The Difference That Makes Us Your Source For Trusted Service
About Chopra Insurance Brokerage
How We Started
Chopra Insurance Brokerage, Inc (CIB) was organized in September 2001. As a young and growing Surplus Lines Broker and Managing General Agency, CIB made an immediate impact on the industry as specialists in a broad line of commercial and professional liability insurance products and services offering appointed agents & broker’s access to an broad list of admitted and non-admitted markets.
The company’s growth is a direct result of the collective experience, practical application and innovation of it’s founder, department managers, underwriters/brokers and their support staff.
CIB owes their years of proven success in marketing commercial lines, professional liability and insurance products to each individual within the organization that have contributed and added a value oriented approach.
The staff of C.I.B. has more than 100 years of experience in the excess and surplus lines marketplace.
As a true 100% independent surplus lines broker we are not affiliated or owned by any insurance company or retail brokerage or agency. This enables us to find the best solution for your surplus lines needs. We pride ourselves on service above all else.
Our strong and close relationships with our carriers and markets allow us to get the best possible solution for your hard to place accounts. Our innovative approach allows us to tailor coverage’s to meet each individual situation.
Meet Our Team
With a team consisting of over 100+ years experience, we aim to provide a service that moves your company forward.
As the cornerstone of Chopra Insurance, Ravi brings with him over 40 years of insurance experience. He began as an underwriter for various insurance companies in the Los Angeles area. In 1985 he transitioned into the surplus line industry. Since then, Ravi has established himself as an expert in the property casualty wholesale brokerage field. By cultivating lasting relationships with insurance companies and his producers, he embodies our brokerage’s commitment to results and excellence in service.
Michelle La FrenaisVice President, Broker
With over 30 years of experience in wholesale brokerage, Michelle has been a part of Chopra Insurance since its inception. While she boasts a broad range of expertise, her classes of focus are construction, habitational, and products. Through her extensive knowledge and experience, Michelle brings unyielding professionalism to all of her clients.
Taly RochmanVice President, Broker
Taly brings over 23 years of industry experience to the table. Entering the industry while studying at the University of California Northridge, she began as a file clerk and soon after became an underwriting supervisor. With an unrelenting drive to succeed, it wasn’t long before she was successfully managing a multi-million dollar book at one of the largest brokerages. In 2015, Taly decided to bring her impressive skill set to Chopra Insurance. Since then she has succeeded in developing an extensive book, with a focus on construction, property, and casualty.
John SorrellCPCU, ARM
John Sorrell has more than 30 years experience in property/liability risk management and insurance. He has held both senior management and operational roles in underwriting, claims management, captive formation, risk loss and control management, and engineering. Leveraging his early academic training and claims managing experience, John excels in his new duties in production, underwriting, loss control, and account management.
Anita Chopra WaliaOffice Manager
Anita is an invaluable member of the Chopra Insurance team. She began her career in the mortgage industry in underwriting, risk assessment, and income/credit analysis. After which, she successfully founded and operated her own business for over 15 years. Anita now brings her extensive management and business experience to ensure our office runs smoothly and that all clients are satisfied.
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