Acrisure Names Matthew Kirk EVP, Head of Insurance Strategy

Kirk arrives at Acrisure after 16 years at The Hartford, where he was most recently SVP, Chief Sales & Distribution Officer, Small Commercial.

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Acrisure (Grand Rapids, Mich.), a fintech that operates a top-10 global insurance broker, announced that it has appointed Matthew Kirk as Executive Vice President and Head of Insurance Strategy and Execution. The company specializes in intelligence-driven financial services, providing a range of products including insurance, real estate services, cyber services, and asset and wealth management.

Matthew Kirk, EVP, Head of Insurance Strategy and Execution, Acrisure.

Kirk joins Acrisure following 16 years at The Hartford, where he served as SVP, Chief Sales & Distribution Officer, Small Commercial. In his new, Kirk will join 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 AI-based technology, its MGA platform strategy, accelerating value chain compression and deepening its carrier partnerships, according to an Acrisure statement.

“We’re extremely pleased that Matt is joining our team and fortunate to find someone of his caliber. Matt’s experience and expertise perfectly align with Acrisure’s growth strategies and culture,” comments Greg Williams, Co-Founder, CEO and President, Acrisure. “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 United States Senator Don Nickles.

“We are delighted to have Matt join our Insurance team at Acrisure,” comments Acrisure’s Millwater. “His career trajectory and previous experience directly align with our growth plans. Matt’s commercial insurance business knowledge is extensive. He knows the US Retail Agency Model extremely well, he has great experience in all forms of distribution, and he has a passion for how technology, data and AI are rapidly changing the insurance business model. His reputation, experience and insight will be invaluable to me and my Acrisure Colleagues as we continue to marry our incredible insurance talent to the opportunities technology and data present.”

Best of Human and AI

Acrisure describes its value proposition as deploying the “best of human and AI” at scale across all financial service offerings. The company reports that is it maintaining a fast pace of M&A and continues to have a pipeline that it says will infuse the firm with leading technological prowess.

“I am thrilled to be joining Acrisure at a time of incredible momentum for the firm,” comments Kirk. “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.”

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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 or (503) 936-2803.

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