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Ryan Brellenthin

Property & Casualty Practice Leader – Minnesota

Headshot of Ryan Brellenthin, Senior Vice President of the Horton Group, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Ryan Brellenthin is a Property & Casualty Practice Leader in Minnesota for Horton’s Risk Advisory Solutions Division. In this role, Ryan is responsible for providing Horton clients with comprehensive, cost-effective and innovative solutions to meet their most complex, risk-related challenges and opportunities.

Waypoint Insurance Advisors, founded by Ryan in 2008 and located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, merged its operations with The Horton Group in February 2020. Ryan leads our Minneapolis Property & Casualty division team of professionals with more than 20 years of experience in property-casualty and risk management strategies for clients.

Over the years, Ryan has assisted clients in many industries. However, today, he focuses on Mergers and acquisitions along with large manufacturing risks in the Midwest.

According to Ryan, the resources and commitment of its professionals are the driving factors behind The Horton Group’s Best-in-Class reputation. “The amount of tools The Horton Group brings to every client is phenomenal,” he says. “Between Network Safety Consultants, Claims Specialists, Contract Review, and Alternative Risk Strategies, such as Captive Programs, we can offer cutting-edge solutions to every size and type of business.”

Ryan graduated from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minnesota, in 2002 with a BA in Marketing & Communications. He currently resides in Chaska, Minnesota, with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing, skiing and ice skating.

Fact File:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Professional Designations & Licenses
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)  
  • Property & Casualty Producer
Professional Background
  • The Horton Group, Senior Vice President, May 2022 to present
  • The Horton Group, Senior Sales Executive, February 2020 to May 2022
  • Waypoint Insurance Advisors, President, 2008 to 2020
  • Stanton Group, Producer, 2006 to 2008
  • Associated Financial Group, Producer, 2002 to 2006
Professional Recognition
  • 2010 MIIAB Young Agent of the Year
Industry & Community Involvement
  • West Bend Advisory Council, 2015 to 2018