Equipment insurance specialist, Acquis, has today announced the appointment of Brian Madison as Managing Director of its North America operation.  

In the role, Brian will be responsible for launching Acquis’ specialist insurance services into the US equipment finance and leasing market. Having spent over 30 years in senior leadership roles within the US leasing industry, Brian has extensive experience in growing and sustaining businesses in this sector.  

Prior to joining Acquis, Madison acted as President for Trinity Industries Leasing Company, where he led the lease services business. He has also played a key role in building leasing capabilities for leading brands such as Microsoft Financing, KeyCorp and Citigroup in earlier roles. 

Brian’s appointment comes a month after Acquis was acquired by NSM Insurance Group, a market leader in specialty insurance. The acquisition has signalled a new phase in Acquis’ growth plans and will see the expansion of its solutions and services in existing and new territories. 

Brian Madison, new Managing Director for North America, at Acquis commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Acquis at this time in its history, there is a significant and exciting opportunity for the company to disrupt the leasing market in the US and Canada. Acquis has a reputation for delivering innovative insurance solutions that exceed customer expectations, which will ultimately help to drive up industry standards in any territory, and create sustainable value for its customers.” 

Nick Leader, CEO of Acquis commented: “It’s great news that we have managed to attract someone of Brian’s calibre to launch our North American operation. His previous track record of growing companies in the US equipment finance and leasing market speaks for itself, and will be invaluable as we look to establish our own presence here, with a view to becoming a market leader in a short space of time. We’re excited about the next phase of our growth and welcome Brian into the Acquis team.” 

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