Baldwin Risk Partners Appoints John Valentine as Chief Partnership Officer

Baldwin Risk Partners Appoints John Valentine as Chief Partnership Officer

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Baldwin Risk Partners Appoints John Valentine as Chief Partnership Officer

TAMPA, FL (August 17, 2018) —Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP), the Tampa based insurance distribution and consulting holding company, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Valentine as Chief Partnership Officer.

John joins BRP with more than 17 years’ experience closing mergers and acquisitions in addition to equity and debt transactions for public, private and sponsor-owned clients across various industry sectors. Most recently, John led the Investment Banking practice in the Mid-Atlantic region at Wells Fargo Securities. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Securities, John served as Vice President at Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC and Athena Capital Partners. John began his career at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, Inc., where he assisted in the structuring and marketing of sell-side M&A engagements, trust preferred, and mezzanine capital transactions for financial services companies.

As Chief Partnership Officer, John will be responsible for partnership execution and due diligence activities in collaboration with BRP’s respective Division and Business Function leadership teams. In addition, John will collaborate with BRP’s leadership team to drive successful integration of new partner firms.

“John’s expertise in the M&A space will further develop our partnership strategy and processes as we grow and move into new markets,” said Kris Wiebeck, BRP CFO.

“We are pleased to welcome John to the BRP team. Kris and I have known John for the past decade and have tremendous confidence in his ability to represent BRP as we continue to grow,” said Trevor Baldwin, BRP President.

In 2017, BRP partnered with firms across Florida in Bradenton, DeLand, Destin and Orlando. In 2018, BRP has continued to partner with firms across Florida and has expanded its footprint across the southeast, including the Texas, Alabama and Georgia markets. BRP was recently ranked the 43rd largest Independent Insurance Broker in the United States by Insurance Journal.

John Valentine can be reached at

About Baldwin Risk Partners

Baldwin Risk Partners is an award-winning independent insurance distribution holding company. Its core focus is on the management of resources and capital to fuel organic and partnership growth in the insurance industry. Under BRP, these investments bring new professionals, increased geographic representation, expanded value propositions, innovation, and new lines of insurance competency. BRP member companies include Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, The Villages Insurance Partners, Medicare Insurance Partners, American Risk Partners, Florida Medicare Options, Ryan Insurance & Financial Services, Affordable Home Insurance, D&M Insurance Solutions, Bradenton Insurance, and Laureate Insurance Partners.