Our Story

Alera Group, formed in 2016, has over 750 employees serving thousands of clients nationally. We have specialists in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera was created by the merging of 24 high-performing, entrepreneurial firms across the United States. Today, Alera Group is the nation’s 7th largest privately held employee benefits firm and the 14th largest privately held multi-line insurance agency. The founding members of Alera Group are motivated by the desire to find a better way to serve clients nationally without losing the independent thinking and values of our founding firms. Alera combines the national resources of its members to deliver the best possible outcomes for clients—positively impacting our employees, clients, communities and the lives of people where we serve. We look forward to our continued growth by partnering with individuals and firms who share our vision, mission and passion. We are focused on trusted relationships and smart outcomes. To learn more about the Alera Group and how you can join our team, please visit Partnership Opportunities.

Our Name

The word “Alera” is derived from the Latin word for “success.” For us, success is demonstrated through the speed, simplicity and efficiency of our service, along with a high degree of alertness and clarity of thought that our clients demand. We are committed to building on these attributes to enhance our strong local presence on a truly national scale.

Our Leadership

Meet the leaders of Alera Group, a team of tenured industry veterans who know just what it takes to build a strong organization focused on growth, trust and exceptional client experiences. Read more about our leaders and the experiences they bring to Alera Group.

Alan J. Levitz

Chief Executive Officer | 847-582-4501 | alan.levitz@aleragroup.com

Alan J. Levitz is the Chief Executive Officer of Alera Group and has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. He most recently served as chief executive officer of GCG Financial, Inc., providing visionary and strategic leadership to the firm. Under his leadership, GCG Financial, Inc. grew into a multi-dimensional insurance and financial services company providing benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management products and services to thousands of individuals, families and businesses.

Levitz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and has since earned several industry designations, including Certified Financial Planner™ professional, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). Levitz has been published in many industry journals on topics ranging from management issues to retirement planning and has been called on to serve on advisory boards for several financial services product providers.

William Corrigan

Chief Financial Officer | 847-582-4502 | william.corrigan@aleragroup.com

William (Billy) Corrigan is the Chief Financial Officer of Alera Group. Prior to joining the firm, Corrigan held the position of Chief Financial Officer for the International Division at Marsh. He was responsible for the financial results of Marsh’s $3B business outside of North America. Corrigan also served as Chief Financial Officer of Marsh & McLennan Agency, which, when he joined, was a newly formed company within Marsh to focus on growing U.S. middle market business primarily through acquisitions of independent agencies.

Corrigan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Caledonian University located in Glasgow. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Robert J. Lieblein

Chief Development Officer | 847-582-4503 | rob.lieblein@aleragroup.com

Robert J. Lieblein is Chief Development Officer for Alera Group. With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Lieblein has been involved in more than 150 M&A transactions throughout his career. Most recently, Lieblein served as executive vice president on the Mergers & Acquisitions team for Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc. He was responsible for a wide variety of activities relating to deal execution on the buy side and sell side of M&A transactions. He is an expert in acquisition analysis, transaction valuation and structuring, acquisition strategy, due diligence, negotiations and post-acquisition consulting.

Leiblein earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Mathematics and Computer Science from Shippensburg University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and maintains his Series 62, 79, and 63 FINRA Registrations.

Peter Marathas Jr.

Chief Legal Counsel | 847-582-4504 | peter.marathas@aleragroup.com

Peter Marathas, Managing Partner of Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP serves as Chief Legal Counsel to Alera Group. Marathas is one of the nation’s leading employee benefits and executive compensation lawyers, and has close to 25 years of experience in the industry. He has earned a solid national reputation as being among a short list of employee benefits attorneys who can guide his clients through complex federal and state benefits, compensation laws and tax, securities, ERISA and corporate governance issues.

Marathas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree as well as graduated cum laude and summa cum laude from Bradley University. He also graduated magna cum laude from University of Illinois with his Juris Doctor degree. Marathas is a prolific author, writer and active speaker on all employee benefits matters. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Illinois and Florida.

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