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Life is short. Work somewhere AWESOME.

Have commitment issues? Think long and hard before you join the BKS team. There’s a good chance you’ll be with us for the long haul.

We’ve consciously created a culture where commitment, collaboration and initiative are rewarded, and hard work is aligned with well-deserved, lighthearted fun.

Why? Because BKS believes that having a good time is good for business. A sense of humor helps cement our relationships with our clients, our partners and our colleagues. Celebrating our successes is as important as learning from our mistakes.

For all those dedicated individuals, team players and high-performing firms looking for the right opportunity, we look forward to connecting with you. If you’re ready to commit to vigilance, hard work and a sense of urgency (not to mention, a sense of humor), let’s get together and make things happen.


Insurance geek spotlights

Matt Kashdin, Marketing Director

Matt Kashdin

Marketing Director

Matt Kashdin, Marketing Director

Matt Kashdin

Marketing Director

Matt joined BKS in 2011 as a commercial risk and accounting analyst. He was quickly promoted to the role of marketing coordinator, where he is responsible for procuring new business quotations, developing business relationships with our directly-appointed and excess carriers, and constantly searching for niche markets to provide competitive and thorough coverages for our clients.

Soundtrack to your life

  • The Florida State Warchant!

Best book

  • "Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield.

Can't live without

  • My dog Cooper.
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Christy Gomez

Senior Relationship Manager

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Christy Gomez

Senior Relationship Manager

Christy joined BKS in 2011 and serves individuals and families on their private risk management programs. As a private risk management relationship manager, she works to design, implement and manage integrated personal property and casualty insurance programs while providing a seamless service experience.

Life Motto

  • Everything (literally everything) happens for a reason!

Favorite Quote

  • "Look in favor of a bold new beginning." – Fortune Cookie

Favorite Movie

  • It’s a tie between the Transformer series & The Dark Knight Batman series.
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Camille Zutes

Director of Risk Management

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Camille Zutes

Director of Risk Management

Camille joined the BKS team in January 2011 as a commercial account manager. She was recently promoted to director of risk management for the BKS-Partners commercial risk management group. In this role, Camille is responsible for leading service team relationships with new and existing clients, assisting in the on-boarding of new prospects and answering detailed, high level questions from BKS’ valued insureds.

Community/ Volunteer Work

  • I am an active member in Tampa’s Junior League.

Why I love BKS

  • I love the challenging and friendly work environment!

In my free time

  • I love to exercise and cook.
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Matthew Hammer

Partner

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Matthew Hammer

Partner

Matthew Hammer

Matt empowers client success by integrating holistic risk management to help entrepreneurs experience peace of mind while they pursue their passions. His areas of expertise include leveraging insurance to create revenue growth opportunities and designing vanguard solutions to manage risk.

Prior to joining BKS in 2010, Matt led commercial insurance and risk management growth and business development initiatives for a firm in Tampa. There he achieved the highest production for a new account director and established the firm’s presence in an untapped market segment.

Matt became an owner of BKS in 2014 and was the first advisor to achieve Partner in 2017. He plays an integral role in the growth of the firm by continually exceeding goals, building out industry expertise, writing white papers on relevant trends to keep clients informed, and crafting innovative solutions to ever-changing client needs. To perpetuate the firm’s future success, he actively recruits and mentors new advisors and leads various training sessions to build technical knowledge, teamwork, and character. In 2017, Matt was afforded the opportunity to establish the Orlando office where he leads growth and cultural evolution.

Matt holds designations as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance from Florida State University.

Matt is active in his church and serves on Mission Trips throughout the world. He is a former member of the Voices for Children of Hillsborough County Executive Board, the Real Estate Lives Executive Advisory Council, a graduate of Leadership Westshore, and active in Leadership Orlando. He enjoys biking, triathlons, hiking and spending time with his wife, Sara, daughter, Ella, and son, Micah.

Matt was recently named a 2017 Agent of the Year by Insurance Journal.

Specialization:
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Healthcare

Recent Awards and Accomplishments:

2018
  • Hot 100 by Insurance Business America
2017
  • Agent of the Year by Insurance Journal
  • Top Producer Nationally by Insurance Business America
  • Achieved Firm Partner
  • Summit Award for Highest Production in the Firm
  • True North Club for Excellence in Organization
  • Trailblazer for Exceeding Production Goal
2016
  • Top Producer Nationally by Insurance Business America
  • Honing our Edge Award for Exceptional Character and Teamwork
  • Summit Award for highest Production in the Firm
  • True North Club for Excellence in Organization
  • Trailblazer for Exceeding Production Goal
2015
  • Summit Award for Highest Production in the Firm
  • True North Club for Excellence in Organization
  • Trailblazer for Exceeding Production Goal
2014
  • Top Five in the US for Production Volume by Insurance Business America
  • Honing Our Edge Award for Exceptional Character and Teamwork
  • Summit Award for Highest Production in the Firm
  • True North Club for Excellence in Organization
  • Trailblazer for Exceeding Production Goal
2013
  • Summit Award for Highest Production in the Firm
  • True North Club for Excellence in Organization
  • Trailblazer for Exceeding Production Goal

Little known fact about me:

  • I can toss a 30 inch pizza.

mhammer@bks-partners.com, Direct: 813-984-3278


Why I love…

Insurance:

  • It provides an exciting opportunity to learn about what drives people, while building long-term relationships.

BKS:

  • BKS colleagues have a passionate commitment to delivering industry leading results.

Clients:

  • As a partner to my clients, I have the unique privilege of empowering their success by understanding their passions and crafting unique solutions to give them peace of mind as they pursue their dreams.
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