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Connect Network

THE POWER OF PEER EXCHANGE. MEMBERS ONLY.

Benchmark Performance. Share Resources. Drive Accountability.

MarshBerry Connect Network maximizes the power of a peer exchange network of businesses and advisers in the insurance industry.

ORGANIC GROWTH

12.9% vs 4.0%

The top 25% of brokers 2011-2020 generated 12.9% Organic Growth versus 4.0% generated by non MarshBerry Connect members.*

Membership

MarshBerry Connect Network membership is for brokers who believe in learning from the successes of leaders who have gone before them. The ability to test out a course of action through others’ experiences allows you to focus on what is most important: the strategies that have the greatest likelihood of success. Whether your goal is to double in size every five years or maximize profitability, you will meet Connect members who share the same objectives. Membership is by invitation only.

Summit

Membership comes with a multitude of benefits and opportunities to network including executive forums. At these Summits members come together in their Strategic Issues Groups (Sig’s) to share solutions and strategies that go beyond the surface and provide real-time actionable ideas. The summits are facilitated throughout the year by MarshBerry industry experts and are hosted at various locations throughout the U.S.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Benchmark Performance

  • VI Portal, Advanced Analytics
  • PHP Synergy Report
  • Employee Engagement Survey
  • Sales Culture Assessment

Share Resources

  • VI Portal, File Vault
  • MBU Webinars
  • FocalPoint Webinars
  • ViewPoint Subscription

Drive Accountability

  • Strategic Issues Group
  • Dedicated MarshBerry Consultant
  • Connect Network Summits
  • Platform Eligibility

Become a Member

Hey guys, just wanted to give you kudos for a great program – very positive material. I had no idea what I was in for and I’m having fun and also learning a lot – that will help me become a better sales manager and also with future recruiting. I know our other agent participating is learning a lot and he is excited about his future increased production, so that’s encouraging – well worth the investment!

Private Client—AVP MO

The most valuable part of my MarshBerry training was my one on one calls. My consultant provided great insight and background that helped me prepare and properly evaluate my opportunities. As a seasoned sales professional, I truly appreciated their willingness to challenge my typical sales thought process which helped accelerate my learning curve. Selling insurance is like no other sale I’ve made and having a resource like MarshBerry was incredibly beneficial. I would recommend the MarshBerry program to any brokerages looking to properly onboard insurance professionals.

Private Client

Thank you so much for the superior training last week. I have to say, it was the best I have ever experienced. I’m sure it was mostly you, but I can’t help but think that my 20 years of right and wrong sales approaches and previous sales training, and other experiences prepared me to hear what you had to share last week. I think it all came together really well when I listened to your approach. I truly enjoyed it!

Private Client—Commercial Producer, Fresno, CA

Our partnership with MarshBerry and specifically the Organic Growth/Sales Management department has really transformed the way we help our producers succeed and in turn the agency has grown. It has been a joint effort by both teams working towards a very intense and specific goal. You all gave us the resources/scripts/planning tools/one on ones/manager feedback which helped us grow and also retain them. We were in a very unique situation competing with National Brokers and in my opinion, we are winning. I’m happy to be referral sources because I believe our partnership works.

Private Client—President, Miami, FL
Private Client

They have a keen knowledge and deep insight into the insurance market space. They understand core value drivers and translate that well to future buyers.

Private Client

Contact the Advisory Team

MarshBerry’s team of advisors are thought leaders and experts in the insurance brokerage industry. As a client, your firm benefits from their combined hands-on experience and professional designations in finance, accounting and economics. No matter what your needs are, they have the understanding to craft a personalized solution.

Contact Us

Brooke Lugonjic
Director - Organic Growth
Chris Rochford
Senior Consultant
Brooke Lugonjic
Director - Organic Growth

Brooke Lugonjic is known as the program leader and membership architect for MarshBerry’s Connect Network. She’s a believer that learning from others’ successes can be key to growing a firm to it’s full potential. MarshBerry’s Connect Network is a long-standing membership built on financial benchmarking, strategic partnerships, and executive peer exchange. Brooke’s mission is to preserve that legacy while evolving with innovative ways to drive more value for member firms.

