Employee Benefits

Alera Group Expands M&A Team with New Hire

September 18, 2018

Matt Kistler Joins Firm as Director of Business Development

Deerfield, IL – Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has appointed Matt Kistler as Director of Business Development.

In this role, Kistler will play a critical part in Alera Group’s continued national expansion and growth. As an award-winning industry veteran, Kistler brings more than 12 years of experience to the Alera Group team.

“Matt Kistler is a fantastic addition to our M&A team as we continue to grow throughout the country,” said Rob Lieblein, Chief Development Officer of Alera Group. “His diverse background, knowledge of the insurance industry and relationships that he has developed makes him a powerful team member as Alera Group continues to expand.”

Previously, Kistler was the Vice President of Business Development at United Benefit Advisors (UBA), where he worked with the leadership of insurance agencies across the country as a strategic industry consultant. In 2016, Kistler joined LHD Benefit Advisors in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he helped CFOs, CEOs and human capital executives navigate the complexities of their employee benefits program.

“I am thrilled to join the remarkable team at Alera Group as the firm continues its robust national growth,” said Kistler. “Through this role, I look forward to helping Alera Group identify strong partner firms throughout the US, as well as supporting the continued development of our collaborative culture.”

Alera Group was formed in early 2017 and is one of the nation’s leading independent insurance agencies with over $280 million in revenue and more than 1,000 associates across the country. For more information on Alera Group, visit at www.aleragroup.com.


About Alera Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 1,000 employees serve thousands of clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera Group is the 15th largest independent insurance agency and the 7th largest independent employee benefits firm in the country. For more information, visit www.aleragroup.com or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS

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