Featured Employer Member | Oswald Companies

Oswald ClimbsCleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald Companies understands the importance of creating a culture where every employee counts. As one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, they service and support the needs of clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. With almost 400 employee-owners, including nearly 70 Young Professionals, their team works at 7 different locations throughout Ohio and Michigan. Oswald Companies' success is in part due to their ability to adapt to change and plan for the future. Within the next 3 years, the insurance industry is expected to experience a talent shortage, which is why Oswald’s corporate objectives are designed to attract, retain and advance top millennial talent. Oswald provides their Employee-Owners with the tools needed to get ahead of the competition. They invest heavily in information technology and employ applications to support optimal collaboration, mobility and scalability.

In addition, leadership opportunities exist at all levels through internal initiatives to develop management and collaboration skills, while learning the industry, client service and corporate administration. At Oswald, you don’t need to be a supervisor to lead which is a unique employee perk and one of their firm’s many differentiators. All of these attributes contribute to an award-winning culture where Young Professionals can thrive.

With so many outstanding young professionals, Oswald Companies created OswaldCLIMBS, their internal young professionals organization. The organization’s mission is to “Care for Oswald’s young professional employee-owners’ needs, today and tomorrow.”  This group, led by a 15-member Leadership Council, is setting a new standard in their industry, uniting a diverse group of stakeholders through common goals of growth and sustainability. OswaldCLIMBS’ key activities are focused around attracting and developing Oswald’s young professional talent in order to become future leaders of the organization as well as represent and increase Oswald’s presence within both the YP and our local communities.

“A successful future relies on the elevation of emerging leaders. Climb forward.”

Oswald Companies is a founding Engage! Cleveland Employer Member.