Knight International of Braintree names Milton resident Chris Petrie to position of Account Executive

Chris Petrie
Chris Petrie

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H.J. Knight International names Chris Petrie to Account Executive position


BRAINTREE and MILTON, MA, ISSUED JANUARY 3, 2014…H. J. Knight International Insurance Agency (www.knightint.com), a leading full service brokerage firm  specializing in insurance and risk management solutions , has named Chris Petrie of Milton to the position of Account Executive.


Petrie, who will specialize in commercial property and casualty insurance, comes to Knight International with a strong background in finance and investment trading. Most recently, he served as a financial consultant for R.M. Petrie Associates, working with smaller banks to better manage their construction portfolios. Prior to that, he spent eight years with the Boston investment firm Cowen and Company as an equity sales trader.


The Hingham, MA native is a graduate of Hobart College in New York, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He resides in Milton with his wife Ali and their children Evan and Cate. He is a member of the Cohasset Golf Club and, additionally, in his spare time he plays hockey in the New England Senior Hockey League.


Matt Lanza, Executive Vice President of Knight International, said, “We are pleased to welcome Chris to the Knight team. His background in finance and economics as well as his work in the business community makes for a smooth transition into the insurance industry.  Working with commercial lenders over the past five years to identify and control their financial liabilities has given Chris a strong foundation to the risk management process which should prove to be invaluable to his clients. We look forward to working with him as our agency continues to grow.”


About Knight International Insurance Agency

For more than 25 years, Knight International has been an industry leader in the commercial insurance and risk management industry.  The agency designs and services a wide variety of coverage programs for mid- to large-sized companies in all industries, nationally and internationally. Services and products include traditional insurance, captives and alternative products, health benefits, life and disability insurance, personal lines, retirement funding, and wealth and estate planning for employers and their employees. The management team has on average more than 25 years’ of industry experience each. Knight International has been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. Jeannette Lanza serves as the company’s President. Knight International is located at 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 203, Braintree, MA 02184. For additional information, please call (781) 966-3700 or visit www.knightint.com.


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