of expertise and distribution offers a compelling value proposition to the marketplace.”

“At the same time, K2 will continue to seek other acquisition and growth opportunities around the country,” Kimmel added.

“We are pleased to join forces with K2, High Point, and Midwestern Insurance Alliance. This partnership provides QBE with new opportunities to expand our business and bring our innovative workers’ compensation solutions to the market,” said Glenn Skrynecki, Interim Senior Vice President, Programs, QBE North America.

High Point will also continue to write occupational accident insurance on behalf of Lloyds of London.

About K2

K2 was formed by Kimmel and Pat Kilkenny, Chairman and CEO of K2, in partnership with investment firm Endeavour Capital. Additional information is available at www.k2ins.com.

About QBE

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2015 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group’s 2015 results and additional information can be found at www.qbena.com.

Aegis General Insurance Agency Announces Mark Gatto as Northern Region Marketing Director

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March 8, 2016

                                   

FOR:

K2 Insurance Services, LLC

514 Via de la Valle, #302

San Diego, California 92075

Bob Kimmel (415) 225 7475

rkimmel@k2ins.com

Aegis General Insurance Agency Announces

Mark Gatto as Northern Region Marketing Director

      Specialty personal lines insurance veteran

      Will be responsible for Northern Region

HARRISBURG, PA – Aegis General Insurance Agency announced today that Mark Gatto has joined the specialty insurance agency as its Northern Region Marketing Director. Gatto comes to Aegis General with a successful track record in leading growth initiatives through a variety of distribution channels for manufactured homes, low-value dwellings and other specialty personal property. Gatto “will be heavily involved with several large national partners as well as the growth and management of distribution efforts in the Northern Region,” Aegis General Senior Vice President of Marketing Jeremy Gluck announced today.

“Mark’s relationships and knowledge of the specialty personal lines space will help ensure continued success in the growth of this specialty business, which has exceeded that of the insurance industry overall, in spite of a dramatic downturn in the manufacturing housing industry,” Aegis General’s CEO Bob Kimmel said. “While other companies have avoided this segment, we not only remain committed to it but intend to pursue continued growth in this space.”

Gatto’s role at Aegis General will include management of the existing Northern Region, including responsibility for current distribution through general agents and the expansion of Aegis General’s agency base in the Northern Region.

Gatto most recently was Vice President of National Accounts for American Modern, where he was responsible for similar specialty insurance business nationally. Prior to American Modern, Gatto maintained similar positions with Markel American, Northland and Foremost.

Aegis General Insurance Agency is a unit of K2 Insurance Services LLC, a group of specialty insurance operations, and underwrites on behalf of Aegis Security Insurance Company – also a K2 unit – and other insurers.

Aegis Security is rated “A” by A.M. Best and is admitted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. K2 Insurance Services acquired Aegis Security in 2013.

K2 Insurance Services also includes five other general agencies that manage, underwrite, and distribute products on behalf of Aegis Security and other carriers. They include Allied Public Risk, High Point Underwriters, Midwestern Insurance Alliance, Mission Select Insurance Services, and Vikco Insurance Services. Additional information is available at www.k2ins.com.

Aegis Powersports Announces F&I Training for Dealer Partners

January 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aegis Powersports has announced the first in a series of dealer F&I training seminars that will be offered free of charge to dealer partners.  Aegis has teamed with industry-leading F&I educator Garage Composites to provide the training, beginning with February and March seminars in Northern and Southern California.

Sunnyvale, CA – Today, Aegis Powersports announced a series of dealer training seminars being held throughout California for its powersport dealer partners.  The seminars are free of charge to dealer partners and provide dealer staff with two days of professional instruction at a site convenient to their dealership.

Aegis Powersports has selected Garage Composites to provide a series of dealer F&I seminars throughout the year.  The first two dealer seminars will be held on February 8th and 9th in Sacramento, California and on March 7th and 8th in Costa Mesa, California.  Additional seminars are planned for this summer and fall.

“We are committed to being the best F&I partner we can for the dealers whom we support,” stated Jeff Kenny, Vice President of Dealer Products for Aegis Powersports.  “Our products and innovative AegisTech ™ platform help dealers make the most out of their F&I efforts, and supporting this with professional F&I training makes perfect sense.”

“Garage Composites has established itself as one of the preeminent dealer F&I educators in the powersports industry,” noted Troy Billen, AVP of Dealer Sales for Aegis Powersports.  “The knowledge, expertise and professionalism of Garage Composites is in keeping with the Aegis Powersports brand and reputation as the best provider of F&I products in the powersports industry.”

