Brown & Brown Appoints Joel Sulkes as Head of the Financial Institution Team

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Brown & Brown Appoints Joel Sulkes as Head of the Financial Institution Team

(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla, Jan. 19, 2024) – Brown & Brown today announced that Joel Sulkes has been appointed senior managing director, financial institutions. In this role, Joel will be responsible for the continued development of Brown & Brown’s financial institutions team with an immediate focus on product, analytics and talent development.

Sulkes comes to Brown & Brown from a large competing broker. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with various investment institutions, including 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he led the insurance function and co-headed part of the operational risk department responsible for understanding, monitoring and managing first-line operational risk across all firm divisions and legal entities. He will be based in New York City and report to Joe Siech, chief executive officer of the Brown & Brown Risk Solutions team.

“Joel’s background and understanding of the business risks facing financial institutions is a tremendous asset for our team as we help organizations optimize their risk financing strategies in a rapidly evolving operational risk environment,” states Siech.

“I’m excited to join the Brown & Brown team,” comments Sulkes. “The culture of doing what is best for customers and collaborating with teammates, customers and the markets to develop and deliver fit-for-purpose service and solutions is refreshing.”

Sulkes holds a juris doctor degree from New York Law School, where he graduated cum laude from the evening division program. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers University.

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