Jackson Bender Joins as Co-Leader of Beecher Carlson’s Expanding Mergers and Acquisition Practice

March 23, 2020

ATLANTA (March 23, 2020) – Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (“Beecher Carlson”), a specialized large account insurance broker, announces the appointment of Jackson Bender as Co-National Practice Leader for Private Equity, Family Office, and M&A. Bender will co-lead the practice alongside Joe Ehrlich. Bender will report to Bill Daly, Chief Operating Officer, and will work out of Beecher Carlson’s Atlanta office.

Bender specializes in managing large corporate risks related to private equity firms, family offices, M&A, and other investment structures.  He provides transactional risk support, property and casualty and employee benefit due-diligence, and post-close corporate insurance placement and consultation.

Bill Daly, Chief Operating Officer, stated, “With Jackson’s experience, he will be a tremendous benefit to our clients. He and Joe will guide our investment and strategy around M&A resources to best serve the needs of our clients in this dynamic marketplace.”

Ehrlich shared his enthusiasm to partner with Bender stating, “I firmly believe that Jackson’s experience and the existing capabilities and expertise of Beecher Carlson will greatly enhance our ability to provide tailored risk management solutions to our clients.” Bender echoed this sentiment saying, “I’m excited to partner with Joe as we lead the expansion of the Private Equity, Family Office, and M&A practice. Our team of industry experts will deliver innovative services and solutions to address our clients’ growing and quickly evolving business needs.”

Prior to joining Beecher Carlson, Bender was a partner of a privately held brokerage firm headquartered in Atlanta. He helped lead the company’s expansion to a regional firm with broad client solutions. Bender additionally founded and led the firm’s Private Equity and M&A practice group, working with private equity funds and strategic acquirers domestically and internationally.

Bender is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Association for Corporate Growth , as Chairman of The Atlanta Charity Clays, and is a board member of The Piedmont Driving Club. Bender is a frequent speaker on corporate risk management and transactional risk related topics.

About Beecher Carlson

Beecher Carlson is a large account risk management broker that values depth of industry and product knowledge. Operating as a single profit center organized by specialization align our service teams to be structured based on what is best for client’s business rather than geographic convenience. We go beyond one-off transactions and utilize advanced analytics on every program. By quantifying the effects each decision will have on a company’s risk profile, we take the mystery out of buying insurance. Our mission is to continually challenge the status quo by partnering with clients to revolutionize the way they identify, quantify, mitigate, and finance risk. Our collective success is earned by creating the ideal risk management solution for our clients. For more information, go to www.beechercarlson.com.

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