9 October 2019Analysis

Risk Strategies appoints president to CEO role

Risk Strategies has named John Mina, its president, as CEO, succeeding Michael Christian, who will move to the executive chairman role.

As CEO he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and working as a senior advisor to the leadership team while managing the day-to-day operations and supporting the needs of clients, employees, investors and trading partners.

He will continue to pursue the firm’s M&A strategy and look to recruit key professional and expand Risk Strategies’ specialty practices.

As president, Mina was instrumental in developing the processes and regional structure that has underpinned Risk Strategies’ growth in recent years. During his tenure, Risk Strategies has more than doubled in number of employees, revenues and premiums placed on behalf of its clients.

Christian, who founded Risk Strategies, will concentrate on client experience and broader growth initiatives, support M&A activities, focus on the refinement of Risk Strategies’ specialty value propositions and serve as senior advisor to the executive team.

Christian said: “Since joining the company, [Mina] has quickly demonstrated he has the right vision, skill set and experience to ensure the firm’s continued success as we move into our next chapter as a leading national brokerage firm.”

Mina joined Risk Strategies in April 2017 from Willis Towers Watson, where he was head of corporate risk and broking, Atlantic South region. He has worked in the insurance industry for his entire 30-year career.

Mina said: “Clients today require advice as well as policy placement. They look to their broker for focused, expert insight that removes uncertainty and reduces their overall cost of risk.”