Doug advances initiatives that ensure NFP is synonymous with a leading, full-capability global insurance broker, consultant and wealth manager that cares deeply about the well-being of its clients and 7,000 employees.
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, general counsel and head of strategy. 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 NFP’s startup phase.
Doug’s people-first approach drives his commitment to building 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. He subsequently led several recapitalizations of NFP and as of September 30, 2022, the company was valued at $8.6 billion.
Doug also serves a variety of organizations whose activities align with the business and his focus on community impact. He is a Trustee of his alma mater, Fairfield University, and Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider and private employer, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, a trade association for 200 of the world’s top commercial insurance and employee benefits brokerages that promotes business growth for members and drives the industry forward.
Doug is also a member of MDP’s Industry Advisory Group for the Financial and Transaction Services Sector and the CEO Commission for Disability Employment. He has signed the Paradigm for Parity pledge, a commitment to doing his part to significantly increase the number of women in senior operating roles, and is a Board Member for the Nassau County Police Department Foundation.
Doug and NFP also actively support organizations around the world focused on advancing community well-being and assisting those in need, including those challenged by hunger, disease, homelessness, and racial and economic inequity. In addition, he 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 law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.