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Dec 19, 2023

People moves: Excelitas Technologies and AXIS Capital hire new IR heads

Dan Brailer and Cliff Gallant move into new roles

This week in investor relations sees Excelitas Technologies, an industrial technology manufacturer, appoint Dan Brailer as vice president of communications and investor relations.

Brailer brings more than 40 years of business experience with him, having spent the past six years heading up the IR team at Evoqua Water Technologies, beginning with the firm’s 2017 IPO.

He previously held multiple roles at WESCO International, including treasurer and investors relations for that company’s 1999 IPO.

‘The addition of Dan to the Excelitas team brings a diverse and deep set of disciplines including investor relations, capital markets, corporate governance and treasury, as well as deep stakeholder relationships with investors and analysts,’ says Ben Stas, executive vice president and CFO.

Elsewhere, AXIS Capital has named Cliff Gallant as head of investor relations and corporate development. He reports to CFO Peter Vogt and joins the company’s global finance leadership team.

Gallant previously served as vice president of IR and corporate development at Hippo Insurance, where he built the organization’s investor relations program. Prior to that he was senior vice president of IR at National General Insurance before its sale to Allstate, where he then joined the company’s corporate development team.

‘Cliff brings expansive insurance expertise, ranging from building and running investor relations programs at insurance carriers to serving as a sell-side research analyst at leading firms,’ says Vogt.

‘His leadership will be invaluable as we continue to deepen engagement within the investment community and foster understanding of our vision and strategy, all as we further elevate AXIS as a specialty leader.’