Our Story


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Founded in 2000, MarketScout is an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Our firm is a Lloyd’s Coverholder and MGA for US insurers with specialty expertise in workers’ compensation, private client solutions, energy, healthcare, professional liability, and many specialty programs. We own and operate the MarketScout Exchange, as well as over 40 other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues.

MarketScout is the founder of the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC) and administers the Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation in partnership with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. We are the only insurance organization to receive The National Alliance’s exclusive partnership and endorsement. The firm founded the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA) in 2007 and presents the annual  Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium (EIS). In 2017, MarketScout founded MarketScout InsurTech (MIT) venture fund. In January 2018, MarketScout launched its Incubator to accelerate start-up MGAs and assume operational functions for existing MGAs and insurers.

Our culture and sense of community encourages growth, learning and collaboration. We have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for seven consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) by Business Insurance. We have offices in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, DC. For more information, please click here to contact us.