Our Leadership

Acrisure has established a global network of over 8,500 Partners, Executive and Home Office leaders, all dedicated to helping transform the customer experience and driving limitless growth in the financial services industry.

 
 

Executive Leadership

Greg Williams is the Chairman & CEO of Acrisure, which he co-founded in 2005. With a compounded annual growth rate of 67% since inception, the Company has reached more than $3.5 billion in revenue and has averaged more than 100 M&A transactions per year since 2017. Already among the top ten largest insurance brokers in the world, Acrisure is now on a path to become a diversified Fintech company.

Other significant Acrisure achievements under Greg’s leadership include a 2016 Management Buyout of the Company’s Private Equity investor in a $2.9 billion transaction, the $400 million transaction to purchase Artificial Intelligence pioneer Tulco, LLC’s insurance practice and the 2021 capital raise of $3.5 billion and a recent capital raise of $725 million valuing the Company at $23 billion.

Beyond the core business operations of the Company, 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.

Greg Williams

Grahame Millwater, President, Global Insurance, brings considerable industry experience to revenue growth, 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.

Grahame Millwater

As Chief Acquisition Officer and President of Real Estate Services, Jason leads the strategic direction, capital structure and investment strategy for this vertical.

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

Jason DeYonker

As Chief Legal Officer of Acrisure, Ryan Foley oversees the legal department and coordinates with regional and functional general counsels on matters affecting the firm’s numerous Agency Partners. Ryan serves as an advisor to Acrisure’s Executive Leadership on a range of legal, compliance and risk management functions that impact the company. He is also responsible for overseeing all internal and external legal activities.

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.

Ryan Foley

Matthew Marolda is a member of the executive leadership team at Acrisure, where he serves as Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, he focuses on building and leading Acrisure’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, data and technology platforms, and awareness and growth marketing to drive business and growth opportunities.

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.

Matt Marolda

Brendan McCord is President of Acrisure Capital, a systematic investment firm based on proprietary AI systems, and an executive and key technology leader at Acrisure overall.

Prior to Acrisure, Brendan was founding CEO of the AI companies that were acquired in 2020 to form Acrisure Technology Group. As President of Tulco Labs and EVP of Tulco Holdings, he helped entrepreneurs transform static sectors using AI, a strategy used by Tulco to generate billions of dollars in investment return. Prior to Tulco, Brendan was the primary author of the first Department of Defense AI Strategy and founded the first DoD-wide applied AI organization.

Brendan serves on advisory boards for the Harvard Data Science Review and Applied Intuition. He spent 610 days underwater as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard.

Brendan McCord

As Chief Financial Officer of Acrisure, Lowell is responsible for planning, managing and executing the Company’s financial activities. His experience with high-growth organizations brings valuable expertise as the Company continues to convey its expansion strategy to existing and future investors. 
 
Most recently, Lowell served as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations for The Walt Disney Company for 14 years. In this position, Lowell cultivated and managed the company’s extensive relationships with investors, analysts and key corporate governance stakeholders. He played an integral role in developing the company’s public narrative and positioning for key acquisitions, including Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox, as well as for the company’s successful launches of its portfolio of streaming services including Disney+.

Lowell is a graduate of Duke University and has an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Lowell began his career with J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. as an associate in corporate finance with an emphasis on media and entertainment. Prior to his  role with Disney, Lowell worked as an equity research analyst for both Cowen and Company, LLC and Robertson Stephens LLC. Lowell has also served as a Brand Manager with Kraft Foods, Inc.

Lowell Singer

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.

Sozon Vatikiotis

 
 

Home Office Leadership

Elliott Bundy leads the Communications & Marketing function for Acrisure. Previously, he held the same role at XL Group, a global insurance and reinsurance carrier. During his career, Elliott has been recognized for innovative approaches to brand design, content marketing, and digital communications to support insurance and financial services.

Prior to XL Group, Elliott served as a Vice President at the financial communications firm Sard Verbinnen & Co. and at the D.C.-based public affairs firm CLS & Associates. Originally from Alaska, Elliott began his career working in the Capitol Hill offices and campaigns of the state’s Congressional Delegation. His other political work has included campaigns in a variety of states from Washington to Florida.

Outside of work, Elliott is an advocate for child adoption and is a past board member of Adoption Share, a nonprofit working to make the adoption of children easier through the use of technology and social networking.

Elliott Bundy

Kelly Conway's headshot

As Acrisure’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Kelly is responsible for developing a cohesive and best-in-class people strategy focused on continuing to attract, develop and retain industry-leading talent to support Acrisure’s growth.

