MarketScout News

How One Broker, CGSC, Is Navigating Stages of Entrepreneurial Business

Entrepreneurial organizations go through stages of growth, says the chief executive of one of the world’s largest wholesale insurance and reinsurance brokerages. Toby Esser, CEO of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), says his company went through many transitions in …

A Few Thoughts for Insurance Entrepreneurs

Managerial flexiblity, effective communication, selecting and placing employees wisely, customer care and reputational risk are some of the factors would-be entrepreneurs need to consider when contemplating running their own businesses, according to one insurance executive with the work history to support his …

MarketScout Adds 3 to Fine Arts Underwriting Team in Illinois

Dallas-based electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA, MarketScout, has expanded its national fine art and collectibles program with three new hires: Donna Hester, underwriter; Susan Soloman, underwriter; and Cheryl Fogel, underwriting assistant. The underwriting team will operate out of MarketScout’s …

MarketScout Adds Whaley as AVP in Animal Mortality Unit in Nebraska

Dallas-based MarketScout has expanded its commercial specialty program underwriting practice with the addition of Greg Whaley as assistant vice president, lead underwriter of its new national animal mortality facility. Whaley will oversee the firm’s underwriting facility from MarketScout’s Omaha, Neb., …

MarketScout Acquires Specialty Bowling Program from QBE North Pointe

MarketScout said it has acquired a specialty underwriting facility, Bowling Center, which provides coverage for bowling centers on an admitted basis in all 50 states, except Alaska. The business was acquired from QBE North Pointe of Southfield, Michigan. Terms were …

Guevara Joins MarketScout as Fine Arts Lead Underwriter

MarketScout said that Alice Guevara has joined MarketScout to lead the firm’s new national fine arts and collectibles underwriting facility in Itasca, Illinois. Guevara brings 20 years of experience in underwriting commercial and personal fine art exposures. Prior to joining …

MarketScout Adds National Fine Arts, Collectibles Underwriting Facility

Dallas-based MarketScout announced it has acquired a specialty fine arts and collectibles underwriting facility providing coverage in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The facility targets all types of fine arts and collectibles. Property coverage for museums, exhibitions and …

MarketScout Expands Workers’ Comp Specialty Division

MarketScout, the national electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA headquartered in Dallas, Texas, announced staff promotions related to the expansion of its Workers’ Compensation Specialty Division. Brian Barrilleaux, senior vice president has been appointed to lead the divisions’ growth across …

MarketScout Adds Bourret in Commercial Program Underwriting Practice

MarketScout, an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has expanded its commercial insurance specialty program underwriting practice with the addition of Jackie Bourret as vice president, program development. Bourret was formerly vice president at Argo Group US …

MarketScout Plans Expansion of Commercial Program Underwriting Practice

MarketScout, the national electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has expanded its commercial specialty program underwriting practice with the addition of Jackie Bourret as vice president, program development. Bourret was formerly vice president at Argo Group …