Bankers Financial Corporation Names New President, Bankers Insurance Group – ON Partners

Aug 14, 2023

Bankers Financial Corporation Appoints Walt Sykes as President, Bankers Insurance Group

Bankers Financial Corporation recently appointed Walt Sykes as President, Bankers Insurance Group, one of the largest Florida-based private property and casualty insurance carriers.

With over 30 years of Commercial Insurance experience, Walt brings both expertise and a strong passion for underwriting. He holds a BA from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and launched his insurance career at RSA as a multi-line P&C underwriter, sparking his interest in complex risk underwriting and innovative approaches to enhance business underwriting efficiency.

Walt held increasing levels of Underwriting Leadership roles with Chubb Limited before leaving to join Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (CorSo) in 2020. He holds the CIC designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, has a Certificate of Business Leadership from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business – Executive Programs, and completed the Black Executive Leadership Program of McKinsey & Company.

Walt is passionate about growing talent, fostering diverse cultures, and driving profitable growth through disciplined underwriting.

View his full bio from Bankers Financial Corporation here.

Executive Search Partnership: Bankers Insurance Group 


ON Partners partners Tara Flickinger and Tindall Hein are proud to have partnered with Bankers Financial Corporation on this President, Bankers Insurance Group. Review more of our executive search placements in our Executive Talent Report. 

Founded in 1976, Bankers Insurance Group has grown from a small local company to a diverse corporation known for its innovative insurance products and superior customer service.

Bankers Insurance offers a variety of property and casualty products and services. The company writes personal and commercial coverage, including builders risk, business owners, flood and specialized products. New products are currently in development to meet evolving personal and business insurance needs.

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