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Anthony C. Gruppo

Speaker | Author | Leader | Mentor | Coach

Former CEO of Marsh Commercial UK
Former CEO of Marsh & McLennan NE / SW 

Anthony Gruppo UnPeeled

By Shannon Peel

I had the opportunity to talk with Anthony Gruppo and when I did, I discovered a man who is unique and has a lot to teach the world about what it means to be a leader. In February, we started on a ten-month journey to construct a book to help others learn the lessons he learned throughout his career. As we peeled back the layers of his story, I got to know a man whom I respect and admire. But, is he the man in his stories or is there a disconnect between who he thinks he is, and the man others know?

Too often people tell one story about who they are and behave in a contradictory way because they construct a personal brand based on whom they want to be instead of who they are. In the wake of publishing his latest book, Pushers of the Possible, I decided to find out if Anthony C. Gruppo Sr’s personal brand matches the man he says he is. Let’s find out.

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Review of 6 Degrees

A Review of Six Degrees of Impact

"Prepare to Break Some Glass."


"Most will agree that traditional business models have been built on a hierarchy of systems and titles. These vertical structures place responsibility at the top and cast long shadows of confusion on the subjects below. To achieve the speed and competitive edge necessary to respond to changes in any business market, we must replace glass ceilings with glass floors providing a total perspective on our surroundings."

This is how the book Six Degrees of Impact by Anthony C. Gruppo Sr and Monique ter Haar starts. From there on it is filled with real advice to help leaders see how to lead from a different point of view. Their minimalist style means there is no distracting fluff and almost every sentence is a great quote on it's own. It is designed with short thought provoking chapters / sections that enable a reader to quickly digest an idea and move on with their day until they have another 5 - 10 minutes to read the next idea. So, you could read a chapter before driving on your daily commute and by the time you got to work, you'd have a new idea about how you can lead your team better.

Use the Six Degrees of Impact to break your vertical corporate glass and stand on a horizontal platform, giving you a 360 degree perspective on opportunity.

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Anthony Gruppo Interviewed on Podcasts & Vlog

In the latest episode of our vlogcast series ‘Natter with Nick’ our COO, Nick Reaks, talks to Anthony C. Gruppo, CEO of Marsh Commercial. As prolific author with an illustrious business career, Anthony is able to share some fascinating insights about leadership, technology and the future of work.

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Anthony Gruppo in the News

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Why is Marsh Commercial CEO Anthony Gruppo exiting insurance?

There are many reasons why people might quit their jobs. Often, people think there must be a negative force driving that decision – but that wasn’t the case for Marsh Commercial CEO Anthony Gruppo, who recently announced he will step down from his executive role with the brokerage giant and exit the insurance industry.

In a recent Insurance Business Talk podcast, which you can listen to here, Gruppo said he is stepping down not because of burnout or boredom, but because he felt so blessed to have experienced such a fulfilling career.

“I think that reason [leaving the insurance industry] really generated from … I was so blessed in the United Kingdom and Marsh Commercial to have such a tremendous executive counsel,” Gruppo told Insurance Business global managing editor Paul Lucas during an Insurance Business Talk podcast. “When you're blessed with having great people around you, and [can see] the success of how Marsh commercial has grown, you know when it's the right time [to move on].”

Despite choosing to leave the insurance industry, Gruppo clarified that he found the industry exciting. However, he realized that he wanted to share his talent, skills, and experience beyond the industry. Read full article 

People Moves: Marsh Names Bruce as CEO, Marsh Commercial, Succeeding Gruppo 

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Wartime CEO: An Insurance leader’s perspective on an industry at risk as a result of COVID-19

Anthony believes that brokers must prioritise their focus on how to make the industry better, that they must work together to strengthen the industry as a whole, and regain trust. When explaining exactly how insurance brokers must change, Anthony explained that their approach must shift from transactional to consultative – from proactive to reactive, as the paradigm shifts post-Coronavirus.

He says brokers must show acumen to strategically help clients and transfer their knowledge base. “New ideas don’t renew in August”, Anthony said.

Commercial insurance clients are now entering the renewals period, but they are doing so with fundamentally different exposures to those experienced the previous year, and it will be increasingly difficult for brokers to manage risk and long-term premiums...  Read the full interview with Anthony Gruppo

In Person: Marsh Commercial’s Anthony Gruppo


As an industry, the UK regional broker space isn’t used to outsiders. It tends to recruit from within and senior people are often already established and familiar. When Marsh brought in Anthony Gruppo from the United States to take over Jelf from Phil Barton, there was a sharp intake of breath. So, who is the new boss at Marsh’s regional broker play? Gruppo, CEO of freshly-renamed Marsh Commercial (formerly Jelf) greets Insurance Age warmly and it is clear he has been keeping a close eye on... Read this article about Anthony Gruppo if you are a member of Insurance Age.

