Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP), the Tampa, Fla.-based insurance distribution and consulting holding company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Valentine as chief partnership officer.
Valentine joins BRP with more than 17 years’ experience closing mergers and acquisitions in addition to equity and debt transactions for public, private and sponsor-owned clients across various industry sectors.
Most recently, Valentine led the Investment Banking practice in the Mid-Atlantic region at Wells Fargo Securities. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Securities, Valentine served as vice president at Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC and Athena Capital Partners. He began his career at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, Inc., where he assisted in the structuring and marketing of sell-side M&A engagements, trust preferred, and mezzanine capital transactions for financial services companies.
As chief partnership officer, Valentine will be responsible for partnership execution and due diligence activities in collaboration with BRP’s respective Division and Business Function leadership teams. In addition, Valentine will collaborate with BRP’s leadership team to drive successful integration of new partner firms.
In 2017, BRP partnered with firms across Florida in Bradenton, DeLand, Destin and Orlando. In 2018, BRP has continued to partner with firms across Florida and has expanded its footprint across the Southeast, including the Texas, Alabama and Georgia markets. BRP was recently ranked the 43rd largest Independent Insurance Broker in the United States by Insurance Journal.
BRP is an entrepreneur owned and inspired insurance distribution holding company offering risk management, insurance, and employee benefits services.
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