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ABD Announces Josh Warren as Senior Vice President

SAN MATEO, CA – ABD Insurance and Financial Services today announced the appointment of Josh Warren as Senior Vice President of the ABD M&A Advisory Practice. The success of the practice since its initial launch last year (Press Release) makes the hiring of Josh very timely as ABD looks to scale the business nationally. The ABD team has won a number of Private Equity and VC Liability deals; the high-level of interest is driving the need to expand the team and capabilities offered. 

“There has been a significant increase in M&A activity due to investment growth in the Private Equity and Alternative Asset marketplace. With these M&A transactions comes an opportunity to understand the risks involved during due diligence, transfer risk out of certain deals to insurance products, and to provide the insurance for the participating companies,” said Brian Hetherington, Chairman, ABD Insurance and Financial Services. “There is a need for a strategic, independent, and boutique firm with a fresh perspective to serve the needs of the M&A and Private Equity community. We are looking forward to building this practice with the help of Josh and the ABD Team.”

Under his leadership, the ABD M&A Advisory Practice of dedicated professionals will provide due diligence and post-acquisition services to clients. The team uniquely offers industry specific expertise, property and casualty, employee benefits, human capital management, 401k and wholesale benefits, providing a central place to service all clients’ needs. ABD’s seamless business model allows for strong partnerships to be established with alternative asset managers, their portfolio companies, and the ABD client directly involved in corporate M&A, thus fostering long term value.

 "There is something truly special happening at ABD, and I am excited to share their resources and culture with the M&A community," said Josh Warren, SVP, ABD M&A Advisory. “Everyone in this organization is committed to adding value to their clients with every single interaction.  M&A professionals will sense that and appreciate the ABD difference for themselves and the companies they acquire.”

Josh joins ABD from Equity Risk Partners, where as a member of the executive team he oversaw strategic direction within their parent company HUB International.  Josh brings an impressive background in marketing, technology, and innovation to complement his strong specialization in due diligence, reps & warranties, and insurance products. He has lead over 500 due diligence projects during his career. He is a multi-year recipient of Risk & Insurance Magazine’s Power Broker Award as well as Business Insurance Magazine and M&A Advisor’s distinguished 40 Under 40 award.

Josh will be located in Chicago, IL and can be reached or on LinkedIn.

About ABD

ABD is an employee-owned and client-centered business-to-business professional services firm. We provide leading-edge risk management, insurance brokerage, employee benefits, human resources and retirement consulting services. Our advisors offer deep expertise and craft innovative solutions for clients and industries that are driving regional economic growth.

With headquarters in San Mateo, ABD has offices in Seattle and throughout the Northern California including San Francisco, San Rafael, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Lodi, and Roseville; serving clients across the United States and globally.  To learn more, visit:

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