ATEC Group appoints new CEO

ATEC Group, which trades under the brand names of CETA Insurance, Arkel Underwriting and InsureMy, has appointed Brendan Devine as CEO in a bid to further accelerate its growth.

Devine was previously founder and CEO of the web-based motor insurance broker, Sure Thing!, and brings with him “lengthy” experience in growing businesses across the UK and Ireland.

Prior to establishing Sure Thing!, Devine was group managing director of Kwik Fit Financial Services, a business backed by private equity firm, PAI Partners, which was sold for £215m to Fortis, now Ageas.

He replaces John Bibby, a member of the original management buy-in team, who has stepped down from the business but remains a shareholder.

Devine said: “I am really excited to be joining ATEC at this pivotal moment, and I’m looking forward to working with a talented team of people to drive accelerated growth in the business and help ATEC realise its potential. 

“Now, more than any other time, people want to safeguard what is important to them. ATEC understands what is valuable to our clients and our brokers and has developed a remarkable set of products and solutions to ensure they are correctly protected.”

Cameron Crockett, managing partner of Kester Capital, said: “Brendan is a highly experienced chief executive with a strong track record of delivering growth, and we are delighted to have secured him as CEO to take the Group through the exciting next stage of its journey.”

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