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Risk Cooperative’s Chief Revenue Officer Named Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia link

Accomplishment Follows a Year of Professional Milestones Washington, D.C. November 19, 2020 – Risk Cooperative, a leading provider of risk management services and comprehensive insurance solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Les Williams, Risk Cooperative’s Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer, as a professor of Practice in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at his alma mater, the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).  As a successful entrepreneur, risk and resilience leader, this recognition of Les’ contributions to management practice are a capstone to a year of personal and professional accomplishments. Other notable achievements in 2020 include his nomination and acceptance of the Bert King Award for Service, an alumni achievement award from Harvard Business ...

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Risk Cooperative CEO Named to Washington Business Journal’s Business of Pride Class of 2020 link

WBJ award honors business leaders who have advanced LGBTQ equality in the Greater Washington DC community. Washington, D.C. November 13, 2020 – Risk Cooperative CEO and Co-Founder, Andres Franzetti, has been named a 2020 Business of Pride Honoree by the Washington Business Journal on October 2, 2020. The award recognizes Mr. Franzetti’s tireless advocacy of diversity in the workplace and in the broader community. Carrying this philosophy forward, Andres and his co-founders have established Risk Cooperative as a highly diverse, minority and LGBTQ led firm in an industry that is often perceived as more conservative and predominantly male-dominated. “I am honored to join such a distinguished group of business leaders. Building a diverse financial services firm, comprised of all races, ...

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Risk Cooperative Announces Executive Appointments and Transitions standard

Andres Franzetti Named as CEO and Dante Disparte Transitions to Newly Launched Libra Association Washington, D.C. June 18th, 2019 – Risk Cooperative, a specialized risk advisory and insurance brokerage firm, announces key executive appointments and transitions. Dante Disparte, the firm’s founder and CEO since 2014, will transition immediately to serve as the Head of Policy and Communication for the newly formed Libra Association based in Geneva, Switzerland. Andres Franzetti, one of the co-founders of the company, who has served as president and COO since January 2019, will assume the role of CEO. Mr. Disparte has been tapped to serve as a founding executive of the newly formed Libra Association, which brings together some of the world’s leading organizations to enable ...

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Risk Cooperative and RCM&D Launch Reimagined Private Client Practice link

Peace of Mind Worldwide for Discerning Individuals Insuring Everything They Own are Invested in and Care About Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC, February 18, 2019 -RCM&D, an independent insurance brokerage and risk advisory firm founded in 1885, announces the launch of a reimagined Private Client Practice in partnership with Risk Cooperative, an innovative risk and insurance advisory firm and coverholder at Lloyd’s based in Washington, D.C. The lines between risk and reward have blurred, as have the lines between private wealth and enterprise or portfolio value. RCM&D and Risk Cooperative have partnered to offer a reimagined private client experience that brings a comprehensive advisory, risk management and risk transfer capability to high net worth individuals, family offices, executive teams and investment ...

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Risk Cooperative Announces Key Executive Appointments link

Andres Franzetti Named as President and COO in Order to Drive Continued Growth Washington, DC, November 28, 2018 – Risk Cooperative, an innovative risk and insurance advisory firm and coverholder at Lloyd’s, announces key executive appointments and governance changes in order to support accelerated growth. Andres Franzetti, one of Risk Cooperative’s co-founders and former head of strategy, is named as President and Chief Operating Officer with full strategic and operational accountability. Dante Disparte, Risk Cooperative’s founder, will transition to chairman and CEO leading long-range strategy. Noah Skillin also one of the company’s co-founders will serve as the company’s Chief Risk Officer responsible for overall enterprise risk management and Les Williams will continue to serve as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer ...

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Risk Cooperative Announces Key Appointments in Operations and Structured Risk Solutions link

Key Appointments Strengthen Operational Effectiveness and Structured Risk Transfer Capabilities Washington, DC, October 18, 2018 – Risk Cooperative, a specialized insurance brokerage and risk advisory firm, announces the appointment of Maria Jaramillo as Director of Operations and Stéphane Le Bouder, as Practice Leader of Structured Risk Solutions. In this role Maria Jaramillo brings more than 13 years of experience in the insurance brokerage and risk management markets, and Stéphane Le Bouder has spent more than 17 years in management consulting, private equity, financial regulation and investment promotion. Prior to joining Risk Cooperative, Maria Jaramillo spent 7 years at leading international insurance brokerage, Clements Worldwide, where she managed multiple lines of insurance, customer service and operations. She joins Risk Cooperative following ...

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RCM&D Forms Strategic Partnership With Risk Cooperative link

Leading Insurance Brokerages Partner to Strengthen Market Presence, Customer Resilience, Growth and Innovation Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. September 25, 2018 – RCM&D, an independent insurance brokerage and risk advisory firm founded in 1885, announces the formation of a strategic partnership with Risk Cooperative, an innovative risk and insurance advisory firm and coverholder at Lloyd’s based in Washington, D.C. In addition to RCM&D’s already strong regional presence in the mid-Atlantic, with offices in Baltimore, Richmond, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and the nation’s capital, comprising more than 250 colleagues, the partnership with Risk Cooperative will heighten D.C. market presence, and revenue growth while creating an integrated risk and insurance platform. As one of the leading independent brokerages in the U.S., RCM&D is also ...

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Power Ledger Focuses On ‘Building Back Better’ With New Strategic Advisor & Ambassador Dante Disparte link

Power Ledger is pleased to announce the appointment of Dante Disparte as a strategic advisor and ambassador for the Americas. Mr. Disparte is an entrepreneur and global risk expert who founded Risk Cooperative, a coverholder at Lloyd’s, to respond to global protection and recovery gaps from risks, such as climate change, cyber threats, political risk and more. Power Ledger’s development of a decentralized renewable energy trading platform enables a wholesale redesign of resilient energy infrastructure, particularly for vulnerable, last-mile communities and their development and reconstruction efforts. Following an unprecedented wave of natural and man-made disasters in 2017, including the devastation in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, which has endured the second most severe blackout in history, the case for future-proofing ...

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Secured2 releases cyber warranty to protect users from data breaches link

In an industry first, data security technology firm Secured2 has released a cyber warranty programme that combines security with data-breach indemnification. The programme provides up to US$5 million in indemnification benefits and is offered by a partnership that includes Secured2; Risk Cooperative – a specialised risk advisory firm; Lloyds of London – the cover holder for cyber insurance; and Ridge Global – a specialised risk-advisory firm. “To solve the ‘risk’ problem associated with today’s cloud solutions the innovative approach we are taking takes risk off the table by providing a warranty against a data breach and providing reassurance by providing a level of security that can be indemnified,” said Daren Klum, CEO of Secured2. “Being the first solution in the ...

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Gamma Iota Sigma Announces New Additions to Executive Committee and Board of Trustees link

Yardley, PA, October 18, 2017 – Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), the insurance industry’s premier talent pipeline, is pleased to announce the appointment of new members and changes to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. Executive Director Noelle Codispoti, CPCU, ARM, commented, “Year after year, I am inspired by the level of talent, experience, and commitment that GIS is able to access through the dedicated volunteers of our governing body. The appointment of our newest Board and Executive Committee members reflects the growth of the organization and firm commitment to the insurance industry’s future. These incredibly diverse and talented individuals bring additional capabilities and strengths to our mission that will guide GIS into its next phase.” Named to the Board of Trustees for ...

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