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McGriff hires Clay as Private Equity practice leader for Employee Benefits Division

STAMFORD, Conn. – McGriff has hired Brian Clay as the Private Equity practice leader for Employee Benefits in the newly formed Private Equity Risk Advisory group.

Based in Stamford, Conn., Clay joins McGriff from a large international insurance and benefits broker. He will use his private equity experience to help clients manage transactional risk through due diligence and insurance management. Clay will work alongside Paul Zederbaum, who recently joined McGriff as Private Equity practice leader for Property and Casualty.

“Private equity consulting and management provides an incredible opportunity for our organization to grow across the industries we serve while providing significant value in the mergers and acquisition space with our clients and portfolio managers,” said National Employee Benefits Sales Leader Tom Hayes. “We’re very pleased to welcome Brian on board to lead a best-in-class, dedicated team responsible for all aspects of due diligence and risk management on the employee benefits side.”

Clay, a Connecticut native, earned his bachelor’s degree from The New School University in New York City. He holds the Life, Accident and Health designation. He can be reached at or 203-253-2748.

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