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Denis Brady


Denis Brady

Denis Brady is President of Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, a distinct business unit of H.W. Kaufman Group solely dedicated to wholesale insurance brokerage. Since its inception in 2010, the group has transformed the company’s brokerage business with placing highly specialized experts and implementing resources required to handle complex accounts of all sizes.

His team is known for bringing breakthrough products to the marketplace and delivering unique risk solutions for retail broker and agent partners including Property, Casualty, Professional, and Management Liability.

Since joining Burns & Wilcox Brokerage in 2013, his leadership and pursuit of the industry’s top talent have turned the firm into one of the most highly regarded wholesale brokers in the business. In 2015, Denis recruited more than a dozen brokers to join his team and opened the doors to three new locations. Under his leadership, the company has expanded to seven office locations across the U.S.

With more than 25 years in the insurance industry, Denis has extensive experience in brokerage, underwriting and management and has received recognition through industry awards such as Insurance Business America’s Hot 100. He previously served as president of San Francisco operations with RT Specialty and as president of American E&S Insurance Brokers.

He is known for serving on the executive committee of the California Surplus Lines Association for eight years and as Chair for five years. Denis earned a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and conducted graduate studies at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.