Executive Vice President, Commercial P&C Advisor
John Braniff joined Stephens in January of 2017 tasked with expanding Stephens Insurance's presence within the Commercial Real Estate and Multi Family industry spaces. His expertise is specific to large, catastrophic property placements requiring diversification within the program structure as well as the underwriting participants.
Braniff is fortunate to have been raised in the insurance industry. He began his career 23 years ago when Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. purchased his family’s firm, Braniff & Braniff, Inc. He was a Top 20 producer within Gallagher’s Risk Management Division and 2007, placed in excess of $16,000,000 of new business in the worldwide marketplace. In 2008, Braniff led the efforts to join the family firm with USI Insurance Services, and worked side by side with Goldman Sachs in taking USI private. In 2012, Braniff was honored as USI’S top producer generating in excess of $1,000,000 for the company.
Braniff’s experience and acumen within the private equity, real estate, hospitality, and energy spaces is a result of 23 years of domestic and international risk management broking. His experience within the London, European, and Bermudian marketplaces brings a significant advantage to Stephens Insurance, LLC.