Industry Executive Dave Zastudil to Oversee Oswald Property & Casualty Business

January 24, 2024

Oswald Companies has hired Dave Zastudil as the managing director of its Property & Casualty business unit. This strategic addition to Oswald’s leadership team further positions the firm for growth.

Zastudil joins Oswald after nine years with a national insurance brokerage firm, where he was area vice president and a senior commercial producer focused on the construction, manufacturing and social services industries. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Dave spent 13 years in the NFL as a punter for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals. Zastudil earned his bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and finance from Ohio University.

“Dave brings a unique leadership skillset and a very strong growth-minded, team-player spirit to Oswald,” said Jessica Jung, president of Oswald Companies. “We look forward to having him as an addition to our incredibly talented team of professionals to maximize our momentum in P&C and across the firm.”

“Oswald’s commitment and positive impact, especially in Northeast Ohio, aligns with my lifelong dedication to my family, sports and business accomplishments in the Cleveland area,” said Zastudil. “I am excited to grow and contribute to an organization that represents a culture of trust, loyalty and respect.”

Oswald’s Property & Casualty practice has been overseen by Oswald’s Michigan market leader Cathy Kosin, who will now broaden her role to focus on leadership and growth efforts toward the firm’s expanding Michigan presence. Oswald recently announced the acquisition of Brieden Consulting Group, an employee benefits firm in Michigan. Kosin will lead the effort to merge that firm into Oswald, as well as lead future growth efforts.

“The addition of Dave is the latest in a series of strategic leadership appointments designed to propel the firm forward,” Jung added. “It is an exciting time to be an Oswald employee-owner as we chart our course for growth across our current footprint and beyond.”

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About Oswald Companies
Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals service and support the needs of our clients worldwide.

Oswald is part of Unison Risk Advisors Inc., a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm established in 2020 through the strategic merger of Oswald Companies and RCM&D. It features a combined workforce of more than 900 employee-owners in 19 office locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast.

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