Underwriters and broker join CRC Group

New faces expected to boost the company's productivity

Underwriters and broker join CRC Group

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CRC Group has announced an influx of new hires, saying they will boost the company’s operations in the coming days.

Joining its Irvine, California office is Yoni Armstead (pictured, left) as underwriting team leader. Before joining CRC Group, Armstead was working for eight years with another wholesale insurance brokerage and underwriting manager.

Meanwhile, Dylan Kamen (pictured, center) has joined CRC’s Denver, CO office as an underwriting team leader. Kamen has extensive underwriting experience, being a commercial lines underwriter with a leading managing general agency and excess-and-surplus lines wholesale brokerage company.

CRC’s San Francisco office, meanwhile, has welcomed Lindsay Holmes (pictured, right) as its newest broker. She will share her more than 10 years of industry experience, which includes her recent stint as a property broker with a large professional services and management consulting firm, with the CRC line-up.

According to the group, the new appointments mark a strategic expansion effort aimed at enhancing the assistance it offers to retail agency clients nationwide.

CRC Group is a wholesale specialty insurance distributor that has been in business for more than 100 years. It consists of three divisions: commercial solutions, group & individual solutions, and specialty programs, and has operations across the United States and Canada. Its product offerings include a wide array of wholesale and specialty insurance such as property and casualty, life, annuity, disability, long-term care, and employee benefits. It has partnered with more than 650 carriers to deliver its services to its target clients.

According to its website, CRC Group has made nine company acquisitions since 2020 and hired more than 300 experts into its pool. The company also boasts of its premium amounting to $40 billion in 2023, with $5 billion and $3 billion in its Starwind Programs Premium and binding premium respectively.

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