R-T Specialty, LLC Hires Wholesale Insurance Veteran

October, 18, 2011, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — R-T Specialty, LLC (RT Specialty), the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, today announced that Mark M. Smith has joined the firm’s New York office as its President and Managing Director.

According to Tim Turner, President & CEO of RT Specialty, “We are extremely pleased to attract the level of talent and experience Mark brings to our New York operations. In his thirty plus years experience in the wholesale/ specialty marketplace, Mark has successfully built and managed local, regional and national wholesale offices and operations. He is recognized as a leader in our industry, and has a proven track record of success. I have known Mark personally and as a competitor for twenty years, and I look forward to him joining the RT Specialty team.”

On his new role and affiliation, Mr. Smith has this to say, “I have been watching closely the start up and initial success of Ryan Specialty Group and RT Specialty, which has been impressive. I share Pat Ryan’s vision for the need of a specialty organization devoted exclusively to creating solutions for a select group of hard-to-place risks while delivering measurable results. I am very excited to be joining the all-star lineup Pat Ryan and Tim Turner have attracted to the wholesale brokerage unit to date, and the opportunity to work for both of them. I look forward to leading the New York team’s continuing efforts to become the preferred go-to resource for our clients and a significant supporter of our company’s partners.


About Ryan Specialty Group, LLC

Ryan Specialty Group, LLC is a global holding company for wholesale brokerage, MGU/MGA’s and other specialty services to agents, brokers and insurance carriers. www.ryansg.com

About R-T Specialty, LLC

R-T Specialty, LLC is a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, specializing in wholesale brokerage, MGA/MGU underwriting facilities and other services to agents, brokers and carriers. In California: R-T Specialty Insurance Services, LLC License #0G97516. www.rtspecialty.com www.rtspecialty.com

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