Press Release


TAMPA, FL (June 24, 2014)fast50-Tampa-BKS – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), an independent insurance brokerage firm, was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50 Awards, a ranking that included Tampa Bay’s 50 fastest-growing privately held companies.

BKS-Partners and its affiliate companies, Medicare Insurance Partners and The Villages Insurance Partners, were nominated under their holding company, Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP). BRP has shown a revenue increase of over 120% since 2011, a feat that can be attributed to a sustainable and genuine corporate culture, a commitment to innovation and a one-of-a-kind, specialized approach.

“BKS-Partners is a boutique insurance firm,” said Laura Sherman, Partner at BKS-Partners. “We have the same resources as a larger firm, but we take a holistic and specialized approach that allows us to build personalized relationships with our clients, colleagues and our insurance company partners.”

A siloed approach to insurance and risk management may leave gaps in a client’s coverage, but BKS-Partners’ specialized and holistic approach to identifying, mapping and managing risks has made them unique in the industry. By specializing in commercial risk management, employee benefits and private risk management for successful individuals and families, BKS-Partners has demonstrated its expertise in a niche market.

“We consider ourselves entrepreneurs,” said Lowry Baldwin, Partner at BKS-Partners. “Our pioneering spirit guides our actions, and we are always looking for new and creative ways to provide the best insurance solutions for our clients. Growth is a natural by-product of our constantly evolving value proposition.”

Looking forward, BKS-Partners is innovating an asset protection discipline centered on helping their families and businesses think more strategically about the potential need for insurance, disability, long-term care and annuities.

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
BKS is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management.

About The Villages Insurance Partners
The Insurance Agencies of the Villages (IAV) is a personal lines insurance agency serving over 35,000 families and businesses living and operating in The Villages. With seven offices and over 50 colleagues, IAV is now operating as The Villages Insurance Partners (TVIP).

About Medicare Insurance Partners
Medicare Insurance Partners is a subsidiary and purveyor of Medicare solutions to residents of The Villages. Medicare Insurance Partners has expanded and now has three offices with over 60 colleagues serving the needs of Medicare beneficiaries.


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