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Talent Partners You Can Trust

At Brown Davis, we believe the insurance industry can be better and know from personal experience that insurance and insurtech companies deserve better when it comes to talent access and recruitment.

Failed are the executive recruitment efforts that rest on outdated “Rolodex” or “established networks.” Failed are recruitment processes that diminish the employer’s brand by leaving candidates stranded. 

Brown Davis was founded to be a change agent in the insurance industry and make a positive impact through people. We bring a fresh perspective and approach to the talent acquisition process focused on diverse, emerging, and progressive talent.


Driven by win-win partnerships for clients, candiDates, and employees

Core Values


We’re self-starters who get things done. To affect change takes perseverance and determination. No matter what challenge a client gives us, we’ll roll up our sleeves and deliver results – every time.

Servant Leaders

We thrive when we look out to the interest of others first. It's a company priority to operate from a servant-hearted approach to all that we do, whether supporting clients, candidates, or our own team.


The principle “say what you’re going to do, and then do as you say” is table stakes. We exceed the status quo and elevate the client/candidate experience so it doesn’t feel transactional or impersonal.


We know the industry will continue to adapt and change. We want to be the trusted source when leaders want to innovate and transform their companies when their business and talent strategy connect.

We invite you to see how pleasant and refreshing the executive recruiting process can be as it’s more than a transaction to us. It’s a partnership we are privileged and honored to serve and support.

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Shawn Davis

Shawn is a former senior insurance executive with 16 years of experience leading sales, marketing, distribution, product GTM, third-party administered operations, and talent acquisition at both large publicly traded and mutual insurance companies. 

As a hiring manager and candidate of executive searches, he was dissatisfied with the performance, service, and experience of working with other executive search firms.

With a creative, competitive and entrepreneurial spirit, he saw an opportunity to better support the industry by helping insurance and insurtech companies connect their business strategy with the right people strategy.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Michael Brown

Michael brings over 20 years of executive search experience to Brown Davis and has successfully filled over 3,000 searches.

His deep wealth of knowledge and relationships built in the industry make him a key component to your success.

“Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson

Executive Recruiter & PRoject Director

Colton Knox

Colton began his career in financial services directly out of college as a Financial Representative and Advisor, working with clients to understand their current situation as well as their individual goals, and developing a plan to help them achieve those goals.

Colton is passionate about building relationships with people and having the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of those he works with.

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley

Senior Advisor

Scott Ham

As a former General Counsel and President and CEO of large insurance companies he understands the challenges companies face.

More so, he is passionate about helping executives become better leaders, make beneficial decisions, and achieve higher performance results.

As a consultant now, he helps CEOs and Business owners in various industries improve the performance and outcomes of their businesses.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”- Viktor Frankl

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Tyler Turner
Director of Operations
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Matilde Pinto
Marketing Manager
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Marlee Wendt
Talent Acquisition Manager
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