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Stephens Rickard insurance search specialist expands into US

Global reinsurance firm Stephens Rickard Ltd has expanded into US and hired Audry Torrence to lead the company’s reinsurancdde executive search from Chicago 

Audry Torrence has been named Executive Vice President, North America, by Stephens Rickard, a worldwide (re)insurance executive recruitment agency. Audry will develop a (re)insurance executive search business for Stephens Rickard in the United States, based near Chicago.

Stephens Rickard was created in 2009 as Stephens International and renamed Stephens Rickard in 2018. Its London and Zurich offices service the worldwide (re)insurance markets. The firm’s ability to serve clients in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Latin America has increased as a result of this development into the world’s largest mature (Re)Insurance market.

Audry Torrence is a seasoned property and casualty insurance search specialist who brings to Stephens Rickard a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her professional demeanour and motivated demeanour are a perfect fit for a team that has been providing insurance companies with recruitment services since 2009. Audry will be in charge of the US operation, including client development, search execution, and team building.

Making the insurance world more connected 

“We’ve been involved in North America for some years now,” said Mark Stephens, Partner and Founder of Stephens Rickard. Because we have a good technical understanding of global (re)insurance markets, we are familiar with the terrain. What we needed was a significant figure in the United States to help us create a team and provide the finest service to our clients. Audry stood out right away because of her education, calm and professional demeanour, and engaging personality; it was evident from away that she shared our beliefs and moral compass.”

Audry has worked for U.S. and London-based search firms, as well as having created and managed her own firm, with over 20 years of expertise in (re)insurance search. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has worked in a variety of capacities.

“I’m ecstatic to be joining Stephens Rickard and launching our U.S. operation,” Audry said. Across geographies, lines of business, and new markets, the insurance industry is becoming increasingly integrated. Stephens Rickard in the United States will open up a lot of doors for the (re)insurance market.”

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