Arbella Appoints Bob Bizak as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
QUINCY, Mass., August 13, 2019 – The Arbella Insurance Group (Arbella) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Bizak as senior vice president of Sales & Marketing. Reporting to Arbella’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Gayle O’Connell, Bizak will lead the entire Sales & Marketing organization and is responsible for the relationships with Arbella’s 500 independent insurance agents located throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.
Bizak is a seasoned executive with nearly 35 years of industry leadership and technical experience. As a Massachusetts native, Bizak brings a deep knowledge of New England and many strong relationships with Arbella’s local independent insurance agents to the role. Prior to joining Arbella, Bizak worked for 18 successful years as a partner with Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency where his primary focus was on growing their commercial insurance division and leading agency acquisition and growth initiatives.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from the Sawyer Business School of Suffolk University, Bizak started his industry career with Wasau Insurance Company as a sales trainee. He was promoted to sales manager for Eastern New England, before he left to launch his successful agency career which spanned the next 15 years before joining Rogers and Gray.
“We have had a very strong relationship with Rogers & Gray for decades. I have known Bob for more than 20 years and he is a respected independent agency leader. Bob will bring incredible knowledge, energy and creativity to the Sales & Marketing role and Arbella, and I am excited to have him on our team,” said O’Connell.
John Donohue, chairman, president and chief executive officer added, “We are lucky to have been able to fill this role with someone of Bob’s caliber. He knows Arbella well and has a deep respect for the independent agency model. He has already hit the ground running.”
Bizak’s breadth of experience, strong industry relationships and deep alignment with Arbella’s core values position him well for success in his new position. Bizak lives with his wife Ann Marie in Hanover, Massachusetts. The Bizak’s have one daughter, Audrey who also works in the industry as a Commercial Underwriter and has her CPCU designation.
About the Arbella Insurance Group
Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group (www.arbella.com) is a company with more than $800M in revenue with approximately $1.5B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for eleven consecutive years, Arbella is deeply committed to maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction and a positive workplace culture.
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