Barra & Associates Named One of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™

Itasca, IL, December 21, 2018 --( Barra & Associates was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Barra & Associates is recognized as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth leadership and value.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of America's most entrepreneurial privately-owned companies," said Barra’s Managing Partner and CEO Grant Barra. "We work hard to provide our partners with the best platform in the insurance and financial services space, allowing them to leverage our existing resources and support, they focus on growing their business, and this recognition by Entrepreneur magazine serves as a real testament to the quality of our program.”

“Our annual evaluation of vetted data offers a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies across a multitude of industries,” explains Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. “They are deemed successful not only by revenue numbers, but by how well-rounded they are. The companies that make the list have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, and increased their brand awareness.”

Barra & Associates provides entrepreneurial and agency startup opportunities to those establishing a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Barra has divisions specializing in all personal and commercial solutions. The core areas of expertise covers the personal and commercial property, casualty, life, health and indexed markets. Barra provides access to more than one hundred partner carriers. The multi-line platform supports agency, and entrepreneurial channel distribution, including a defined career path with management track and partner opportunities. The back office is supported by proprietary systems, ensuring the success of inexperienced and experienced professionals joining the organization.

Honorees were identified based on the results from a comprehensive study of independently owned companies, using a proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure five metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship - innovation, growth, leadership, impact and business valuation.

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About Barra & Associates LLC.
Barra & Associates is an Insurance and Financial Services Brokerage with divisions specializing in all personal and commercial solutions. The core areas of expertise cover personal and commercial property, casualty, life, health and indexed markets. The company is privately held and headquartered in Itasca, IL.

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