Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Oswald Columbus

October 14th, 2021

Member Spotlight by Jonathan Sadlier, Market Leader, Oswald Columbus

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services

Founded in 1893, employee-owned Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, Oswald’s risk management professionals service and support the needs of clients worldwide.

Through seven market locations, including Central Ohio, and a family of partner companies, the “One Oswald“ approach helps individuals and businesses identify, reduce and manage their risks through Oswald’s collaborative business units: property and casualty, employee benefits, personal client management, retirement plan services and life insurance.

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Tell us about your company’s mission and values

The core values of Oswald are: Passion for Excellence, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Commitment to Community.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

The team at Oswald Columbus is engaged with the Columbus Chamber on a number of levels from the networking opportunities to the leadership programs. We are most fond of the annual Clambake and Lobster Feast.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

Staying ahead of trends related to risk management is vital to the success of our clients.

Oswald Labs was formed for our company to deliver client-driven solutions from concept to implementation. We achieve that goal by fostering the collaboration of insurance industry experts, academics and clinicians within our Clinical Advisory Board, and allow those thought leaders to interface with leading technologists, data experts, and innovation evangelists. This approach allows us to deliver exceptional results to organizations and businesses for the health and well-being of their employees.

With broker advisory council positions with most of the insurance carrier marketplace, Oswald has the ability to not only learn of industry trends, but more importantly develop them through client specific insight.

Additionally, Oswald is a member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately-held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group. Our clients benefit from this partnership by having a local broker and consultant who serves as their principal contact, while having access to a global resource network to effectively manage risk and develop a cohesive and comprehensive plan.

What is your company culture like?

The culture at Oswald is one that values strong client relationships to guide them professionally and personally in all areas of risk. We do so with innovative solutions backed by best practices from our partner, Assurex Global. Our teams are also active in the community and Oswald supports these initiatives to provide human and financial resources to charities in our area. And we should mention, the team at Oswald Columbus has a mean cornhole game.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

Being such a transient marketplace, Columbus draws professionals from all over the world who bring different perspectives around business and always open to new ideas.

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