Mr. Hughes serves as Managing Director of Insurance Distribution for Merger & Acquisition Services, specializing on insurance agencies, MGAs, MGUs, E&S agencies, wholesalers, and ancillary insurance businesses. Mr. Hughes joined Merger & Acquisition Services, Inc. in 2010 with twenty years of insurance and legal experience, working on engagements with Property / Casualty and Life / Health insurance distribution businesses. Mr. Hughes has completed over fifty insurance M&A advisory assignments on both the buy and sell side with aggregate value in excess of $250MM.
Prior to M&A, Mr. Hughes was a Senior Product Manager for Hartford Financial Services Group (“HIG”) with full P&L accountability for specialty products, and as Director of HIG’s internal retained asset and structured settlement departments. Mr. Hughes started his career practicing commercial litigation in Boca Raton, Florida.
Mr. Hughes was honorably discharged from active duty in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 1992, after serving with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, and 2nd Marine Division. While in the USMC, he served as an infantryman in the 1991 Northern Iraq operations: Provide Comfort, Encourage Hope, and Force Hope. Mr. Hughes has earned a J.D. degree from Northern Illinois University, a M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and a B.A. from the University of West Florida. He also currently holds the following Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) licenses; Investment Banking Representative (Series 79), Corporate Securities Representative (Series 62) and the Uniform Securities State Agent (Series 63).