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Guy Carpenter promotes Petka & Underwood within GC Access

23rd May 2022 - Author: Luke Gallin

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has named Matt Petka as President of GC Access North America and Branch Manager of the firm’s Dallas office, as Riley Underwood takes over as Head of Client Solutions for GC Access, effective immediately.

matt-petka-guy-carpenterGuy Carpenter launched its GC Access unit in 2020 to provide dedicated MGA program business solutions.

According to the broker, the practice continues to offer fully integrated and bespoke services across business planning, program carrier selection, capital advisory, and modelling support.

Petka brings more than 22 years of broking experience to his new role, and first joined Guy Carpenter as a Managing Director at GC Access in 2021. Previously, he was an Executive Vice President at Willis Re, where he had a focus on MGA and program business.

Underwood brings 11 years of experience to the role, and first joined the GC Access team in 2021 as a Senior Vice President, having also previously worked for Willis Re.

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John Trace, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of North America at Guy Carpenter, commented: “Matt and Riley represent decades of experience in the program sector and are key to driving success for our GC Access clients.

“We are fully committed to enhancing and expanding the scope of services and capabilities we offer our growing client network.”

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