Meet the Team

M&A | Private Equity

 

M&A | Private Equity

Ryan Blum

Managing Director

Responsiveness. Reliability. Readiness. All three are consistent themes in Ryan’s work ethic and have empowered him to build a successful career around leadership. He has a solid track record of driving results and delivering solutions.

Responsiveness. Reliability. Readiness. All three are consistent themes in Ryan’s work ethic and have empowered him to build a successful career around leadership. He has a solid track record of driving results and delivering solutions.

As Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, Ryan plays an integral role in identifying and achieving strategic business objectives. He is responsible for developing company and practice area budgets while monitoring progress toward stated goals.

Ryan is particularly skilled at orchestrating teams and empowering talented colleagues for the benefit of the client. He has advised corporate and private equity stakeholders on all aspects of commercial insurance, risk and transaction liability. He believes that insurance isn’t merely a commodity transaction, and that a thoughtful approach is the best way to provide clients with practical guidance and effective solutions.

Family. Golf. Music. These three are consistent themes in Ryan’s life outside of work! If you can’t find Ryan at the office, he is likely hanging out with his family, squeezing in a round of golf or listening to live music. For Ryan, life gets even better when his hobbies crossover with family time. He enjoys singing and playing the acoustic guitar for his kids, and they love being his audience.

Contact Information
e-mail: rblum@ssgi.com  |  phone: 402.964.5693  |  fax: 402.557.6328

Professional Designations

Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS)

Education

Juris Doctorate
Saint Louis University School of Law  |  Saint Louis, MO

Master of  Business Administration
Saint Louis University  |  Saint Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science  |  International Business
Northwest Missouri State University  |  Maryville, MO

joe-sorrentino

Joe Sorrentino

Senior Risk Management Specialist

Joe has more than six years of experience in the insurance industry. As Senior Risk Management Specialist on SilverStone Group's Real Estate team, he works directly with carrier underwriters and loss control representatives to develop risk...

Joe has more than six years of experience in the insurance industry. As Senior Risk Management Specialist on SilverStone Group's Real Estate team, he works directly with carrier underwriters and loss control representatives to develop risk management and insurance programs while assisting with sales and marketing efforts. His background enables him to assess existing and alternative program structures for gaps and/or deficiencies, as well as analyze retentions and rates to provide his clients with the best solutions for their exposures.

Prior to SilverStone Group, Joe’s previous experience includes working for Arthur J Gallagher, where he assisted in the coverage analysis and marketing of large corporate accounts and spent time in London facilitating placements within the Lloyd’s of London market. He also worked for Zurich, underwriting accounts with annual revenue of $500M or more.

Contact Information
e-mail: jsorrentino@ssgi.com  |  phone: 402.964.5641  |  fax: 402.557.6326

Education
Master of Arts  |  English
De Paul University  |  Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts  |  English
Creighton University  |  Omaha, NE