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Becoming a part of the Risk Strategies team is something special.

As an independent specialty-focused broker, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a central part of our growth strategy. With secure financial backing and a supportive leadership team, we partner with companies that are additive to the success and power of Risk Strategies. Sharing the same vision and values allows us to build something great together.

We also benefit by having Kelso Private Equity, one of the oldest and most established private equity firms and a leading investor in the insurance sector, hold a majority stake in our company. Our private equity backing has enabled us to accelerate our strategic M&A activities. 

We invite you to explore how the capabilities and resources of a large, national broker coupled with the flexibility, nimbleness, and attentiveness of a local broker, can benefit you.


Retail & Wholesale Acquisitions






Years of M&A Experience

Recent Acquisitions


Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer

John Vaglica

John Vaglica

Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer

As Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer of Accession Risk Management Group and its specialty operating companies, Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries, John focuses on all M&A activities, including debt financing, investor relations, and the company's overall capital structure. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, and operations, with both public and private companies. His background is in insurance and high-tech medical device manufacturing specializing in operational assimilation, accounting, finance, M&A and private equity/venture capital financing.

John has been with the company for over 18 years serving in a variety of roles including CFO. Previously, he was responsible for HR, IT, and Administration.

Prior to joining Risk Strategies, John held positions of increasing responsibility at Endius Incorporated, Benchmark Assisted Living, and Haemonetics Corporation.

John holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting and an MBA from Bentley University.

Olavo Macedo

Senior Managing Director

Mergers & Acquisitions