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CAC Specialty Strengthens Commitment to Wellness and Cannabis Market with Hire of Jeffrey Samuels, SVP

Oct 17, 2023

DENVER, Oct. 17, 2023 – CAC Specialty, a leading specialty insurance broker and advisor, announced the hire of Jeffrey Samuels, a prominent expert in cannabis, emerging markets, and venture startups, as Senior Vice President. This strategic hire marks a significant step in advancing CAC Specialty’s cannabis-related risk services, in response to the burgeoning holistic wellness sector and heightened client demand for specialized insurance products.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff, a leading authority in the cannabis insurance space, to CAC Specialty,” said Joseph Surette, EVP of business development. “Jeff brings a rare combination of industry insight, strategic vision, and a proven history of pioneering specialty products. His appointment aligns seamlessly with our goal to redefine insurance standards for cannabis and its supporting ecosystems, empowering businesses to confidently navigate this dynamic landscape.”

With an impressive track record spanning 15 years in high-growth industries, Samuels played a pivotal role at many cannabis start-ups, including Founder Shield, AlphaRoot, Embroker, and HillviewMed, contributing to their early success and market positioning. He has extensive experience in technology, advisory work, brand strategy, and commercial lines.

Most recently, Samuels was a founding member at a cannabis-focused insurtech, where he helped develop novel insurance products. Honoring Samuels’ outstanding contributions to the industry, the Insurance Journal recognized him as a “Cannabis Power Broker” in 2020.


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About CAC Specialty
CAC Specialty is a leading specialty insurance broker and advisor that provides expertise and placement capabilities across the spectrum of insurance and capital markets. CAC delivers customized solutions for a wide range of risks, serving both large corporations and small-to-medium enterprises. As an employee-controlled company, we house top industry talent dedicated to meeting our clients’ comprehensive risk management needs.

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