Acrisure appoints EVP, head of insurance strategy and execution

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Matthew Kirk. Courtesy Acrisure

A locally based global insurance brokerage and fintech firm recently added a new member to its executive leadership team.

Grand Rapids-based Acrisure said Monday, May 16, it appointed Matthew Kirk as executive vice president and head of insurance strategy and execution.

Kirk joins Acrisure following 16 years at The Hartford, where he served as senior vice president, chief sales and distribution officer, small commercial.

In his new leadership role, Kirk joins Acrisure’s insurance executive leadership team and will report to Grahame Millwater, president of global insurance.

Kirk will focus on supporting the strategic execution of Acrisure’s wider insurance plans, with a particular focus on deployment of artificial intelligence-based technology, its managing general agent platform strategy, accelerating value chain compression and deepening its carrier partnerships.

“We’re extremely pleased that Matt is joining our team and fortunate to find someone of his caliber,” said Greg Williams, co-founder, president and CEO of Acrisure. “Matt’s experience and expertise perfectly align with Acrisure’s growth strategies and culture. We look forward to working with Matt to enhance Acrisure’s core insurance business, along with our growing fintech capabilities.”

Kirk joined The Hartford in 2006, serving as SVP and director of government affairs and leading the company’s engagement with federal and state regulators. In 2012, he became SVP of sales and distribution for commercial markets.

Prior to his time with The Hartford, Kirk was deputy assistant to President George W. Bush in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs and worked in the office of U.S. Sen. Don Nickles.

“I am thrilled to be joining Acrisure at a time of incredible momentum for the firm,” Kirk said. “Acrisure is establishing itself as a fintech player with client insights and solutions powered by AI and technology, I look forward to contributing to its innovation and growth journey.”

Kirk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University’s James Madison School of Political Science.

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