Laura Deutscher resides in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management (1995) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1984), and is a Certified Public Accountant. She was recognized as a Business Insurance’s 2013 “Women to Watch”.
Most recently Laura was a Partner at MVP Advisory Group (MVP). MVP provides consulting and advisory services specifically for the insurance industry that accelerate the development and implementation of business transformation initiatives.
She served as the Chief Financial Officer of Gallagher Bassett (GB), a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), an international risk management services company with over $800 million in revenue and 5,000 professionals. Laura led the 125-person global financial organization with teams located in Australia, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She was responsible for all financial operations of the company and was part of GB’s Executive Committee and US Operating Committee.
Prior to GB, Laura served in a variety of roles at CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CNA’s eBusiness where she was responsible for executing the e-commerce strategy, driving ongoing development and evolution of cnacentral.com – an industry leading online tool for the small business market, supporting 2,500 independent agents and $700 million in revenue.
Laura began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers starting in audit and moving to financial consulting where she provided services relating to mergers & acquisitions, financing transactions and business reorganizations participating in over 100 transactions across a varied group of industries.