She has more than two decades of experience leading global human resources business partner functions as well as talent management, recruitment, training and development. As CHRO, she works to develop and execute strategies that impact culture and organizational performance. She also focuses on cross-functional development to ensure Acrisure’s operational and administrative roles are geared to support the Company’s unprecedented growth.

Kelly’s prior roles include experience in the insurance sector and as Vice President of Human Resources for Stryker’s Global Quality and Operations group. She has led global teams in over eleven countries and held positions as director of human resources and talent development at Coca-Cola Enterprises, The Arc of San Francisco and TomoTherapy.

She holds a B.S. in business with an emphasis in marketing from Northern Arizona University with two years of legal studies at Golden Gate Law School.

Kelly Conway

As Vice President, Acrisure Business Services, Sue is responsible for ensuring Acrisure Partners receive best-in-class support and more efficient services from the Home Office. 

Sue has more than 30 years of experience across Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain and Human Resources. Prior to her current role, Sue led Acrisure’s Agency Accounting Operations team where she supported Acrisure Partners’ growth and profitability and delivered outstanding Partner experience, efficiency, and continuous improvements. 

Before joining Acrisure, Sue served as Senior Director, Global Business Services Shared Service Center Lead, for the Kellogg Company. In this role, she led a shared service center from inception to over 400 employees providing regional and global Finance, Accounting, Human Resource, Supply Chain, Customer Service and IT services for Kellogg Company. Sue has held leadership roles in manufacturing (Kellogg Company & Stryker Medical), financial (American Capital Companies), public accounting (Ernst & Young) and small business (former Owner/CFO Dempsey’s Frozen Custard and B&S Enterprises, LLC). 

Sue Dempsey

Jeff leads Human Resources for Acrisure as well as the HR and Employee Benefits consulting group, Acrisure Compliance Solutions. Jeff brings a range of experience to his role and his focus on executing meaningful work that impacts culture and organizational performance.

Prior to Acrisure, Jeff held a variety of progressively senior roles at Amway in HR and Business Analytics. Jeff has also led HR teams at Spectrum Health and worked as a Labor and Employment Law attorney at Miller, Johnson, Snell, and Cummiskey, PLC.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College and a J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law.

Jeff Melville

Joining Acrisure in 2015, Emily Olson brings over two decades of experience in agency leadership, agency management systems, and operational data strategies. In her role, Emily leads a data team that developed AcriVision, a best-in-class business intelligence tool designed to drive automated insights to partners, producers, account managers, and markets about their business. Her expertise related to various source systems and the operational use of data for strategic efforts delivers meaningful and relevant analysis to drive growth and collaboration between Agency Partners.

Prior to joining Acrisure Emily served in various roles within the insurance industry at Hub International and Johnson & Higgins as well as the PEO industry.

Emily Olson

In her role as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Amanda leads the Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Treasury teams. The FP&A team actively works with the agency partners and corporate departments to deliver quality planning insights and recommendations on the business, while the Corporate Treasury team delivers enterprise strategies for liquidity and financial risk management as well as provides global agency partners with best-in-class banking services and solutions.

Prior to her role at Acrisure, Amanda held Treasury leadership positions with both public and private multinational companies with revenue in excess of $10 billion. Her career began in commercial banking where she held various roles in Treasury Sales and Treasury Product Management.

Amanda Pilipovic

With more than twenty years of regulatory experience, Tammie leads the delivery of regulatory and licensing services throughout Acrisure and is also responsible for helping to manage and cultivate relationships with regulators and outside counsel. Prior to joining Acrisure, Tammie served as the Corporate Vice President of Compliance for Jack Entertainment, LLC, a Detroit-based, billion-dollar start up and multi-jurisdictional casino gaming enterprise. Tammie was responsible for the overall casino gaming licensing and compliance for approximately 13,000 gaming positions, 400,000 square feet of gaming space, 400 hotel rooms, and 35 bars and restaurants.

Prior to Jack Entertainment, Tammie clerked at Meijer, Inc. (where she focused on AML, compliance, licensing, and other general retail matters) and clerked at Dykema Gossett PLLC (where she focused exclusively on tribal gaming-related public policy, financing, and regulatory matters). Tammie also worked at Varnum LLP for 13 years (where she served as a legal secretary/assistant and assumed increasingly complex roles in the Corporate Practice Group).

