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Newfront snags Microsoft vet | Insurance Business America

Tech-enabled insurance brokerage Newfront has announced the appointment of former Microsoft leader Greg Kaplan (pictured above) as senior vice president for its retirement services team.

Kaplan has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry. He joins Newfront from Specialized Bicycle Components, where he served as head of strategic finance and operations. Kaplan also spent nearly a decade on the finance team at Microsoft, where he managed multibillion-dollar investment and hedging portfolios.

“Greg is known for blazing trails and disrupting the status quo,” said Brian Hetherington, president of Newfront. “His ability to design innovative and scalable solutions to deliver sustainable results will be an incredible asset to Newfront and our already robust retirement services team.”

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“I’ve accomplished quite a few things on the day job I never expected, including beekeeping, building a solar farm, navigating a crisis in the Suez Canal and auctioning an NFT,” Kaplan said. “The opportunity at Newfront to build upon a category-defining company, at a place where one of the values is ‘focus on people,’ will undoubtedly be added to that list of accomplishments.”

The team’s leadership is transitioning from former Newfront retirement services president Chris Call, who is shifting focus to strategic consulting and talent development.

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