Keith Ross, Select Risk Services
SELECT RISK SERVICES
In the mid-2000s, Keith Ross was focusing on retail producing, commercial P&C and wholesale surplus lines, eventually establishing himself as a casualty-driven broker specializing in oil and gas. “I got started focusing primarily on energy accounts through 1) being in Houston and 2) studying the coverage that was important for the exposures,” he says. “I also had great conversations with the established underwriters and picked their brains.”
From 2010 to 2012, Ross juggled full-time brokering while working toward his MBA. Ultimately, his persistence paid off in 2018 when he became the CEO of newly launched Select Risk Services. This past year, the company generated revenue in the seven figures and premium in the eight figures and is on pace to continue significant growth in 2021.
“I think what differentiates me is my work ethic,” Ross says. “I make sure to respond to every email and phone call, no matter the importance; that one missed call or email could be the winning ticket on a new piece of business for our agents and underwriters.”