Risk Strategies Company Announces the Hire of Melissa S. Masles as Chief Operating Officer for California Operations

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Melissa S. Masles as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for California. In this role, Masles will have operational oversight of Risk Strategies' four offices in California. She will focus on deepening the firm's regional capabilities and accelerating its growth trajectory. She will be based in the firm's San Mateo office.

Masles brings significant management and California market experience to this new role. After a successful career as an executive with Chubb and as Senior Vice President for Western Zone Personal Insurance, Melissa served for over five years as Chief Operating Officer for Networked Insurance, a commercial and personal lines aggregator based in California. 

"Masles brings a wealth of management expertise to this role and has a deep understanding of the intricacies of the California marketplace," said Risk Strategies President and Chief Operational Officer, John Wilcox. "She has a proven track record and will greatly enhance our ability to bring the best of our firm to our clients."

About Risk Strategies Company

Risk Strategies Company is a privately-held, national firm with offices across the country. As a leading US insurance broker, the company offers sophisticated risk management advice and insurance placement for property & casualty and employee benefits risks. Risk Strategies serves middle market commercial companies, non-profits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Ranked in the top 50 brokers in the country, the company has 12 offices nationally and four in California including San Mateo, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Irvine. Risk Strategies is backed by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C, a New York-based private equity firm specializing in middle market investing. Kohlberg has reserved substantial additional equity capital to support Risk Strategies' client and growth initiatives.

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