Our Leadership

The Best in
the Business

Our leadership team represents an unprecedented blend of insurance industry expertise and technology innovation. Together, we are redefining what it means to be an insurance company in the digital age.

Meet our Team of Visionaries
and Change-Makers

Mike Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Darren Brown

President of Total Rewards

Kurt de Grosz

Executive Chairman

Aaron Forth

Chief Product Officer

Brian Hetherington



Alex Ip

Chief Financial Officer, Newfront

Spike Lipkin

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Paige Maisonet

Head of People

Michael McCloskey

Chief Financial Officer Emeritus

John Newell

Chief Commercial Officer

Rod Sockolov

President of Business Insurance & Private Client Services

Gordon Wintrob

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan Young

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Ed Cha

Head of Global Insurance

Wendy Cook

Wendy Cook

Head of Insurance Placement, Midwest Regional Managing Director

Jenni Ellis

Head of Service - Total Rewards

Frannie Epps

Frannie Epps

Head of Casualty Practice

Deirdre Finn

Head of Executive Risk Solutions Practice, Newfront

Linde Hotchkiss

Southwest Regional Managing Director

Phil Huffman

Phil Huffman

Pittsburgh Market Leader

Greg Kaplan

Head of Retirement Services

Holly Long

Head of Private Client Services

Coleen McNally

Head of Property & Casualty Service Strategy

Lauren Pratscher

Lauren Pratscher

Head of Casualty Placement

Matthew Summers

Matthew Summers

Construction Leader, Regional Managing Director

Michael Talmanson

Boston Market Leader

Keith VanderZanden

Head of Wholesale Benefits

Cole Wagner

Cole Wagner

Head of US Growth

Tom Whitenight

Regional Managing Director, West

Jennifer Wilson

Head of Cyber Practice