As Newfront continues to expand with new team members across the country, one area we are focusing on is the Northwest, where we have seen incredible opportunity to deliver all lines of insurance and benefits to companies in the region.
In the last two months, we have welcomed tenured producers Sky Wolfe (Portland) and Ben Wells (Seattle) and their teams to the company. Additionally, our established maritime industry group is located in Seattle, along with Executive Vice President John Haskell, who is partnering with me on leading the region. And we’re just getting started – stay tuned for more news about us growing even more to support some of the major industries of the region, including construction, real estate, and technology.
Why the Northwest? Since the pandemic began, the region has seen significant population increases, and business activity has mirrored that uptick. Both Seattle and Portland are forecasted to be some of the fastest evolving markets in the country, and tech is expected to account for 22 percent of future GDP growth in Seattle alone, according to Oxford Economics.
With equity for all employees, a robust growth platform to help producers advance their books of business, technology to eliminate administrative tasks and support producer-client relationships, and a culture based on “work, love, and play,” Newfront is excited to build a headquarters of our organization that will support Northwest insurance leaders for many years to come.
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Executive Vice President & Regional Managing Director - Northwest
Garth Hamilton leads brokers in developing client solutions and continuing the firm’s rapid organic growth. Before joining Newfront, Garth was Chief Sales Officer and property/casualty market leader at HUB, where he led the Pacific Northwest sales team of more than 300 professionals to three years of unprecedented organic growth. Garth is a former insurance broker and agency principal with expertise in wholesale real estate and retail placements.
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