CAC Specialty is adding to its Private Equity team with the hiring of Tom O’Leary. Tom is joining the team in a business development role; he will also be instrumental in expanding CAC Specialty’s private equity business into Dallas and the broader Texas market.

Tom has nearly a decade of insurance industry experience, most recently serving as a vice president of M&A and business development with Willis Towers Watson. During his tenure, Tom has advised on hundreds of private equity transactions with a focus on due diligence, transactional risk solutions and post-close insurance brokerage services.

“We are excited to bring Tom to our Private Equity team and have him lead our Dallas private equity strategies,” said Mike Rice, CEO of CAC Specialty. “Tom has shown talent beyond his years and will be an integral part of our team, helping grow our PE relationships in Dallas for years to come.”

“CAC is focused on finding the best talent in the industry to serve our private equity clients.  Tom’s ability to bring traditional and non-traditional risk transfer solutions to his clients will change the paradigm of risk transfer in the Dallas and broader Texas marketplace,” said David Payne, Chief Revenue Officer of CAC Specialty.

“I cannot wait to get started with the talented team at CAC Specialty,” said Tom. “I am excited to lead, develop and expand a talented group and cement CAC as a force in the Texas market.”

About CAC Specialty

CAC Specialty is an integrated specialty insurance brokerage business focused on providing expertise and placement capabilities across the spectrum of insurance and capital markets. CAC is an employee-controlled company focused on providing the best talent in the industry to serve its clients’ risk transfer needs.  We serve a variety of clients, including large corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, private equity sponsors and portfolio companies, and fund managers.