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Helio appoints former regulator Victor Gallardo

Victor Gallardo, formerly with the Oklahoma Insurance Department, has joined independent captive manager and consultant Helio Risk.

Gallardo had been a captive analyst when working as a regulator and will now be responsible for providing captive management services across Helio’s portfolio.

“Helio has grown considerably in recent months, and our pipeline of new captive formations is robust,” said Heather McClure, managing partner at Helio.

“We are thrilled to add Victor to support our topnotch service to an increasing number of clients.”

Jesse Olsen, Helio’s chief operating officer, said: “Adding Victor with his regulatory experience further bolsters Helio’s client service offering.

“His addition nicely complements our existing staff’s uncommonly broad and deep expertise. This continues to be significant differentiator for Helio, and Victor is an excellent addition to our capabilities.”

Gallardo will be based in Helio’s Oklahoma City headquarters.

“I’m excited to join Helio as I move into this next phase of my professional career,” said Gallardo.

“I’m grateful for my time at the Department, especially learning under Steve Kinion and Andy Schallhorn. Joining Helio is an incredible opportunity. I was drawn by a number of factors, particularly the firm’s life stage and growth trajectory.”