Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Doug advances initiatives that ensure NFP is synonymous with a leading, full-capability insurance broker and consultant that cares deeply about the well-being of its employees and clients.
Doug has over 25 years of experience in executive management, operations, underwriting, and law. He joined NFP in 1999 and has held several leadership positions, including president, chief operating officer, and general counsel. He became Chairman and CEO in 2013. Prior to NFP, Doug practiced corporate law at a national firm, where he represented NFP’s founding capital partner before and during its startup phase.
Doug’s people first approach drives his commitment to build exceptional leadership teams that embody NFP’s dedication to trust, transparency, and communication, and to delivering a broad range of high-quality solutions to clients. In 2013, he led NFP’s pivotal $1.4 billion go-private transaction with Madison Dearborn Partners LLC (MDP), a leading private equity firm. In early 2017, Doug led a recapitalization of NFP with HPS Investment Partners, which valued NFP at over $3 billion, to provide NFP with significant opportunities for future growth.
Doug is a member of the MDP Financial Services Industry Advisory Group, the Board of Trustees at Fairfield University, and the board of directors of Kestra Financial Inc., one of the largest retail independent broker-dealers in the U.S. He also serves as a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization working to advance reasoned solutions from business in some of the nation’s most critical public policy issues. In addition, Doug co-authored Reinsurance Law, a leading subscription treatise on reinsurance practice and legal trends.
Doug earned his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law.