NFP Introduces Tracy Stopford and Kara Tencellent as Co-leaders of the Risk & Insurance Strategy Collective (RISC)

New hires will lead the development and delivery of a broad range of solutions as part of NFP’s Captive and Alternative Risk practice.

NEW YORK – October 26, 2020 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant providing employee benefits, property and casualty (P&C), retirement and individual solutions, announced today that Tracy Stopford and Kara Tencellent have joined the P&C specialty team as managing directors. They will co-lead the Risk & Insurance Strategy Collective (RISC) under NFP’s Captive and Alternative Risk practice. The additions reflect NFP’s focus on adding specialists that help clients overcome complex risk challenges.

Stopford comes to NFP with more than 20 years of global captive and risk management experience. She joins NFP from Willis Towers Watson, where she served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for North America and India operations for the company’s global captive practice. In providing captive management expertise and operational support to the global practice, she also led the opening of a captive management office in Hong Kong. As managing director at NFP, Stopford will develop and deliver a broad range of alternative risk, captive consulting and management solutions grounded in innovative technology and analytics.

Tencellent brings 20 years of insurance and risk management experience that includes expanding international business capabilities and product lines in the commercial, captive and alternative risk space. Most recently, she served as director of alternative risk solutions at Coverys. Prior to that, she was a vice president with the Willis global captive practice. As managing director at NFP, Tencellent will contribute to the growth of the specialty group and lead the expansion of domestic and international tech-forward capabilities and solutions.

Stopford and Tencellent will work closely together to lead all operational and business development aspects of the RISC, while creating innovative client facing technology and analytics resources that enhance clarity and value for clients. They will report to Henry Lombardi, executive vice president and head of NFP’s P&C division.

“Specialized expertise across industry, product and program remains a major focus for NFP, and this includes adding talented industry leaders like Tracy and Kara,” said Lombardi. “We’re excited for them to join NFP, lead the Risk & Insurance Strategy Collective and be key contributors to our overall growth.” 

“We are thrilled to welcome Tracy and Kara to the team and expand our captive and alternative risk expertise and capabilities,” said Doug Turk, regional managing director of NFP’s West region. “Their specialized experience, market knowledge and global relationships will be critical to delivering more value to our clients, growing our captive and alternative risk collective, and developing creative and innovative alternative risk solutions.”

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