John Byrne, Geico CEO Buffett Cited for ‘Brilliance,’ Dies at 80

John Byrne, Geico CEO Buffett Cited for ‘Brilliance,’ Dies at 80

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. via Bloomberg

John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," has died. He was 80.