Aegis Powersports provides specialized dealer F&I products to powersports dealerships, including service contracts, road hazard protection, priority maintenance, gap, etch, GPS tracking, theft deterrent and appearance protection.  All Aegis Powersports products are backed by Aegis Security Insurance Company, rated “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best and operating on an admitted basis in all states.

Garage Composites was formed by a seasoned team of powersport industry veterans to host powersports “20 clubs” as well as to provide in-dealership consulting, regional training seminars and management training academies that help powersport dealers get the most out of their F&I and sales teams.

Dealers interested in more information or attending the Northern California seminars in February, please contact Ryan Nowakowski at 800-572-5099 or at rnowakowski@aegispowersports.com.  To attend the March seminars in Southern California or find out about future training dates, please contact Troy Billen also at 800-572-5099 or at tbillen@aegispowersports.com.

Edward Main Joins Aegis Specialty Insurance Services

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Edward Main Joins Aegis Specialty Insurance Services

August 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Insurance sales veteran Edward Main joins Aegis Specialty Insurance Services as Territory Sales Manager for Northern California.  Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Aegis Specialty leverages the latest technology and data to offer residential property insurance through independent agents and brokers. 

Sunnyvale, CA – Today, Aegis Specialty Insurance Services announced that Edward Main has joined their team as Territory Sales Manager for Northern California.  Main brings 20 years of insurance experience to the Aegis Specialty team as both an independent agent and broker, as well as a field sales manager for personal lines carriers.

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“We are very excited that Ed Main has joined our team,” remarked Brian Weaver, Vice President of Sales at Aegis Specialty.  “Ed’s impressive talents in personal lines insurance sales are a valuable addition to our team and we know the producers that Ed works with will benefit from his experience.”

Most recently, Main was the territory marketing manager for Explorer Insurance, having previously worked for Summit General Insurance and Titan Insurance, a subsidiary of Nationwide.

Aegis Specialty Insurance Services is a division of Aegis General Insurance Agency and provides homeowner, dwelling fire, condominium, townhouse, renters, manufactured home and earthquake insurance.  All products are underwritten by Aegis Security Insurance Company, rated “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best and operating on an admitted basis all across the United States.

For more information please contact Robert Large, Senior Vice President of Aegis Specialty at 408-962-0061 or at rlarge@aegisspecialty.com.

Aegis General Insurance Agency names J. Richard Dowd as Senior VP-Personal Property

 

Specialty personal lines insurance veteran will be responsible for insurance for manufactured homes, vacant dwellings

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. – J. Richard “Dick” Dowd, whose 35-year career includes a successful track record in insurance for manufactured homes, low-value dwellings and other “specialty” personal property, has been named senior vice president-Personal Property at Aegis General Insurance Agency,  “and will lead our efforts to increase our share of this business nationwide,” Aegis General President Bob Kimmel announced today.

“In recent years, Dick’s success in the growth of this specialty business exceeded that of the insurance industry overall, in spite of a dramatic downturn in the manufacturing housing industry,” Kimmel said. “While other companies have avoided this segment, we not only remain committed to it but intend to pursue continued growth in this space.”

Dowd’s role at Aegis General will include management of existing programs, new product development and management of Aegis General’s distribution network.

Dowd most recently was senior vice president of Sales with American Modern Insurance Group, where he was responsible for similar specialty insurance business nationally.

Prior to joining American Modern in 2003, Dowd was senior vice president-Personal Lines for Harleysville Insurance Company, where he also served as a regional vice president. He also worked for General Accident Insurance Company, where he held a variety of sales, marketing and underwriting positions.

Aegis General Insurance Agency is a unit of K2 Insurance Services LLC, a group of specialty insurance operations, and underwrites on behalf of Aegis Security Insurance Company – also a K2 unit – and other insurers.

Aegis Security is rated “A” by A.M. Best and is admitted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. K2 Insurance Services acquired Aegis Security in 2013.

K2 Insurance Services also includes four other general agencies that manage, underwrite, and distribute products on behalf of Aegis Security and other carrier carriers.  They include Allied Public Risk, Mesa, Ariz.; Midwestern Insurance Alliance, Louisville, Ky.; Mission Select Insurance Services, Flower Mound, Texas; and Vikco Insurance Services, Danville, Calif. Additional information is available at www.k2ins.com.

Kimmel and Pat Kilkenny, K2 chief executive officer, formed K2 in 2011 in partnership with private capital fund Endeavour Capital, based in Portland, Ore. Additional information is available at www.endeavourcapital.com.

