Holmes Murphy brings in new chief strategic investment officer
Holmes Murphy, an independent brokerage headquartered in Waukee, Iowa, has appointed Quinton Leith as chief strategic investment officer.
In his new role, Leith will be responsible for evaluating existing relationships while reviewing the company’s geographical footprint to identify underserved locations where Holmes Murphy may expand its business further.
Leith brings more than a decade of experience in the insurance industry to Holmes Murphy, specializing in investments and mergers & acquisitions (M&As). He previously served as vice president of the private equity firm Flexpoint Ford, where he handled sourcing opportunities, evaluating and executing investments and M&As, and working with portfolio companies. He was also an analyst for Macquarie Capital, a major global financial services group.
An Iowa native, Leith is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Applied Economics and Management.
“Quin brings a unique talent in approaching business opportunities in an innovative way,” said Dan Keough, chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy. “With his proven expertise, I have confidence that Holmes Murphy will be even more informed, more proactive on investment opportunities, and be able to make faster business and investment decisions with maximum efficiency to help care for our clients’ needs.”