Guy Carpenter announces GC Access Leadership in North America

Press Release

New York, May 23, 2022 – Guy Carpenter, a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist and a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), announced today the appointments of Matt Petka to President of GC Access North America and Branch Manager of Guy Carpenter’s Dallas office, and Riley Underwood to Head of Client Solutions for GC Access, effective immediately.

With the rapid expansion of the dynamic programs market, Guy Carpenter launched GC Access in 2020 as a dedicated offering to help clients capitalize on Managing General Agent (MGA) solutions. The practice continues to provide fully integrated and bespoke services across business planning, program carrier selection, capital advisory and modeling support. This strategic network spans over 50 colleagues in North America, Canada and the UK, working closely with the firm’s Global Strategic Advisory and InsurTech Center of Excellence teams.

Today, GC Access is one of the most comprehensive offerings in the space, leveraging Guy Carpenter’s market-leading actuarial and analytical capabilities, contract expertise, and an expansive network of insurer and reinsurer relationships to match MGAs and carriers efficiently.

Mr. Petka brings over 22 years of broking experience to the role. He joined Guy Carpenter in 2021 as a Managing Director at GC Access, and prior to this, was an Executive Vice President at Willis Re, focusing on MGA and program business. Mr. Underwood is also a highly accomplished senior broker with over 11 years of experience who joined the GC Access team in 2021 as a Senior Vice President, having previously worked for Willis Re.

“Matt and Riley represent decades of experience in the program sector and are key to driving success for our GC Access clients,” said John Trace, CEO of North America at Guy Carpenter. “We are fully committed to enhancing and expanding the scope of services and capabilities we offer our growing client network.”



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About Guy Carpenter

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC is a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist with 3,400 professionals in over 60 offices around the world. Guy Carpenter delivers a powerful combination of broking expertise, trusted strategic advisory services and industry-leading analytics to help clients adapt to emerging opportunities and achieve profitable growth. Guy Carpenter is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The Company’s 83,000 colleagues advise clients in 130 countries.  With annual revenue of nearly $20 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses including Marsh, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit www.guycarp.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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