Meet Our Management Liability Specialists

To provide more insight into our Management Liability thought leaders, we've provided several brief profiles below.

Phil Norton

Vice Chairman, Midwest Region, Financial Products Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Phil is one of the leading authorities on Directors and Officers Liability (D&O), Fiduciary Liability and Employment Practices Liability (EPL) throughout the globe. For over 25 years, Dr. Norton has helped develop unique consulted public and private corporations specializing in hard-to-place coverages.

Jerry Henderson

Area Executive Vice President Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Jerry joined Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in conjunction with Gallagher’s acquisition of MDM Associates in March of 2001.  Jerry's area of expertise is in analyzing and crafting policy language and program structure, and has helped settle some of the largest D&O claims in the industry. He has directly handled the placement of financial insurance for hundreds of publicly traded companies of all sizes.

Jennifer Sharkey

Area Executive Vice President Insurance & Risk Management

North America

Jennifer joined Gallagher as a result of the William Gallagher & Associates acquisition in 2015.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and is responsible for consulting, marketing and negotiating coverages for complex risks on behalf of the Fortune 1000.  She has a great deal of experience working with clients in the technology, manufacturing, retail and life sciences sectors.  She has published numerous articles on Directors & Officers Liability and speaks frequently on various executive risk topics.

William Edwards

Area Executive Vice President Insurance & Risk Management

North America

William has been a specialist with Gallagher since 2000.  Prior to joining Gallagher he was with a leading national wholesale broker specializing in management liability insurance. During his career, Mr. Edwards has been engaged as an expert witness on D&O matters, has created underwriting tools, and collaborated in the drafting of the first combined D&O / EPL policies for private companies.

John Ergastolo

Area Executive Vice President Insurance & Risk Management

North America

John focuses on public, private and nonprofit management liability exposure analysis and product placement.  He specializes in tailoring programs to meet the specific requirements of his clients which requires a thorough understanding of the client’s needs, exposures, and coverage available in the marketplace. John is recognized as a national D&O specialist for large accounts, including Fortune 500’s.