Experience the Difference

Birmingham, Alabama

A Fortune 1000 Experience for Birmingham businesses.

We believe that Birmingham’s privately-held, middle market businessesemployer benefit groups and individuals deserve the same level of expertise and trust that have traditionally only been reserved for the largest of companies. That’s why our team of passionate, service-oriented consultants is dedicated to delivering a Fortune 1000 risk consulting and insurance experience to companies like yours.

Valent Group is a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, one of Alabama’s largest privately held companies. Headquartered in Birmingham, both Valent Group and EBSCO are dedicated to seeing our city’s business and civic communities succeed.


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Phone: (205) 262-2700
Fax: (205) 262-2701


3500 Blue Lake Drive, Ste. 120
Birmingham, AL 35243

Meet Our Birmingham Leaders

Kurt Close


Kurt is a transformational executive who brings both deep technical experience and keen leadership that touches all aspects of the agency’s sales, customer service, carrier marketing and value added teams across all branches. He sets and executes vision and culture, while building new revenue streams and the highly driven teams needed to achieve operational excellence.

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Cooper Johnson

Benefits Practice Leader

Cooper oversees the entirety of our benefits practice at all branch locations. He leads the group’s data analytics, HR, compliance, wellness and benefits consultants with a laser focus on solving business’ complex problems through a high-touch, high-results approach in the modern ACA era.

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We love what we do
and who we do it with.


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Let us know how we can provide your business our Fortune 1000 Experience.