McCarthy Bertschy Recruits Global Corporate Controller to Arthur J. Gallagher

McCarthy Bertschy is pleased to announce that Ms. Karen Pepping recently joined Arthur J. Gallagher and Company as Global Corporate Controller.  Reporting directly to Mr. Doug Howell, Chief Financial Officer, Karen will be based at the company's headquarters in Itasca, IL.

Karen's career is highlighted by senior finance roles in a variety of public company settings.  She joins Gallagher from Heidrick & Struggles, where she was SVP, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller.  Prior roles include VP Finance and Accounting at AAR Corp. and VP Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Nicor, Inc.  Karen's early career includes positions of increasing responsibility at BDO Seidman, Tellabs and Wallace Computer Systems.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bradley University and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University. Karen is also a CPA. 

Please join us in congratulating Karen on her new role.


About Arthur J. Gallagher and Company

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., (NYSE: AJG) provides insurance brokerage and risk management services through a network of subsidiaries and agencies. It places traditional and niche property/casualty lines in addition to offering retirement solutions and managing employee benefits programs. Risk management services include claims management, loss control consulting, and workers' compensation investigations. Gallagher UK places insurance with the Lloyd's of London exchange. The global company operates 650 sales and service locations in about 30 nations and, through correspondent brokers and consultants, does business in more than 140 countries.

Gallagher is led by J. Patrick Gallagher, grandson of founder Arthur Gallagher, who formed the company back in 1927. AJG has approximately 21,500 employees and 2015 adjusted gross operating revenue of $4.1 billion.

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About McCarthy Bertschy & Associates

McCarthy Bertschy & Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm led by results-driven Partners. We work nationally with public and private companies, as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies. 

Our retained search work is a broad mix of C-level general management and functional leadership roles across diverse industry areas. Senior Partners personally execute engagements, assuring clients of informed advice and counsel throughout the process.

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