OVER 35 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE
We’re an independent insurance brokerage serving Southern California and beyond. Serving both businesses and individuals, we assist in reducing your exposure to loss through careful analysis of your situation.
We are an affiliate of United Agencies, Inc., a cooperative group of independent brokers who pool their resources to provide their clients with the latest products and services in the marketplace. Through UA, we have access to the vast array of major insurance companies, enabling us to provide very competitive insurance programs to our clients.
We have more than 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. While we have accounts of all sizes, they are all important to us and we try to relate to each of our clients on a personal level.
Eric Jacobsen, CPCU
Eric established Viking Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. in 2007 after many years as a partner in a large commercial insurance brokerage. He was formerly Executive Vice President of Scanlon, Guerra, Jacobsen and Burke Insurance Brokers. As a shareholder of the company and a member of the board of directors of this large regional insurance brokerage, he helped to grow this firm over a 20-year time frame ending in 2007. Eric’s prior work experience included work on the floor at Lloyds of London.
He has earned the preeminent professional designation, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. This designation requires passing a impressive series of exams and conformance to a code of ethical behavior.
Eric has served the insurance community in many capacities:
Chairman of the Commercial Insurance Committee for IBA West
President of the California El Camino Chapter of the Society of CPCU
Board member of IBA West of the San Fernando Valley
Bachelor of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
California Individual Insurance License 0644713 received on May 6, 1983.
Jean Kliever, CIC
Jean began her insurance career under Eric’s tutelage at Scanlon, Guerra, Jacobsen & Burke Insurance Brokers, where she learned the trade and marketed new and renewal policies. Jean continued her career in Commercial Insurance Marketing at Olympic Insurance Agency in Burbank for a brief time before joining Eric at Viking Risk in 2007.
At Viking Risk & Insurance Services, Jean serves as Account Manager & Executive to both Commercial and Personal Insurance clients. She attained the professional designation as Certified Insurance Counselor in 2010.
Bachelor of Communication Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
California Individual Insurance License 0D84785
Christina Jacobsen, PLCS
Christina started her career right here at Viking Risk & Insurance Services over 10 years ago, where she has become our personal lines coverage specialist. As an account manager she focuses on all non-commercial lines insurance including home, auto, wildfire and among others.
Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI