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Michael T. VanAcker

Michael T. VanAcker

Chief Operating Officer,
Ryan Specialty Group

Michael VanAcker is the Chief Operating Officer for Ryan Specialty Group. Previously, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer and Controller of RT Specialty. Michael joined RSG in 2011 and has been instrumental in establishing, leading and managing numerous departments for the company across the financial, operational and commercial functions.

Michael began his career in PwC’s Assurance practice specializing in insurance clients. At PwC, he gained experience in IFRS and Statutory reporting with his client list consisting of some of the largest insurance engagements in PwC’s portfolio.

Michael earned degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois, he was a member of the inaugural College of Business Honors Program and earned the Lloyd Morey Award for the highest GPA in the College of Business. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois after earning the Illinois CPA Society Excel Award for performance on the CPA exam.

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