P Reed recruit insurance life property reinsurance

Peter Reed

Managing Partner
  • preed@caldwellpartners.com
  • +1 203 348 9597


Peter Reed, leader of Caldwell Partners’ Insurance Practice, is a disciplined and focused recruiter with a wealth of expertise gained from a career devoted exclusively to the insurance industry. He represents domestic and global companies across all sectors of the industry, and has extensive experience working with a variety of private equity firms that have strategic investments in either startup or turnaround insurance companies.

With a consultative approach to search execution that ensures timely and impactful results, Peter performs senior level searches across all functions including general management, underwriting, sales and marketing, distribution, finance, operations, technology, enterprise risk management, claims, actuarial, and human resources. He has successfully completed multiple CEO, COO, CFO, CUO, CRO, and board director engagements.

Prior to Caldwell, Peter was a partner and member of the Financial Services Practice at CT Partners. Previously, he spent 10 years as a key member of the Global Insurance Practice with Korn/Ferry International. An industry veteran, Peter developed his deep understanding of the industry while with The Chubb Group. Initially, he was a senior excess umbrella underwriter based in New York. He later relocated to Chicago as a senior commercial lines underwriter. Peter began his career as a workers’ compensation underwriter with Fireman’s Fund.

Peter is a graduate of Hamilton College and remains involved in alumni activities, notably as past president of the Hamilton College Men’s Lacrosse Booster Club. Peter also serves as past chairman and present director of the Avon Old Farms National Council.