Burns & Wilcox Brokerage expands Northeast footprint


“Actively recruiting and retaining top talent remains a priority at Burns & Wilcox Brokerage to drive our business and support our expected growth,” said Denis Brady, President of Burns & Wilcox Brokerage. “Despite the changing market and economic conditions, our teams continue to achieve record-breaking new business results.

“We look forward to our top newest brokers bringing their strong market intelligence as they complement our current skills and a number of notable new hires across North America.”

O’Connor Joins the Company as a Senior Professional Broker; Sullivan as Senior Liability Broker; and de Lara as an associate professional liability broker. O’Connor and Sullivan will report to Adrian Smith, Managing Director of Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, while De Larea will report to O’Connor.

O’Connor joins Burns & Wilcox from RLA Insurance Intermediaries, where he most recently served as Vice President of Professional and Management Liability. De Lara also comes from RLA Insurance Intermediaries, where he was an associate professional liability broker. Sullivan joins Burns & Wilcox from Keating where he was vice president of P&C Northeast.

“We’re excited to expand our presence in the Northeast with our new Boston office and expanded teams,” said Smith. “Market capacity and overall activity in the construction and real estate markets in this region has increased and attracting our new talent will be key to serving both our customers and our partners.”

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In the New York office, Ascenzo will act as Senior Professional Broker and Arnold as Senior Casualty Broker. Both of them will report back to Brady.

Ascenzo joins Burns & Wilcox Brokerage from ARC Excess & Surplus where he worked as a management and professional liability broker. He previously held positions at Chubb Specialty Insurance. Arnold joins the company from CRC Insurance Services and has over eight years of experience specializing in the construction and real estate industries in the greater New York City area.

In a press release, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage stated that it has had robust results this year, with total and new business revenue well above production in 2020, and that 2020 was a record year for the company despite the COVID-19 pandemic.