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