Krauter & Company Brings Insurance Brokerage Services to Houston

NEW YORK, September 10, 2013 – Krauter & Company has added a tenth U.S. base of operations to its ever-expanding business with the addition of a new office in Houston. The Texas-based team will focus primarily on energy, aviation and upper mid-market and risk-management accounts.  The Houston team will serve both new and existing clients.

The company has recruited a wealth of new talent to be based in the new office to complement its expanding ranks of national and international industry experts.  Key members of the Houston team include Robert Palmer, James Pearson, Bart Porter and Natalie Hill. In joining the Krauter team family, these highly regarded industry veterans have enabled the company to maintain its tradition of hiring only “A” players with a minimum of 15 years expertise. As a result, the team will add significant skill sets, decades of collective knowledge and extensive servicing capacity to Krauter’s Southwest operations.

These professionals are available to serve businesses in the region looking to solve difficult or complex insurance challenges, reassess existing risk-management strategies, explore competing risk transfer options, and evaluating alternatives to their benefits programs and related costs.

Krauter & Company is a full-service global insurance and benefits broker that has reengineered the brokerage model, enabling it to deliver the best individually tailored risk-management and human-resources solutions possible.  The firm’s roots and core focus is centered on private equity and other principal investment clients and their respective portfolio companies/holdings.  Incorporated in 2004, Krauter & Company has seen rapid growth throughout the United States with offices in New York, Boston, Atlanta, San Rafael, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth, Portland and San Francisco – in addition to Houston. The firm’s founder, Neil C. Krauter, pioneered Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity insurance brokerage, creating the first dedicated groups at Marsh and Aon.  Krauter & Company’s capabilities span domestic and international property & casualty, executive liability, employee benefits  and personal lines.

The Krauter Group operates in a fully transparent fashion, engaging clients and enabling them to use Krauter & Company as a risk-management extension of their finance and human-resource departments.  Krauter & Company’s professionals have been outsourced to handle certain risk-management responsibilities for clients, freeing them up to deal with other business activities, with the confidence that their risk is being properly managed.  The firm’s seasoned professionals are well-recognized and highly regarded in the marketplace, having worked with some of the largest accounts in the world.  Krauter & Company brings to bear the collective intellectual capital and market leverage of our team of experts, giving clients the market clout and resources of a large broker, but with the attention to detail that only a boutique firm can provide.