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Newfront Welcomes John Newell as Chief Commercial Officer

Newell joins Newfront at a time of industry-leading growth and national expansion as it modernizes the insurance industry through technology

Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage firm based in San Francisco, today announced the addition of industry veteran John Newell as Chief Commercial Officer. Newfront reached an inflection point this year as a top 40 broker based on revenue, with close to 1,000 employees across the US. Given this key milestone, Newfront hired John Newell to lead the insurance, benefits, and retirement services as it continues to transform the insurance brokerage industry. 

“John’s decision to join Newfront is another example of our company vision and results attracting the best talent in the industry as well as validation of our mission to modernize our industry for clients, colleagues, and trading partners,” said Newfront President Brian Hetherington. “I look forward to working closely with John and welcome his expertise as an insurance professional and leader.”

Newell brings more than 20 years’ experience to Newfront as a leader focused on delivering excellent client experiences and building culture. Prior to joining Newfront, Newell spent two decades at Marsh, where he began his career as a producer before moving up the ranks to a top leadership position. Most recently, he oversaw the central US, a region of nearly 2,000 employees and prominent clients, which has consistently delivered outpaced growth at the company.

“Throughout my career I’ve focused on recruiting elite talent, building diverse teams, and advocating on behalf of clients of all sizes – from Fortune 500 companies to small, privately held firms,” said Newell. “As I thought about the evolution of our industry and the opportunity for technology to benefit clients and colleagues, I knew I needed to be a part of this company’s mission.”

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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Traci JohnsonNewfront 

Natasha KoleasPAN Communications 

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