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MarshBerry is pleased to announce that Phil Trem has been named President of Financial Advisory, effective September 1, 2019.

Over Trem’s nearly ten-year career with MarshBerry, he has become a key contributor to the organization through his leadership within its Merger & Acquisition (“M&A”) advisory team and company operations. His experience encompasses the full life cycle of an M&A transaction while he works diligently to provide clients with a seamless, comprehensive experience. In addition to Trem’s M&A responsibilities, he has been an influencer across the rest of the organization through his experience in best practices analytics and management consulting services.

“Phil has consistently demonstrated character and integrity in how he deals with our clients and our colleagues. He is creative, collaborative, and has contributed greatly to our intellectual capital. He has grown into a sought-after confidant both internally and externally and is a true asset to our firm and the industry,” said John Wepler, Chairman and CEO – MarshBerry.

Trem is seen as a trusted partner for buyers and sellers who depend on his proficiency at deal negotiation, due diligence, deal execution, and integration planning. He brings practical tools to clients in their effort to plan and implement strategies to increase their success and profitability.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to help drive success for our Financial Advisory team as we become even more effective at adding value for our clients. We’ve made our mark in the insurance industry as the #1 M&A sell side adviser and through our perpetuation capabilities.1 However, I’m eager to showcase our strength in other Investment Banking solutions such as debt and equity capital raising,” said Trem.

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