Acrisure Launches Wholesure P&C Wholesale Division

The new division will be led by Brian Fischer and will report to Grahame Millwater, Vice Chairman of Global Markets and International.

(Image source: Acrisure.)

Acrisure (Grand Rapids, Mich.), an insurance broker also offering reinsurance, cyber services, and mortgage origination and other products, has announced the launch of a new division integrating its wholesale property and casualty businesses under the new brand Wholesure. The division will report into Grahame Millwater, the company’s Vice Chairman of Global Markets and International.

Grahame Millwater, Vice Chairman, Global Markets and International, Acrisure.

In addition to his role of overseeing all Acrisure’s International and Reinsurance businesses and Acrisure’s relationships with global carriers, Millwater will also lead Acrisure’s Wholesale and Specialty business. This division will include Wholesure, MGAs and programs, third-party administrators, individual and group benefit solutions, and various specialty businesses such as Aerospace, Trade Credit and Captives.

Bob Arowood, the founder and President of Appalachian Underwriters, a business acquired by Acrisure in 2021, will work alongside Millwater in a strategic advisory role. Arowood’s deep experience and relationships in wholesale and MGAs/Programs will prove invaluable support to Grahame and the rest of the team, according to Acrisure’s announcement.

“The past twelve months was a year of transformation for Acrisure, particularly on the retail side of our business,” comments Greg Williams, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Acrisure. “Through Wholesure and the experienced leadership of Grahame, Bob and others, we’re taking that same approach to our large and successful wholesale, MGA and specialty business.”

Wholesure: Organization and Leadership

Greg Williams, Co-Founder, CEO and President, Acrisure.

Acrisure reports that Wholesure’s Property and Casualty business will be led by Brian Fischer and will be supported by an experienced team of professionals:

Brian Fischer, Managing Director, Wholesure P&C and Head of Growth – Central Region

John Donahue, Head of Growth – Western Region

Michael Demetriou, Head of Growth – Eastern Region

Robb Williams, Head of Brokerage

Rhonda Henze, Head of Contract Binding

John Bures, Head of Cornerstone Underwriting Partners

“Just as we are doing with the Acrisure branded retail businesses, under the Wholesure brand we are bringing together some unique wholesale and MGA/Program businesses with incredible entrepreneurial and experienced leadership,” comments Millwater. “I am looking forward to working closely with Bob, Brian and the rest of the team to rapidly develop and grow what already is one of the largest wholesale businesses in North America.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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