Markel Corp.



Markel Corp. is a property-and-casualty insurance holding company that focuses on niche markets, selling specialty insurance products. The Richmond, Va.-based company offers coverage for wind and earthquake-exposed commercial properties; liability coverage for highly specialized professionals; horse mortality and other horse-related risks; and high-valued motorcycles, aviation and energy-related activities.

Markel was ranked No. 40 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s 17th annual Top 50 area employers list.



Markel has an extensive training program that allows recent college graduates and current Markel associates a broader exposure to the business operations and the insurance industry. Trainees participate in the rotational program for 12 months with the goal of being placed in a position that matches their skills and interests. Departments include claims, underwriting, marketing, IT, legal, human resources, finance and actuarial.

Facts & Resources

Employees:   2,000
Stock Quote   MKL
Company Site:
Career Site:   Careers


Subsidiaries & Divisions

  • Essex Insurance
  • Markel Shand Professional/Products Liability
  • Markel Insurance
  • Markel International




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