Peter R. Milnes, CEO of Optisure Risk Partners announced that Laura Jacobi has joined Optisure as Executive Vice President – Finance and Operations. Jacobi will report directly to Milnes in his capacity as CEO of the various entities, and will provide executive leadership of operations and finance functions of all Optisure business units.
Jacobi joins Optisure from Lake Sunapee Bank Group in Newport, NH, a publicly traded bank with $1.6 billion in assets and a market cap in excess of $115 million. A 20-year veteran of Lake Sunapee, she served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In that role she managed the accounting for the bank and its subsidiaries, oversaw a variety of operational aspects of the bank, completed multiple bank acquisitions and integrations, was involved in the bank’s acquisition of McCrillis and Eldredge Insurance and coordinated budget development and strategic planning.
“Laura’s extensive background in finance, acquisitions, integration and operational oversight will serve Optisure well, given the strong growth pattern we are experiencing. We are excited to add Laura’s talent to the Optisure management team,” said Milnes.
Jacobi obtained her MBA from Salve Regina and a BS in Accounting/Finance from SNHU. She is a founding director of Flashes of Hope and a director of AlphaLoft. Previously she served on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Member Advisory Panel, as well as a director of the Newport NH Area Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of leadership NH 2014, Jacobi was also recognized as one of the ’40 under Forty’ by the Manchester Union Leader in 2013 and Young Professional of the Year 2012 by Business NH Magazine.
Optisure’s regional partners operate locally but with global capabilities, addressing the entire spectrum of risk management, employee benefit and property-casualty insurance needs. Their expertise in program underwriting and aggressive program structures enables clients to enjoy some of the most competitive terms and premiums in the marketplace. The organization employs 60+ talented insurance professionals throughout the Northeast and Florida and secures in excess of $140 million of insurance premiums annually for its clients.
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