Peter Reed is a senior member of Spencer Stuart’s Global Financial Services Practice where he leads the growth and development of the firm’s dedicated Insurance Practice in North America.  Based in New York, Peter Reed brings more than 25 years of experience leading successful engagements across the C-suite and boardroom for domestic and global companies, including property & casualty and life insurance carriers, as well as brokers and other industry-related service providers.  Peter also brings extensive experience partnering with a variety of private equity firms that have strategic investments across the various sectors of the insurance industry.

Extensive global insurance experience

  • Peter performs senior level searches across all functions including general management, underwriting, actuarial, claims, finance, risk, sales and marketing, operations, technology, and human resources. He has successfully completed multiple Board and C-suite searches, as well as several succession and management assessment engagements.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Peter was a partner and global leader of the insurance practice at another international executive search firm.
  • An industry veteran, Peter spent several years with The Chubb Group. Initially, he was a senior excess umbrella underwriter based in New York. He later relocated to Chicago as a senior commercial lines underwriter. Peter began his career as a workers’ compensation underwriter with Fireman’s Fund.

Peter is a graduate of Hamilton College and remains involved in alumni activities, notably as past president of the Hamilton College Men’s Lacrosse Booster Club. Peter also serves as past chairman and present director of the Avon Old Farms National Council, as well as a board director of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Northeast Division.

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