Michael Blackshear serves as Senior Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer for Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) with responsibilities for maintaining and growing an effective compliance and regulatory framework. RSG is an international specialty insurance organization that provides solutions to brokers, agents, and insurance carriers with operations in North America, United Kingdom, and Europe. He has over 27 years of financial service and executive experience in the areas of compliance and risk management.
Prior to joining RSG, Michael was the North America Chief Compliance Officer for Chubb Insurance Group, developing and maintaining their North American (NA) compliance program. Michael was primarily responsible for the NA compliance framework integration and transformation during the ACE/Chubb merger. Before his time with Chubb, Michael held various leadership roles with Marsh & McLennan Companies, focusing on compliance and government affairs. Before joining Marsh, he held compliance and risk management-oriented advisory roles for both KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He began his insurance career as an underwriter for Continental Insurance Company and then as a casualty broker with Alexander & Alexander Insurance Brokerage Firm.
Michael was recently named in Insurance Business America’s (IBA) Hot 100 insurance practitioners for 2020. This listing consist of the Top 100 US insurance professionals that shaped, transformed, and pushed the insurance industry forward with their dedication, mentorship, and vision, for the last twelve months. Michael also has been honored by both Syracuse University, receiving the Chancellor’s Citation, the University’s most exclusive honor, in recognition of his significant career and civic achievements, and by Fordham’s Black Law Student Association, receiving the Annual Ruth Whitehead Whaley Award for being a prominent alumnus in the field of Compliance. Michael lectures as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, providing an introductory course in the rapidly growing field of Global Corporate Compliance.
Michael obtained his Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School, his MBA from St. John’s University School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science, and his BS in Finance from Syracuse University. He also received a certification in “Managing Ethics in Organizations” from Bentley College.