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Oswald Continues to Expand Geographic Footprint; Opens New Satellite Offices and Grows Branch Locations

oswaldcompanies January 20, 2015
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CLEVELAND – Jan. 20, 2015 – Oswald Companies, in its 122nd year of business, announces continued regional growth, along with the development of 2015 expansion plans.

In addition to its Cleveland headquarters, Oswald has full-service branches in Akron, Columbus and Detroit. In late 2014, Oswald opened satellite offices in Cincinnati and Toledo.

“We continue to review opportunities to advance organically, as well as select acquisition opportunities as they emerge,” said David C. Jacobs, President, Oswald Companies. “Our regional teams’ abilities to deliver Oswald’s high standards of expertise and service, along with extending our core values into the new geographic markets they serve, has made this growth possible and positioned us for future opportunities.”

Jacobs added, “It all comes down to investing in the right talent and continuing to offer best-in-class training programs and corporate-wide support.”

Oswald’s new Cincinnati satellite office is located at PNC Center, 201 East Fifth Street. Leading the new office are Eric Teske, Vice President and Senior Sales Executive, and Moira Lyon, Sales Executive, Property & Casualty Division. This office will serve Oswald’s regional markets of Dayton and Cincinnati, as well as clients throughout the southwest Ohio region.

Oswald expanded its Northwest Ohio footprint with the addition of its first Toledo location at 3230 Central Park West, led by Michael Casey, Client Executive, Property & Casualty Division.

“We’re excited to open new doors, and are fortunate to have the experience and depth of professionals like Eric, Moira and Michael to lead the way for Oswald in these new markets,” said Jacobs. “These new locations, along with all of our branch offices, enable us to continue to serve our clients with our high-touch approach, and grow with our clients as they expand as well.”

Oswald branch highlights include:

  • Due to growth needs, on Feb. 1, 2015, Oswald’s Akron branch, led by Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Paul Catania, will relocate into a larger space in The United Building, 1 S. Main Street in downtown Akron.
  • Oswald’s Columbus, Ohio branch, led by Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Todd Miller, has 2015 expansion plans in progress for its existing space, including the addition of a half-dozen workspaces. Oswald moved into its Columbus headquarters at 349 W. Nationwide Blvd. in late 2013.  In May 2014, Oswald Columbus completed the acquisition of Group Benefits Specialist, Inc.
  • In 2014, Oswald relocated its Detroit-area branch, led by Executive Vice President and Branch Manager Don Engle, to a larger space at 39572 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, which is home to nearly 30 Oswald employee-owners. Further plans are in development for 2015 to expand Oswald’s Michigan presence.

Oswald Companies, an employee-owned organization, brought on more than 40 new hires in 2014, with the majority of these being newly created positions. Oswald established Oswald Centre, 1100 Superior Ave., in the fall of 2013. Learn more about Oswald at www.OswaldCompanies.com/about-us and its office locations by visiting https://www.oswaldcompanies.com/about-us/office-locations/ and clicking on the individual pages.

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 member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals can service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Learn more at www.OswaldCompanies.com.

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