Rajan Shah, President, Dallas, RT Specialty
Specialty: Casualty, Sports and Entertainment
“I got into the sports and entertainment sector by taking a risk,” says Rajan Shah. “An entertainment MGA recruited me to start their sports division. I was a regional energy underwriter at Chubb … the owner said he would teach me and offered me the job. I took a risk to start a career at a small MGA, doing something I had no idea how to underwrite.”
That was in 1997; Shah remained at Entertainment Specialty Insurance Services for four years, growing the national sports practice to more than $20 million in annual premium. In 2000, Shah joined Crump Insurance Services in Dallas as an entertainment and sports wholesale specialist broker, growing its sports and entertainment book to more than $30 million in annual premium within 10 years. Since joining RT Specialty in 2010, Shah has grown premium from zero to more than $400 million last year. In addition to leading the Dallas office, Shah oversees a sports and entertainment wholesale brokerage book of more than $60 million in annual premium.