Taking a leadership role in the professional services insurance sector


Gregory DerAsadourian, President
Mr. DerAsadourian is President of Marquis Agency, a subsidiary of NIP Group, Inc., and oversees Marquis’ specialty business divisions, which focus on Transportation, Design Professionals, New Jersey Public Entities and Green Industries. He has more than 25 years of experience in insurance and risk placement/management. Mr. DerAsadourian is a former Co-Founder of EcoHealth LLC, Vice President at Frenkel & Co., Inc. and started his insurance career at Marsh USA, where he managed the insurance needs of many national and international companies. He earned his BA in Business Administration and Risk Management from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at Saint John’s University.
Keith Fitschen, Vice President Professional Services Practice Leader
Keith Fitschen’s 15-year career has focused exclusively on protecting design professional firms of all sizes, from small partnerships to ENR 100 organizations. He’s built a deep understanding of the unique exposures faced by design professionals, and the structuring of innovative, customized insurance solutions to match.
He’s proud that Marquis has built strong client relationships beyond simply being their insurance provider. Says Keith, “We’re often the first call a client makes — even before their attorney or CPA — for business advice, because we know their organization so well.”

In addition to leading Marquis Premier Professional, Keith serves as co-chair of the company’s risk management committee and develops client educational resources such as seminars, webinars and white papers. He holds a BS in Marketing from William Paterson University and is actively pursuing the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation.
Valerie Nunez, Team Leader
Ms. Nunez is Team Leader for Marquis Agency’s Pro Division. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the professional liability insurance industry. Prior to joining Marquis, Ms. Nunez was an Account Manager for an insurance agency that catered solely to Design Professionals. She began her career in the certificate department, and quickly rose through positions of increased responsibility, ultimately becoming head of the department.