 

 

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AEGIS GENERAL IS HIRING: PERSONAL LINES PROCESSING SPECIALIST

Aegis General Insurance Agency Inc., an affiliate of Aegis Security Insurance Company and subsidiary of Aegis Security, Inc., is seeking a full-time Processing Specialist to join its Operations team at its San Diego, CA office.

Founded in 1977, Aegis Security, Inc. offers a diversified national platform of specialty insurance programs through its insurance companies and its general agency and full-service program administrator, Aegis General.  Acquired by San Diego-based K2 Insurance Services in 2013, Aegis continues to expand its product distribution by developing new insurance programs and increasing the number and geographic diverity of its marketing and sales staff.

The Processing Specialist position is newly created due to business growth.  Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze and process paper and electronic applications for insurance.
  • Process endorsements and renewals for insurance policies.
  • Provide customer service for internal and external customers.
  • Resolve customer complaints via phone, email, mail, or social media.
  • Provide feedback to management for system and program enhancements.
  • Assist in creating user manuals and workflows.
  • Meet production and service level standards.
  • Maintain and improve product quality by completing product, company, system, and compliance audits.

Ideally, the Processing Specialist will have:

  • High school diploma. Post-high school education a plus, but not required.
  • At least 2 years’ work experience in personal lines insurance, with California P&C license a plus but not required.
  • Strong Excel and Word skills and familiarity with Access or similar database software.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • High comfort level working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Aegis General offers the opportunity to join an established company in growth mode.  Our pay and benefits program includes competitive pay; bonus plan; medical, dental, and vision insurance with no waiting period; paid time-off in year of hire; and 401(k) with employer matching.

Learn more about Aegis General at aegisgeneral.com; Aegis Security Insurance Company at aegisinsurance.com; and K2 Insurance Services at k2ins.com.  If Aegis General’s Processing Specialist opening seems like a good fit for you, please send your resume to careers@aegisfirst.com as soon as possible.

Robert Schraner – Executive Vice President & General Counsel

We are pleased to announce Bob Schraner has accepted the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel of K2 Insurance Services, LLC. Bob brings over 39 years of legal experience with him, including 29 years of experience specifically related to insurance company, agency, and regulatory issues. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands, followed by graduation from the California Western School of Law.

Bob also epitomizes the balance between personal and work life we encourage. He has been married for 41 years to his wonderful wife Vicki. Together they raised three children and participate in multiple activities in their community.

As we grow as a firm, the need for an individual with Bob’s skill sets was increasingly apparent and we are very happy to have him on our team. He brings an extensive knowledge base and experience level with him, a unique and valuable understanding of the entity structure required for our group, and a problem solving approach to all legal issues.

Brian Weaver Joins Aegis Specialty Insurance Services

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February 23, 2015

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Insurance industry veteran Brian Weaver joins Aegis Specialty Insurance Services as Vice President of Sales.  Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Aegis Specialty leverages the latest technology and data to offer residential property and motorcycle insurance through independent agents and brokers.

Sunnyvale, CA – Today, Aegis Specialty Insurance Services announced that industry veteran Brian Weaver has joined their team as Vice President of Sales.  Weaver brings over 34 years of insurance sales experience to the team at Aegis Specialty.

“We are very excited and proud that Brian Weaver has joined our team,” remarked Tim Summers, President of Aegis Specialty.  “Brian has made a career out of building wildly successful sales teams in the personal lines insurance space, particularly focused on residential property insurance.  Certainly no one is more qualified than Brian to help us expand our property insurance products nationally.”

Most recently, Weaver was the Vice President of Sales for Pacific Specialty Insurance Company.  “I’ve known Tim and the team at Aegis Specialty personally for years and I look forwarding to working with them again to expand distribution of their products,” commented Weaver.  “Aegis Specialty has done a fantastic job putting together solid products with data integration that makes them very easy to use.  Independent insurance brokers who need to master systems from several different insurance companies are truly going to love this approach,” added Weaver.

Aegis Specialty Insurance Services is a part of Aegis General Insurance Agency and provides homeowner, condominium, townhouse, renters, mobile home, earthquake and motorcycle insurance, along with specialized products sold by powersport dealerships.  Aegis Security Insurance Company is rated “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best and sells insurance on an admitted basis all across the United States.

For more information please contact Robert Large, Senior Vice President of Aegis Specialty at 408-962-0061 or at rlarge@aegisspecialty.com.

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