K2 Insurance appoints Richard Coello as CEO of K2 Group Holdings

Specialty insurance program manager K2 Insurance Services announced the appointment of Richard Coello as CEO of K2 Group Holdings Limited (K2 International), taking effect on March 1, 2024.

Coello established K2 Financial from startup to a $65 million premium business over the last decade. He previously founded Travelers Europe’s Financial Institutions division. Coello has co-managed the K2 International business with David Carson, since it was acquired by K2 Insurance Services in May of 2020 and provided guidance through the recent acquisition by Warburg Pincus.

“following the Warburg Pincus transaction, we see K2 International’s growth as one of our key strategic priorities, and this appointment demonstrates the trust we have in Richard to bring his success to date to new teams and acquisitions.” – Bob Kimmel, CEO and Co-founder of K2 Insurance Services.

“I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to support K2 International in this new stage of development. We have willing support from our parent company and owners to focus on growth. I am looking forward to meeting the next generation of underwriting talent and providing them with the infrastructure necessary to build their own successful businesses.” – Richard Coello.