Eliot Partnership (“Eliot Partnership”), the leading global insurance sector specialist executive search firm, today announced its expansion into the global Life Insurance and Reinsurance market under the leadership of Brad Whatley, Director, Global Life, who joined the business in June 2022.
Brad is based in Chicago and brings nearly 20 years of experience and specialist subject matter knowledge to Life clients’ leadership engagements. Working closely with Lydia Pitts, Senior Partner and Head of North America, and the wider global business, Brad will be expanding the firm’s sector specialist executive search services into the Life Insurance and Reinsurance market. Prior to joining Eliot Partnership, Brad was Managing Director at an insurance specific executive search firm, specialising in the Life insurance industry. Brad’s insurance experience precedes his time in the search industry, having started his career with tenures at Aon Corporation and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Brad commented, “The world of insurance is ever evolving and is continuing to grow even more interconnected across borders. Eliot Partnership’s identity as a global insurance sector specialist, alongside our global one P&L structure, brings a unique value proposition to both clients and candidates alike. I’m truly excited to be part of the Eliot team and the next phase of our journey.”
Commenting on the expansion, Lydia Pitts, Senior Partner and Head of North America at Eliot Partnership said, “I am delighted to be launching our Life proposition under Brad’s leadership. His deep knowledge of the Life market has been complementary to our existing P&C offering, and positions us to work even deeper with certain key clients in North America and beyond. We look forward to the Life practice continuing to enrich and deepen our internal capabilities for the benefit of the businesses we serve.”
Andrew Eliot, Founder and Managing Partner of Eliot Partnership said, “Brad is the ideal person to be leading our global Life initiative. Not only is he a Life subject matter expert and a proven search professional but he is also a tremendous fit with our business across the world. Furthermore, our North America coverage has been extended by his presence in Chicago which we look forward to developing further. Welcome Brad!”
About Eliot Partnership
Eliot is unique in being the only global insurance sector specialist executive search business in the world. Eliot has a wide range of clients from insurance companies, reinsurers, brokers, run-off companies, loss adjusters, Insurtechs, medium-sized Specialty businesses, smaller ''boutique'' companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Eliot works with boards, CEOs and their executive teams, including business and functional heads, to fill senior roles across the insurance, reinsurance, legacy, and claims management sectors, and leads domestic and global assignments from its regional hubs in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.