Tammie holds a BS in paralegal studies from Davenport University, and her law degree (with an indigenous law program certification) from Michigan State University College of Law.

Tammie Slauter

Kent Snyder is Acrisure’s Vice President, Finance & Capital Markets. He joined Acrisure in November 2013 to assist the company in its acquisition growth strategy. Today, he manages the company’s capital structure, supports external relationships and works closely with Acrisure’s Agency Partners.

Previously, Kent was a Managing Partner of Calder Capital and a Mergers & Acquisition Advisor for Rua Associates, each are boutique M&A firms in West Michigan. Kent received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Central Michigan University in 2009.

Kent Snyder

Sulabh joined Acrisure in 2019 and oversees all aspects of technology, cybersecurity and IT systems for Acrisure and its Agency Partners. In this role, Sulabh focuses on digital innovation and new technologies to help Acrisure transform how it delivers best-in-class strategic solutions for its Agency Partners and clients.

Sulabh is an expert in leading change and creating technology innovations that improve customer experience. Most recently, he was Vice President of Information Technology and Innovation at Indiana University Health Systems.

Prior to that, he served as Chief Technology Officer of Sparrow Health System, the premier healthcare provider in mid-Michigan. At Sparrow, he spearheaded the technology transformation to electronic medical records that won the hospital the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes the thoughtful application of health information and technology to substantially improve clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and population health.

Sulabh holds an MBA from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Nagpur University, India.

Sulabh Srivastava

Barb Woltjer joined our Company as Chief Accounting Officer in July 2018 with over 30 years of insurance accounting experience. During the past 30 years, she was focused on serving the insurance industry as an auditor with BDO USA, LLP. Barb was promoted to Audit Partner in July 2005 and Co-Lead of BDO’s National Insurance Practice in July 2013, where she was instrumental in the development of industry specific audit and training programs for BDO USA’s National Insurance Practice.

Most recently, Barb served as BDO’s international representative on the insurance working group of the Global Public Policy Committee, a committee of the six largest international public accounting firms focused on responding to the implementation of international accounting standards. Her clients included domestic and international public and privately-held insurance and reinsurance carriers, as well as agency brokerage firms primarily in the property and casualty sector.

Barbara Woltjer

 
 

Regional & Practice Leadership

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.

Tracey Benison

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.

Nick Del Biaggio

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.

Bob Croom

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.

Carmen Edgehouse

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.

Tye Elliott

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.

David Fiske

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.

Michelle Gleeson

Doug Hodo, Jr. serves as Director of Large Relationships at Acrisure, where he is responsible for unifying Acrisure’s direct sales efforts toward large companies seeking products and services in critical coverage lines including property and casualty, group benefits, surety and executive liability. Prior to Acrisure, Doug served as the Texas Regional President of McGriff.  As a key member of the management team since 1995, Doug provided leadership and direction for the Texas insurance sales function and overall operations.  He was instrumental in developing new client business during a period of significant organic growth.  According to the insurance industry’s annual “Best Practices Study”, the firm’s exceptional growth made MSW the highest performing insurance sales organization in the country.

Doug graduated from the University of Texas in 1987 with a B.B.A. in Business Communications.  He lives in Texas with his wife and children.

Doug Hodo, Jr.

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.

Nick Jemas

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.

Tim Johnson

Matthew Kirk is Executive Vice President and Head of Insurance Strategy and Execution at Acrisure and a member of the Insurance Leadership Team. In this role, he collaborates with Partners and the wider Acrisure community to support key Insurance initiatives, such as deploying AI-based technology, accelerating our MGA platform and value chain strategies, and deepening partnerships with carriers.

Prior to joining Acrisure, Matt served as the Chief Sales & Distribution Officer for Small Commercial at The Hartford, where he led the small commercial sales and distribution organization and was responsible for its sales performance and distribution strategy. He was appointed to this role in 2015. He joined The Hartford in 2006, serving as the senior vice president and director of Government Affairs and leading the company’s engagement with federal and state regulators. In 2012, he became senior vice president of Sales and Distribution for Commercial Markets.

Prior, Matt was the deputy assistant to President George W. Bush in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs from 2004-2005. In that capacity he was the chief liaison for the president between the White House and the United States Senate, handling issues ranging from confirmation of presidential nominations to managing the president’s legislative program in the Senate. Matt served in the White House from 2001-2005. From 1995-2001, Kirk worked in the United States Senate Leadership for Senator Don Nickles (R, OK). He is a board member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation and a past board member of the Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services Cluster and the Metro Hartford Alliance, the Hartford region’s chamber of commerce.