Chris Rochford
Senior Consultant

Chris Rochford is a solutions-oriented thought leader who helps clients improve the value of their business by achieving double-digit organic growth. His primary responsibilities include new client acquisition, maintaining existing client relationships, producer and mentor training, executive consulting, and strategic planning. He is a frequent contributor to MarshBerry’s proprietary publication, CounterPoint, and leads strategic discussions at MarshBerry’s executive peer network - Connect.

May 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Lamb Insurance Services Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Lamb Insurance Services

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Alera Group, Inc.

May 2021 Hub International Limited Ion Insurance Corporation Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Ion Insurance Corporation

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Hub International Limited

May 2021 Hub International Limited Conover Insurance Services, LLC Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Conover Insurance Services, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Conover Insurance Services, LLC

May 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Direct Benefits, Inc. Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Direct Benefits, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Direct Benefits, Inc.

April 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Bell Insurance Services, LLC Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Bell Insurance Services, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Alera Group, Inc.

April 2021 The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers a privately-held insurance agency in Florida Acquisition The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers has acquired a privately-held insurance agency in Florida

MarshBerry was financial adviser to The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers

April 2021 Hub International Limited Wyoming Financial Insurance Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Wyoming Financial Insurance

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Hub International Limited

April 2021 INSURICA  Oklahoma Business Insurors Agency, LLC Acquisition INSURICA  has acquired Oklahoma Business Insurors Agency, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Oklahoma Business Insurors Agency, LLC

March 2021 The Hilb Group, LLC Star Insurance Agency Acquisition The Hilb Group, LLC has acquired Star Insurance Agency

MarshBerry was financial adviser to The Hilb Group, LLC

February 2021 Financial Institutions, Inc. Landmark Group of Brighton, Inc. Acquisition Financial Institutions, Inc. has acquired Landmark Group of Brighton, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Financial Institutions, Inc.

January 2021 Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC  a privately-held insurance agency in Missouri Acquisition Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC has acquired  a privately-held insurance agency in Missouri

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

January 2021 AssuredPartners, Inc. Murray Insurance Associates, Inc. Acquisition AssuredPartners, Inc. has acquired Murray Insurance Associates, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Murray Insurance Associates, Inc.

January 2021 GCP Capital Partners, LLC  ALKEME Holdings, LLC Acquisition

GCP Capital Partners, LLC has invested in ALKEME Holdings, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to ​GCP Capital Partners​, LLC

January 2021 Hub International Limited Christiansen Insurance Group, LLC Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Christiansen Insurance Group, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Christiansen Insurance Group, LLC

December 2020 World Insurance Associates, LLC Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc. Acquisition World Insurance Associates, LLC has acquired Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc.

December 2020 BRP Group, Inc. Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. Acquisition BRP Group, Inc. has acquired Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc.

December 2020 The Hilb Group, LLC privately-held insurance agency in Michigan Acquisition The Hilb Group, LLC has acquired privately-held insurance agency in Michigan

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

December 2020 XPT Group International Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers of Nevada, Inc. Acquisition XPT Group has acquired International Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers of Nevada, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to International Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers of Nevada, Inc.

December 2020 American Insurance, Inc  a privately-held insurance agency in North Dakota Acquisition American Insurance, Inc  has acquired a privately-held insurance agency in North Dakota

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

December 2020 Heffernan Insurance Brokers Porter & Curtis, LLC Acquisition Heffernan Insurance Brokers has acquired Porter & Curtis, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Porter & Curtis, LLC

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E&S MARKET STRENGTH TO CONTINUE IN 2021

U.S. E&S insurance sector continues its healthy pace of growth with the top 3 stamping offices reporting strong premium increases in 1Q21.