Formerly S.S. Nesbitt Rebranding FAQ

As a member of the EBSCO Industries family of companies, Valent Group is an independently owned risk consulting and insurance firm in Alabama.

We’re excited to partner with RiskProNet International, an association of independent insurance brokers in North America. RiskProNet’s members are routinely included on the Business Insurance list of the 100 largest brokers of U.S. insurance.

“We believe great companies are built by great teams, and our team is committed to caring for and serving our customers and one another,” said Paul Barber, Valent Group president. “Membership in RiskProNet allows us to expand our expertise by consulting with colleagues across the nation, positioning us to enhance the service that sets our firm apart.”

“Valent Group is known for personal attention to clients, as well as strong knowledge of the southeastern region and clients who operate around the world,” said Gary Normington, RiskProNet executive director. “Their expertise will enhance the ability of RiskProNet members to serve clients across our footprint.”


About RiskProNet International

RiskProNet International is an association of independent insurance brokers in North America. Member firms have combined annual revenues of $452 million and more than $5 billion in annual written premium.

Through alliances with brokers around the world, RiskProNet members can serve clients in more than 100 countries. Each member is an equal owner in the association, which gives the network the geographic diversity and shared knowledge base to serve clients with national, international or highly specialized exposures to risk.

Other RiskProNet members are AHT Insurance, Virginia and Washington; AssuredPartners of Ohio; BFL Canada Insurance Services, Inc. in Canada; BHS, Michigan; Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates, Texas; Buckner Company, Inc., Utah; Connor & Gallagher Insurance Services Inc., Illinois; Crane Agency, Missouri; Dawson Companies, Florida; InterWest Insurance Services, LLC, California; Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc., Pennsylvania; M3 Insurance, Wisconsin; Moody Insurance Agency, Inc., Colorado; ONI Risk Partners, Indiana; Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc., Iowa; SterlingRisk, New York; SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services, LLC, California; and Watson Insurance, North Carolina.

RiskProNet International is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.