Insurance brokerage Marsh Saldaña welcomes fourth CEO
Marsh Saldaña began 2017 with reshuffling of its top leadership with a new chief executive officer and managing director, Mari Evelyn Rodríguez, while Francisco Tirado, who used to include that position among his titles, will now be president of the company, as well as country manager and managing director.
“In every healthy and successful business it is important to have a succession,” Tirado said.
“We have forged ahead through the years through innovation, and identifying talent both within the company and talent that we can bring to the company that can make that difference,” she added.
Rodríguez, who joined Marsh Saldaña in January, is the company’s fourth CEO. Marsh Saldaña began insurance brokerage firm Saldaña & Asociados in 1972, and currently is the leader in insurance brokering and risk management services in Puerto Rico.
Rodríguez comes to Marsh Saldaña after an extensive career in mostly financial institutions, having served as senior vice president of Platinum and business banking in FirstBank from 2013 to 2016, where she had the task of servicing and growing the commercial loan portfolio and advising business owners on financing and cash management. Rodríguez has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a bachelor in arts from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“We think there are a lot of opportunities for growth and always keep ourselves up to date in segments of industry that are growing, such as tourism, manufacturing and in public-private partnership,” said Rodríguez. “Our approach to the market is that we want to be your consultant or advisor, not merely an insurance broker.”
Not only did Marsh Saldaña begin the new year with a new CEO but with great result for its first trimester from January to March, reporting 20% growth when compared to the same period last year.