AssuredPartners Hires Commercial Property and Retail Team

06/23/2016 Written by: AP Communications

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Curtis

AssuredPartners Hires Commercial Property and Retail Team

Experienced Team with a Different Approach Joins National Broker
LAKE MARY, Fla. – June 23, 2016 — AssuredPartners, Inc. is proud to announce the recent hires of Phil Masi, CIRMS and Negar Sharifi in the Lake Mary, Florida office. Phil and Negar will bring a new focus to the commercial property and retail sector of AssuredPartners operations.
Phil Masi will assume the role of Senior Vice President for AssuredPartners with a focus on new commercial property and casualty clients. Phil has an extensive background in the property insurance space at his previous employer where he was a commercial lines agent for 11 years insuring personally over $4 Billion in commercial property values comprising of community associations, lessor’s risks, hotels & apartments. His annual book revenue was $2.25M. Phil was also the youngest recipient of the Lifetime Top Producer award for being a top net new producer for 10 straight years which only a handful of agents have ever been awarded. Phil is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a focus in Accounting.
Negar Sharifi, Vice President at AssuredPartners, will team up with Phil as they focus on new commercial property and retail clients. Negar comes to AssuredPartners with 8 years of production experience in this space. Seven of those eight years she won the Top Producer award at her former employer as she held a $1.1M block of clients. Negar is a graduate of The University of Florida with a focus in Accounting.
“The move to AssuredPartners was simple, this will allow Negar and I to continue to work in the commercial property & casualty sector but we will now have the autonomy to customize our service team and work flows to take our client services to the next level. AssuredPartners is also building a new state of the art space for our team which will allow us the much needed room to expand our continuing education offering for our property managers.” said Phil Masi, SVP at AssuredPartners.
“The accounting background that Phil and I both have has become one of the most valuable assets to our client base. Our audit experience at one the largest accounting firms taught us the value of dissecting policies and finding gaps in coverage. This skill translates to a direct impact on our clients in the event of a loss and allows us to leverage the absolute best coverages available in the marketplace.” said Negar Sharifi, VP at AssuredPartners.
“Together Phil and Negar have accomplished a lot in their careers and with the youth and experience this team has to offer, they will provide us a great new approach.” said Tom Riley, President and COO at AssuredPartners. “Together they insured $5B of total property value in the Florida area; we know they will have continued success at this magnitude here at AssuredPartners.”


Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners, Inc. acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and MGU’s) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to over $600 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States* with over 125 offices in 30 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 150 insurance agencies. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or, or visit
*As ranked by Business Insurance in the July 20, 2015 edition, featuring the “100 largest brokers of U.S. business.”

Italiano Insurance Services
AssuredPartners Announces Acquisition of Italiano Insurance Services, Inc.
AP In the News05/23/2024

ORLANDO, FL – May 23, 2024 – AssuredPartners (AP) is pleased to announce Italiano Insurance Services, Inc., a Tampa-based insurance agency, will join AP. Italiano has served the Gulf Coast for more...

Kathleen Janocha
AssuredPartners Names Janocha to National Role in Employee Benefits
AP In the News04/25/2024

ORLANDO, FL – April 25, 2024 – AssuredPartners (AP), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced the promotion of Kathleen Janocha to Vice President of Employee Benefits Operations and President...

Steven Muscatello
AssuredPartners Announces Leadership Changes in Legal
AP In the News04/05/2024

AssuredPartners Announces Leadership Changes in Legal Steven Muscatello promoted to General Counsel ORLANDO, FL – April 4, 2024 - AssuredPartners, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Steven...