Matt graduated from Michigan State University.

Matthew Kirk

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 SW, 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.

Chris Manoly

Jennifer brings over 25 years of expertise in brokerage, agency, insurance carrier, claims adjusting and insuretech firms. As Acrisure’s Regional Growth Leader for the South Region she is responsible for organic growth for the 12 States across the South Region. States include: Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Jennifer works closely with our Agency Partners, Segment Leaders and our leadership team in helping support growth in all activities such as property & casualty, benefits and surety operations.

Prior to joining Acrisure, Jennifer held various global, regional and local leadership roles with Dovetail, Wells Fargo Insurance, Crawford & Company, Zurich and Marsh. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia and her MBA from Emory University.

Jennifer Northenor

Andy has been with Acrisure since 2005, and currently serves as the Retail Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the activities of the firm’s Regional Executive Vice Presidents (REVPs). He has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, serving in various roles including coverage placement, carrier relations management, and agency leadership.  Andy previously served as Regional Executive Vice President of the Midwest region, and supports our Partners with Operation matters in his current role. This includes business and perpetuation planning, performance optimization and integration with Home Office Resources.

Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hillsdale College and an MBA from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. He also has obtained the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.

Andy Schutt

As the Regional Growth Leader of the Midwest, Mike is responsible for supporting organic growth and revenue generation. He is an experienced insurance executive with expertise in driving strategies, revenue, implementing products and business systems as well as data and analytics. With more than 25 years of experience in insurance, finance, banking and IT on both the carrier and agency side, Mike most recently served as Vice President of Operations at Van Wyk Risk Solutions, a West Michigan agency, and prior to that, Vice President of Business Development & Loss Control at Accident Fund. In Mike’s roles on the carrier side, he worked alongside many of our Agency Partners in the Midwest and brings expertise from both sides. He has led teams in business development, finance, loss control and other areas, graduated from Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University (MBA) and holds CPCU, CIC, and CAWC designations.

Mike Seling

Ken is an executive with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. A proven change leader with a strong track record of outstanding contributions, Ken brings a wealth of expertise relative to sales leadership, operations, underwriting, and strategic planning. Having spent time leading teams on a national basis, as well as leading specific engagements in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northwest, and California, Ken has broad relationships across the brokerage and carrier community as well as a strong understanding of the various markets.

Ken has held senior leadership roles with The Hartford, Brown and Brown, Allstate, and AmTrust. He has experience in the independent agency and captive agency channels. His experience includes leading a retail brokerage operation, a national sales organization, and various teams responsible for sales, underwriting, product development, and operations.

Excelling in his position of Regional Growth Leader, West, Ken now holds the Retail Chief Revenue Officer role at Acrisure where he oversees the activities of the Regional Growth Leaders (RGL’s), supports our AP’s with organic growth optimization initiatives, and tech-enabled broker opportunities.

Ken Walton

 
 

Innovation Leadership

Hana leads the Strategy & Analytics team at Acrisure responsible for generating actionable insights and developing strategic recommendations that define and drive organizational growth. In her role, Hana has oversight of the Strategic Assessment, Analytics & Measurement, and Decision Science functions.  

Prior to Acrisure, Hana led innovative and transformational growth of data and analytics in the media and entertainment industry as a founding member of the Applied Analytics group that originated at Legendary Entertainment and was subsequently sold to WarnerMedia. Hana was also a strategy consultant at OC&C in the company’s Boston and London offices advising private equity and corporate clients. Before embarking on her business career, Hana played professional basketball in France’s top women’s league. 

Hana holds an A.B. degree with honors from Harvard University, where she was recently inducted into the Harvard Athletics Hall of Fame. She also earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where she received the prestigious Siebel Scholarship granted to 5 exceptional students in the MBA class. 

Hana Cluff

As People Operations leader, Jolynn is responsible for Culture, Human Resources, Recruiting, and Facilities strategy and execution for growing technology companies.  In this role, she helps drive company growth and innovation by identifying, hiring, developing and retaining world-class talent to provide exceptional solutions and services to clients.

Jolynn has honed her expertise through 15+ years building and leading People Operations teams for technology companies from Fortune 50 to pre-seed start-ups, providing assistance and leadership at organizations such as Cisco Systems, Indeed, TrendKite, and Dell.  She has been privileged enough to have helped shepherd several hyper growth start-ups through company evolution and been a part of three successful exits.

Jolynn holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas.

