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NFP Welcomes Specialized Experts Across Business Lines, Further Enhancing Its Ability to Advance Client Success


NEW YORK – December 22, 2020 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant providing corporate employee benefits, property and casualty (P&C), retirement, and individual solutions, announced that it has welcomed more than 500 professionals to the company in 2020. NFP remains focused on building teams of experts across business lines, adding leaders with the market focus to help companies in a variety of industries navigate complex risks. As a result, NFP’s current and future clients have the opportunity to address a wide variety of insurance needs through one integrated and collaborative organization.

Additions to NFP’s team in 2020 include:

  • Akhil Chopra, managing director, Cyber Liability Practice leader
  • Elissa Doroff, managing director, Cyber technical leader
  • Jonathan Franznick, senior vice president, Management and Professional Liability, Head of Claims Advocacy
  • Lauren Kim, senior vice president, Financial Institutions Group
  • Patrick Lundy, senior vice president, Manufacturing and Real Estate, Canada
  • Andrew Pendergast, senior vice president, Special Purpose Acquisitions Company and General Partnership Liability Practice leader
  • Charles Sternberg, senior vice president, M&A Risk Solutions, Core Property Casualty leader
  • Tyson Stevenson, managing director, West region Sales leader
  • Tracy Stopford, managing director, co-leader of the Risk & Insurance Strategy Collective
  • Bryan Tackett, vice president, Financial Institutions Group
  • Kara Tencellent, managing director, co-leader of the Risk & Insurance Strategy Collective
  • Peter Veillette, vice president, Financial Institutions Group
  • David Wood, managing director, Southwest offices

“We are growing in many ways, including through the addition of specialized experts across our business,” said Doug Hammond, chairman and CEO of NFP. “Our success adding professionals who have very focused knowledge of key markets, as well as experience helping large companies address complex risk and seize opportunities, complements our M&A activity, which yielded 16 acquisitions in 2020. We’re proud that our people-first culture is attractive and that individuals see a path for growth at NFP.”

“Competing for talent always comes with challenges, but competing for specialized talent is often even harder,” said Ginnette Quesada-Kunkel, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer. “Specialists are in high demand so we need to create an attractive opportunity that reflects how we value culture and growth. As one of the top five best places to work in insurance, we will continue to refine our efforts with a focus on delivering the expertise, insight and capabilities our clients need to thrive.”

About NFP

NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant providing specialized property and casualty, corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions through its licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. NFP enables client success through the expertise of over 5,800 global employees, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions. NFP is the 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue, 5th best place to work in insurance and 6th largest US-based privately owned broker (Business Insurance); 9th commercial lines agency by P&C commercial lines revenue and 10th largest property and casualty agency (Insurance Journal); and 12th largest global insurance broker (Best’s Review).

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