The Specialty Insurance Blog, brought to you by eSpecialty Insurance, provides periodic information on the insurance business, with a focus on specialty lines, Cyber and professional liability insurance. The blog will also include links and information on entrepreneurship in insurance and Insurtech. Innovation and Insurtech related posts will appear on the related site, Innovate Insurance Blog. Posts are written by Bob Sargent and other contributors.

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Bob Sargent - Entrepreneur, Strategic Advisor, Consultant, Board Member, InsurTech Investor, Author

The Specialty Insurance Blog is managed and written by Robert Sargent, with more than 45 years as an insurance expert, entrepreneur, investor and innovator. Bob is Co-Founder of eSpecialty Insurance, and is a strategic advisor to and active investor in early-stage insurance and Insurtech companies. He is a consultant to investment and insurance organizations on creative product development, insurance innovation and risk strategies.

Bob was formerly founder & CEO of a wholesale broker and underwriting manager, a senior executive at a national wholesale broker, and the founder and Managing Partner of an insurance-focused investment fund.

Bob is or has been involved with a number of professional insurance organizations, including WSIA (the insurance wholesale organization, formerly NAPSLO) and PLUS (the Professional Liability Underwriting Society). He has the CPCU, RPLU and ARM designations. He is a Past President and prior member of the Board of Directors of NAPSLO (now WSIA), and the former Vice President and a Board member of the WSIA Educational Foundation (formerly the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation).

Bob was a member of the National Safety Committee and the Risk Management Committee of Outward Bound, USA, for many years.

Bob has spoken and written on various topics in the insurance business. He is a contributing author to Partners in Profits: The Managing General Agent System Under Fire, published by the CPCU Society, and to Insurance Agency Risk Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims, published by Thomson Reuters.

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