David Bamford Joins Wholesale Trading Co-Op in San Francisco

Mar 28, 2011, 14:31 ET from Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that wholesale brokerage industry veteran David Bamford has joined the firm as vice president/casualty broker.

Bamford joins WTCI from Santa Maria & Company, where he specialized in retail property and casualty risk analysis for small to midsize companies. Prior to his tenure as a retailer, Bamford held wholesale casualty positions at Tri-City Brokerage and Heath Insurance Brokers. Across his 20 year career, he has developed expertise in the hospitality, real estate, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Kris Bauer, WTCI Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer commented, "David Bamford's experience as both a retailer and wholesaler truly complements WTCI's retail-centric, customer service model. David is acutely aware of the daily challenges retailers face in serving their customers and how to effectively respond to their needs and meet expectations."

Bamford will be based in WTCI's San Francisco office, where he has lived and worked throughout his career.

David Bamford can be reached at:

Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC

135 Main Street, Suite 1130

San Francisco, CA 94105

direct: 415.356.4821

cell: 925.518.5131

fax: 415.284.9954

dbamford@wholesaletradingins.com



About Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC

WTCI is an independently operated and managed wholesale brokerage firm that collaborates directly with its retail insurance broker members to develop comprehensive placement strategies to better serve clients. The WTCI model increases transparency between retail brokers and specialty insurance markets, reduces frictional costs, and develops exclusive programs and binding authority facilities for its retail owner members. WTCI offices are located in San Francisco, New York, New Jersey and Atlanta.



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