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About Us

About Us

Strategic Risk Management & Insurance Solutions

Taylor Oswald, a minority-owned firm and partner organization of Oswald Companies, takes a global view of risk in the areas of property & casualty, employee benefits and health management, personal insurance management, retirement plan services and life insurance.

In 2011, Founder and President Eddie Taylor Jr., a recognized Northeast Ohio business and civic leader, combined his business experience and insurance background to partner with Oswald Companies to create a breakthrough initiative in the insurance industry. The result is Taylor Oswald, a minority-owned risk management firm, dedicated to innovative solutions that contribute to clients’ successes in today’s changing world.

Taylor Oswald focuses its practice on key specialty areas for clients:

  • Risk and insurance programs for construction, government/municipality, education, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Strategic advising and risk and insurance services for minority-owned businesses.
  • Business supplier diversity strategies.

Our Core Values

Intrepid Core ValueIn our world, intrepid is a fearlessness to do what is best and right for the client. We believe in building strong, collaborative relationships that demonstrate:

  • Innovation
  • Nimbleness
  • Trust
  • Resourcefulness
  • Excellence
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Diversity

Taylor Oswald’s Mission

With an inherent belief in equity, we embrace our differences and seek to build lasting and trusting client and employee relationships with every interaction, every day.


Corporate values aren’t words you post in your front lobby and hope come to life. True organizational strength comes when your team embraces the core beliefs of integrity, community and inclusion, backed by the confidence of knowing their employer has them covered at every turn.

Eddie Taylor, Jr. Founder and President, Taylor Oswald

A Message From Our President & Founder

As a minority-owned enterprise and partner of Oswald Companies, our relationship allows us to work together utilizing our combined depth of resources, while providing superior service to clients with diverse business needs. Our goal is to help clients realize a future where expansion and inclusion are built into the DNA of every business interaction and transaction. It’s about bringing awareness through action, and living these values each day.

However, we know that an expanded worldview – inside and outside of your walls – opens your business to new exposures. Our team takes an enterprise approach to proactively managing and reducing your risks as you advance. We guide you to make wise investments to protect your most valuable assets inside your organization and into the global marketplace.

Our deep-rooted ties in all of the communities we serve gives us the unique ability to understand the specialized needs of businesses in our region and how to support continued revitalization, growth and sustainability. Outside of our region, our relationships with partners like Assurex Global, the world’s premier network of independent insurance, risk management and benefits brokers, provide global resources to effectively manage your risks worldwide.

Innovation always comes with risk. The greater risk is standing still while your competition progresses. We’re here to help protect you and your employees down every new road you travel together.

Connect with our team today.

-Eddie Taylor Jr.

A Certified Minority Business Enterprise

Taylor Oswald is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Recognizing the need to encourage, nurture, and support the growth of minority businesses and increase the number of qualified competitors in the marketplace, the state of Ohio developed the MBE program and enacted procurement goals.

Certification shows the business is credibly established and that it is equipped to work with large public and private entities.

Taylor Oswald encourages diversity, growth, and equity, and will encourage buying from a broad set of suppliers that represent all communities.

About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent risk management and insurance brokerage firms. As a proud member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals can service and support the needs of our clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Learn more at www.OswaldCompanies.com.