Equity Risk Partners Adds Kirk Gilleland as Senior Vice President, Property & Casualty

Press Release

San Francisco - May 7, 2015 - Equity Risk Partners, a global, full service insurance brokerage focused on private equity firms and alternative asset managers, has announced that Kirk Gilleland has joined the firm's San Francisco office as Senior Vice President, Property & Casualty.

A respected industry veteran, Mr. Gilleland brings more than 20 years of experience in M&A due diligence, risk assessment, cash flow analysis and property / casualty underwriting. Most recently, Mr. Gilleland served as Practice Leader, Mergers & Acquisitions Risk Management for AHM Financial Group. He served the needs of private equity, leveraged buyout and venture capital firms for risk management due diligence, insurance brokerage and cost of risk consulting, as well as sourcing of buy side and sell side engagements.

Previously, Mr. Gilleland spent more than 10 years at Hartford Insurance, Marsh & McLennan and Aon Risk Services in similar capacities of increasing responsibility.

"I am thrilled to have Kirk join us," said Michael Marcon, Founder and CEO of Equity Risk Partners. "He brings years of successful experience and a skill set proven to building and driving organic growth. The addition of Kirk reinforces our commitment to the uniqueness of private equity client service and highlights the value proposition of our firm for portfolio companies."

"I could not be happier with my decision to join Equity Risk," commented Mr. Gilleland. "In an industry full of copycats and wannabes, Equity Risk Partners is truly unique and special. I was drawn to their corporate values, their unwavering focus on private equity and their long term perspective on building a business. I look forward to making a meaningful contribution."

Mr. Gilleland holds a BA - Business Administration from Lake Forest College.