Kathy Burns, Global High-Tech Leader, Joins Ryan Specialty Group

May 4, 2017, CHICAGO, IL – Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG) announced today that Kathy Burns joined the firm as Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, and is based in Chicago, IL.

Kathy Burns is a trusted leader that converges strategic, financial and commercial expertise to build successful technology based companies. Kathy is a recognized expert in the risk management and insurance industry having dedicated her entire career within it previously working at Aon, Marsh, and Crawford & Company. Prior to joining RSG, Kathy was the CEO of Ventiv Technology (previously known as Aon eSolutions) and remains on their Board.

Patrick G. Ryan, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ryan Specialty Group, commented, “Kathy is a proven leader with extensive insurance and technology knowledge and experience. At RSG, she will direct and further develop RSG’s client enabling technologies, the first of which is The Connector, our SME E&S technology which is under development. We are very pleased to have Kathy join the RSG family.”

Remarking on her new position, Kathy stated, “I am so thrilled to be working at Ryan Specialty Group with the most talented team in the industry. The opportunity to leverage technology to further enable RSG’s growth strategies is tremendous. I look forward to leading The Connector, which will help drive RSG’s SME strategy.”

Kathy can be reached at:, 312-366-3193


Ryan Specialty Group, LLC

Ryan Specialty Group, LLC is an international specialty insurance organization which includes a wholesale brokerage firm, highly-specialized underwriting companies and specialty services designed specifically for agents, brokers and insurers.

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