You're the largest independently owned specialty wholesaler in North America, with hundreds of markets, a wealth of underwriting expertise, and a reputation for skill and integrity. Does it get any better than this? If you're Alan Jay Kaufman, the chairman, president, and CEO of Burns & Wilcox, the answer is an emphatic "yes." In hard and soft market cycles alike, the wholesaler is committed to growing both organically and through strategic acquisitions, and Burns & Wilcox also invests significant resources in technology recruitment and training, and continuing education for employees. Burns & Wilcox targets large and middle market accounts and represents more than 250 domestic and international insurers, including Lloyd's of London. The firm has relationships with more than 26,000 independent retail agents and brokers of all sizes across the country. Kaufman said that they try to be ahead of the curve in anticipating the need for products to address new exposures and improve coverage opportunities for our agents.