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.

Curtis Barndollar

Curtis Barndollar

Vice President of Information Technology

Curtis joined the Protexure team in 2017 as the Senior IT Business Analyst. Curtis is an accomplished application management professional with expertise in developing, supporting, and managing multiple client and web-based applications. Since joining the Protexure team, Curtis has expanded his knowledge base to support all aspects of technology. His support allows for all Protexure business units to operate at a high efficiency level.

Gabe Weiss

Gabe Weiss

Assistant Vice President of Underwriting

Since joining Protexure Insurance Agency in 2013, Gabe has worked as an Underwriter, Senior Underwriter, and Underwriting Manager, helping our underwriting team with new business applicants, underwriting decisions, and the growth and development of the company’s Sub-Produced Business. Serving as the Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at Protexure Insurance Agency, Gabe plays a major role in managing the company’s book of business and Sub-Produced business. Through his commitment to this role, he has helped grow Protexure’s book of business while fostering broker/sub-produced relationships.

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.   

Emma Sepke

Emma Sepke

Digital Marketing Manager

As Digital Marketing Manager, Emma leads the digital and content marketing efforts at Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc.  Emma Graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Marketing in 2016 and an MBA from Auburn University in 2020.

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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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