As Chief Executive Officer of Gallagher’s U.S. Retail Property and Casualty Operations, Mike Pesch leads a division of more than 5,100 employees generating over $1.6B in annual revenue. In this role, Mike has led the team to drive business results and innovation with a laser-focus on being client-centric, technology and data-driven, and by building an inclusive and diverse organization. Averaging 11% annual revenue growth each year as CEO, Mike continues to develop and execute on new initiatives and programs that contribute Gallagher’s overall growth and success.
Mike Pesch has spent his entire career with Gallagher, joining the company in 1991 as a sales intern and then commercial Property/Casualty Producer. In 2002, he became Assistant Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions, where he helped to advance Gallagher’s growth strategy by developing relationships with independent agencies across the country and demonstrating the benefits of merging.
In 2005, Mike became Area President of Gallagher’s flagship Itasca Brokerage Branch, and then served as Regional President of the seven-state Midwest Region. Through acquisition and organic revenue growth, his Regional operations experienced a compound annual growth rate of 15%. Under his leadership, the Midwest Region was able to initiate and develop several key national Gallagher initiatives that now have a national presence today. In 2016, Mike became CEO of the Brokerage Services Division, and since then, has led the team to achieve record-organic growth and organizational success.