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 reinsurance executive search from Chicago

Stephens Rickard, a global (re)insurance executive search firm, has appointed Audry Torrence as Executive Vice President, North America. Based near Chicago, Audry will establish a (re)insurance executive search practice for Stephens Rickard in the United States. 

Originally founded in 2009 as Stephens International and renamed Stephens Rickard in 2018, the company serves the global (re)insurance markets from its London and Zurich offices. This expansion into the world’s largest mature (Re)Insurance market increases the firm’s ability to serve clients in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, and Latin America.

Audry Torrence is an experienced property and casualty insurance search specialist and brings expertise and insight to Stephens Rickard. Her ethical approach and determined style complement a team that has provided insurance clients with recruitment services since 2009. Audry will oversee the U.S operation, responsible for client development, search execution, and building the team.

Making the insurance world more connected 

Mark Stephens, Partner and founder of Stephens Rickard, said: “We’ve been active in North America for some years now. We know the landscape due to our strong technical understanding of global (re)insurance markets. What we needed was a key individual in the U.S. to build a team around and deliver the best for our clients. Audry’s knowledge, her calm and professional approach, and her engaging personality quickly marked her out; it was immediately clear she shares our values and moral compass.”

With over 20 years’ experience in (re)insurance search, Audry has worked for U.S. and London-based search firms and previously founded and managed her own company. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cornell University and has contributed her talents to various search and insurance organisations throughout her career.

Audry added: “I’m thrilled to be joining Stephens Rickard and launch our U.S. operation. The insurance world is becoming more and more interconnected across geographies, lines of business and emerging markets. Stephens Rickard in the U.S. is going to facilitate so much possibility within the (re)insurance industry.”



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