Wes Baker, All Risks
Specialty: Ocean Cargo/ Stock throughput
As a Florida-based broker living near several import and export businesses, Wes Baker found an ocean cargo/stock throughput specialty to be a natural fit. He was first introduced to the specialty in 2012, a year after joining All Risks, and quickly realized how little understanding there was of the product. Baker made it a priority to become a subject-matter expert and, in turn, a better resource for his clients and colleagues.
Before he submits a new risk to his underwriters, Baker does all of the upfront underwriting and rating himself. He stays in constant communication with brokers and carrier underwriters to learn which classes of business are taking losses and why – all part of his mission to provide the best customer experience and coverage possible.
“I enjoy learning how businesses operate,” he says, “and with ocean cargo insurance, I get to see behind the curtain and really understand all of the logistics and operations that make up the foundation of the company.”