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ABD Insurance and Financial Services Continues to Attract the Best and Brightest

San Mateo, CA 7/9/13 – ABD is thrilled to announce five new hires as it continues to expand its team of top-tier professionals committed to helping clients manage risk and grow their businesses. The newest additions to the ABD Team are:
n•\tTyler Jones, Risk Control & Claims Specialist in Property & Casualty.
n•\tAnne Luk, Account Coordinator in Property & Casualty.
n•\tJen Scales, Assistant Vice President, in Property & Casualty.
n•\tLaura von Rothstein, Client Services Representative in Employee Benefits.
n•\tNicole Williamson, Account Manager in Employee Benefits.

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“I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the ABD Team,” says Jen Scales, Assistant Vice President and new hire in Property & Casualty. “The emphasis on “team” truly creates a culture where collaboration and innovation thrive, and our clients are the beneficiaries.”
nABD is a boutique risk management firm built on a simple idea: relationships matter. In its first year of operations, the company quickly gained a reputation for providing extraordinary customer service and helping clients achieve their goals.
n”We couldn’t be happier with our progress so far,” says CEO and Co-Chairman Brian Hetherington. “Not only do we have exceptional clients, but we’ve also received accolades for being one of the Best Places to Work. Our foundation is solid, and we’re building upon that great base!”

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\tThe quality and deep expertise of the new hires speaks to ABD’s achievements. “The deep pool of talented candidates who want to join the ABD Team is one of the strongest affirmations that we’re doing something right,” says President and Co-Chairman Kurt de Grosz. “These motivated professionals are vital to our never ending quest to be better.”

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\tTyler Jones joins ABD as a Risk Control & Claims Specialist in the Property & Casualty Division. Tyler is a graduate from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science. Tyler brings both international and domestic experience from Foster’s Group (AUS), Ferrari –Carano Vineyards and Winery, and Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Tyler is excited to use his 10+ years of experience to provide exemplary client service.

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\tAnne Luk, Account Coordinator in the Property & Casualty division, came from Wells Fargo Insurance & Financial Services with over 10 years of experience. Anne is a graduate from California State University, Hayward with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Anne seeks to exceed client expectations with her strong insurance background and CIC designation.

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\tJen Scales, Assistant Vice President in our Property & Casualty division, joins ABD with more than 10 years insurance experience from Woodruff-Sawyer & Marsh. With a specialization in Management Liability, Jen will focus on insurance and risk management business development. Jen is a graduate from St. Ignatius College Prep and the University of Washington. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Jen is proud to be part of a growing firm that stands for everything the Bay Area is about – passion, energy, partnership, and hard work.

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\tLaura von Rothstein, Client Services Representative in the Employee Benefits division, is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, and a concentration in Administration and Health Care Services. With a passion for healthcare and a strong background in customer service, Laura is excited about contributing to the momentum of this rapidly expanding company.

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\tNicole Willingham, Account Manager in the Employee Benefits division, is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Nicole previously worked as a Client Sales Consultant for carrier partner MetLife. Nicole is excited to build and strengthen client relationships with trust, reliability, and knowledge.

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Media Contact:
nCharles Goodyear
n(415) 402-0222 or (415) 265-1545
Charlie@goodyearpeterson.com
nABD Insurance and Financial Services
nHeadquartered in San Mateo, with offices in San Francisco, Redwood City and San Jose, ABD is a collective with more than 75 years of history in the insurance industry. ABD has 130 dedicated professionals, many of them recognized as the best and the brightest in the insurance industry. We provide companies with Employee Benefits, 401k Consulting, Property & Casualty, Wellness, Directors & Officers insurance, and Private Client Services.

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To learn more visit www.theABDteam.com.

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