Who We Are 

Ryan Specialty is a service provider of specialty products and solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers, providing distribution, underwriting, product development, administration and risk management services by acting as a wholesale broker and a managing underwriter.

Our History

Ryan Specialty was founded in 2010 by Patrick G. Ryan, the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Aon Corporation. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Ryan Specialty has operations in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. Ryan Specialty’s strong start has been the result of organic growth further cultivated through strategic acquisitions.

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Patrick G. Ryan

Patrick G. Ryan

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Ryan Specialty

Letter From Our Chairman

Ryan Specialty was founded in 2010 to be the trusted trading partner for specialty risk solutions and services to retail agents, brokers and insurance carriers. Our talent, innovation and execution are what continue to set Ryan Specialty apart from our competitors. These characteristics enable us to provide exceptional outcomes for our clients and have established Ryan Specialty as an industry leader.

Our culture of empowerment and teamwork provides our brokers and underwriters with the flexibility and agility to react to opportunities in the marketplace to best serve the needs of clients. Our team members adhere to the highest standards of the industry and are inspired by creativity, innovation and hard work. It is with these attributes that we have achieved excellent organic growth which is core to our strategy. This natural growth has been further developed through strategic bolt on acquisitions adding scale and differentiating skills towards achieving our goals.

I am very proud of what we have built in these few short years and want to thank the industry for its support. Without the collaboration of our clients and trading partners, we could not have achieved such significant growth and industry impact.

Respectfully yours,



The Ryan Specialty leadership team represents some of the highest quality leaders in the insurance industry, each of whom are committed to developing their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

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Rob Polansky
President of Field Operations, RT Binding Authority
Jason Murrey
President of Commercial Lines, RT Binding Authority
Tracy Davis
Senior Director, RT Binding Authority
Dave Adcock
Director, RT Binding Authority
Claudia May
Director, RT Binding Authority
Annie Dawson
Director, RT Binding Authority
Eric Director
Director, London Focus, RT Binding Authority
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