New Head of Private Equity appointed at Vista Insurance

13/07/2022

From 4th July 2022, exactly eight years from the date the Vista management team went independent and formed the business, Vista is pleased to announce that Dan Blake has joined the senior management team as the new Head of Private Equity.

Dan is a Chartered Insurance Broker and joins Vista from Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers, where he managed a portfolio of clients, mainly in manufacturing and contracting, paying premiums in excess of £4,000,000. 

Dan commenced his career with technical specialist J K Lee (now part of the Howden Group) and brings a wealth of analytical expertise with him to this new role.

While Dan will add further strength to Vista construction team, recognised in the region as one of the few independent broker teams with high quality sector expertise, his key role will be to lead Vista’s Private Equity practice.

With experience that spans owner-managed businesses to multi-national corporate organisations, many of whom were backed by Private Equity investors, Dan is excited to be bringing his insurance due diligence skills to the fast-paced Vista team.

Vista CEO, Gavin Ruben said of Dan’s appointment “We are delighted to welcome Dan to Vista. We are sure Dan’s expertise within the Private Equity insurance sector will prove invaluable to the business and grow our Private Equity presence in the market”.

With more than 300 due diligence projects handled in the last five years and currently supporting more than 400 Private Equity and portfolio clients, Vista is already a leading provider of due diligence and portfolio services to the Private Equity sector. 

Dan said “I’m delighted to be joining the business at such an exciting time. Vista is growing in success and I’m confident about what this working relationship can achieve: even more Private Equity deals and many more satisfied clients”.

In 2021 Vista had one of its most successful years. They had their highest growth rate (40%) since starting the business, grew the company’s headcount by 21% including hires in marketing, compliance, account handling, and sales, and their Gross written premiums grew to in excess of £25,000,000.

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