R-T Specialty Hires Wholesale Veteran Smith to Manage N.Y. Operation

October 18, 2011

R-T Specialty, the wholesale brokerage unit of Ryan Specialty Group, appointed industry veteran Mark Smith as president and managing director for the firm’s New York operation.

Smith is a well-known industry executive in the wholesale segment. He brings to R-T Specialty more than three decades’ experience in the wholesale/specialty marketplace, with expertise in building and managing local, regional and national wholesale offices and operations.

He started his wholesale career in New York City with Trans World Excess, and spent six years with Horan Goldman, managing their New York office. In 1990 he sold his New York wholesale firm to Willis and joined Stewart Smith East as president and CEO. He spent 15 years with Stewart Smith and was named group president and CEO in 1999.

Headquartered in Chicago, R-T Specialty specializes in wholesale brokerage, MGA/MGU underwriting facilities and other related services to agents, brokers and carriers.

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