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Ryan Specialty Hires First Chief Risk Officer


Ryan Specialty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RYAN) (“Ryan Specialty”) is pleased to announce that Waleed K. Husain has joined the firm as its first Chief Risk Officer. Waleed specializes in identifying, analyzing and mitigating internal and external risks for financial services firms.

Waleed is an industry enterprise risk management veteran with experience in developing scalable enterprise risk programs in both the public and private sectors. In 2011, he joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in the Supervision & Regulation department and had risk oversight for a portfolio of financial institutions amidst the 2008 financial crisis. After serving as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer within JPMorgan Chase's Consumer Community Bank, Waleed joined Wintrust Financial as Senior Vice President of Risk Management.

Speaking on the hire, Jeremiah R. Bickham, CFO of Ryan Specialty, said, “We are excited to welcome Waleed to our team. Adding the role of Chief Risk Officer is a natural evolution for Ryan Specialty, and Waleed has deep experience in enterprise risk management for financial services companies. We look forward to working with Waleed in our continual pursuit of operational excellence across our firm.”

Waleed added, “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to join Ryan Specialty. The firm holds an outstanding reputation in the industry, and I look forward to strategically partnering with this highly skilled management team to develop new risk management solutions for such a world class organization.”

About Ryan Specialty

Founded in 2010, Ryan Specialty is a service provider of specialty products and solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers. Ryan Specialty provides distribution, underwriting, product development, administration and risk management services by acting as a wholesale broker and a managing underwriter with delegated authority from insurance carriers. Ryan Specialty’s mission is to provide industry-leading innovative specialty insurance solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers.

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