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Former Gallagher Affinity CFO/COO to support aggressive growth plans
for the pioneering fractional financial services firm

CHICAGO (February 7, 2024) – Third Road Management, the leading fractional financial services company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Reed Anders as its COO and CFO. Anders will lead Third Road Management’s finance department and operations team as the firm continues to grow and scale as a trusted partner for growth-oriented businesses throughout the United States.

An accomplished financial executive with a deep background in strategy, financial planning and analysis, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and systems integration, Anders was previously COO and CFO of the Affinity business at Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm.

“Reed’s leadership in the financial industry will be a tremendous asset to Third Road Management and our client partners,” said John Frank, Founder and CEO, Third Road Management. “His wealth of experience in finance, insurance and professional services, both in establishing and leading teams as well as in building businesses from the ground up, will help Third Road Management revolutionize how companies view and manage their financial operations.”

Anders previously helped launch and build Gallagher Affinity, a division of Gallagher, and held various finance and accounting leadership positions within Gallagher and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“As a CFO and COO, I have been paying close attention to the booming fractional services industry,” said Anders. “Third Road Management is a true pioneer in this space, and I am eager to join the leadership team to advance the company’s growth.”
Anders comes to Third Road Management just four months after Ryan Kunkel was named president. Kunkel, who took the reins in October 2023, oversees day-to-day operations of the firm and eagerly sought out Anders to support the roll out of the company’s aggressive five-year expansion strategy.

“Third Road Management is at an inflection point, and Reed is the right person to join our experienced leadership team in this moment,” said Kunkel. “Reed is a phenomenal leader with tremendous experience and pedigree our clients can immediately rely on. He will make an immediate impact to help our client partners live out their dreams of growing and scaling their businesses.”

Learn more about how Third Road Management is becoming the leader in the fractional chief financial officer, controller and bookkeeper business at

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About Third Road Management

Third Road Management, a pioneer in the booming fractional services industry with a nationwide presence, was established in 2015 with a singular mission: to revolutionize how small to mid-sized organizations view and manage their financial operations. Across the nation, there are over one million organizations generating revenues under $100 million that lack the essential strategic, financial, and operational expertise needed to establish a sustainable and scalable foundation. Third Road Management addresses this challenge by offering a re-imagined CFO suite, featuring some of the most skilled Fractional CFOs, Fractional Controllers, and Fractional Bookkeepers available in the market.  For further information, please visit

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