As the President of Symphony Transact, Mr. Harbut leads due diligence and transaction advisory services for private equity firms, alternative asset managers and family offices. He ensures that Symphony Risk Solutions’ specialty business expertise is seamlessly delivered on every transaction.
Mr. Harbut has provided transaction advisory services for over 15 years to private equity firms, including Aon Mergers & Acquisitions Group in both New York City and St. Louis. Prior to joining Symphony Risk, he was a Managing Director at Hauser, a specialty broker focused exclusively on the needs of private equity firms, where he helped build and create Hauser’s private equity team. Under Mr. Harbut’s leadership, the firm’s advisory engagements grew from just 15 to over 200 annually.
Mr. Harbut earned an MBA in Finance from the W.P. Carey School at Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in World Religions from Loyola University New Orleans. Named a Power Broker by Risk and Insurance Magazine, he holds the Associate in Insurance Services, Associate in Risk Management, Associate in Commercial Underwriting, and Accredited Advisor of Insurance designations from The Insurance Institutes.