customized insurance solutions  

Oberle Risk Strategies is a specialty insurance broker catering to businesses and individuals. Our Mission is to partner with our clients to provide customized insurance solutions and to deliver industry-leading customer service. 

Oberle was founded by August Felker, an experienced industry entrepreneur, with the goal to create a best-in-class, independent insurance brokerage. At our core, we’re passionate and relentlessly driven to help our clients succeed.

Our capabilities include commercial property and casualty insurance, Employee Benefits, and tailored insurance solutions for individuals. Although we partner with a wide range of clients across a variety of industries, most of our engagements fall within our specialty practices areas, which include private equity, search funds, healthcare, religious institutions and non-profits.

We serve a national client base from our headquarters in Saint Louis, Missouri. 


WORLD CLASS PEOPLE - We aim to be the industry’s best place to work and a home for great talent. People are at the center of all that we do.

WE VALUE BEING SPECIALISTS - In a generalist world, we know that being an expert makes a big difference in client outcomes. Our company is organized around practice groups, each catering to a specific industry and led by an expert in that field.

ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET - We always look for the innovative, forward-thinking solution. We’re nimble, flexible, and we understand first-hand what it means to operate and own a business.

FANATICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE - We are relentlessly passionate about delivering the best possible customer experience by always going above and beyond what’s expected.

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Our experts are ready to deliver best-in-class insurance solutions and service.


Partner with our experts who know your industry and understand your business to develop a comprehensive and cost-effective commercial insurance and Employee Benefits strategy for your business.

Protect your personal assets and gain peace-of-mind with forward-thinking insurance solutions. So you can focus on your life, not insurance.

Trust your insurance due diligence process to specialists who are experienced at finding the most beneficial outcome for you as the searcher.



Our clients and partners share their enthusiasm for the Oberle team.


“The insurance diligence service provided by August and the team at Oberle are an indispensable element of our acquisition lending practice. It saves our clients time, money and reduces risk, win-win-win.”


“August’s offering to entrepreneurs looking to acquire is clear: ‘I was in your shoes and know exactly what you and your investors care about.’ Better still, August’s standard of service is off-the-charts. I aspire to have our Searchers and Co-Investors talk about us the same way they talk about August.”

– Carlos Saez, The Operand Group

“We have known August since before he launched his search. He is a positive, energetic partner and delivers work of high quality. His deep roots in our community make him uniquely qualified to assist searchers during due diligence and beyond.”

– Jim Edmunds, Search Fund Partners

“August combines a deep knowledge of the way entrepreneurs and investors think about risk in the search fund space with top notch insurance services and advice. This offering is a huge asset to our community.”

– Jon Herzog, Goodwin Procter

“I’ve known and worked with August since we raised our Search Fund. As a fellow entrepreneur, he “gets it." His company has been able to find us relatively complex coverage and is always looking to drive savings. I highly recommend August, he’s a tremendous resource.”

– Lucas Braun, brown robin

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for August. He has a great understanding of the insurance industry and has always provided great advice. As we are both members of the Search Fund community, he has the unique perspective to provide M&A insurance due diligence services and also understand how to insure a newly acquired company to protect investors. I highly recommend working with August on a project.” 

– Marshall Johnson, Artic Capital

“I've had the chance to work with August for over a decade and know him to be one of the best insurance professionals out there. I've worked with August to solve many complex risk management issues and have referred him often to other CEOs in need of insurance assistance. I can't think of a single person I've referred him to that hasn't hired him and then sent me a personal thank you note afterwards. As a former manager, then colleague, then client, and also as someone that personally now knows August and his family well and consider them top class, I can't recommend August highly enough.”

– Josh Greenberg, Montebello Holdings

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Oberle Risk Strategies is a specialty insurance brokerage based in Saint Louis, Missouri. We provide world-class insurance brokerage services for businesses and individuals throughout the US. Our company is led by August Felker, who has spent his career in the industry building innovative companies.

Oberle formally launched with the acquisition of CLH Insurance, a niche insurance brokerage led by Chuck Hembree. Chuck and his team are the leading experts at developing insurance solutions for religious institutions, non-profits and schools in the Midwest.

We are thoughtfully building our company around well-defined practice groups in the industry verticals we serve. Today, in addition to the CLH Insurance practice group, we have a dedicated practice group for search funders and middle-market private equity. This team is led by August Felker, who was a former search funder and has a decade of experience working in the Search Fund community.

Thank you for your interest in our company. Please send us a note if you would like to learn more about our offerings, inquire about career opportunities, or partner with our firm.



August Felker, Founder & CEO

August Felker, Founder & CEO

I founded Oberle on the belief that a forward-thinking, innovative insurance agency will be best-positioned to truly thrive in the years ahead. With consolidation at its highest pace in years, the insurance industry is undergoing rapid change. The independent agency is becoming a rare phenomenon. Additionally, many insurance agencies are struggling to adapt to technological changes that are fundamentally reshaping the traditional agency business model. At Oberle, we see a huge opportunity.

My journey in insurance began at Marsh San Francisco, where I worked in the large account group—helping to manage the insurance programs for several of the Bay Area’s most-prestigious technology firms.

After Marsh, I acquired The Murphy Insurance Group (MIG) in Madison, Wisconsin, via my Search Fund, Bluebird Investment Company.

After leading MIG for a great run of five years, I merged our firm with Hub International, the largest privately held insurance brokerage in North America. At Hub, in my role as the CEO of Wisconsin, my primary responsibilities included overseeing the strategic direction for our Wisconsin operation.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to create Oberle and to make my hometown of Saint Louis the final stop in my career; my father, grandfather, and great grandfather all owned insurance agencies in Saint Louis. At Oberle, we are set to build something special, and we are excited to be the agency of the future.


August Felker

Founder & CEO


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Please send us a note or give us a call if you would like to learn more about our offerings, inquire about career opportunities, or partner with our firm.

(636) 391-0700