Jolynn Cunningham

Deidre Harvego is Senior Director of Engineering and Head of Data at Acrisure. Deidre’s focus is on empowering the use of data to grow, transform, and enable competitive advantages at Acrisure. Deidre has over 25 years’ experience in Data, Analytics, and Software Engineering.

Prior to joining Acrisure, Deidre held executive leadership roles at Care.com, Indeed, General Motors, and Hewlett-Packard. Deidre holds bachelors degrees in System Science Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound.

Deidre is a member of Chief’s network for women executives and a volunteer mentor for the Ceresa leadership development program.

Deidre Harvego

Satvinder is a digital marketing leader with more than 18 years’ experience mostly in the Insurance industry and expertise in data-driven omni-channel digital marketing strategies. At Acrisure, she leads awareness and growth marketing for Acrisure while working closely with the Acrisure Technology Group to drive data-driven campaigns and build robust marketing technology.

She spent most of career at XL where she established all marketing operations. She has held various leadership positions for large projects including rebranding, M&A, and establishing digital marketing infrastructures and operations. Satvinder has led digital marketing product development including building award winning digital platforms like websites and intranet. At Acrisure, she established the Company’s digital operating processes as well as a technology infrastructure from scratch. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management.

 

Satvinder Kaur

Orion Suydam serves as Chief Product Officer.  In this role, he leads product management, user experience & design, partner success, product marketing and analytics. 

Orion has spent over 25 years in enterprise B2B software companies with specialization in cybersecurity and enterprise networking. He most recently served as the Chief Product Officer at RiskLens, an innovative startup focused on helping the largest companies in the world articulate and manage their cybersecurity risk in financial terms. Orion has also held product leadership roles at Forcepoint, Blue Coat Systems and TippingPoint and began his career as a software engineer.

Orion graduated from Rutgers College at Rutgers University, earning majors in computer science and mathematics with a minor in psychology.  He has since earned his MBA at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.

Orion Suydam

Tamara Zaichkowsky is the Chief Digital Officer at Acrisure. In her role, Tamara is responsible for the digital strategy and transformation across the organization specifically focused on the development and execution of the digital marketplace, digitally enabled organic growth, and the optimization of the suite of digital products.

Prior to joining Acrisure, she served as an Executive Vice President and Head of the Restructuring Office for Consumer and Business Banking, Santander, N.A. As such, Tamara oversaw Santander's activities related to corporate restructuring, operational redesign, and digital transformation across the branch network inclusive of the simplification and streamlining of processes and technical solutions. Tamara held various leadership positions within Santander’s Business Development, IT Transformation, Finance and Human Resources departments. 

Tamara previously held various leadership positions in Investment Banking and Alternative Investments for Brown Brothers Harriman, State Street and Oxford Bioscience Partners. 

She earned her M.S. from MIT in Systems Design & Management, M.S. from Boston University in Finance, M.B.A from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire.

 

 

Tamara Zaichkowsky

 
 

M&A Leadership

Andrew began his career at KPGM working in the insurance department in Bermuda where he earned his CPA qualification. Andrew has over 6 years of “Big 4” Chartered Accounting experience serving large international clients in the Insurance sector. Post KPMG, Andrew was a Finance Business Partner at DUAL UK where he was tasked with managing the integration of the newly purchased underwriting arm of DUAL, Aqueduct Underwriting Limited.

In 2016 Andrew joined Beach as an FP&A Manager responsible for enhancing and developing the Group’s Global FP&A function. He also worked with Beach senior management to assess potential acquisitions. Andrew was a key senior member of the Beach team and played a pivotal role in the sale of Beach to Acrisure in March 2018 supporting the Group CEO and CFO throughout the transaction. Andrew joined the Acrisure M&A team in January of 2019 and is currently tasked with building the Acrisure international platform.

Andrew Boyce

Shelby joined the Acrisure M&A team at the start of 2017. In her role as a Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, Shelby works primarily on the legal and financial execution of all our new Partnerships, as well as prospecting new platform and tuck-in opportunities for Acrisure. During her time at Acrisure she has worked on north of 100 new Partnerships and she looks forward to continuing to help drive our growth strategy in the future!

Prior to Acrisure, Shelby worked at a lower-middle market Private Equity firm in Chicago. Prior to that role, she worked in consulting at Ernst &Young. Shelby received both her Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting as well as her MBA from Indiana University. Shelby is also a CPA with the state of Illinois.

