NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced the expansion of its nationwide Private Risk Management (PRM) practice with the hiring of Carol Wiek as vice president, private client. A highly experienced PRM practitioner, Wiek is based out of the Nashville office of Crow Friedman Group, which Risk Strategies acquired in 2014.

A Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Insurance Services Representative (CISR), Wiek brings more than 30 years of experience specializing in the risk protection needs of high-net-worth and affluent clients. Before joining Risk Strategies, she was personal lines manager and agency operations liaison with Brown & Brown of Tennessee, Inc., an insurance intermediary based in Nashville.

"Tennessee is a dynamic market with a clear and growing need for risk management and insurance placement services for high-net-worth individuals," said Bob Courtemanche, senior managing director, private client practice leader for Risk Strategies. "Carol's history of private client risk specialization, as well as her deep understanding of the Nashville market, makes her a perfect fit to build out the practice in this geography."

Nationally, Risk Strategies has one of the industry's leading private client practices, with offices in key geographies including Boston, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among others.

"Risk Strategies has a deep and specialized knowledge in providing coverage plans that enhance security and protect wealth," said Wiek. "I'm excited to help them bring those unique capabilities to a market like Tennessee where the need is present and growing."

Acquiring Crow Friedman Group provided Risk Strategies with a window into the vibrant greater-Nashville market and the opportunity to provide private client risk management that melds a local, highly personal touch with the resources and access of a nationally ranked specialty brokerage.

"We're thrilled to have Carol join the Tennessee operations," said John Crow, CEO and co-founder of Crow Friedman Group, a Risk Strategies Company. "We see a great opportunity for our existing client base to benefit from her expertise in private risk management, as well as to grow the overall Risk Strategies business in this specialty," he added.

Though based out of the Nashville office, Wiek will be working across the Memphis, Atlanta and Birmingham offices of Crow Friedman Group, which are also now part of Risk Strategies Company, to uncover new growth opportunities both in and beyond their existing commercial client base.

About Risk Strategies Company Risk Strategies Company is a privately held, national firm with offices across the country. As a leading U.S. insurance broker, the company offers sophisticated risk management advice and insurance placement for property & casualty, healthcare and employee benefits risks. Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, non-profits, public entities and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Ranked in the top 25 brokers in the country, the company has offices in more than 20 locations including Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York City; San Francisco; Atlanta, GA; Portsmouth, N.H.; Providence, R.I.; Long Island, N.Y.; Teaneck, N.J.; Irvine, Calif.; and Sacramento, CA.