Alliant Insurance Services Broker Emily Quinlan Recognized as a 2021 M&A Power Broker

Topics: M&A

Emily Quinlan, Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services

Emily Quinlan
Vice President
Alliant Insurance Services, San Francisco

For private equity firms and corporates regularly pursuing acquisitions, Emily Quinlan provides what they need: breadth of knowledge, carrier connections, and availability.

Roxanna Sassanian, CFO of Operam Inc., first met Quinlan when she worked at a private-equity firm and, unsatisfied with the current rep from another large brokerage, tapped her after interviewing five candidates.

That paid off in a subsequent large acquisition with 8,000 employees.

“She worked 24/7 to get us through the finish line,” Sassanian said. Her diligence and constant communication “were just phenomenal,” she added, and that continued after Sassanian moved to the smaller Operam.

“Even for questions I have that have nothing to do with business insurance she’s always accessible, and if she can’t advise on the issue, she’ll connect me someone who can.”

Aaron Habriga, principal at Varsity Healthcare Partners, said Quinlan has worked with him on at least nine transactions and has performed due diligence on several more of the firm’s deals.

She plays a key role in evaluating an acquisition target’s existing policies and whether there is insufficient or excessive coverage, and Alliant’s scale and established network help her negotiate effectively with the carriers.

“Emily has become a really trusted resource to our firm,” Habriga said. “[It’s] Almost like having an in-house broker,” he said.

All 2021 Power Broker Winners

2021 M&A Power Broker Winners

What is a Power Broker?

A Risk & Insurance Power Broker® is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker® award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge.

Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

Who selects the winners?

Power Brokers are selected by risk managers based on the strength of the testimonials they provide to a team of 15 Risk & Insurance editors and writers.

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