It was a simple observation. More and more, the insurance brokerage market was being dominated by public and private equity-backed firms. In other words – good news for their shareholders, but not necessarily the best news for their clients.
Insurance Leadership Network, Inc. (ILN), founded in 2009, saw this as an opportunity. And as a chance to create a new company for like-minded professionals to partner with and build the next great independent insurance brokerage. A place that’s independently managed, internally perpetuating, and run like a boutique to redefine the way insurance services are delivered.
In August of 2011, two local firms joined the ILN effort – JLV Insurance Services and Advanced Professionals Insurance and Benefit Solutions, firms with outstanding people, excellent reputations and loyal customers. Together they became the platform for ILN, dedicated to building a better way forward, while bringing a rich history that goes all the way back to 1936, to the origins of JLV.
ILN also had family ties to well-known independent insurance professionals Doug Alburger, Bruce Basso, and Fred de Grosz. Honoring this family connection, ILN changed its name to ABD and began attracting like-minded professionals looking to claim independence and become a part of creating a better way to do business.
Today, we’re building upon our legacy of independence. Our dedication to better service remains unchanged. This isn’t a refresh of an old company; it’s a complete reimagination of an entire industry under three letters.
You’re standing on the ground floor of where the next 20+ years of insurance is headed. Join us in making some more history.