H.J. Knight International names Petrie Account Exec

Chris Petrie

Chris Petrie

Braintree, MA – H. J. Knight International Insurance Agency has named Chris Petrie of Milton to the position of Account Executive.

Petrie, who will specialize in commercial property and casualty insurance, comes to the company with a strong background in finance and investment trading. Most recently, he served as a financial consultant for R.M. Petrie Associates, working with smaller banks to better manage their construction portfolios. Prior to that, he spent eight years with the Boston investment firm Cowen and Company as an equity sales trader.

Matt Lanza, Executive Vice President of Knight International, said, “We are pleased to welcome Chris to the Knight team. His background in finance and economics as well as his work in the business community makes for a smooth transition into the insurance industry.  Working with commercial lenders over the past five years to identify and control their financial liabilities has given Chris a strong foundation to the risk management process which should prove to be invaluable to his clients. We look forward to working with him as our agency continues to grow.”