Founder, President of Renaissance Alliance Bruce Cochrane recognized for innovation, pushing the industry forward
J. Bruce Cochrane, founder and President of Renaissance Alliance, the region’s premier network of independent agencies, insurers and service providers, was named to the “Hot 100” for 2015 by Insurance Business America. Cochrane is one of only 9 New-England based insurance executives named to the list.
Mike Shipley, CEO of Insurance Business America, stated that the purpose of the list is “to shine the spotlight on the biggest, most influential insurance figures and influencers” and to highlight “the faces pushing the industry forward.” The prestigious annual list of power players is nominated by peers and then selected by IBA’s editorial board, which looks for the innovators “making waves in the insurance industry.”
Cochrane was recognized for founding and leading:
“…one of the fastest-growing networks in the country. Cochrane launched Renaissance Alliance in 1999. Today, the company consists of more than 90 agencies writing more than $465 million in premium. And Renaissance Alliance isn’t the only insurance innovation Cochrane has pioneered: He also built some of the first group property/liability programs in New England, as well as risk funding alternatives that include group captives, rent-a-captives and self-insured groups.”
On being notified, Cochrane said, “I am honored and humbled to be included in such a distinguished list. It’s an insurance professional’s dream to be included in a roster with the CEO of Lloyds of London, the President of NAIC, and the CEOs of Berkshire Hathaway, Chubb, Hanover, AIG and Hub International, to cite just a few of my fellow honorees. I’m very proud to represent the independent agency sector!”
Cochrane said he shares the honor with the hundreds of Renaissance Alliance agency principals, producers and staff, insurer representatives and service partners who continue to collaborate, innovate, and reinvent the independent agency system, all with a purpose of delivering superlative service to tens of thousands of personal and commercial insurance customers throughout New England.