Acrisure has established a global network of over 16,000 Partners, Executive and Home Office leaders, all dedicated to helping transform the customer experience and driving limitless growth in the financial services industry.
Greg Williams is the Chairman & CEO of Acrisure, which he co-founded
in 2005. With a compounded annual growth rate of 58% since 2013, the Company is over $4 billion in revenue and has averaged more than 100 M&A transactions per year since 2017. Already the 6th largest insurance broker in the world, and largest independent Real Estate Services Company in America, Acrisure is now a global Fintech company with a broad product and service offering.
Greg has extended Acrisure's success into distinct social impact. In 2020, Acrisure pledged $15 million to establish the Center for Innovation in Children's Health at the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, home to Acrisure's global headquarters. And, more recently, Greg spearheaded the creation of Evolution Advisors, a joint venture between Acrisure, NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson and his wife, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ciara and NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook. This joint venture is focused on the insurance and financial service needs of minorities and diverse communities.
Prior to founding Acrisure, Greg was an investor and Board Advisor to a variety of companies and was a Vice President for Michigan National Corporation (MNC), a $19 billion bank holding company. As a senior executive at MNC, Greg managed the Commercial Sales and Services Group, was a member of the Corporate Marketing Committee and chaired the Corporate Operations Committee.
Grahame Millwater, Chief Revenue Officer, brings considerable industry experience to revenue growth across Regional and Specialty platforms, carrier relationships and analytical strategies.
He also has the responsibility for driving forward Acrisure’s relationships and strategy with all forms of underwriting capital, including insurers, reinsurers and also insurance related funds. In his role he assumes responsibility for all the market facing elements of the organization, including the reinsurance business, wholesale relationships, Acrisure Partner Solutions (APS), and the Carrier Management team.
Prior to joining, Millwater had led and built Beach and Associates as Chief Executive Officer, a London-based Global Reinsurance Intermediary that partnered with Acrisure in early 2018.
Prior to Beach, Grahame served in a number of senior positions over a 27-year tenure with Willis Group. He was CEO of Willis Re from 2004, and then became President and COO of Willis Group in 2008 with responsibility for all the global and international businesses outside North America.
As Chief Operating Officer & Chief Administrative Officer at Acrisure, Sozon brings over 15 years of business leadership experience to his current role and is responsible for all operational and administrative functions at Acrisure. Sozon works closely with Acrisure’s Operational Leadership team and Partners to ensure that Acrisure’s Home Office operational and administrative fronts are well-positioned to support the company’s unprecedented growth.
Prior to his current role, Sozon served as Retail Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw Acrisure’s field operations, and was the Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits, where he worked closely in collaboration with Acrisure’s Partners to build and implement leading employee benefits strategies.
Sozon received his bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.
Matt leads our proprietary data, technology, and AI development, oversees our marketing function, which is powered by our data, tech, and AI, and formulates our innovation strategy, which embeds data, tech, and AI throughout every part of our business and organization.
Matt has spent his career using AI, data, technology, and analytics to drive strategic outcomes, marketing campaigns, and creative decisions in high-profile arenas. Notably, he served as the Chief Analytics Officer of Legendary Entertainment, President of Applied Analytics at WarnerMedia, and as a member of the executive leadership team at Tulco Holdings.
Prior to Legendary, Matt founded StratBridge, which had two software solutions, both of which he sold as stand-alone businesses: a “moneyball” player analysis platform used by many organizations in the NFL, NBA, English Premiere League, and Major League Soccer; and dynamic pricing and revenue analysis platform used by many professional sports teams.
In addition to Acrisure, Matt currently serves as a board member, advisor, or investor in Soundhouse LLC, Teton Ridge, Ultranauts, Life Vault, Harvard Data Science Review, Justice Innovation Lab, and the USA for United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). He earned his MBA at the Tuck School at Dartmouth where he won the Adams Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. He graduated from Bowdoin College with Honors, earning majors in economics and mathematics and a minor in art history.
Jason runs our M&A practice, which has averaged more than 100 transactions per year since 2017, and drives deals across all of our financial services vertical sectors.
Over the past decade, Jason was CEO and Board Member of Constellis – a leading provider of operational support and risk management services for the U.S. government. With more than 28,000 employees worldwide, Jason led the consolidation of the government security and logistics services industry creating one of the world’s largest security services companies. In 2016, Jason sold his controlling interest to Apollo Global Management and remained as CEO for the following two years.
Jason began his career with Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance Group and later joined Deloitte's Corporate Finance Group. He subsequently co-managed a large family office with multiple investment platforms spread across several industries and various countries.
Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance and accounting, from the University of Michigan
Ryan oversees the legal department, engages on matters affecting our Corporate strategy and operations as well as our Regional and Specialty Platforms, and serves as an advisor to Acrisure’s Executive Leadership on a range of legal, compliance and risk management areas that impact the company.
