Robert sargent

Executive Vice President

Bob is a founding partner of Tennant Risk Services and has over twenty-five years working in professional liability. He has worked in the actuarial and underwriting departments of various insurers, and has been a retail, wholesale and reinsurance broker.

Bob is a Past President of NAPSLO (the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Organizations), and is a Director of the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. He has significant experience in the insurance agents E&O segment as both a broker and an underwriter with a particular focus on the hard-to-place segment of this class. He has also spent considerable time on insurance agent/broker risk management.

Bob has spoken and written on various topics in the insurance business. He is the author of the Specialty Insurance Blog, providing news and commentary on specialty insurance. Bob is a contributing author to Partners in Profits: The Managing General Agent System Under Fire, published by the CPCU Society, and to Insurance Agency Risk Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims, published by Thomson Reuters. Bob is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). His professional designations include Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and he is a licensed Insurance Producer and Excess & Surplus Lines Broker.

Bob is the Managing Partner of Tennant Capital Partners, a venture investment fund focused on insurance. He serves on the Boards of American Medical Experts (ExpertConnect) and SWHC.

Bob earned a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College and a Masters of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College.

Bob is on the National Advisory Board of Outward Bound USA, and a member of the National Safety Committee and the Risk Management Committee. He is a Corporator of Hartford Hospital and a Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford.

Bob's favorite activities are crossfit, skiing, squash, hunting and fishing. Bob is married with four children. You may not know: Bob continues to play lacrosse every year in a tournament in Vail, Colorado.

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