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Exceptional Risk Advisors Debuts at #45 Position on the Inc. 500 List

MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Exceptional Risk Advisors debuts at the 45th position on Inc. Magazine's prestigious Inc. 500 list. Founded in 2006, Exceptional Risk Advisors specializes in developing, underwriting, and distributing specialty insurance products for advisors with prosperous clients including entertainers, athletes, corporate executives and professionals. Utilizing a growing network of elite insurance advisors, the Mahwah, New Jersey-based company partners with Lloyd's of London syndicates to deliver unprecedented capabilities with regards to underwriting high limit specialty life and disability insurance contracts.



"As an Inc. 500 honoree, Exceptional Risk Advisors shares a prestigious pedigree with such notable alumni as Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Visa, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and scores of other powerhouses," said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. "And, more than ever, this year's list is a testament to the creativity, resilience, and tenacity of America's top entrepreneurs."

"With my hand on my heart, I can say we have some of the most exciting jobs in the insurance industry. Daily we have the privilege of underwriting some of the biggest and brightest names in the Entertainment, Sports and Corporate world," says Tafaro. "Whether our team is underwriting $500,000 per month of disability income protection to protect a celebrity's affluent lifestyle, or assessing a $25,000,000 key person exposure to protect a private equity firm's investment in a company highly leveraged on the talents of the founder and CEO; every day we enjoy coming to work in pursuit of exceeding the expectations of our unique and demanding client base."

Criteria and Ranking

The 2010 Inc. 500|5000, America's list of fastest-growing private companies, measures revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. In addition, each company must be U.S. based, privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 31, 2009. The "Inc. 500" represents the top tier of the Inc. 5000 and can be found at


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For further information: Sean McNiff of Exceptional Risk Advisors, +1-201-252-4717,