Rob Rosenzweig Honored with First 2017 Toby Merrill Rising Star Award

NEW YORK , Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announces its vice president and national cyber practice leader, Rob Rosenzweig, has been awarded the 2017 Toby Merrill Rising Star Award by NetDiligence® for his work coordinating and growing the cyber liability business for Risk Strategies nationwide.

A Hamilton College graduate, Rosenzweig joined Risk Strategies in 2007, where over the last decade he has expertly advised clients and colleagues on network security, privacy management and professional liability exposures. He is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and maintains the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designation.

“Being named the first Toby Merrill Rising Star is a tremendous honor for me. Toby was an industry legend and personal mentor of mine,” said Rosenzweig. “Cyber insurance is critical for any business that wants to remain viable, and I take pride in educating my clients and ensuring their assets are both protected up-front and covered in the case of a security breach or other related incident.”

NetDiligence, a leading provider of cyber risk readiness and response services, presents two awards each year honoring the late icon in cyber risk insurance. The Toby Merrill Award for Excellence is given to a seasoned cyber risk insurance thought leader each June, while the Rising Star Award is given to an emerging insurance professional every October. This year’s Rising Star Award was sponsored by Chubb as a tribute to Toby, who served as the company’s division executive vice president and was a beloved colleague.

“Rob’s contributions to the industry made him an easy choice for this honor,” said Mark Greisiger, president of NetDiligence. “The business of cyber insurance only continues to grow, and Rob is setting the standard for professionals who will follow.”

Mike Christian, CEO and founder of Risk Strategies Company, added: “We’ve always been proud to have Rob on our team. He is an expert in his field and this recognition is well-deserved. For ten years now we’ve continuously looked forward to Rob’s input and insights, and have full confidence he will continue to grow our business and improve our offerings at this critical time.”

Risk Strategies Company is a brokerage with over 35 offices across the U.S., providing insurance services in a myriad of industries, including cyber, employee benefits, property and casualty, business, fine arts, entertainment and media, transportation and logistics and environmental.

About Risk Strategies Company
Risk Strategies Company is a privately held, national firm with offices across the country. As a leading U.S. insurance broker, the company offers sophisticated risk management advice as well as insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, healthcare and employee benefits risks. Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, non-profits, public entities and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Ranked among the top 20 brokers in the country, Risk Strategies has offices in more than 35 locations nationwide including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

About NetDiligence®
NetDiligence® is a leading provider of cyber risk readiness and response services. Since 2001, NetDiligence has conducted thousands of enterprise-level cyber risk assessments for a broad variety of organizations, including public entities, financial services, retailers, software developers, medical providers and universities. NetDiligence services are used by leading cyber liability insurers in the U.S. and U.K. to support both loss-control and education objectives. The NetDiligence eRiskHub® ( is licensed by a majority of cyber liability insurers to provide educational and loss-control services to their policyholders. NetDiligence also publishes an annual Cyber Claims Study and hosts annual Cyber Risk Summits in Philadelphia, Santa Monica, Toronto and London. For more information, visit

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Diala Demashkieh on behalf of Risk Strategies Company      

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