Barry Walfish, Vice president of underwriting, Jimcor Agencies
Specialty: New York hard-to-place risks
A second-generation specialty broker, Barry Walfish followed in his father’s footsteps into the excess & surplus industry. As a specialist, Walfish is always able to put a creative spin on hard-to-place risks within New York. His expertise has been an invaluable asset to his clients and helps Jimcor's Long Island office stand apart from the competition. “Barry enjoys sharing his knowledge with our team, his clients and anyone eager to learn,” a colleague says. “We appreciate all he does to make the experience of placing NY business even more enjoyable.”
For Walfish, the most exciting aspect of working in the specialty marketplace is the diverse nature of the clients and the challenges he faces when finding insurance solutions for new and emerging business and technologies. “I think the creative process needed keeps me energized and excited to come to work every day,” he says.