NFP Appoints Joel Shapiro President of Its Retirement Division

NEW YORK – May 18, 2023 – NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement plan advisor, today announced it has appointed Joel Shapiro as president of its Retirement division. Shapiro has three decades of industry experience including 13 years in senior leadership roles with NFP’s Retirement division, most recently as senior vice president, ERISA Compliance.

“We are excited for Joel to lead NFP’s Retirement division and drive its next phase of growth,” said Doug Hammond, NFP's chairman and CEO. “His leadership experience across retirement consulting and ERISA legislative and regulatory compliance makes him an excellent choice to lead our Retirement business. Our commitment to the retirement space has never been stronger, and we look forward to the opportunities ahead to deliver solutions for plan sponsors, participants and advisors.”

Vince Giovinazzo and Nick Della Vedova, former CEO and President of NFP’s Retirement division, respectively, will continue leading flexPATH Strategies, LLC (flexPATH) and Retirement Plan Advisory Group (RPAG), which they have done since founding these organizations. flexPATH and RPAG create and offer innovative technology, investment and service solutions designed to help advisors deliver exceptional services to employer clients and plan participants.

“I’m thrilled to take on the leadership role of NFP’s Retirement division and continue to play a central part in evolving one of the nation’s leading retirement plan advisors,” said Shapiro. “Our clients depend on us for beginning to end retirement plan services that empower their participants toward financial wellness and retirement security. I look forward to building on our successes and continuing to deliver exceptional value to sponsors and participants.”