ABOUT US

Porter & Curtis, LLC was founded by William (Bill) P. Curtis, Jr. and Kenneth (Ken) F. Porter in 1998 through a Management Buyout of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co’s Pennsylvania operation, which Bill and Ken started in 1994.

PRINCIPALS

William P. Curtis, Jr., JD, CPCU, ARM, ARe

Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Finance from St. Joseph’s University along with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Temple University School of Law.

In addition, Bill holds the following professional designations from the Insurance Institute of America: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe).

Bill is a licensed broker and surplus lines broker and is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania.

Bill is a recognized expert in the areas of the sharing economy (i.e. car, ride, and home sharing), Roman Catholic Dioceses, and large car dealerships.

Kenneth F. Porter, CPCU, ARM, AIAF

Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dickinson College and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Finance from Temple University (with honors).

In addition, Ken holds the following professional designations from the Insurance Institute of America: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF).

Ken’s expertise is in Roman Catholic Dioceses, integrated risk management, and self-insurance structures, like trusts and captives, particularly as it relates to creating and managing the structure itself, drafting policy forms, placing reinsurance, and producing financial statements.

OUR VALUES

Our values represent our core beliefs.  They guide us in the way we go about meeting our client obligations.

Our belief system is comprised of the values outlined below:

  • We put our clients' interests first.

  • We embrace the notion that anything is possible

  • We pursue service quality perfection.

  • We employ teamwork.

  • We strive for measurable results.

OUR NICHES

Porter & Curtis, LLC is a problem solver and as such is not explicitly organized around any particular business segment or expertise.  We pursue a general strategy of reducing our clients’ cost of risk and uncertainty.

Nevertheless, we have found ourselves with unique expertise in the following areas:

  • Industries: Religious Organizations and Collaborative Consumption (like car, ride, and home sharing)

  • Structures: Pooling (i.e. group self-insurance pools and captives)

  • Services: Integrated Risk Management

While we are not organized around any particular niche, we are committed to expanding and enhancing our capabilities in all of these areas.

DIFFERENTIATION

We have created an organization that is uniquely qualified to make client customized solutions possible.
That uniqueness comes from the firm’s differences. Without it, real client customized solutions would be unachievable.
What makes us different? Our ownershipstructurestaffingmarket access, and experience.

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