What happened when I shadowed the new Jelf CEO Anthony C. Gruppo

Anthony Gruppo – Marsh – Helping Clients to Understand and Manage Risk

Anthony Gruppo is an International CEO of Marsh, American author of seven books, poet, and podcast host. Anthony has faced first-hand the many challenges of accomplishing achievement in life. In the rural towns of Pennsylvania, amidst the boundless pace and energy of NYC, the breadth and scope of Texas, the eclectic California lifestyle, the diversity of Southeast Florida, and the cultural wonder of the United Kingdom. He is known for his ability as a turnaround specialist, motivational speaker, and industry leader.  Read the interview with Anthony Gruppo

An Interview with Anthony Gruppo

So, what has changed for you in relation to work since our last interview in 2018? AG: What has changed most since we last spoke in my interview in 2018 is that we are now creating a new ecosystem in how we work. A 'work from anywhere' environment, which can be utilised by so many people to hopefully gain work/life balance, and to be able to work in both an office setting from home and what we believe will be satellite locations. Those where colleagues can meet up, be able to discuss their creative ideas and solutions for clients... Read the interview with Anthony Gruppo

Anthony C. Gruppo to keynote at 2021 Tyre Industry Conference

The NTDA has named Anthony C. Gruppo CEO of Marsh Commercial, motivational speaker and author, as the opening keynote presenter at its 7th Tyre Industry Conference to be held at the ICC in Birmingham on Thursday 7 October. As CEO of Marsh Commercial, Anthony now has responsibility for leading over 2,500 colleagues based in over 50 branches throughout the UK.  Read more about why Anthgy Gruppo was the Keynote Speaker for Tyre in 2021 

Sir Dave King speaks with Anthony Gruppo


Sir Dave King relays the importance of leadership for effective global solutions to tackle climate change and drive clean growth whilst in conversation with Anthony Gruppo, CEO of Marsh Commercial... Listen to the conversation between Sir David King and Anthony Gruppo

Marsh appoints Anthony Gruppo as CEO of Jelf


Global re/insurance broker Marsh has announced the appointment of Anthony Gruppo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jelf and leader of its wider UK & Ireland Commercial and Consumer client segment.

He will take up his new London-based position in May, succeeding Phil Barton who is leaving with immediate effect to pursue other opportunities. Gruppo has 30 years’ experience in the re/insurance industry and has held a variety of senior roles, including most recently as Northeast Regional CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) in the U.S.

He joined MMA in 2013 as CEO of its Southwest region, before which he was President of insurance broker USI’s Fort Lauderdale division and Leader of its Southeast Regional US Employee Benefits business... Read more about Anthony Gruppo's appointment to CEO of Jelf (Marsh Commercial UK)

Jelf to be renamed and new leadership team announced


Anthony Gruppo, CEO of Jelf, said: “Since my appointment in May, I have been travelling the country asking our talented colleagues how we can better serve clients. As organisations have faced an increasingly complex landscape of risk issues, Jelf colleagues have worked collaboratively with those in Marsh to call on their wide ranging and global expertise. By including the Marsh name in ours, we make accessing that wider offering more seamless for those we serve. “From Kirkwall to Plymouth, our colleagues told me that they want a simpler structure that brings decision making closer to the client. By co-locating colleagues where existing offices are close together, we will strengthen our local presence thereby enhancing and building on the unrivalled offering we provide.”  Read more on Anthony Gruppo

The Shadow Dancer

Waiting at the train station in York for my glimpse of Anthony, I was unsure what to expect. I had heard so much about him but meeting someone in person is always a different experience. I reached out to Anthony to appreciate the life of a CEO and he responded almost instantly with his desire to make this happen… but would he live up to the hype and would he really let me in? 

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Anthony Gruppo's Profile on the Food and Beverage Association of America Site

Mr. Gruppo is a two time recipient of the National Association of Homes for Children Friend of Children Award. Additionally, he is a previous board of director for Easton Children Home, TAIG, Easter Seals and others. Mr. Gruppo is a sought after speaker and known for his ability as a turn specialist and futurist.... Read his full profile at the Food and Beverage Association of America

Marsh & McLennan names new Houston-based southwest CEO


Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a White Plains, N.Y.-based insurance agency, said Monday it has tapped Anthony Gruppo to be its new Houston-based CEO for the firm’s Southwest Hub. The job begins March 18, and Gruppo, who has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, is moving to Houston for the position, the insurance agency said in a statement. He previously served broker USI Insurance Services as southwest regional employee benefits leader and president of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. But it isn’t Gruppo’s first time in Houston. He had previously served USI Southwest in Houston, heading up property, casualty and employee benefits sales for the firm, Marsh & McLennan said in the statement... Read the full article about Anthony Gruppo as CEO for Marsh McLennan SW

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