Since the beginning, the foundation of our business has rested upon our core values:


We place the needs of our clients above any other motivation.


We are dedicated to understanding you and your business.


We provide solutions that only true creative thinking can generate.


We benefit your business, your bottom line and
your peace of mind.

These constitute our values and our pledge to every client we have the opportunity to serve

  • Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann, Inc. – established in 1919, initially as a
    construction contract surety organization and has since grown into a nationally
    recognized specialty risk management organization with expanded industry
    focus in energy, transportation, design, healthcare and professional services.
  • Privately held and fiercely independent
  • Our mission is to listen, understand, advocate, educate, serve and improve our
    clients. We seek to positively impact your risk outcomes in an increasingly risky
    world. We measure our success by the success of our client partners.
  • For over 50 years CSDZ has been a pioneer in providing solutions to Professional
    Service firms with exposures to Professional Liability and Malpractice and continues
    to be recognized as an industry leader and innovator in Financial Risk, Professional
    Liability and Alternative Risk solutions.
  • Offices in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City  and Madison with over 100 employees
  • Staff includes claim advocacy, risk control & safety, contractual risk transfer
    and practice consulting
  • Over 50% of our employees maintain at least 1 professional designation
  • Average tenure of staff is 10+ years with annual turnover <1%
  • Service focused, not shareholder focused

R. Scott Egginton

Chairman & CEO

Our Team

Jerry Ouimet


Steve Gfroerer


Roger Cornett

Managing Partner, Insurance

Josh Loftis

Managing Partner, Surety

Allison Hill

Account Executive

Ben Canning

Account Executive

Bob Bowman

Surety Underwriting Manager

Brian Oestreich

Vice President, Surety

Chad Stuart

Safety Consultant

Clay Bollin

Safety & Risk Specialist

Colby White

Surety Account Executive

Craig Remick

Vice President

Dan Etzel

Account Executive

Grady Dotson

Vice President

Grady Marshall

Vice President

Heather Johnson

Client Executive

Jerry Fedie

Vice President, Risk Control

John Pribnow

Vice President

John Tauer

Vice President

Justin Pool

Account Executive

Kurt Lundblad

Vice President

Luke Anderson

Director - Cobb Private Client

Mary Cave

Account Executive

Nate Hughes

Vice President

Peter Hankinson

Vice President

Rick Gibbs

Client Executive

Rob Dahlin

Vice President

Roger Frank

Vice President

Ross Squires

Vice President

Scott Staffon

Director of Risk Management

Sharon Scharf

Vice President, Executive Risk

Ted Jorgensen

Surety Account Executive

Will Leaf

Account Executive

Willie Kulig

Vice President