17 May 2017Insurance

JLT Specialty hires executive vice president for US operations

JLT Specialty USA, a subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, has appointed Gabe Levitt as executive vice president.

Based in New York, Levitt will join JLT's New York office and focus on servicing private equity firms, real estate owner/developers, and other alternative investment groups across the US.

The company said that his hire is a continuation of JLT’s growth strategy and expansion plans in the US around key industries and product specialties.

Levitt most recently worked with insurance broker Krauter & Company, focused exclusively on sourcing and serving private equity and real estate clients as well as their respective portfolio companies/holdings. He began his career as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs followed by eight years as an insurance and financial services private equity investor, primarily with Securitas Capital.

"Gabe is a significant addition to our organization and we are excited to welcome him to the JLT team," said Mike Rice, CEO at JLT Specialty USA. "Gabe’s experience will be an invaluable asset to the company and our clients."

"We are pleased to welcome Gabe to JLT," added David Payne, chief revenue officer at JLT Specialty USA. "We are committed to bringing the best resources to our clients and Gabe’s appointment is yet another reflection of our ongoing dedication to hire top tier talent."

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