NBA Corridor of Famer swaps basketball for insurance coverage broking

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Isiah Thomas, NBA Hall of Famer and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history, is making waves once more – not as a basketball player, but as an insurance broker.

Thomas’ firm, ISIAH International, is expanding its portfolio by entering the global insurance broker and employee benefits marketplaces. To this end, ISIAH International is working with Hub International and Forest Capital Management to create ISIAH Insurance.

ISIAH Insurance is an insurance broker and pension advisor who is “uniquely qualified and able to provide first class insurance and employee benefits to any company and any group of owners,” a company announcement said. Isiah Thomas will be the CEO of the new company and use his “sports business experience” to create new partnerships with world class properties and organizations.

“I have seen firsthand the challenges companies face in securing insurance and benefits for their businesses and employees,” said ISIAH International Chairman and CEO Isiah Thomas. “We founded ISIAH Insurance with the aim of meeting this need. I look forward to working with the teams from HUB International and Forest Capital Management. Their products and customer service are world class and allow us to have the feel of a local business with the support of a national supplier. “

“The vision of Isiah to become the largest minority insurance broker in the world is something we are very proud to be a part of and we look forward to working with Isiah and his team to make it happen.” commented Hub International President Nick Gialamas.

“Forest Capital Management is excited to work with Isiah and his team to expand our services in the United States. We look forward to the complementary nature of the value Isiah and his team can offer and see this as the beginning of a longstanding partnership, ”added Brian Jessen, President and Managing Partner of Forest Capital Management.