Brian S. Cohen is an Operating Partner for ACP. Most recently, Brian served as the President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company and its sister companies Western Service Contract Corporation, and The McGraw Company. During his tenure he streamlined operations, and generated double-digit growth in both revenue and operating income.
Prior to Pacific Specialty, Brian led the successful turnaround of global software company, Clear Technology. He previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. In that capacity he directed Farmers’ 15,000 strong agent sales force to record sales results.
In 2000, Brian founded and served as the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Farmers Financial Solutions, L.L.C. Under his leadership, the company became Farmers’ fastest growing business and was recognized as a global best in class organization by the Insurance Advisory Board. Prior to joining Farmers, Brian played a leading role in building a diversified retail and financial services company that catered to the Latino market. Brian was formerly a C.P.A. and a corporate lawyer.
He earned his business degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the World Presidents Organization and currently Chairs the annual WPO/Harvard Presidents Program and the YPO WPO Berkeley Presidents Seminar.