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Mary Mark Joins ABD Insurance & Financial Services Executive Protection Services Practice

SAN MATEO, CA– ABD Insurance and Financial Services (ABD), an insurance, risk management and consulting firm, announced that Mary Mark, a trusted advisory and insurance executive, has joined ABD’s Executive Protection Services (EPS) practice. The EPS team focuses on innovative and effective Directors and Officers Liability programs, with specialized expertise in helping clients through an IPO process. Mary will be a Vice President and Account Executive, servicing clients and supporting new business acquisition in the Northwest and the Bay Area.

Mary brings over 20 years of experience in risk management consulting and insurance. She has specialized in the negotiation and placement of financial product lines of insurance including Directors & Officers, Employment Practices and Fiduciary Liability, Commercial Crime and Kidnap & Ransom insurance for both privately held and publicly traded companies.

“ABD has built a world-class EPS practice servicing clients across a broad range of industries and with complex needs,” said John Haskell, EVP and EPS Practice Leader, ABD. “As we continue to grow our business, Mary’s extensive and detailed knowledge will bring innovative solutions and strong negotiating skills to the unique needs of our clients.”

“ABD has experienced record growth over the four years since forming the brokerage firm, servicing clients throughout the west,” said Brian Hetherington, CEO & Co-Chairman, ABD. “The strong economy and similar business innovation to the Bay Area happening in the Northwest makes this an ideal market for ABD. We are excited for Mary to help us expand further in this region.”

Prior to ABD, Mary has held executive positions at Wells Fargo, Marsh, and Sedgwick James, Inc. & Crump E&S where she was a trusted advisor to clients of all sizes in a broad range of industries and geographies and who are undertaking a range of corporate events such as M&A, IPOs, corporate and/or financial restructurings and recapitalizations.

Connect with Mary on LinkedIn or email her at mary.mark@theabdteam.

About ABD

ABD is a boutique consulting firm providing risk management, insurance brokerage, human resources, and retirement consulting services. Our advisors offer guidance and craft innovative solutions to help address risk for clients of varying sizes, growth stages and industries.

Headquartered in San Mateo, ABD has offices various offices throughout the Bay Area including San Francisco, San Rafael, San Jose, and Walnut Creek serving clients across the United States and globally. To learn more, visit:

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