Boyden Global Executive Search Boosts Insurance Presence
Executive search firm R&L Associates, Ltd. has placed Erik Matson as a Partner in the Global Financial Services Practice at the New York office of Boyden Global Executive Search.
Mr Matson brings two decades of experience in the insurance sector and has worked on both the executive placement and industry management sides of the business. Prior to joining Boyden, he was the top executive at an Allianz US entity, running the P&C Commercial Lines business.
In addition, Mr Matson served in a number of senior executive roles for AIG, including president – Americas. He also has partner-level consulting experience in financial services and insurance gained at Booz Allen & Hamilton and Deloitte Consulting. Mid-career, he served as global co-leader of the insurance practice for another global executive search firm.
“Erik is a world-class addition to our global team,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “Our client work in insurance is expanding and Erik is the right partner to help build our growth and client relationships across these specialized sectors of financial services.”
“Erik brings unique insight to our insurance capabilities at Boyden, as he has worked in both recruiting and on industry sides of the business,” said Jeanne Branthover, Leader of Boyden’s Global Financial Services Practice and Managing Director of Boyden New York. “His tested leadership skills, clear vision and deep experience will allow our clients to strategically expand their leadership teams to new levels.”
“We are very excited to be an integral part of strengthening the Insurance practice within Boyden and adding to their leadership in this market,” said Rochelle Schumer, President and Founder of R&L Associates, Ltd. "Placing Search Professionals of Mr. Matson's caliber within the search Industry has been our pride and joy for the last 19 years."
Mr Matson has written several articles and has been quoted in Business Insurance, Information Week, NBC News, Business Week and International Business. He has also served as a contributing editor for Industry Week magazine.
Mr Matson received an MBA from Monmouth University and has completed post-graduate studies at the University of Chicago and Harvard Graduate School of Business. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Drew University and studied international economics at the London School of Economics. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Business and has lectured at the Kenan Graduate School of Business, University of North Carolina and Thunderbird International School of Management.
Currently, Mr Matson serves on the Board of Advisors for BlackOps Partners and Ironwood Consulting. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). While active, he led bio-terrorism exercises and was deployed in support of the War on Global Terror.
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