Our Team

Meet Our Leadership


Kyle Nieman

Kyle Nieman

President and CEO

Kyle Nieman, a 35-year veteran of the insurance industry, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc. Prior to joining Protexure, Kyle was senior vice president of distribution strategy at CNA where he managed agency/broker relationships and cross-sell strategies. Prior to leading distribution, Kyle was Vice President of Underwriting for CNA’s multiple professional liability portfolios including accountants, attorneys and real estate agents. For over 20 years, Kyle was responsible for underwriting and program management for the AICPA endorsed professional liability program and several state bar programs at CNA and at Crum and Forster where he started his career.

Pat Cosulich

Pat Cosulich

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer of Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc., Pat Cosulich is responsible for developing a systems platform to provide superior service to small to mid-market firms. Prior to joining Protexure in 2009, Pat was Vice President of Insurance Business Development for Outline Systems Inc., a specialty insurance software provider. In over 20 years with CNA, she was responsible for developing specialty web platforms, as well as policy and claims systems. In addition to significant experience in systems development, Pat has a deep understanding and expertise in Professional Liability. While leading field operations for CNA’s Technology E &O, she helped develop forms, implement strategies and coordinate coverage for this business segment. By creating an application process that understands the potential insured and asks only relevant questions, the application becomes streamlined and easy for our customers.

Terence O’Dekirk

Terence O’Dekirk

Senior Vice President of Underwriting

As Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Terry O’Dekirk works with Crum and Forster to develop underwriting guidelines and is the liaison on claims reporting and management. Terry practiced law for nine years as a civil trial attorney prior to joining Crum and Forster Managers/Coregis/Westport in 1986. As Vice-President of Claims, he established the Claims Legal Department and Litigation Management Program and later assumed additional responsibility for Directors and Officers claims. He managed Lawyers Professional Liability at Coregis and was business leader for Non-Medical Professional Liability at Westport. Afterward, he was Senior Vice-President of Underwriting for Medical and Non-Medical Professional Liability at Interstate National Corporation. Terry worked with various start-up companies and boards of directors before joining Protexure in 2010.

Ryan Schwartz

Ryan Schwartz

Assistant Vice President of Sales

Since Joining Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc. in 2010, shortly after the company’s formation, Ryan has held many roles. From underwriting to new business sales, he has extensive experience with Protexure clients.  Ryan currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Sales where he oversees all sales for direct insureds and actively works to improve the customer experience and sales process. He holds a BS in accounting and an MBA, with an emphasis in Financial Management, from Benedictine University.   

Join The Protexure Team

Company Culture


As a start-up, we leveraged our expertise, leadership and resources to build a successful insurance agency. Today, Protexure continues to make a difference by disrupting the market and integrating technology into state-of-the-art web-based insurance programs for small to mid-sized firms.

We learn by listening to our policyholders and we look for talented individuals to share our vision to drive Protexure forward. Our entrepreneurial spirit will be the guiding force that leads us to the next generation of professional services firms and enables us to meet their ever-changing needs.

To further expand our business, we seek dedicated team players who are innovative, energetic and open to new ideas and product offerings. Each must excel to high standards of professionalism and be willing to “go the extra mile” to serve our customers.

Together, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

What Others Are Saying

You have very smooth process for renewing coverage and your staff is exceptionally responsive. I worked with Danielle Petersen who answered every question I had within a short time period or updated me on the status of a response.

- The Law Offices of Dan E. Babarik, Ltd.





Very satisfied with your prompt attention. Jake was extremely helpful in answering all my questions and helping with selecting appropriate limits. I appreciated the live person contact immediately when I called.

- A.A. Zamarro & Associates, Inc.





Thank you for making the renewal process so easy (I am not used to that!).

- Walling Law Firm, P.C.





This was my first time having to obtain professional liability insurance (I was always covered by a firm or my company in the past). Jody Montalto was very, very helpful and extremely patient. I really appreciate her guidance.

-James E. Brown





I found the Protexure representatives to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. They found similar coverage for me for a substantial amount less than I had been paying. I have been pleased with Protexure’s service and would recommend it highly.

- David M. Lipschutz, Esquire





Receiving a quote from Protexure Lawyers is made super easy by the quick response time of their team. The renewal process is different from what I have ever seen, they offer a mostly filled out application which made the process even easier for me!

- Eric Schwab - Woodbridge, NJ





It was a pleasure working with you, - you gave me the most competitive price, quick turn around and good follow-up.

- Howard S. Kavenow




When faced with a substantial increase from our existing malpractice carrier, we received the name Protexure Lawyers from a referral. On contact, they were not only very prompt in processing our application but also responded to several coverage questions we had. So far, the service has been excellent.

- Law Office of Shriver, O'Neill & Thompson





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4200 Commerce Court, Suite 102
Lisle, IL 60532-4557





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