New York, NY (August 24, 2015) -- Business Insurance magazine has recognized three of Integro’s exceptional brokers with inclusion in its 2015 ‘40 Under 40’ award program, acknowledging their leadership attributes, client service skills and expertise.
This year’s award recipients include: Robin Amstutz, vice president and commercial surety specialist, Chicago; Jim Farrell, vice president within the Trade & Logistics practice, Los Angeles; and AnnaCarin Jansson, Client Development senior vice president based in New York.
“Risk managers and benefits managers rely on their brokers as trusted advisers to help them navigate increasingly complex markets,” said Gavin Souter, editor of Business Insurance. “The 40 Under 40 broker awards program allows us to highlight an elite group of individuals who consistently exceed their clients’ expectations and are set to lead the brokerage sector forward.”
- Robin Amstutz (36) jumped at the opportunity to join Integro in 2006 and create the guidelines and procedures for the firm’s fledgling Surety practice, and make the move from contract to commercial surety broker. In addition to servicing all US surety accounts, she initiated agency appointments and market relationships, and assisted in the selection of Integro's online bond processing system. In the early years, Robin coordinated RFPs and served as liaison to building management. In 2010 she was handed the reins to the commercial surety book of business for the US and in just one year the book grew by 40%. Today, as vice president, Robin is one of the youngest surety managers in Chicago. Her team placed premium into the surety market in 2014 for over 150 clients.
- Jim Farrell (31) is a Vice President within Integro's Trade and Logistics practice and leads international sales growth. Since joining Integro in 2012, he has assisted with IT development projects for various product offerings and training modules, effectively manages production within the international practice and continues to grow his individual book nationally. He relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2013 to expand Integro's Trade and Logistics practice on the West Coast. Since the relocation, he has been responsible for: personal sales production growth of 38.83%, year-over-year team production growth of 26.67%, 89 new team accounts written in the last 12 months and 42 new accounts written by Jim personally during that time.
- AnnaCarin Jansson (39) has worked in the insurance industry for over 13 years and currently manages a variety of client accounts earned through organic growth, a testament to her expertise and successful client relationships. She has also been an integral part of building and expanding Integro's Mergers & Acquisition practice, assuming the role of subject matter expert while continuing to serve the firm’s M&A clients. In addition, she spearheaded the analytics and actuarial sales force, creating presentations to simplify the logical results of complex actuarial models. By using a combination of her analytical and managerial skills, she successfully bridged the gap between the analytics team and the account managers. This has allowed Integro to reach a broader audience for its actuarial capabilities and ultimately resulted in new and expanded revenues to the company. Attention to detail and willingness to take on difficult projects and see them to successful completion are among her hallmark strengths as a broker.
“Robin, Anna and Jim represent what Integro is all about – a willingness to go that extra mile for clients and colleagues alike, and we’re delighted that a publication the stature of Business Insurance has taken notice,” said Marc Kunney, president of Integro North America Operations.
Integro is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm. Clients credit Integro’s superior technical abilities and creative, collaborative work style for securing superior program results and pricing. The firm's acknowledged capabilities in brokerage, risk analytics and claims are rewriting industry standards for service and quality. Launched in 2005, Integro and its family of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies, some having served clients for more than 150 years, operate from offices in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and the United Kingdom. Its U.S. headquarter office is located at 1 State Street Plaza, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004. 1-877-688-8701. www.integrogroup.com
Betsy Van Alstyne