TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BRP Group, Inc. (“BRP Group”) (NASDAQ: BRP), an independent insurance distribution firm delivering tailored insurance solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of five highly experienced professionals to BRP Group’s Japanese practice group within its middle-market indirect subsidiary, Armfield, Harrison & Thomas, LLC (“AHT Insurance”): Brian Murphy, Hiro Ushiki, Mamiko Fujita-Faris, Tatsushi “Alex” Kamano and Yoshiaki “Yoshi” Ogawa.
Mr. Murphy, based in Nashville, Tennessee, joins BRP Group as co-practice leader within the firm’s Japanese practice group. He has more than three decades of experience in the industry, most recently focused on global strategy and placements.
Mr. Ushiki, based in Morristown, New Jersey, joins BRP Group as the other co-practice leader within the firm’s Japanese practice group. He has more than three decades of experience in the industry, most recently focused on global client and carrier alignments.
Collectively, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Ushiki bring over 60 years of experience serving Japanese clients and business interests, while building dedicated practice groups at the largest global insurance brokerage firms in the world. Along with the remainder of the Japanese practice group, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Ushiki will provide consultative solutions to multinational companies with expertise in implementing global service strategies.
With a deep understanding of the unique needs, buying styles, and cultural sensitivities of Japanese companies, this practice group will provide dedicated services to companies that do business outside their home countries – specifically, Japan, Western Europe, Asia, and Mexico. Their core areas of focus will be on providing insurance and risk management solutions for Property/Casualty and Employee Benefits to those clients.
“We are pleased to welcome Brian, Hiro, and the other new members of our Japanese practice group to the BRP Group family,” says Trevor Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer of BRP Group. “The niche expertise in global insurance strategy and placement their team brings to BRP Group deepens our breadth of services for clients needing advanced global risk management solutions.”
With deep specializations in industries such as technology, life sciences, manufacturing, construction risk, pharmaceuticals, traditional and renewable energy, and financial institutions, this new team aligns directly to BRP Group’s middle-market areas of expertise – enabling them to work in lockstep to provide comprehensive global insurance solutions.
“We welcome this team of highly respected professionals in the Japanese and global insurance market to the BRP Group family,” says Leslie Nylund, Managing Director, Strategic Growth Initiatives at AHT Insurance. “The addition of Brian, Hiro and the other new members of our Japanese practice group enhances our already extensive scope of services for clients that have complicated and unique risks attributable to doing business with companies located inside and outside of the U.S.”
ABOUT AHT INSURANCE
AHT Insurance is an insurance brokerage and consulting firm offering property and casualty, employee benefits, retirement, personal and international services for clients throughout the United States. We support numerous industries and boast national recognition for practices in areas, such as technology, manufacturing, government contracting and nonprofits. Learn more at https://www.ahtins.com/.
ABOUT BRP GROUP, INC.
BRP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRP) is an independent insurance distribution firm delivering tailored insurance and risk management insights and solutions that give our clients the peace of mind to pursue their purpose, passion and dreams. We are innovating the industry by taking a holistic and tailored approach to risk management, insurance and employee benefits, and support our clients, Colleagues, Insurance Company Partners and communities through the deployment of vanguard resources and capital to drive our growth. BRP Group represents over 700,000 clients across the United States and internationally. For more information, please visit www.baldwinriskpartners.com.
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