In his previous role at Acrisure as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Litigation, Ryan supervised a team of professional and paralegal staff and created infrastructure that assisted in managing outside counsel and non-legal vendor spend, reporting and law firm panels. Prior to joining Acrisure, he was a partner at an Am Law 100 firm in the business and insurance litigation practice, and he also previously spent almost a decade with AIG’s corporate law department.
Ryan holds a law degree from Villanova University, and his LL.M. from St. John’s University. Throughout his career, he’s provided pro bono legal services primarily supporting military and veterans’ causes. Currently, he’s a pro bono attorney for the ABA’s Military & Veterans’ Legal Center.
Tracey Benison serves as Regional Growth Leader for the Northeast, working closely with agency leadership and the Regional Executive Vice Presidents to support on operations, technology and driving growth and efficiency. Tracey has more than 30 years of experience in insurance across a variety of roles, providing her with extensive insight on commercial insurance sales and marketing and underwriting with P&C carriers. Most recently, Tracey served as Director of Sales Distribution at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, where she was responsible for overseeing growth and new business for retail and wholesale brokers in a territory with nearly $300 million in premiums and over 5% growth.
Ryan serves as Regional Growth Leader for the South, responsible for supporting Agency Partner growth by leveraging product, placement, platform growth strategies. He has over 25 years of insurance industry experience, working with Carriers such as State Farm, CNA, and Travelers. Ryan’s experience in executive sales leadership, business development, and organization / change management serve as great complements and resources he can provide to each of our Partners. Most recently Ryan held a sales leadership role, responsible for Inside Sales of Business Insurance at Travelers.
Bob began his career in the insurance brokerage industry with Johnson & Higgins. After nearly 15 years at Marsh (acquirer of Johnson & Higgins), Bob joined Willis as COO of the North American Employee Benefits Practice where he led them to record growth. Bob went from Willis to build a successful startup in the benefits administration and communication segment that was acquired by USI. As the Executive Vice President Employee Benefits Leader of Acrisure, Bob works closely with our Agency Partners to deliver solutions that address the challenges facing our clients.
Nick serves as Regional Growth Leader for the West, responsible for supporting Agency Partner growth by leveraging product, placement and platform investments and providing superior levels of service. He has over 25 years of insurance industry experience, working with brokers such as Aon, Alliant and Acrisure Agency Partner Bozzuto & Associates. He is recognized as a leader in generating significant growth through talent acquisition, producer development, sales leadership and managing carrier relations. Most recently, Nick served as Executive Vice President of Panorama Risk and Insurance Solutions, a start-up insurance brokerage, where he created and built the business development unit and was in charge of talent acquisition.
Carmen has more than 16 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining Acrisure, he served as Regional Vice President of the Midwest at USI Insurance Services. There, he was responsible for managing USI’s commercial lines, personal risk and small business operations. Carmen also spent 13 years leading the P&C operations at Oswald, a large independent agency in the Cleveland area. At Acrisure, he is leveraging his expertise and operational skillset to support growth and success in our “Tech-Enabled Broker” model.
Carmen received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University and continues to serve as Executive in Residence for the Insurance Studies program at Kent State. He is very active in the Cleveland community with organizations such as the Cleveland Leadership Center, United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, among others.
Tye has 25 years in the life and health insurance industry, with the past 21 years in leadership roles at Aflac working in both field and corporate positions. In his tenure, Tye has managed over $2 billion of Voluntary Benefits sales in his various roles, and developed numerous leaders in the Voluntary Benefits Industry.
Tye works closely with our Agency Partners, Regional Growth Leaders and our leadership team in helping to support our growth in the Voluntary Benefits business. Tye brings substantial knowledge and professional experience that will help us continue to build upon the best practices our Agency Partners have in place today.
David Fiske, Wholesale Practice Leader, brings over 30 years of wholesale experience to his current role. David is responsible for assisting in building out the MGA/wholesale platform. He is also responsible for working with the Acrisure wholesale partners regarding operational matters, strategic planning and growth initiatives as well as overseeing National wholesale carrier relationships.
Prior to joining Acrisure, David held various local and national roles with Crump, Tri-City Brokerage and Worldwide/Amwins. Those roles included MGA unit manager, Casualty broker, Product Line Leader, Office and Regional Manager. David began his career with Hartford Insurance Company as a casualty underwriter.
Michelle’s career has spanned for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. As the COO for an Acrisure Agency Partner, she was a key catalyst to their success for the last 19 years. As CFO for over 12 years she was part of the leadership team that launched and built a large successful cultural facility in Southwest Florida. And she was an auditor with Price Waterhouse Coopers early in her career.
Michelle brings a unique set of financial, operational, and leadership talents to the agency partners in the South. Her greatest accomplishment has been in serving as a source of inspiration and development to the organizations for which she has been involved. She is a CPA, Certified Corporate Coach, and holds her Florida Property and Casualty and Life and Health insurance licenses.
