Michael Armstrong is an Inside Broker with CRC’s Executive Professional Practice Group, primarily responsible for placing and managing Cyber & Data Privacy Liability across many industry sectors. As a third generation insurance professional, Michael understands the importance of building strong, reliable relationships by identifying the best solutions in the marketplace to fit an insureds needs.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo in 2019. During his tenure at California Polytechnic State University, Michael began his insurance career with Evolve MGA, a cyber-specialty market, as an associate underwriter focused on building an extensive knowledge of cyber wording, the cyber market, and how to properly assess a cyber-risk. After completing his education, he joined Evolve MGA full-time as a production underwriter where he established an in-depth understanding of how to analyze a risk associated with the looming threats of cyber-attacks across all industry sectors. In addition, he was responsible for managing his own Cyber and Tech E&O book of business along the West Coast by handling current retail broker relationships and opening new windows of opportunity.
Six months later, Michael became a full-time Producer for Evolve and lead their West Coast Division in Los Angeles, CA. He generated an extensive client base of retail broker agencies throughout 10 states while simultaneously maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of competitive cyber markets and its fluid trends. He put an emphasize on establishing himself as a direct cyber resource for retail brokers to identify key risks and facilitate the implementation of best practices to better protect their insureds against a future cyber-attack.
He joined the CRC team in 2021 and works directly on the Cyber Risk Team to provide the best possible outcome for CRC’s well-established retail insurance partners through innovative risk analysis, reliable service, top market access, and more.