10 March 2023Insurance

Ryan Specialty taps former COO for RT Specialty leadership

International specialty insurance firm  Ryan Specialty has appointed a senior broking talent with over a decade of experience in the firm as chief operating officer to join the leadership of its wholesale brokerage and binding authority business.

Michael VanAcker (pictured) is returning to RT Specialty as executive vice president. He will work closely with Tim Turner, chairman & CEO of RT Specialty, Ed McCormack, president of RT Specialty, the regional directors and leader of the business unit.

VanAcker has more than 10 years of experience in the firm as chief operating officer of Ryan Specialty, and prior to that as RT Specialty’s Chief Operating Officer and Controller. He has been integral to Ryan Specialty’s M&A activity, acquisition integration, and the firm’s growth trajectory.

Pat Ryan, founder, chairman and CEO of Ryan Specialty, said: “Michael has been with Ryan Specialty since 2011 and has proven himself as an inspirational leader who is organised, creative and innovative. He will bring his invaluable experience as corporate COO and operations acumen directly to our largest revenue specialty.”

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