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Chris Burand

Chris Burand

Chris Burand is president and owner of Burand & Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in the property-casualty insurance industry.  Chris is recognized as a leading consultant for agency valuations, increasing profits, and producer compensation plans.  His services include: Agency valuations/due diligence, producer compensation plans, expert witness services, E&O carrier approved E&O procedure reviews, and agency operation enhancement reviews.  He also provides the acclaimed Contingency Contract Analysis® service and has the largest database and knowledge of contingency contracts in the insurance industry.


Chris has more than twenty-five years’ experience. He brings his broad experience and wealth of knowledge into every agency.  He is a featured speaker across the continent at more than 300 conventions and educational programs. He writes a monthly article for the Insurance Journal.  Prior, he wrote a monthly column for American Agent & Broker for 11 years.  His articles have been published more than 250 times and have been published by Rough Notes, The National Underwriter, A.M. Best, and approximately a dozen regional insurance publications. He also publishes Burand’s Insurance Agency Adviser for independent insurance agents.

Chris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business with emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado and a MBA from the University of Denver. He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, NACVA, a Department Head for IIABA's Virtual University, a contributing consultant for IMMS, and a volunteer counselor for the Small Business Administration's SCORE program.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Insurance Agency Appraisals/Due Diligence: Chris performs appraisals for Acquisitions and Sales, Buy/Sell Agreements, Mergers, Dissolution, and Perpetuation Planning.
  • Contingency Contract Analysis: Contingency contracts offer opportunities to increase compensation through negotiations and strategically placing business. Chris’s Contingency Contract Analysis® service provides the information agents need to take advantage of those opportunities.
  • Agency Operations Enhancement Review: Chris provides comprehensive reviews to help agencies identify opportunities, fix weaknesses, and succeed.

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The E&O Aftermath of a Natural Catastrophe

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When a large natural catastrophe occurs, agencies always put forth great effort to care for their employees and clients.

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Insurance Distribution & Marketing

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Insurance Distribution has changed immensely over the years. Has your agency, and your skills, kept up?

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7 Steps Towards Avoiding Bad Carrier Contracts

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This one hour training session teaches agencies about the three most common carrier contracts. Additionally, this class details what agents must and should consider before signing any carrier contract.

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The Future of Production and Distribution

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Learn how significantly and how quickly the insurance distribution system has changed; what it means to you; and the choice you have.

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How to Get Sued (Or Avoid it If You Wish!)

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Elementary Risk Management Techniques missed by 90% of Agencies

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Agency Management Executive Training Series (3-part series)

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This 3-part, 12-hour course tackles an area necessary for sustaining and improving successful agency management and will provide key solutions to running your agency more efficiently and profitably.

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Executive Training: Choosing & Managing Carrier Relationships

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Learn how to maximize your leverage with the carriers as well as specific steps to take to increase your profits through a well managed relationship with the carriers in this 4-hour class.

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Executive Training: Agency Financial Management

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Learn how to use good financial management techniques to outperform the competition in this 6-hour class on financial management.

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Executive Training: Strategic Planning

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Learn the ground rules on WHAT you need within your agency in order to create and execute a strategic plan, including the necessary steps on HOW to do so in this 2-hour class.

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