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Cannasure Hires Kieran O’Rourke as Director of Underwriting


‘He will be very instrumental in our efforts to bring to market new products and programs in 2018 and beyond’

CLEVELAND — Cannasure Insurance Services (Cannasure), the premier cannabis insurance MGA and wholesale broker, announced today the hiring of Kieran O’Rourke to lead its MGA underwriting platform.

“After an exhaustive search to find the right person for the job, we are pleased to welcome Kieran to the Cannasure team,” said Cannasure CEO Patrick McManamon. “With more than 20 years of underwriting and senior management experience in P&C, he is a talented and respected leader in the insurance industry. Kieran’s depth of underwriting knowledge and experience will be instrumental as we continue to expand our development of proprietary programs that support the cannabis and hemp industry while maintaining a commitment to underwriting discipline and profit fundamentals.”

Prior to joining Cannasure, O’Rourke was Assistant Vice President of Property Underwriting at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc (AFSI). His career experience spans P&C underwriting, MGA underwriting for alternative energy products, alternative market product development, oversight of research and product development, and directing regional commercial insurance sales for Cincinnati Insurance. At Cannasure, O’Rourke will manage the company’s MGA division as Director of Underwriting.

“Cannasure has always been forward-thinking with respect to focused methods that meet today’s customer expectations and requirements,” O’Rourke said. “I am excited to join Cannasure to help advance their MGA efforts and work with product, risk and distribution partners to continue to develop innovative underwriting strategies and product solutions for the cannabis industry.”

Since 2010, Cannasure has been a leading provider of insurance and risk management services in the marijuana industry.

“Kieran’s knowledge, focus and discipline towards sustainable growth and profit makes him a strong addition to the Cannasure team,” McManamon said. “He will be very instrumental in our efforts to bring to market new products and programs in 2018 and beyond.”

About Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC
Cannasure ( is a full-service insurance group providing leading-edge solutions to cannabis business owners in the U.S., including cultivators, dispensaries, processors and products manufacturers, testing laboratories, landlords and ancillary businesses for retail insurance agents and brokers. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Cannasure is licensed in all states where cannabis is legal (medical and adult use) and provides a broad range of solutions, including, but not limited to, General Liability, Product Liability, Auto (Primary/Excess), All Risk Property, Inland Marine, Stock Throughput, Professional and Management Liability, Umbrella and Workers’ Compensation.


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