Jim Roche

Jim Roche is President, BRP and CEO, Underwriting, Capacity, and Technology Operations, encompassing the businesses in the Underwriting, Capacity and Technology Solutions (UCTS) segment and the Westwood operations.  Jim has responsibility for the operating segment’s day-to-day P&L responsibility, operational excellence, and acceleration of best practice sharing across the organization.

Most recently, Jim served as the firm’s Chief Insurance Innovation Officer. As a member of BRP’s executive leadership team, he spearheads insurance product and technological innovations across the organization to ensure it stays competitive in a rapidly changing industry.

Jim has nearly 20 years of insurance experience across strategy, marketing, product development, and IT, with significant expertise in technology solutions and new product incubation. In 2015, Jim co-founded and served as Managing Partner of Millennial Specialty Insurance (MSI). In 2019, MSI partnered with BRP, and under Jim’s leadership, MSI grew to become one of the largest non-carrier affiliated managing general agencies (MGAs) in the United States, offering a wide range of insurance products across commercial, personal, and specialty lines. Jim has also held senior leadership positions at QBE Insurance, Bank of America, Balboa Insurance Company, and Progressive Insurance, where his responsibilities included ownership of auto, renters, and homeowners P&Ls and the management of multiple policy administration and billing system implementations. Jim began his career in management consulting.

Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Virginia. He lives in the greater Philadelphia area. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and overseeing a soccer training facility.