CHICAGO, May 27, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – Global insurance brokerage HUB International (HUB) continues to strengthen its cannabis capabilities with the appointment of Bradley Rutt as U.S. cannabis specialty leader. Rutt will work alongside Jay Virdi, HUB chief sales officer of cannabis specialty, in supporting the practice strategy nationally.
Rutt will play a leading role in continuing the growth of HUB’s U.S. presence in the cannabis industry. As more states continue to legalize cannabis and with the continued rapid innovation of the industry, his focus will be on enhancing cannabis insurance solutions and risk services, further developing cutting-edge resources for clients to support their needs, and attracting and retaining talent to deepen knowledge and expertise to help cannabis clients thrive.
As senior vice president at HUB, Rutt specializes in cannabis executive liability. He has worked with several large public and private management services organizations in designing tailored insurance programs and risk management programs. Before joining HUB, he was vice president and partner at Elkins Jones Insurance Agency in Los Angeles. Elkins Jones was acquired by HUB in 2017. Rutt is a licensed attorney and admitted in California.
“Brad is an industry leader, and his diverse experience and deep understanding of the cannabis industry to insure its unique risks will play a critical role in continuing to strengthen our practice,” Virdi said. “More importantly, we continue our commitment as trusted advisers to our clients to provide them with relevant support and solutions to help them continue to grow.”