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Burns & Wilcox Opens Boston Office Amid Northeast Expansion, Hires Peter Kestenbaum as Managing Director

New office signals company’s continued expansion

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (February 13, 2024) — Burns & Wilcox, a globally recognized leader in wholesale insurance brokerage and underwriting, today announced the opening of its new Boston office and the hire of Peter Kestenbaum, who will serve as Managing Director.

“On the heels of a record-setting year, we will continue to be aggressive in adding the industry’s very best professionals to further expand the Burns & Wilcox footprint across North America and worldwide,” said Burns & Wilcox President Danny Kaufman. “New England is a market with significant potential. Peter will enable Burns & Wilcox to quickly establish a firm presence in the city with a strong team that can meet the increased demand for our expertise, exclusive products and capacity, and deep market relationships.”

Kestenbaum joins Burns & Wilcox with nearly 20 year of industry experience, particularly within the Excess & Surplus space. He will report to Doug Legters, Regional Vice President, Northeast. Legters joined the company in 2023 as part of a targeted effort to drive growth throughout the region.

“As a family-owned, operated, and truly independent company, Burns & Wilcox offers a unique environment in which I will play a role in scaling the business,” said Kestenbaum. “I was impressed with the commitment to make significant investments in associates and their professional development, while also building out an advanced technology strategy. I am excited to dig in and ready to make Boston one of the company’s most productive offices.”

Previously, Kestenbaum managed a substantial book of business for Vault as its underwriting leader of the Northeast. Kestenbaum’s career also includes roles at notable organizations such as Marsh, Lexington and AIG.

About Burns & Wilcox:
Burns & Wilcox is the insurance industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, environmental, marine, and personal insurance.

Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, a privately held global insurance company, which employs more than 2,000 professionals across the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The Kaufman companies include Burns & Wilcox, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom and Node International.

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