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Senior Vice President, Western United States
Rich Gobler is a Senior Vice President, Managing Director at Burns & Wilcox where he directs and oversees operations for the San Francisco office. His role also includes serving as a regional leader for all California locations including San Diego, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Fresno and Sacramento.Rich’s entire career in insurance, more than 20 years has been with Burns & Wilcox. Starting as an underwriter trainee after college, he worked his way through various management positions, finding his niche in the California market. As a producer, he specializes in Property & Casualty, and as a manager, he supports Commercial Binding and Brokerage, as well as Commercial Professional and Personal Insurance teams.
During his career, he has secured a spot as the company’s Top Producer several times and has earned the Million Dollar Club Producer Award for nearly 20 consecutive years. He has also been successful in developing multiple Lloyd’s of London programs. His Condominium/HOA program, for example, has been running for 15 years.
Rich is an active coach for associates who participate in the Kaufman Accelerated Management Program and the Kaufman Emerging Leaders Program and is currently on the executive board for the California Surplus Lines Association.
He has several designations, including an Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU), an Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and an Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI). Rich holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida.