More than 45 years ago, H.W. Kaufman Group was founded on the principles of partnership, integrity and excellence. With thousands of dedicated professionals across an extensive network of over 60 offices around the world, we lead by offering innovative solutions that are at the forefront of the industry. We are privately owned and thus free from the influence of Wall Street. This allows us the ability to adapt to constantly fluctuating market conditions. From brokerage, underwriting, premium financing and real estate to claims, loss control and risk management services, our depth of services is unrivaled.
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H.W. Kaufman Group is a powerful global network of companies dedicated to shaping the future of insurance. Since our founding in 1969 by Herbert W. Kaufman, we have built a legacy of excellence as a successful family-owned company through generations of commitment and extraordinary leadership. From brokerage, underwriting, premium financing and real estate to claims, loss control and risk management services – each Kaufman company offers innovative solutions that are at the forefront of the industry.
Alan Jay Kaufman is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of H.W. Kaufman Group, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He is also the founding senior partner of a Detroit and Farmington Hills law firm, Kaufman, Payton & Chapa. An energetic leader and entrepreneur, Mr. Kaufman identified and capitalized on the opportunity to improve client services and to expand the company through vertical integration. In 1996, Mr. Kaufman took private the H.W. Kaufman Group, a successful public company founded by his late father.
Alan Jay KaufmanChairman, President & CEO
Danny Kaufman is Executive Vice President for the H.W. Kaufman Group, the globally recognized a leader in insurance, real estate and financial services. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer for Burns & Wilcox, a leading specialty insurance wholesaler and Kaufman’s largest subsidiary. Danny maintains responsibility for the daily operations of Burns & Wilcox and guides the company’s sales, marketing and digital teams across the company’s 60+ offices.
Daniel KaufmanExecutive Vice President
Blaise D’Antoni is responsible for operations at Burns & Wilcox’s network of Louisiana offices that include New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Monroe. With more than two decades of experience at Burns & Wilcox, Blaise was instrumental in building the Louisiana region’s robust underwriting capabilities in commercial and personal lines.
Blaise D’AntoniCorporate Senior Vice President
Jodie Kaufman Davis is Senior Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group and Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada. Jodie leads operations in Canada, playing an integral role in the development and execution of the Managing General Agent’s overall growth strategy.
Jodie Kaufman DavisSenior Vice President
Chris Zoidis directs the Corporate Development initiatives across H.W. Kaufman Group. He is responsible for executing the company’s global growth strategy and overseeing the Burns & Wilcox relationship with the London market. Chris is also responsible for the Burns & Wilcox Special Risk Division, a strategic underwriting and brokerage team that is home to some of the industry’s leading specialty insurance experts.
Chris ZoidisCorporate Senior Vice President
Daniel T. Muldowney is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Burns & Wilcox and its parent company, H.W. Kaufman Group. He is responsible for the company’s financial operations, including strategic planning and growth strategy.
Daniel T. MuldowneyExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, H.W. Kaufman CEO, Atain Insurance Companies
Denis Brady leads Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, a highly specialized team of experts solely dedicated to wholesale brokerage. Under his leadership, the group has transformed the company’s brokerage business with the resources required to handle complex brokerage accounts of all sizes.
Denis BradyPresident, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage
Harvey Goldenberg is an Executive Vice President of Burns & Wilcox and serves as the Managing Director of the San Francisco office. He also directs operations at the company’s five California offices, as well as those in Arizona and New Mexico.
Harvey GoldenbergExecutive Vice President
Jeff Diefenbach is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Burns & Wilcox offices in Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee. He is also the regional executive with responsibility for Burns & Wilcox Canada.
Jeff DiefenbachSenior Vice President
Dr. Renee Lerche is an internationally recognized expert in employee engagement and workforce development. H.W. Kaufman Group is proud to offer its team access to unmatched emerging leadership and advanced management programs along with the company’s own corporate university.
Renee LercheCorporate Senior Vice President
Wayne Bates is President of Atain Insurance Companies and Corporate Senior Vice President of H.W. Kaufman Group. With more than 28 years of experience, he is acutely focused executing profitable growth strategy, product development and operations.