Press Release


2015-BPTW-logoTAMPA, FL (April 29, 2015) – For a third consecutive year, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), one of Florida’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms, has earned a Best Places to Work recognition by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. BKS-Partners believes that having a good time is good for business. The founding partners created a culture where commitment, collaboration and initiative are rewarded, and the ability to have fun is never taken for granted.

Why the recognition and why for the third consecutive year? Account Manager Camille Zutes said, “We’re encouraged to have fun and a sense of humor. Taking a mid-day break to play ping pong with a fellow colleague builds our relationships and gives us the opportunity to refresh and re-focus. The partners aid and support us in being happy and fulfilled in our careers, which in turn improves client relationships and work product.”

In addition to creating a culture of fun, BKS-Partners offers a benefits program that goes beyond the basics of standard medical and disability, helping colleagues stay balanced and take ownership in the firm. Benefits include:

“Our most unique benefit is community service PTO,” said Craig Rice, BKS-Partners Private Risk Advisor. “We are able to support the charities and service organizations that we are passionate about – even during business hours. I personally am involved with Youth LIFT, an organization dedicated to helping homeless youth succeed through education. BKS-Partners is very supportive of me whenever I need to devote extra time to the cause.”

BKS-Partners recently received similar honors, earning spots on the 2015 Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace, 2014 Insurance Journal Best Agencies to Work For and 2014 Florida Trend Best Companies to Work For lists.

For more information on our culture and values, read the BKS story.

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS-Partners takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. The firm builds personalized client relationships and utilizes a proprietary process called RiskMapping™ to examine client lifestyles, passions, professions and business ventures generating a 360° view of their unique risk profile. BKS Holistic Protection™ is custom designed, which provides integrated coverage for all areas of a clients’ life. Headquartered in Tampa, with six offices throughout the state of Florida, BKS-Partners is driven to make a difference in their communities, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting over 40 charitable organizations.


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