Chairman, CEO, Alliant Insurance Services
WHY: Started at Newport Beach office when it had “zero business” in 1977, became CEO in 1994. Now the world’s 10thlargest insurance broker with annual sales topping $1.6B.
RECENT: Named Business Journal executive of the year for 2018, in financial services category. Continues growth push with deals in Midwest and Escondido among latest acquisitions.
QUOTABLE: “If you want to be left alone at a party, tell them you sell insurance.”