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Our story


The idea for BlueStone Advisors was born late one night in 2010, over some red wine and a long discussion between myself and Andy about the recent transformation of the insurance industry, the aftermath of the financial crisis, and the impacts of recent health care law reform.

The rapid M&A activity in the brokerage space prior to 2010 (and even more so since 2010) has left clients with few options in the way of boutique firms that are based on building lasting relationships and servicing their customers at exceptional levels.

In addition, the aging population of today’s insurance brokers has left the industry behind from a technical perspective, with less demand for cutting-edge solutions from its base of users.

The conclusion we drew was that an opportunity existed for a boutique commercial brokerage firm to make a real difference in the market — both locally and nationally — and have great success at doing so.

Back to our late night discussion. Driven by a love of the industry and two entrepreneurial spirits, we decided it was time. With Andy’s insurance expertise in the commercial brokerage space and my background in technology, finance, and operations, we started to build a vibrant, new brokerage firm — led by a woman, and highly focused on personalized service and technological efficiencies.

BlueStone’s heritage is founded in our core values of: Passion, Results, Optimism, Fun, Integrity, Teamwork, and Service.

We love insurance, technology, and building lasting relationships - and we look forward to working with you!

Thank you for visiting our site,
Tracie Rasmussen, CEO


Leadership

Tracie Rasmussen, CEO of Bluestone Advisors: Insurance, Risk Management, Consulting

Tracie Rasmussen

CEO

Tracie is a senior executive with experience in Management, Technology, Finance, Investments, and Insurance. She began her career in IT as a developer, and quickly moved up the ranks to management. She has spent the last 10 years gaining valuable insights in utilizing technology to advance business processes, manage resources, and integrate systems. As co-founder of BlueStone Advisors, Tracie is responsible for overall firm strategy, finances, and technology applications & integration. Tracie earned her undergraduate degree in Decision & Information Sciences from the University of Florida, and later an MBA from the University of Chicago, concentrating in Finance and Economics. She also earned an Executive Certificate, Master of Product Development, from Northwestern's Kellogg school.

Andrew Royce, CIC, CRM, CLCS, CRIS, President of Bluestone Advisors: Insurance, Risk Management, Consulting

Andrew Royce, CIC, CRM, CLCS, CRIS

President

Andrew Royce has spent over a decade solving the risk management and insurance needs of the nation's leading private and public organizations. Andrew began his career focused on reducing his clients' total cost of risk through risk management implementation. Andrew has contributed to the bottom line of many companies through process redesign, technology integration, and innovative methods to improve execution involving risk management and insurance practices. With BlueStone Advisors, Andrew is responsible for day-to-day operations, overall client experience, recruiting, and for developing strategic alliances with other companies within the Risk Management and Insurance industry. Prior to co-founding BlueStone Advisors, Andrew was Managing Director at a national brokerage firm within one of the country's largest financial institutions with over 2,500 employees in 125 offices. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he was a member of the NCAA Division I National Championship wrestling team under coach Dan Gable.

Michael Rittenhouse, Sr. Vice President of Employee Benefits at Bluestone Advisors: Insurance, Risk Management, Consulting

Michael

Sr. Vice President, Employee Benefits

Michael Rittenhouse is Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits at BlueStone Advisors. Michael brings over 20 years of Employee Benefits, Underwriting and Consulting experience and is responsible for growing and leading the Employee Benefit practice group. Prior to joining BlueStone Advisors, Michael spent 9 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and 11 years with Aetna specializing in domestic and international healthcare. Michael specializes in applying his expertise and underwriting knowledge to broker employee benefits for all retail and commercial employers. Michael is a graduate of Indiana University and National Lewis University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Academically, Michael is interested in psychology, specifically child psychology. Michael resides in the Southwestern suburbs with his wife, Kim, and son, Michael.


Join our team

We are currently seeking merger and acquisition opportunities located in the midwest for firms specializing in property/casualty, employee benefits and personal lines. We are prepared to offer attractive earn-outs for owners who have built a foundation with like cultures and values. Please contact Andrew Royce for confidential inquiries at aroyce@bluestoneadvisors.com or 630.504.6400

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