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Crystal & Company recruits private equity adviser for executive director

New York City-based Crystal & Company, a national insurance broker, has named Michael Patrick as executive director. Previously, Patrick was managing director at Arthur J. Gallagher‘s Gallagher Equity Advisors.


Los Angeles, March 16, 2017 – Crystal & Company, a leading national insurance brokerage firm, announces the appointment of Michael Patrick in Southern California. Michael Patrick, who has been named Executive Director, specializes in mergers and acquisitions and has more than 15 years of experience working in the insurance industry. His main focus is on transactional diligence, human capital, risk analysis, and employment benefits strategies. Prior to joining Crystal & Company, he was a Managing Director for Gallagher Equity Advisors at Arthur J. Gallagher where he advised on more than $7 billion in transactions. Before that, he served as the Western Region Practice Leader for Gallagher Benefit Services.

“Michael has been a recognized and trusted advisor to private equity firms for several years. He has worked on transactions of all types and across jurisdictions globally. His appointment is a testament of our commitment to serving clients regardless of geography and is a welcome addition to our growing West Coast presence,” said Jonathan Gilbert, Senior Managing Director and M&A Practice Leader for Crystal & Company.

About Crystal & Company
Crystal & Company is the home for talented insurance professionals: creative, committed to their clients and driven to deliver extraordinary results. The company drives the strategy and execution behind insurance and employee benefits programs for businesses that want to be smart about risk. Crystal & Company is the insurance brokerage of choice for leading financial institutions, corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Headquartered in New York City, the firm has 11 offices throughout the United States and is founding partner of Brokerslink, a global alliance of independent insurance brokerages with members in more than 95 countries around the world. Visit