David is a seasoned leader with over three decades of experience in the corporate insurance sector. Since 2005, he has been a prominent figure in the Minority, Women and Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE, SDVOB) market, consistently delivering innovative solutions that foster opportunities for diversely owned businesses, corporations, and public entities seeking to hire them.

In 2021, David founded Embrace Partners, Inc. (Embrace) with a clear business objective: align corporate America’s insurance distribution channels with supplier diversity goals for spending with MWBEs. Notably, Embrace stands as the first and only certified MBE wholesale insurance brokerage firm, boasting an E&S license to transact business in all 50 states, and open with most prominent E&S carriers in the US, London, and Bermuda. Simply by placing layers of their insurance programs through Embrace, clients and retail brokers capture diversity spending credits for their premium dollars. Embrace is uniquely positioned to assist corporations, public entities, developers, and prime contractors to meet diversity spending goals. Beyond its focus on wholesale brokering, Embrace operates as a tech-driven managing general underwriter (MGU) specializing in professional lines and surety bonding and runs capacity building education programs to cultivate project ready, bonded MWBE and veteran owned businesses in construction.

Prior to launching Embrace, David successfully led management and underwriting teams with Fortune 100 insurers, founded a retail brokerage firm and a 501c3 nonprofit that creates wealth building opportunities for marginalized community members. David’s career began at the industry giant, American International Group (AIG), and continued at Travelers, where he honed credit and financial analysis skills over a 21-year underwriting and executive leadership tenure. His wealth of experience and commitment to diversity make David a trusted partner in navigating the intricate landscapes of corporate insurance, and diversity contracting, ensuring tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of each valued client.

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