Assured Agencies, a Florida-based investor in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage business, has appointed Paul Vredenburg as new senior vice president of business development.

In this new role, Vredenburg will be responsible for identifying and evaluating acquisition opportunities for Assured Agencies across the US. He will also serve as a member of the board of directors.

Vredenburg has over 16 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and perpetuation planning for insurance agencies and brokerages.

Most recently, Vredenburg served as director of acquisitions at Brown & Brown since 2006. His prior experience includes senior vice president at Marsh, Berry & Company from 2003 to 2006, director of tax and acquisitions at Brown & Brown from 2000 to 2003, and tax manager at Ernst & Young from 1994 to 2000.

Assured Agencies CEO Jim Henderson said with Paul’s strong background in successfully identifying and negotiating insurance agency acquisitions nationwide, he will play a lead role in pursuing high quality M&A partners to join our team.