Equity Risk Partners Adds Distinguished Insurance Industry Executive, Brian Cullen

Press Release

San Francisco and New York — May 19, 2014 — Equity Risk Partners, the private equity focused full service insurance brokerage, has announced that Brian Cullen has joined the firm's New York office as Senior Vice President.

Mr. Cullen brings more than 20 years of insurance and risk management experience to his role at Equity Risk Partners, most recently as a senior executive focused on managing private equity firms and portfolio companies for Aon Risk Services. Prior to his private equity position, Brian had responsibility for overall account management and structuring, negotiating, placing and servicing executive liability insurance programs, including a global program for a Fortune 10 client. Prior to Aon, he was a professional liability and directors' and officers' liability underwriter. Mr. Cullen is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in English and Classics.

"I am thrilled to have Brian Cullen join Equity Risk Partners. It is a continuing validation that Equity Risk attracts the best and brightest in the industry", said Michael Marcon, founder and CEO of Equity Risk Partners. "Brian brings private equity and portfolio company client experience, as well as property, casualty, and executive liability coverage expertise. This combination of skills underscores the unique value proposition of Equity Risk Partners."

"My decision to join Equity Risk Partners was simple. I want to practice my craft and Equity Risk is the only firm to bring professionals together for the singular purpose of serving private equity. I look forward to adding value to my colleagues and our clients and partners," said Mr. Cullen.

Equity Risk Partners is the only global, full service insurance, risk management, and employee benefits brokerage focused exclusively on private equity firms, alternative asset managers, and their portfolio companies. Serving private equity firms since 1994, our professionals have had a meaningful impact on hundreds of deals.

For additional information, please contact Melissa Abreu at mabreu@equityrisk.com or 415-874-7120.