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May 2016

Bid Winner

Steve DeCarlo, an accountant with a jocular personality, turned a sputtering insurance brokerage into a market leader valued at more than $2 billion. A little shove from Eliot Spitzer didn’t hurt.

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Bid Winner

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Steve DeCarlo, an accountant with a jocular personality, turned a sputtering insurance brokerage into a market leader valued at more than $2 billion. A little shove from Eliot Spitzer didn’t hurt.

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