DEERFIELD, IL – Teddy Felker Managing Director, Private Equity Practice for GCG, an Alera Group Company, has been named a Business Insurance 2018 Break Out Award Winner. Alera Group is a leading national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm
The Break Out Awards honor 40 top professionals on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field. Break Out winners from across the United States are recognized for their leadership and professional skills.
One of the reasons he was honored with the Break Out Award was for his forward thinking and inititative. Recognizing clients needed private equity services, he co-founded the Private Equity Practice at GCG in 2015. Since then has been instrumental in growing the division to 10 full-time professionals. He oversees implementation of Risk Management solutions for financial institutions. While the private equity industry is extremely competitive, in just the past three years, he has advised on more than 100 transactions. He credits much of his success to his client approach – making sure his clients recognize he is on their team.
“Teddy is completely deserving of this recognition. He is a problem solver for his clients, many of whom are involved with Private Equity firms that – more often than not – have complex structures requiring out-of-the-box thinking,” says Richard Levitz, Managing Parter at GCG Financial, an Alera Group Company.
Continues Levitz, “Teddy has a veteran’s strategic vision to help navigate the hurdles that clients face with these more complex issues.”
Felker was recognized at the awards recognition event in Chicago on June 12 and is featured in the June 2018 issue of Business Insurance and on www.businessinsurance.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 was created by merging 24 high-performing, entrepreneurial firms across the U.S. It 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.
Break Out Awards
Business Insurance’s Break Out Awards program honors 40 top professionals on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field. Break Out winners from across the United States are recognized for their leadership and professional skills and can be working in any area of the industry — risk managers, brokers, insurers, reinsurers, MGAs, MGUs, wholesalers, captive managers, TPAs, lawyers and other providers serving the commercial insurance sector. The program culminates with regional award recognition events held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.