Press Release: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Continues Expansion with Opening of Tampa Office

Former Swett & Crawford Vice President to Lead Tampa-Based Property Brokerage Team

TAMPA, FL (April 30, 2014) – Burns & Wilcox Brokerage today announced the hiring of Joe Gajewski along with his team. Gajewski, Vice President, will lead the newly opened Burns & Wilcox Brokerage office in Tampa, Fla., working closely with Evan Bull, Head of Burns & Wilcox Brokerage’s National Property Practice in New York. Gajewski’s team will be responsible for driving innovative solutions throughout Florida and across the country.

“As we strengthen Burns & Wilcox Brokerage in Florida and broaden our nationwide team, our expanded capabilities will improve the Kaufman Financial Group’s global penetration with mid and large retail brokers,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman President and CEO, Kaufman Financial Group. “I am excited by the continued growth of our brokerage team in driving innovative solutions and providing our clients with an unprecedented level of service.”

Prior to joining Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Gajewski was a Vice President at Swett & Crawford. Gajewski brings more than 20 years of property brokerage expertise to his new role at Burns & Wilcox Brokerage.

“Adding Joe’s enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit to our team makes Burns & Wilcox Brokerage increasingly more competitive and continues to fuel our evolution,” said Denis Brady, President of Burns & Wilcox Brokerage. “Joe and his team will help deepen our vertical expertise and establish a significant foothold in the Florida region.”

Gajewski holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“This is a rare opportunity within the brokerage business to join a team that is committed to revolutionizing the space,” said Gajewski. “It’s a perfect match in pairing my passion for property brokerage with the entrepreneurial approach that Denis, Evan and the Burns & Wilcox Brokerage team are bringing to the industry.”

About Burns & Wilcox Brokerage

Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, which is an independent business unit owned by The H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, is solely dedicated to wholesale insurance brokerage.

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Detroit/Farmington Hills, Michigan, The H.W. Kaufman Financial Group includes a global network of companies that serve insurance brokers, agents and carriers. The company is a leader in insurance distribution, brokerage, underwriting, reinsurance, real estate, premium financing, inspections, audits, risk management and third party claims administration. The Kaufman Financial Group employs more than 1,200 professionals spanning 50 offices across the United States, Canada and London. More information can be found at