John Mina succeeds Founder Michael Christian, who takes role as Executive Chairman
Boston, OCT 8, 2019 — Risk Strategies has announced the appointment of John Mina as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mina, who is currently President of the Boston-based brokerage firm, will succeed Michael Christian, Risk Strategies founder and long-time CEO. Mr. Christian will continue on with the firm moving into the role of Executive Chairman.
“I’m excited for John to assume this new role,” said Christian. “Since joining the company, he has quickly demonstrated he has the right vision, skill set and experience to ensure the firm’s continued success as we move into our next chapter as a leading national brokerage firm.”
Mr. Mina’s tenure as Risk Strategies President has coincided with the company’s “most explosive growth phase” as it has expanded across the country. Under his leadership, the firm more than doubled its number of employees, as well as its revenues and premiums.
Mr. Mina has worked in the insurance industry for his entire 30-year career and joined Risk Strategies in April of 2017 from Willis Towers Watson, where he was Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, Atlantic South Region. As CEO of Risk Strategies, he will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and working as a senior advisor to the leadership team while managing the day-to-day operations. In addition, he’ll support the needs of clients, employees, investors and trading partners.
“Mike’s original vision for Risk Strategies has clearly met its moment,” Mina said. “Clients today require advice as well as policy placement. They look to their broker for focused, expert insight that removes uncertainty and reduces their overall cost of risk. With the right vision and core team in place, I’m excited to lead the firm into a dynamic future.”
In taking on the CEO position, Mr. Mina will push forward on a variety of growth opportunities, including continuing the firm’s successful merger and acquisition activity, recruitment of key professionals, and the ongoing build-out and deepening of Risk Strategies’ specialty practices.
Mr. Christian, who founded Risk Strategies in 1997, will continue to be actively involved in guiding the strategic direction of the company. He will concentrate on client experience and broader growth initiatives, support M&A activities, focus on the refinement of Risk Strategies’ specialty value propositions, and serve as senior advisor to the executive team.