Christopher M. Treanor

President & CEO

Chris Treanor is the President & CEO of Specialty Program Group. In that role, he is responsible for the development and execution of a strategy to acquire and grow best in class MGAs/Program Managers and wholesale brokers. In the last two years Specialty Program Group has made nine acquisitions representing over $500 million in annual premium volume. Prior to joining Specialty Program Group in July of 2015, Chris was President of Preferred Concepts, LLC., a nationwide program manager. Chris joined Preferred in 2010 when the company acquired Mercator Risk Services, Inc., a national wholesale brokerage firm that Chris co-founded in 2006.

Prior to founding Mercator, Chris worked for 20 years at Marsh, where he held leadership roles in brokerage, sales and office management. Ultimately he served as Chief Executive Officer of the firm’s global placement operations. Chris was a member of the Marsh, Inc. Board of Directors and the company’s Management Committee.

Chris received an AB in Economics and History magna cum laude from Duke University in 1985 and received his MBA from Columbia University in 1991. He has an honorary Doctorate from Centenary University, where he previously served as a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Freedom House Inc., a substance abuse halfway house facility with operations throughout New Jersey.