Gallagher acquires Accompass to expand footprint in Canada

U.S.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced today that it has acquired Accompass Inc., a leading Canadian benefits, retirement, and compensation consulting firm.

The move allows Gallagher to add to its growing team of trusted advisors and expands its capabilities across Canada. For the Accompass team and its clients, the acquisition allows them to access tools and resources of one of the largest insurance brokers in the world.
Accompass President Sarah Beech

Accompass President Sarah Beech will continue to lead the team and preserve its client service philosophy. “With Gallagher supporting our efforts we are better positioned to treat each of our clients in Canada like they are our only client,” Beech said. “The hallmarks of our brand and why our clients choose us have just become even stronger.”

Beech, Senior Vice President Mark Dowdell, and the rest of the team will continue to build on their strong client service record under the direction of Leslie Lemenager, head of Gallagher's international employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations.

“Accompass comes to us with a vast suite of tools and resources to complement our growing capabilities throughout Canada,” said Lemenager. “In addition, their strong reputation, client-focused approach, and recognition as a great place to work closely align with our core values.”

Accompass founder Michael Worb will continue to provide strategic consultation on an ongoing basis. Worb founded Accompass in 1997, when he formed a growing team dedicated to delivering a high level of client service.

Accompass is a human resources consulting organization with expertise in Benefits & Health, Investment & Retirement, and Executive & Broad-based Compensation. Its team of nearly 40 consultants design and manage client programs from the biggest picture to the smallest detail. Since it was founded in 1997, the company has taken a hands-on, personal and proactive approach to its clients and their businesses. Accompass is proud to be considered an extension of many of North America's most respected corporate teams and their boards. For more information, visit

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 35 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. For more information, visit