Walnut Creek, Calif., January 21, 2016 – Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today that Matt Veatch has joined Ascension Collegiate Solutions as Vice President in its Overland Park office, effective January 19. In this new role, Matt will be focusing his efforts on intercollegiate sports, specifically in growing Ascension’s presence with NCAA Division 1 “Power 5” schools. He will also be assisting with product development as these schools expand their intercollegiate sports product portfolio.
“We are excited for Matt to join our team, specifically focusing on intercollegiate sports. Matt’s twenty-two years in the insurance and executive benefits industry have given him a diverse and unique breadth of experiences and expertise that will serve us remarkably well,” remarked Krista Stanek, Executive Vice President, Ascension Collegiate Solutions.
Neil Majors, Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Collegiate Solutions, added, “As Ascension continues to grow and our Collegiate Solutions team expands, we look for the right people to promote our unique value proposition. In Matt’s case, his high level of expertise and commitment to finding the right solutions for each and every client fits in extremely well with our mission. I’m sure Matt will be very successful in helping our clients achieve their goals.”
Matt commented, “The Collegiate Solutions team is such a great fit for me, with its specialized focus on client service. I’m looking forward to contributing to Ascension’s already fantastic Collegiate division in the college athletics space. Joining Ascension is a home run.”
Before signing with Ascension, Matt was a Senior Vice President at Willis, where he worked as a practice leader in the areas of Business Continuity, Executive Benefits, and Non-qualified Retirement Plans. Prior to Willis, Matt held positions at Mariner Wealth Advisors and Lockton Companies.
Matt has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, maintains Life & Health and Property & Casualty insurance licenses, as well as holding Series 6 and 63 securities licenses. He is active in the community supporting several charitable organizations and boards, is a long-standing member of AALU, and is a frequent industry speaker on life insurance, wealth transfer strategies, and executive benefits- related topics. Additionally, Matt had a short stint as a professional athlete post-college, and he remains actively involved in various sporting activities and coaching opportunities with his three children. Matt is also an avid bird hunter and a very average golfer.
About Ascension Insurance, Inc.
Ascension Insurance, Inc. is a premier insurance agency that offers superior risk management and benefits consulting services. It has more than 400 employees in 31 locations nationwide. Ascension is a privately held corporation; together with its private equity partners, Parthenon Capital and Century Capital Management, the company expects to continue its strong trajectory through additional acquisitions and organic growth.