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August 08
Alliant Insurance Services names Peter Carpenter Chief Operating Officer

Carpenter joined Alliant through the acquisition of ClearPoint, a company he co-founded and led as CEO

NEWPORT BEACH, CA. — Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. (, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that Peter Carpenter, currently Managing Director, Employee Benefits–Northeast, has been named the company’s Chief Operating Officer and will assume that position September 1.

In his new role, Carpenter will be responsible for managing all day-to-day aspects of Alliant’s operations and will direct its leveraged hire strategy, which is dedicated to attracting the industry’s best and highest performing sales professionals.

Carpenter joined Alliant in 2008 when it acquired ClearPoint, a Seattle-based employee benefits consulting firm that he co-founded and where he served as CEO. He will succeed current Alliant COO Jerry Hall, a 25-year veteran of the firm who has served in that position since 1996. Hall is retiring from Alliant to focus on nonprofit service for populations with special needs, including wounded military veterans and their families.

“Peter Carpenter brings many years of leadership experience to this essential role, including founding and serving as CEO of ClearPoint and most recently serving as Managing Director of our benefits operations in the Northeast region,” stated Tom Corbett, Alliant Chairman and CEO. “He will continue to operate out of our New York office, which adds national balance to our executive leadership team.

“As someone who has earned a well-deserved reputation as an innovative thinker and strategist whose ideas translate to the real world marketplace, Peter is a great example of Alliant’s continued ability to recruit top people from within the company who will become the future leadership of Alliant,” Corbett said.

With more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, with a primary focus on employee benefits, Carpenter has built an industrywide reputation for developing and implementing creative solutions for large multi-location employers with complex benefits needs, as well as driving business expansion.

“I am honored and excited about the opportunity to help lead Alliant into a future that offers such tremendous promise for our company,” Carpenter commented. “Alliant has proven itself to be a highly respected and innovative industry leader that enjoys long-standing relationships with a growing portfolio of clients in diverse specialty industries. We are well-positioned to capitalize on our established business model that places intellectual capital and strategic decision-making at the client service level, resulting in the highest level of response for our customers. My goal is to partner with the other members of the executive team to refine that business model to provide even better service that meets today’s tightened client budgets.”

Prior to founding ClearPoint, Carpenter served as vice president of sales and marketing for a large regional insurance brokerage firm and as a group representative and manager for Sun Life Insurance Company.

Carpenter earned his bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, ME, where he majored in government and Spanish.