About Us

Our corporate culture stems from the understanding and belief that serving our clients and meeting their needs is priority number one. From that foundation, we strive to grow long-lasting relationships built on partnership and trust, utilizing our strong business intellect to support our clients and their risk management needs.

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Our Story

After more than a decade of climbing the corporate ladder of a large, national insurance provider, Max knew that his work all came down to the life-long value in which he firmly believed: that we are placed on this earth to serve rather than to be served. In 1982, Max Van Wyk took a leap of faith and opened the doors of his own independent insurance agency.

Max and his valued associates have grown the company to professionally and respectfully serve clients both locally and on a global level. They have developed a vast portfolio of exceptional insurance and risk management products and services. With the innovation and knowledge of this collaborative team, they provide smart and successful solutions to their clients’ unique risks.

All of this has brought the agency to what it is today: A boutique provider of risk management, property & casualty insurance, and group employee benefit solutions. Through vast experience, a hands-on personal approach, and creative thinking, Van Wyk provides custom risk management solutions to people and organizations looking for a true partner. Van Wyk Risk Solutions takes the time to understand the personal and commercial risks of their clients, giving them the confidence and security they need to thrive and be secure.

Our TeamYour personal experts

Max Van Wyk
Chief Executive Officer & Shareholder
Alison Van Wyk
Executive Vice President & Shareholder
Eric Van Wyk
Executive Vice President & Shareholder
Michael Belrose
Employee Benefits Client Manager
Carol Bifulco
Administrative Specialist
Matt Capel
Vice President
Becky Cooper
Senior Personal Client Manager
Brad DenBraber
Vice President
Georgianne Dykstra
Personal Client Manager
Rick Eitman
Vice President
Kelly Gustafson
Employee Benefits Client Executive
Mark Ignasiak
Vice President
Kara Komarek
Marketing Manager
Dennis Lake
Director of Select Accounts
Michelle Lucas
Commercial Client Manager
Heather Mannisto
Commercial Client Manager
Trevor Nieuwenhuis
Employee Benefits Client Executive
Jeff Peterson
Commercial Client Executive
Traci Poortenga
Senior Vice President
Marie Rotman
Commercial Client Manager
Derek Temple
Vice President
Susan VandenBosch
Vice President