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 its employees and clients’ well-being. He’s held several leadership roles at NFP since 1999, including chief operating officer and general counsel, and has over two decades’ experience in executive management, operations, underwriting and law. Doug is committed to building exceptional leadership teams that embody NFP’s dedication to trust, transparency and communication, and to delivering clients a broader range of high-quality solutions. 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. This transaction provides NFP with significant opportunities for future growth. Prior to NFP, Doug practiced corporate insurance law at a national firm, where he represented NFP’s founding capital partner before and during its startup phase. Doug is a member of the MDP Financial Services Advisory Board and serves on the board of the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization that works to advance reasoned solutions from business in some of the nation’s most critical public policy issues, including health care, workforce readiness, education, regulatory and tax reform, and more. He’s also a member of the MDP Financial Services Advisory Board and serves on the board of directors of Kestra Financial Inc., one of the largest retail independent broker-dealers in the U.S. Doug is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fairfield University and serves on the Advisory Council of the Dolan School of Business of Fairfield University. In addition, he co-authored Reinsurance Law, a leading subscription treatise on reinsurance practice and legal trends. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law.