Michael Blackshear, Ryan Specialty Group (US)
global chief compliance officer
As global chief compliance officer at Ryan Specialty Group, Michael Blackshear is responsible for maintaining and growing an effective compliance and regulatory framework for the company. He has more than 27 years of financial service and executive experience in the areas of compliance and risk management, including serving as Chubb’s North America chief compliance officer. Before joining Chubb, Blackshear held compliance and risk management roles with Marsh & McLennan Companies, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He began his insurance career as an underwriter for Continental Insurance Company before becoming a casualty broker with Alexander & Alexander.
Blackshear has been honoured with the Chancellor’s Citation from Syracuse University and the annual Ruth Whitehead Whaley Award from Fordham’s Black Law Student Association. He lectures as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, providing an introduction to the growing field of global corporate compliance. This IBA Hot 2020 lister obtained his Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School; MBA from St. John’s University School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science; and BS in Finance from Syracuse University. He also received a certification in “Managing Ethics in Organizations” from Bentley College.