Peter McMurtrie

Peter McMurtrie

Managing Director Financial Services Chicago


When it comes to guiding organizations through complex, transformational change, experience counts. That’s where Peter comes in. He’s a hands-on leader with a proven track record for driving tangible performance optimization through a combination of people, processes, technology, and data. For a leading national commercial lines carrier, he implemented process and data initiatives that reduced expenses by $200 million over three years.   

Peter has C-suite experience across a variety of insurance disciplines including sales, marketing, claims, customer interactions, and subsidiary oversight—including extensive interaction with and presentations to boards of directors.

His three decades of experience covers all types of insurance—from core product lines of personal and commercial Insurance to ancillary lines like accident and health, pet, travel, and medical stop loss products. 

Peter joined West Monroe from Nationwide Insurance, where he was president of Property & Casualty Commercial Insurance. His responsibilities also included Nationwide's national distribution management team, which supports the top 50 national brokers and networks. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and has participated in several Wharton Executive Education programs. 

What makes Peter different

Peter is an avid cyclist—road and mountain bike—and is fortunate to have plenty of trails and backcountry roads near his home. If he’s on vacation, you’ll probably find him on a beach or a mountain. He grew up in the US Virgin Islands and had his diver certification and captain’s license before his driver’s license.

Where Peter makes an impact

He has spent the past 16 years supporting Central Ohio organizations that serve children with behavioral and developmental issues, including serving on the board and leadership team of St. Vincent Family Services.

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