Virtus adds Chicago team

Virtus said Oct. 10 that Mike Kesner, John Eichmann, Eric Banduch, Joey Eichmann, and Angela Aiello have joined the company. Virtus did not disclose where the Chicago team worked at before, but said the group founded and led a large private equity insurance practice. Virtus is a portfolio company of Agman.


Chicago, IL and Kansas City, KS, October 10, 2019 – Virtus announced today the expansion of its Private Equity Practice with the addition of Mike Kesner, John Eichmann, Eric Banduch, Joey Eichmann, and Angela Aiello. This Chicago based team enhances Virtus’ expertise and market reach in the sector.

Prior to joining Virtus, this nationally recognized team founded and led one of the largest Private Equity insurance practices in the country. They have built and executed upon proprietary products and strategies specific to the private capital market.

“By partnering with one of the most productive teams in the country, we’ve added senior expertise and additional horsepower to our high growth trajectory,” said Andrew Gray, CEO of Virtus. “We’re excited to expand our national footprint and will continue to invest in top talent around the country.”

“Virtus provides an opportunity for high caliber producers to join a platform that fills the green space left by the large insurance roll-ups across the industry,” said Mike Kesner, Managing Partner. “Our team is looking forward to joining Virtus’ culture of teamwork, professionalism, and high energy.”

As an affiliate of Agman, Virtus’ permanent capital base provides the ability to disrupt the industry through disciplined growth over an extended time horizon. This partnership is representative of Virtus’ focus on attracting talent with deep industry specialization and proven performance.

Virtus has acquired additional teams in Kansas City and Fort Collins in 2019.

About Virtus

Virtus is a next generation insurance brokerage and consulting firm, with expertise in Property and Casualty and Employee Benefits. As a trusted partner to leading family offices and private equity firms throughout the country, Virtus provides management teams the transparency required to mitigate risk, develop informed strategy, and execute on business objectives.

About Agman

Agman is a family owned, multi-strategy investment firm leveraging its permanent capital base to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs building enduring businesses. Agman has grown into one of the largest private family-owned businesses in the United States, with thousands of employees and activities across the country.