MMA appoints Bill Jeatran as President and Christina Mott as COO

22 August 2017 4 min. read
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Marsh & McLennan Agency has made two senior appointments internally. Bill Jeatran, who joined the company in 2004, has been promoted to the role of President, while Christina Mott, who joined sister company Oliver Wyman in 2004, rises to Chief Operating Officer.

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has appointed Bill Jeatran as President and Christina Mott as Chief Operating Officer. MMA is a mid-market provider of insurance and benefits advisory across the US. The subsidiary of Marsh and McLennan Companies (MMC) is known for its expansion through an inorganic acquisition strategy – utilising the aggressive tactic to become the 12th largest insurance broker in the US, with revenues of around $1 billion, and the two promotions will see the beneficiaries work to expand that prominence further through the industry.

In 1986, Bill Jeatran founded RJF Agencies shortly after the completion of his Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. John's University. The company has since provided middle market advisory services in the property and casualty insurance and employee benefits to space. In 2011 the company was acquired by MMA, having boasted revenues of approximately $25 million annually, and employed around 150 personnel. Following the acquisition Jeatran became CEO of MMA’s Upper Midwest area. In the intervening years, he has held various board level positions, including being a Board Member for St John's University, Chairman at Assurex Global, and a Board Member for the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, a position he still holds.

In his new role, as President, Jeantran will focus on various key strategic avenues for the firm, including acquisitions, client engagement, talent development, and scaling best practices. He will be based out of the firm’s Minneapolis, Minnesota, office, reporting to David Eslick, Chairman and CEO of MMA.

“Having built his own successful business before most recently leading MMA’s largest region, the upper Midwest, Bill is the ideal executive to help develop MMA’s strategic priorities for the future,” Eslick said of the new President.

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Passing comment on his promotion meanwhile, Jeantran said, “From selling my business to MMA and then joining the leadership team, I have a first-hand appreciation for MMA’s dedication to acquiring and developing outstanding businesses while maintaining high standards for quality at all levels. I look forward to working with our firms and their leadership teams across the country to ensure MMA continues to enhance its market-leading proposition.”

Christina Mott meanwhile, worked across various subsidiaries of MMC prior to her new role. She was most recently at Marsh, where she spent two years as an Innovation Leader. Previously she spent two years with parent company MMC, as the Global Head of Innovation, following a two-year stint as Director in Innovation. Mott began her career in the industry at subsidiary Oliver Wyman for two years, before taking on the role of Director of Client Solutions at Mercer Delta Consulting for five years. Prior to joining the consulting firm, she worked at Think Tools and Pitney Bowes in various role. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration in General Management from the IMD Business School.

In her new role, Mott will leverage her extensive experience in, among others, innovation, to drive for the firm’s operational best practice, including areas such as technology/digitization initiatives, and product development. Her extensive experience across MMC will be leveraged, as she works with the senior leadership of MMA and MMC. She will be based in the firm’s New York office.

David Eslick said of Mott’s latest ascension, “Given her background in innovation, strategy and operations, Christina will ensure that we execute our ambitious plans to further expand the MMA offering.”