Executive Leadership

Mike James, Executive Vice President, Head of Life and Wealth

Mike is responsible for NFP’s Life and Wealth businesses, which include life insurance, wealth management, business management, long-term care and annuities. He drives the overall strategic direction for the businesses, charting the course for the development and delivery of expansive and integrated capabilities and solutions across NFP distribution. Mike also serves as a special advisor to the NFP board on race issues, facilitating learning, refining strategy, and collaborating with NFP’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer to advance the company’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. In everything he does, Mike is motivated by opportunities to create connections and cultivate relationships, amplify ideas, encourage perseverance and inspire teams to new levels of success. Mike joined NFP in 2006 as senior vice president of PartnersFinancial’s Business Development team, playing an instrumental role in aligning the organization’s business guidelines with its vision and culture. Before joining the NFP family, he spent more than 14 years with John Hancock Financial Services where his successes included building a thriving relationship between John Hancock and NFP. Mike is an active participant in a variety of industry and community organizations, serving on the Executive Committee of the Finseca (formerly AALU/GAMA) Board of Directors, and the Board of Trustees for Suffolk University and The American College of Financial Services. He is also an engaged supporter of Nationwide’s Financial Alliance for Racial Equity, the No Book No Ball Basketball Program and the Roxbury YMCA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from American International College.