Meet Our Equity and M&A Specialists

To provide more insight into the Equity and M&A thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Kate Ackert

Area Assistant Vice President , Brokerage Services Division (BSD) Insurance & Risk Management

Kate manages the due diligence for the Equity and M&A Practice at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. She coordinates the appropriate specialists for each project and analyzes exposure to create the diligence deliverable and execute closing requirements and go-forward portfolio management.

Derek VanderVoort

Area President, Equity Advisor Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Derek has over 20 years of industry experience and is responsible for the leadership of several specialty teams. He also continues to serve as client executive for select clients and as a specialist in the area of transactional products including representations and warranties coverage, tax liability and contingent liability.