InsuranceAcrisure Expands Insurance Leadership Team to Support Bold Future

BusinessWire BusinessWireDecember 14, 20227 min

Acrisure, a fast-growing fintech leader that operates a top-10 global insurance broker and the largest independent Real Estate Services company in America, today announced members of its Insurance Leadership Team reporting to Grahame Millwater, President, Global Insurance.

The team consists of leaders who possess robust experience in P&C, Wholesale, Employee Benefits and other segments in North America and International. A testament to Acrisure’s Partner-driven model, 7 of the 8 members held senior roles within an Acrisure Agency Partner.

“I commend Grahame for building a leadership team that represents deep expertise across all areas of the insurance value chain, along with deep knowledge of our culture, values, and ecosystem given most are from our network of Partners,” said Acrisure Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Greg Williams. “As the world’s 5th largest insurance broker, and as a fintech with a robust product offering, having a leadership team that personifies all these characteristics is important to powering the next phase of our growth. This team will drive strategic areas such as operational excellence, technology deployment and adoption, and premium placement reflective of the scale and breadth of the Company.”

The updated Acrisure Insurance Leadership team includes:

  • Matthew Kirk, President, North America, Retail
    Matt joined Acrisure in 2022 from The Hartford and today has an expanded role focused on the financial success of the business including market leading organic growth, a total client offering, achieving operational excellence including a sales acceleration and talent development infrastructure, embracing technology as a client and operational differentiator, and delivering the best products and underwriting capacity in the market.
  • Andy Schutt, Head of Global Insurance Operations
    A former Partner, Andy is focused on leading the operational infrastructure, management and financial reporting associated with Acrisure’s Insurance division.
  • Bob Arowood, President, North America, P&C Wholesale
    Bob joined Acrisure earlier in the year via its acquisition of Appalachian Underwriters, where he serves as CEO. In this position, Bob leads Acrisure’s entire Wholesale effort in North America, focused on seeing Acrisure become one of the largest wholesalers in the world.
  • Steve Brown, Head of Private Risk Advisors
    Steve joined Acrisure via its acquisition of Hoffman Brown in late 2021. He is recognized in the High Net Worth Insurance world and in this leadership role leads Acrisure’s strategy and planning in the HNW segment.
  • Jason Howard, President, International
    Jason is responsible for Acrisure’s growing International business, which operates in several countries such as the UK, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Bermuda. Jason joined Acrisure via its acquisition of Beach & Associates, now Acrisure Re, one of the world’s preeminent reinsurance brokers.
  • Seth Denson, Head of Employee Benefits
    Seth joined Acrisure in 2019 via its acquisition of GDP Advisors. He is well-known for his perspectives in healthcare and serves as an expert and resource to Acrisure’s Partners and clients.
  • Mike Natalizio, Head of Partner Engagement and Transformation
    Mike joined Acrisure as the CEO of HNI Risk Services, acquired by Acrisure in 2019. Trusted by his fellow Partners, Mike is adept at gathering AP input toward transformational topics and turning those into actionable plans to take the Company forward.

“Importantly, in addition to insurance expertise, this group represents deep Acrisure Partner experience with individuals who have worked in the heart of our business, servicing clients,” said Grahame Millwater. “I am incredibly pleased that we all see the massive opportunity ahead for the Company. Together this team will work with Acrisure business leaders ever more closely to drive better propositions to our clients, opportunity and development for our colleagues, and value for our shareholders.”

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