St. Petersburg-based SUNZ Insurance Company has appointed Scott Robertson as president. He comes to the company with over 14 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Mr Robertson, as founder and CEO of Agents’ umbrella group/benefitport southeast, he grew the company from start-up to becoming the independent General Agency in the country for The Travelers, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna.

After selling the company to Benefitmall in 2006, Mr Robertson began providing strategic and sales consulting services, assisting several private clients through major transitions that included turnarounds, significant restructuring and the implementation of effective growth strategies.

Previously, Mr Robertson served as president of the Florida Association of Health Underwriters, has been appointed to advisory boards by the Florida Insurance Commissioner and is an author and speaker on topics ranging from insurance technology to healthcare reform.

Doug Lilak, CEO of SUNZ, said: Scott Robertson has a proven track record of developing successful businesses. His hiring, in conjunction with our recent acquisition of Brentwood National Insurance Company, puts us in an excellent position for the future. Based on Scott’s history of success, we are confident that his leadership will greatly contribute to our growth.

Mr Robertson, said: I am thrilled about the opportunity to work with Doug and all of the SUNZ team. They’ve built a great foundation in a short period of time and I’m looking forward to helping them grow into the future.