K2 Insurance Services Acquires Affinity Specialist Star & Shield Insurance

Over the past several years, K2 (www.k2ins.com) has assembled a core group of specialty insurers and MGAs across the country. Based in San Diego, California, K2 was formed in 2011 by Chairman Pat Kilkenny and President & CEO Bob Kimmel, in partnership with investment firm Endeavour Capital. Pat and Bob have over 60 years of combined industry experience. Pat formerly ran and owned Arrowhead General Insurance, an industry leading general agency with more than $1 billion in written premiums. Bob served as Executive Vice President and MGA Practice Leader at Guy Carpenter, an insurance intermediary and a division of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Offering a wide array of insurance products through multiple leading insurers, inclusive of product features that address specific needs of Public Safety personnel, Star & Shield is dedicated to serving those who put their lives on the line every day. President and CEO, Allen Durham has over 20 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry with over two-thirds of his career working with the public safety sector.

“Allen and his team are building a significant provider of insurance products and services for a very special group of people, our first responders and their families. We are proud to add the Star & Shield brand to the K2 partner portfolio and help expand the platform nationally,” said Bob Kimmel, K2’s President & CEO.

“K2 brings a significant amount of expertise and product availability to Star & Shield. We are very excited to be a part of the K2 family. The alignment with K2 provides additional catalyst as we expand the Star & Shield product offering and grow Star & Shield to a national presence, further advancing our mission of serving those who serve and protect us,” said Allen Durham, Star & Shield’s President & CEO.