IFG's Wholesale Insurance Group Hires New Head of Human Resources, Joel Burkowsky


International Financial Group (“IFG”) has announced that Joel Burkowsky
has joined the Executive Leadership Team of its Wholesale Insurance
Group, IFGWSM, as Vice President and Group Head of
Human Resources. Joel joins IFGWSM with 25 years of
Human Resources management. He will lead all aspects of Human Resources
as IFGWSM continues its growth strategy dedicated to
Wholesalers producing both Excess and Surplus Lines and Admitted

Joel’s most recent experiences include five years as head of Human of
Human Resources for a Food and Beverage distribution company; seven
years with OneBeacon Insurance, first as Head of Compensation, Benefits
and HR Systems and then as Divisional Vice President of Human Resources
over their Personal Lines Division; and seven years in HR Leadership
positions in the Corporate Offices of The Home Depot in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Joel will make a great addition to our executive management team” said
Bob Linton, Chairman of IFG. “We are at a pivotal stage of our growth,
and Joel will play an important role in our acquisition, development and
retention of top talent.”

Joel holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the State
University of New York and a Masters degree in Labor and Industrial
Relations from Michigan State University.

About IFGW

Founded in 1985, International Financial Group’s IFGWSM
is one of the largest privately held insurance groups in the United
States. IFGWSM provides property–casualty insurance on
both an Excess and Surplus Lines (non-admitted) basis and an Admitted
basis exclusively through Wholesale Producers.

Coverages are underwritten by IFGW‘s affiliated insurers: The
Burlington Insurance Company
, First Financial Insurance Company,
Alamance Insurance Company
and Guilford Insurance Company.
All hold an A (Excellent) IX rating from A. M. Best Company.

IFGWSM currently has four principal business units:
Brokerage, Binding Authority, Submit and Property:

  • Brokerage: underwrites general liability insurance for
    businesses of all sizes on a transactional basis including for
    distributors, importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, habitational,
    vacant buildings, retail and service-related industries.
  • Binding Authority: offers coverage for an extensive, yet
    focused list of classes of business written exclusively through
    contracted producers.
  • Submit: underwrites referral business on a transactional basis
    primarily from IFGWSM‘s Binding Authority unit and
    from individually submitted accounts for general liability, property,
    inland marine and package products coverages for small to medium-sized
    businesses (e.g., artisan contractors, distributors, importers,
    wholesalers, manufacturers, office / habitational risks and
    retail/service industries).
  • Property: underwrites property insurance for small to large
    businesses such as the amusement, recreational, education, financial,
    government sectors, habitational, health, office/professional,
    mercantile/retail, trade/ services and vacant buildings.


Because we’re committed to get the job done by providing you with:

• The products you need,

• The service you require,

• The quality you expect, and

• The professionalism you deserve.

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