March 18, 2014 – Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its New York office with the addition of Erik Matson as a partner. Mr. Matson brings two decades of experience as a leader in the insurance sector and has worked extensively on both the executive placement and industry management sides of the business. Prior to joining Boyden, he was the top executive at an Allianz US entity running the P&C commercial lines business. “Erik brings unique insight to our insurance capabilities at Boyden, as he has worked in both recruiting and on industry sides of the business,” said Jeanne Branthover, leader of Boyden’s global financial services practice and managing director of Boyden New York. “His tested leadership skills, clear vision and deep experience will allow our clients to strategically expand their leadership teams to new levels.” Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.