Chief Executive Officer
Rich is a co-founder of World Insurance Associates. He has spent over 20 years in the insurance industry. Before joining World, he was the CFO of a Top 50 insurance broker in the U.S. Prior to that, he was a sell-side merger and acquisition advisor in the insurance brokerage industry. He is a Villanova University graduate with a BA in Accounting and a Masters in Taxation. Mr. Eknoian has an MBA from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
Philip Nisbet co-founded World Insurance Associates LLC after a successful two year effort to purchase a community bank. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Middletown, NJ-based Colonial American Bank. With Richard Eknoian, Mr. Nisbet manages finance for World Insurance Associates LLC with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Philip has 20 years experience at global banks in securities lending, derivatives and commercial real estate “REO” capacities, including Barclays Capital, Inc., Citibank and Merrill Lynch
Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Transportation Unit
Greg Kroeger is a co-founder of World Insurance Associates. He has over 15 years of commercial insurance experience, including six years at HUB International, where he was First Vice President, and ten years managing his own agencies. Mr. Kroeger was previously the co-founder of American Truck Insurance Exchange and co-owner of C.S. Nenner, Inc., an independent agency with $30 million in premiums, specializing in transportation and warehousing coverage for trucking businesses.