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Risk Cooperative obtains MBE Certification by the Capitol Region Minority Supplier Development Council link

As one of the few minority-owned brokerages, Risk Cooperative brings Tier 1 risk and insurance solutions to meet Fortune 2000 companies’ supplier diversity goals. Washington, D.C. – Risk Cooperative, a minority-owned and operated insurance brokerage and risk advisory firm, announces its official Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC). With this designation, the firm is uniquely positioned to provide Tier 1 insurance and risk advisory solutions to Fortune 2000 firms across the country. Founded in 2014 by a team of risk and insurance executives and licensed in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto, Risk Cooperative is globally recognized in the fields of enterprise risk management, emerging risks, global insurance solutions, and operational resiliency. ...

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Local Business Co-founder, Andres Franzetti of Risk Cooperative, Named to NSBA Leadership Council link

Andres Franzetti joins NSBA Leadership Council to help build a more resilient small business community. Washington, D.C. August 31, 2021 -Andres Franzetti, CEO and Co-founder of Risk Cooperative, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. The NSBA is the nation’s oldest non-partisan small-business advocacy organization. Mr. Franzetti, a recognized leader in Washington’s small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small organizations to federal policymakers. “As the founder and owner of a minority small-business, I have experienced first-hand the many challenges small businesses face while trying to survive the critical early years, from access to capital and navigating regulatory and compliance ...

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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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