About

Over 80 years of going our 
own way. Just like our clients.

Thinking for ourselves keeps our focus on you.

Compared to the present, the world of insurance was quite a bit different in 1932 when Denver Agency first hung out its shingle. Yet, even then we were known as independent thinkers beholden to no one but our clients. Today, we remain privately owned and maintain that independent streak–a streak that few in our industry have dared to follow, but upon which many generations of clients have come to rely.

Services + Coverage

Denver Agency gives me a level of service I’d expect from a Four Seasons hotel. It’s refreshing and unexpected in an industry not known for high touch service.

- Denver Agency customer since 1991

Magic arises at the intersection of empathy and the ability to effectively deliver. It is rare to find a team of people who understand the importance of listening and understanding in providing their clients with the highest levels of hospitality in an industry not known for it.

- Susan Salgado

Executive Team

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon

President

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Eric has immersed himself in the world of high net worth insurance since graduating…

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Chip McKeever

Managing Partner

At the age of four, Chip’s family moved to Colorado where he instantly fell in love with skiing and the…

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Jeff Samuelson

Jeff Samuelson

Partner

Having joined the firm in 1991, Jeff is the longest-tenured member of the Denver Agency leadership team. Holding both Certified…

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Katy Hyman Roth

Katy Hyman Roth

Vice President / Managing Partner

A fifth-generation Denverite, Katy is also a third-generation member of Denver Agency. A 2001 graduate of the University of Kansas,…

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Partnership Development

Tierney Aldridge

Tierney Aldridge

A Hoosier by birth and Boilermaker by choice, Tierney discovered her passion for high net worth insurance while attending Purdue…

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Kenji Sterr

Kenji Sterr

Kenji grew up in the Midwest, even going so far as to attend the University of St. Thomas in St….

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Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon

President

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Eric has immersed himself in the world of high net worth insurance since graduating from the University of Colorado in 1992. After joining Denver Agency in 1994 to specialize in personal risk management strategies, he became one of the firm’s three partners in 2001. Eric is a graduate of the Wharton CAPI class, has attended numerous sessions of the Chubb Advanced Producer School, and sits on the Chubb Personal Insurance Executive Roundtable.

As an agency principal, Eric has infused the high-touch, service-focused attitudes of the hospitality industry into everything Denver Agency does. This transformational approach has garnered much attention within an industry traditionally resistant to change.

Eric lives with his wife, two boys, and labradoodle in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

eric@denveragency.com

Chip McKeever

Managing Partner

At the age of four, Chip’s family moved to Colorado where he instantly fell in love with skiing and the outdoors. During his active childhood, he formed lasting friendships with many of Denver’s current civic leaders. He joined Denver Agency in 2003 and quickly became a leader within the personal insurance team. Today, Chip continues to work appreciatively on behalf of many clients; and, as Managing Partner, ensures the agency remains financially sound. Chip is a graduate of the Wharton CAPI program, St. Lawrence University, Kent Denver School and Ski Club Vail.

Husband to a talented artist and father to two active kids, Chip and his family spend much of their free time outdoors – skiing, cycling, running, skiing, playing golf, and gardening, not to mention skiing. He is also very involved with Breakthrough Kent Denver, an organization dedicated to increasing the educational and social opportunities of motivated, under-resourced, middle school students.

Jeff Samuelson

Jeff Samuelson

Partner

Having joined the firm in 1991, Jeff is the longest-tenured member of the Denver Agency leadership team. Holding both Certified Insurance Counselor and Accredited Advisor in Insurance designations, Jeff’s knowledge of and experience in commercial insurance set a standard few can match. He believes you cannot truly know how to protect someone’s interests if you haven’t taken the time to know them as individuals.

A Coloradan by good fortune and good judgement, Jeff currently resides in Greenwood Village with his wife, Rita.

Katy Hyman Roth

Katy Hyman Roth

Vice President / Managing Partner

A fifth-generation Denverite, Katy is also a third-generation member of Denver Agency. A 2001 graduate of the University of Kansas, Katy obtained her Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2004, and is nearing completion of her CAPI studies. Since 2016, Katy has served on the Nationwide Insurance National Council – one of only two women from independent agencies to do so.

Katy is an active member of her community, and is involved in several women’s groups. She is the proud mother of two boys, who provide continuous education regarding risk-benefit analysis.

Tierney Aldridge

Tierney Aldridge

A Hoosier by birth and Boilermaker by choice, Tierney discovered her passion for high net worth insurance while attending Purdue University. An integral part of Denver Agency since 2012, Tierney is a graduate of the AIG Private Client Group Advanced University and has attended multiple sessions of the Chubb Advanced Producer School.

An involved member of the community, Tierney is a member of the Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council and a volunteer with the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce. She lives with her husband in Parker, Colorado, where she enjoys skiing, cycling and yoga.

Kenji Sterr

Kenji Sterr

Kenji grew up in the Midwest, even going so far as to attend the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. And while the region would undoubtedly like to lay claim for inspiring Kenji’s passion for travel and stylish living, he suspects the half decade spent teaching English in Japan and Singapore may have been more formative.

Kenji brings years of high net worth insurance expertise with him from Chubb, where he focused on partnership development within the HNW space. He and his wife reside in Denver with their two children.