Newfront Announces Appointment of Katherine August-deWilde to Board of Directors

San Francisco – April 25, 2024 — Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage firm based in San Francisco, today announces the appointment of Katherine August-deWilde to the Newfront Board of Directors. Ms. August-deWilde brings 30 years of expertise in the financial services industry to the Board. Ms. August-deWilde has been an investor and advisor to the company for the last six years.

“We are pleased to welcome Katherine to the Newfront Board,” said Newfront Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Spike Lipkin. “At First Republic, Katherine built a culture that drove industry-leading client retention and colleague satisfaction. She is a pioneer of building tech-enabled financial services brands and her insights will be invaluable as we grow our business and pursue our mission to de-risk human progress.”

Ms. August-deWilde co-led First Republic Bank through its formative and growth years from 1985 to 2015, achieving an enterprise value of more than 20 percent per year during her tenure as President. She now serves on corporate boards, including Sunrun and Eventbrite, as well as several non-profit organizations. Ms. August-deWilde earned a B.A. from Goucher College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

“Newfront’s strategy of marrying technology with industry-leading talent to provide a modern client experience is revolutionary and standard-setting,” said Ms. August-deWilde. “I look forward to joining the board of directors to support the company’s client-focused culture and business strategy.”

About Newfront

Newfront is a modern brokerage transforming the risk management, business insurance, total rewards, and retirement services space through the combination of elite expertise and cutting-edge technology. Specializing in more than 20 industries and headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices nationwide and is home to more than 800 employees serving organizations across the United States and globally. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.


Traci Johnson

Prosek Partners

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