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ABD Insurance & Financial Services Named a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group

ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.  is delighted to announce that it has been selected as one of the Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces of 2013.    Over 1,400 companies were considered for this recognition, 44,000 employees participated in the survey, and 95 companies were ranked.   ABD Insurance and Financial Services was named the #5 Top Place to work in the Small Company category.

The Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback.  The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.   Winners are chosen based on a number of variables including community involvement, health and wellness, and hiring and expansion.  Also taken into consideration are employee insights, opinions and feelings of the long-term health of the company, managers, work-life balance, and opportunities for career development.
“ABD is grateful to be recognized as an employer of choice, because of our commitment to our employees.  At ABD, we are each encouraged and expected to perform to the best of our abilities.  It is our hope and goal that individuals receive the recognition and satisfaction that comes with excelling on behalf of our clients.  The result is delighted clients – and that is our business.”  – Kurt de Grosz, President and Co-Chairman.
“This award is very important to ABD, as we benchmark not only what it takes to be the best brokerage, but also to be an exceptional enterprise in a competitive and entrepreneurial driven region. The SF Bay Area is home to many top workplaces. To finish #5 in our first full year of operations, speaks volumes to the culture and brand we strive to build, to serve our clients. We hope that this accomplishment helps us continue to attract the best and the brightest individuals to the ABD Team” –  Brian Hetherintgon, CEO and Co-Chairman.
“Thank you to all our ABD team members – it’s because of you that we are who we are….ABD an amazing place to work, love and play!”  –  Amy Steadman, Vice President of Human Resources.
The Bay Area News Group published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 16th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and   The Bay Area News Group is the owner of the San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo County Times, Contra Costa Times, and many other noteworthy publications.

ABD Insurance and Financial Services
Headquartered 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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