John Quinlan, CAPI, CPRIA

Shareholder, Managing Director - Risk Management


John Quinlan began his career in risk management working at a large insurance company managing complex accounts. He specifically developed his niche in the high-end personal insurance field.

John has learned over the years that the importance of proper insurance can be and often is underestimated. For John the truth is insurance also serves as a means to the end. The “end” being connecting and guiding Meristem clients and friends through various personal networks he’s cultivated throughout the years. He connects Meristem clients with well-vetted and unbiased insurance products aligned to best fit each families’ unique circumstance.

Having John on board since 2008 as Meristem’s insurance expert is a distinct in-house advantage. John’s 35+ years in the industry has evolved from a face in front of a screen to a man in the room advising, supporting, and connecting. His dedicated work and service garnered him a Shareholder title in 2020, in addition to his existing role.

If you get to know John, you’re likely to receive handwritten birthday, anniversary, or how-are-you notes. That’s John just connecting sincerely and genuinely. Those touchpoints are an extension of his natural self that you will also see come through in each client family or friend he serves.


Managing Director, Risk Management, 2008 – present

Chubb Insurance
Assistant Vice President, Personal Insurance Manager, 1987 – 2008


St. John’s University
BS, Psychology (1987)


Chartered Private Risk Insurance Advisor, CPRIA (2021)
Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance, CAPI (2016)
Long-Term Care Certification (2014)
Life, Accident & Health Insurance License (2010)
Property & Casualty Insurance License (2008)


St. John’s University Alumni Association, Board of Directors (past member)
Our Lady of Grace Church Men’s Club
Youth Frontiers, Committee Member