WSS Names Mark Kaufman Chief Operating Officer

Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers, LLC announced today the addition of Mark Kaufman as Chief Operating Officer

In his new role, Kaufman will be charged with growing WSS’ west coast production staff as well as adding product lines with an emphasis on challenging and hard to place insurance risks. Kaufman will be part of the growing Los Angeles team in a new Sherman Oaks, CA office. In addition, Kaufman will work closely with President Kyle Stevens on the overall growth of WSS.

“It is extremely exciting to bring aboard someone with the unparalleled reputation and background that Mark has. His past success has shown that his wealth of experience and strong leadership skills will be a huge benefit to WSS,” said Kyle Stevens, President of WSS.

Kaufman adds, “I’m excited to be joining Kyle and the rest of the team at WSS. I’m a huge fan of the independently owned wholesaler so I’m ready to partner with Kyle to help grow WSS and take it to the next level.”

Kaufman has over 34 years of experience in excess and surplus lines and most recently held the COO position for Monarch E&S Insurance Services, where he worked for the past 24 years. Kaufman is currently serving as President of CIWA, the California Insurance Wholesalers Association, and has been recognized by local independent retail associations for his continued support. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University.

Retail Brokers and Carriers can contact Kaufman at or (818) 749-1367