Risk Strategies Company Bolsters Employee Benefits Expertise with New Hires

Kate Genovese, Pauline Sobelman match firm’s focus on specialization, deep knowledge

Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

BOSTON, July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced the arrival of Kate Genovese and Pauline Sobelman to its industry-leading employee benefits practice group.

With more than 40 years of combined experience in helping organizations obtain and manage employee benefit programs, Genovese and Sobelman bring expert, hands-on knowledge in helping businesses overcome challenges in offering comprehensive packages as new federal and state technology and regulatory changes take effect. Sobelman joins as senior vice president in the group, and Genovese joins as senior strategic consultant, with both based in Risk’s New York City offices.

“Today’s unprecedented change and uncertainty in employee benefits underscores the need for proven expertise,” said John Greenbaum, national leader of Risk’s employee benefits practice group. “Kate and Pauline are a perfect fit for Risk Strategies’ expertise-driven approach to client service, and we are thrilled to have them join.”

Sobelman’s practice work focuses on large and complex middle-market employers, spanning a variety of organization types and industries. She is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University.

“Getting benefits right has a direct effect on the health of employees and the businesses they work for,” said Sobelman. “For me, joining Risk Strategies means being able to work alongside highly experienced, technically-skilled professionals, who understand the importance of getting things right.”

Genovese supports the national Risk Strategies employee benefits practice developing financial strategies for large, primarily self-funded clients. Over the course of her career she has consulted and advised Fortune 500 companies in technology, healthcare, and financial industries, developing short- and long-term benefit strategies. A graduate of Purdue University, Genovese was an actuarial early in her career.

“It’s exciting coming to a company that makes it so easy to apply my expertise in service of clients anywhere the firm is engaged,” said Genovese. “With increasing complexity, practical alternatives to traditional approaches are more important than ever.”

Risk Strategies’ health and welfare group is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing providers of strategic employee benefits program consultation, including needs and compliance assessments, plan design, development and management. The practice also offers a full slate of services related to the assessment, selection, and implementation of benefits technology systems.

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 as well as insurance and reinsurance 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 among the top 20 brokers in the country, Risk Strategies has offices in more than 35 locations nationwide including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco.


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