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Newfront Adds Industry Veteran Chris James

Newfront Expands Growing Network of Producers With Addition of Industry Veteran Chris James

Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage firm based in San Francisco, today announced it has added Chris James to its growing team of producers. Mr. James brings 15 years’ experience in the industry providing consultation and risk solutions to businesses spanning privately-held middle market brands to Fortune 500 companies.

Specializing in real estate and manufacturing markets, Mr. James has a proven track record of identifying and creating uniquely holistic approaches for clients to create greater long-term stability and control in accomplishing their goals.

“Newfront introduces an innovative technology platform to the insurance brokerage space, and I am excited to join forces and provide a new level of sophistication to clients,” said Mr. James, who is based in Los Angeles. “Our industry is ripe for change, and together, we can create an approach that will lead the way.”

Most recently, Mr. James served as Senior Vice President with an emphasis in Commercial Real Estate and Global Manufacturing business at Venbrook, a national insurance leader in retail broking, programs, and management solutions. He has also held the position of Managing Director for Pierpoint Capital Solutions, a specialty insurance program for large portfolios of 1-4 unit single family assets. Before joining Venbrook, he worked with the Willis Group, and prior to that, he served as a management consultant in Washington, D.C., working with Fortune 500 divisional presidents, CEOs, and general managers.

 “It’s an exciting time at Newfront as we invest further in our real estate practice and I am so excited to be working closely with Chris,” said Linde Hotchkiss, Newfront Executive Vice President and Southwest Regional Managing Director at Newfront. “I am confident his background, track record, and unique methodology will be instrumental in our success.”

Mr. James is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese and a minor in Business.

About Newfront

Newfront is transforming the delivery of risk management, employee experience, insurance, and retirement solutions by building the modern insurance platform. Transparent data delivered real-time translates into a lower total cost of risk and greater insights. Newfront makes insurance work for you. Headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices throughout the country and is home to more than 850 employees who serve clients across the United States and globally.

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