St. Louis, Missouri – Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions (“SMIS”) is pleased to announce that Bob Butler will be joining SMIS as a Principal effective October 1, 2012. Bob began his insurance career in 1990, working with Smith McGehee at both Marsh & McLennan and Huntleigh McGehee, Inc., before leaving in 2002 to join The Daniel & Henry Company. Four team members from Daniel & Henry will be joining Bob in the move to SMIS.
“Bob brings over twenty years of insurance experience, as well as a tremendous amount of energy and commitment to helping execute our vision for SMIS,” said Smith McGehee, founder of SMIS. “Bob is joining the senior management team and will be responsible for certain operational matters, as well as assisting with corporate development and strategic growth initiatives.”
“This will be the third time that I get to work with Smith,” said Butler. “I was fortunate to be part of the success at Huntleigh McGehee, and I am confident SMIS will prove to be even more successful. I am really looking forward to getting started and continuing the exceptional growth already experienced since the agency’s founding late last year.”
“Smith is reassembling the team that brought so much success in the past, and we are very excited about Bob joining SMIS in a critical role with the executive management and ownership team,” said Chip Smith, Managing Principal of Greenleaf Capital Partners. “Greenleaf is pleased to continue providing growth capital to SMIS, particularly when an already impressive management team is complemented with people like Bob and his team. Smith is a great visionary and an inspirational leader who, in less than 12 months, has established SMIS with all of the means to achieve its aggressive growth plans. We look forward to helping Bob and the entire team execute on this plan.”
About Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions:
Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions is a global risk management and employee benefits consulting firm that commenced operations in September 2011. Smith McGehee, the firm’s founder, has been in the insurance business since 1971 and has spent his career managing large and complex risks. In addition, Smith McGehee founded Huntleigh-McGehee, Inc., which he sold in 2004. For more information, please visit www.hsmins.com.
About Greenleaf Capital Partners:
Greenleaf Capital Partners (GCP) advises clients on capital raisings, mergers & acquisitions, ownership transitions, and recapitalizations. In addition, GCP is the managing member of Greenleaf Investment Company, which invests in smaller middle market businesses, including start-ups, with proven management teams. For more information, please visit www.greenleafcp.com.
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