AssuredPartners Appoints Regional President

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Matthew Gardner will build and integrate operating platforms for AssuredPartners within the mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions

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AssuredPartners Inc., one of the fastest growing independent insurance agencies in the nation, announces today a key executive appointment.

Matthew Gardner has been named to the position of regional president for AssuredPartners. In this role, he will build and integrate the existing operating platforms within the mid-Atlantic region as well as the new platforms and market presence throughout the Midwest. Mr. Gardner will further support AssuredPartners’ growth strategy by identifying acquisition candidates in areas of the country where the Company sees growth opportunities. He is based in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and will report to AssuredPartners President and COO Tom Riley.

Mr. Gardner joins AssuredPartners from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., where he most recently led the integration of Bollinger, Inc. into Gallagher immediately following its August 2013 acquisition. Previously, as the COO of Bollinger, he oversaw property and casualty operations, including over 25 acquisitions. Mr. Gardner’s 27-year industry background also includes serving in senior leadership roles at Aon, where he was managing director of Aon’s Financial Services Group and previously, the founder and leader of its National Life Science Practice.        

Mr. Gardner has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Drexel University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Commenting on the appointment, Tom Riley said, “We’re thrilled to have Matt join AssuredPartners as we continue to build our platform across the United States. He brings a diverse and well-balanced industry expertise to AssuredPartners, including new business development, deep agency management experience and a strong acquisition background.”

ABOUT ASSUREDPARTNERS INC.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc. is a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR. AssuredPartners acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $450 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States* with over 100 offices in 27 states and two London offices. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 80 insurance agencies. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis(at)assuredptr(dot)com, or visit http://www.assuredptr.com.

*As ranked by Business Insurance magazine in the July 21, 2014 edition, featuring the “100 largest brokers of U.S. business.”

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