Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners Appoints Rich Thompson to Managing Advisor

TAMPA, FL (August 19, 2019) –Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), an insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Tampa, FL,is pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Thompson to Managing Advisor.

 Thompson joined BKS-Partners in 2015 as an Employee Benefits Advisor. He is focused on partnering with clients to address risk management and employee benefit needs as they relate to their businesses.

BKS-Partners Advisors are eligible to become Managing Advisors once they have reached book of business commission revenue qualifications. Eligible Advisors must also earn and maintain business in all three of BKS-Partners’ business segments, have a continuous focus on increasing average account size, and align with the BKS-Partners’ principles, beliefs and values as articulated in their cultural guide, The Azimuth.

“Rich’s commitment to his clients, his continual evolution as a benefits professional and his financial acumen has made him an invaluable member of the team,” said Elizabeth Krystyn, Founding Partner. “As a former major league baseball player, he is a natural leader with a wealth of industry knowledge, particularly in the area of Referenced Based Pricing, mergers & acquisitions, and high growth companies. Rich’s expertise and experience will be instrumental as we continue to grow the Commercial Insurance and Employment Benefit divisions of our organization.”

Prior to joining BKS-Partners, Rich worked at KPMG, where he served as an audit senior. Rich’s accounting expertise gives him a unique understanding of client risk profiles and strategies to address those risks. He also enjoyed a 14-year professional baseball career. Rich made his Major League debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2004 and played for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012.

“During my tenure with BKS, access to the founding partners and executive team has provided me with unparalleled guidance and mentorship,“ said Rich Thompson, Managing Advisor. “It’s an honor to be selected for this position and I look forward to progressing with BKS-Partners as we continue to scale.”

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning entrepreneur-led and inspired insurance brokerage firm delivering expertly crafted Commercial Insurance and Risk Management, Private Insurance and Risk Management, Employee Benefits and Benefit Administration, Asset and Income Protection, and Risk Mitigation strategies to clients wherever their passions and businesses take them throughout the U.S. and abroad. BKS-Partners has award-winning industry expertise, colleagues, competencies, insurers, and most importantly, a highly differentiated culture that our clients consider an invaluable expansion of their business. Learn more about BKS-Partners at

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