California-based wholesale insurance broker Brown & Riding has announced the appointment of Harold Nam as chief financial officer. Nam joined the firm in 2008 as a staff accountant and has moved up through positions of increased responsibility since then. Brown & Riding said that Nam was instrumental in growing the company from a regional specialty broker into the largest independent, owner-operated national wholesale brokerage firm in the country.
During his tenure at Brown & Riding, Nam has been a key part of many significant accounting transitions, including two significant M&A transactions. He supervised the integration of the company’s compliance department with accounting, which further enhanced the company’s capabilities, stability, and knowledge-sharing.
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“Harold has always demonstrated the ability to adapt to the constantly increasing responsibilities placed on him as the company expanded,” said Jeff Rodriguez, president and CEO of Brown & Riding. “His positive attitude and effective leadership style have been embraced by everyone in the accounting department and throughout the organization. Our retiring CFO, Steve Kayahara, who is joining the Brown & Riding board of directors, put it best: ‘Harold has been ready for this role for quite some time,’ and I completely agree.”