With more than 25 years of Personal Risk Management and Insurance Brokerage experience, Nick most recently served as Vice President, Frenkel & Company, managing their Private Client Services Division. Prior to Frenkel & Company, Nick was a Senior Vice President with Marsh & McLennan Companies. During his 20 year tenure with Marsh Private Client Services he held various leadership roles including Office Head of the Marsh New Jersey Private Client Services division, Regional New Business Development Leader and Senior Account Executive, handling complex insurance programs for wealthy individuals, family offices and corporate executives.
Nick works closely with our Agency Partners, Regional Growth Leaders and our leadership team in helping support our growth in the mass affluent and high net worth personal lines business. Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and professional experience that we believe will help us continue to build upon the great best practices our Agency Partners have in place today.
Tim started his career in 1986 with Great American Insurance Company where he held positions in underwriting, marketing and management. In 1994 he joined CLG Insurance, where he served as its president for many years. CLG became an Acrisure Agency Partner in 2014. Tim has served on and chaired numerous carrier and industry advisory boards.
Tim is a graduate of Ithaca College, where he studied Finance and Writing, and the Wharton Advanced Executive Leadership program. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor and a Certified Risk Manager.
Chris has more than 15 years of industry experience and joined Acrisure from Mills Insurance, an Acrisure Agency Partner in Orange County, California which has been part of the Acrisure network since 2015. At Mills, Chris led operations as Chief Operating Officer where he developed a deep understanding of Acrisure's strategy, goals and culture. After starting a scratch agency out of college, Chris worked for Travelers for several years in southern California. An experienced leader, Chris is especially skilled in the areas of finance, business perpetuation and M&A. As REVP West, he will be responsible for supporting the growth and success of Agency Partners through operational initiatives and efficiencies. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, holds an AAI Designation and lives in Irvine, CA with his wife and three children.
Mark is running and building Acrisure's Retail business in the UK and is applying our unique model and opportunity to the UK. Mark has worked in the Insurance Broking sector for over 25 years and prior to joining Acrisure in 2021, enjoyed a 22-year career as a Partner specializing in Insurance Broking at Deloitte.
Mark is responsible for Acrisure's UK Retail strategy, which involves partnering with the most prestigious independent brokers and MGAs in the UK, who wish to retain the autonomy, but benefit from the upside of partnering with the fastest growing insurance broker in history and our intelligence-driven technology solutions.
Mark works with our existing UK Partners to support growing their businesses, including working closely with our insurer Partners and acquisition targets. Prior to joining Acrisure, Mark worked on over 100 transactions in the UK Retail space and has advised almost all the large UK and international insurance broking groups and built and ran a $250m revenue business at Deloitte.
Antonio Tosti is Vice- President of Acrisure International, with the responsibility of the Southern European and LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) regions.
Antonio joined the Acrisure Group in July 2021 as Board Member of the Italian controlled Company Double S and the Italian holding - Acrisure Srl.
Antonio has over 30 years’ experience in the Industry having worked in London, Italy, Latin America and US. He worked for Aon Group and various divisions in the Willis Group where his most recent role was Head of Facultative for the Americas.
Josie joined Acrisure International in April 2022 as International Head of HR and is responsible for all aspects of the HR function, leading the development and execution of the HR strategic plan and initiatives to support business strategies. As a business partner to senior management, Josie provides advice and support to the Executive team and has oversight of all Acrisure International HR initiatives with a strong focus on attracting and developing talent, and diversity and inclusion.
Prior to that, Josie was the HR lead at Acrisure Re from 2013 and was responsible for upgrading HR policies and procedures. Josie was instrumental in devising the partnership structure and established the company’s talent management framework, including the development of the firm’s very successful graduate program. Josie was made a Partner of Acrisure Re in August 2020 and remains part of the Partnership group.
Previously, Josie spent 9 years at Willis within the HR department and prior to that she worked in Executive Search within Financial Services and Pharmaceuticals.
Josie has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Modern Languages & Linguistics and is CIPD qualified.
Stephen joined Acrisure Re (formerly Beach) in February 2016 and held the position of CFO for four years. In 2019, Stephen transitioned to the role his now holds, CFO of Acrisure International.
Stephen began his career in Toronto at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has also worked in various top finance roles – mainly in investment banking – for Chemical Bank, Bankers Trust, and Credit Suisse. Stephen later went to Enron where PwC kept him on to oversee and assist in the governance and stewardship of Enron’s liquidation, which was one of the biggest and most complicated liquidations in history. Post-Enron Stephen worked at General Electric (Chief Financial Officer of one its subsidiaries) and then Willis, where from 2013 he held various senior finance roles including acting Group Chief Financial Officer, Global Group Controller, and Chief Operating Officer of Global Finance Services.