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John Haskell Joins ABD Insurance & Financial Services as the Practice Leader for Executive Protection Services

SAN MATEO, CA – ABD Insurance and Financial Services (ABD), an insurance, risk management and consulting firm, announced that John Haskell, a highly regarded insurance executive, has joined The ABD Team. John will oversee ABD’s Executive Protection Services (EPS) group which focuses on innovative and effective Directors and Officers Liability programs, with specialized expertise in helping clients through an IPO process. John will be a member of the executive team and will support new business acquisition, client service and team development.

John has over 35 years in the insurance industry providing risk management consulting and insurance placement services for larger, complex clients in a range of industries. He brings an emphasis on management and professional liability, self-insured programs and alternative risk financing to ABD. 

Holding executive positions in leading insurance companies including Wells Fargo, Marsh, and Aetna, John has a proven track record of driving strong new business growth and consistently achieving high levels of client satisfaction and retention.

“ABD has experienced record growth over the three and a half years since forming the brokerage firm and has built a world-class EPS team,” said Brian Hetherington, CEO & Co-Chairman, ABD. “As we continue to deliver unmatched service to our clients, John’s depth of experience and strong leadership skills will be exceptional additions to the team.”

 “Adding a seasoned executive who has worked with name brand clients like Boeing, Boise Cascade, Expedia, and TripAdvisor strengthens our ability to bring innovative thinking to solving emerging client risks,” adds ABD President and Co-Chairman, Kurt de Grosz.

Connect with John on LinkedIn or email him at john.haskell@theabdteam.


ABD Insurance & Financial Services

ABD Insurance and Financial Services is a boutique insurance brokerage and consulting firm providing strategic benefits programs, risk management services, retirement consulting and private client services. Our advisors offer guidance and craft innovative solutions for clients of varying sizes, growth stages and industries to help address risk. 

Headquartered in San Mateo, ABD also has offices in San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek helping clients throughout the greater Bay Area. To learn more, visit:



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