Shelby Cowley

Tonya leads Acrisure’s Administrative Services group under the Mergers & Acquisitions team, which supports our Agency Partners in the integration and operational aspects that come with the decision to join Acrisure as a valued Agency Partner.

Prior to Acrisure, Tonya spent 10 years in a leadership role with a professional employer organization (PEO) before they became a partner of Acrisure in 2009. Tonya brings over 20 years of experience in the HR, health and retirement plan management fields. In 2009, Tonya continued to lead the PEO benefits department and also took on the management of the Acrisure National Health and Retirement programs. Also in 2009, Tonya joined and a short time later led and supported the team that handled the integration efforts necessary to onboard our new Agency Partners prior to and after close. After managing dual roles for a number of years with Acrisure, Tonya officially joined the M&A team in 2016 to focus solely on supporting our Agency Partners as well as our Home Office teams on all integration and operational efforts.

Tonya Lee

Dan Martin joined Acrisure’s Business Development Team in April 2016 and works to support the company’s inorganic growth strategy through accretive acquisitions of quality independent insurance agencies and individual production talent. Dan focuses on sourcing, vetting, and executing transactions with potential Agency Partners and has worked on over 150 completed partnerships since joining the team.

Prior to joining Acrisure, Dan was a part of Macquarie Capital’s insurance coverage team in Chicago focused on mergers, acquisitions and capital raises for clients in the insurance carrier, distribution and services space. Dan holds a BBA in Finance and a BA in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

Dan Martin

Kyle Miller brings his expertise in mergers and acquisitions to vet, price, and execute new deals. Through leveraging referrals from existing agency partners and deal brokers, Kyle has expanded Acrisure into new geographies and niche verticals. In addition, Kyle advises partners in their inorganic growth efforts.

Since joining Acrisure in June of 2015, Kyle has vetted over 750 domestic and international independent insurance agencies and completed over 100 acquisitions.

Prior to joining Acrisure, Kyle worked as a Private Client Advisor at MB Financial Bank servicing high net worth clients and family offices. Kyle holds a BS in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Kyle Miller

 
 

Real Estate Leadership

Ben is Chief Operating Officer of Acrisure Real Estate Services and leads the effort to accelerate growth by expanding relationship, implementing technology and leveraging Tempo’s scale. Prior to Tempo, Ben was a founder and chief investment officer of real estate technology company focused on the residential home owner. Ben started his career as a real estate investment banker on Wall Street. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Ben Black

Aaron is Chief Legal Officer and leads the acquisition team, legal diligence and compliance effort. Prior to Tempo, Aaron was partner and general counsel of Forte Capital Advisors. In this role, Aaron managed and negotiated over $500 million in acquisitions and over $1 billion in financings (term loans and 144A offerings). Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Aaron Kanter

 
 

Cyber Services Leadership

Adam serves as Cyber Practice Leader and EVP, Cyber Services, responsible for designing custom Cyber, Crime and Technology solutions for Acrisure clients across the globe. Adam is a guest lecturer at Fordham University and Hofstra University, and leads Cyber Liability education for over 250 Acrisure Partner Agencies throughout the country.

A frequent speaker and thought leader on Cyber Risk, Adam’s led featured presentations at NetDiligence, the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) Cyber Conference and the New Jersey and New York City Bar Associations. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and maintains a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and a Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) from Carnegie Mellon/Chubb, and was the recipient of NetDiligence’s 2019 Toby Merrill Rising Star Award.

Adam Abresch

Michael is responsible for Acrisure Cyber Services’ market strategy and execution, as well as overall revenue operations.

With over 20 years in the enterprise software space, Michael brings a proven track record of success for delivering accelerated revenue growth at both large corporations and early-stage startups alike. From lengthy stints with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services and Collibra, Michael brings deep rooted FinTech expertise, specializing in Enterprise Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud, Security and Data Intelligence. Michael is based in Boston, MA and reports to Acrisure Cyber Services’ President, Bill Meara.

Michael Amaral

Bill leads a team of highly skilled cyber risk mitigation professionals focused on integrating sophisticated Cybersecurity resources with innovative Cyber Risk Management to offer a comprehensive solution to clients.

Meara joins Acrisure from Private Equity fund Abry Partners, where he served as an Operating Partner. Prior, Bill founded two of the largest US based out-of-home advertising companies and generated in total over $5 billion in revenue. From 2013 to 2020 he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Access Sports Media (ASM) in partnership with Columbia Capital. His experience has proven to be invaluable in articulating an often-complex challenge facing millions of businesses.

Bill Meara