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 50 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, 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, a successful public company founded by his late father.
Alan Jay KaufmanChairman, President & CEO
Daniel J. Kaufman serves as a Senior Vice President at H.W. Kaufman and a Managing Director of its largest subsidiary, Burns & Wilcox. His responsibilities include overseeing daily operations at the Burns & Wilcox Chicago office and working closely with other Midwestern offices, as well as H. W. Kaufman’s international operations, to explore innovative coverage solutions for complicated risks and develop products that meet the needs of emerging businesses and industries.
Daniel KaufmanCorporate Senior 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
Chris Zoidis directs the Corporate Development initiatives across H.W. Kaufman. 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. 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
Don Carson serves as Executive Vice President of Burns & Wilcox. He is also the Managing Director of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, office, the largest within the Burns & Wilcox network.
Donald CarsonExecutive Vice President
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
Jim Epting is a Corporate Senior Vice President and also serves as the Managing Director of the Atlanta office. In nearly 20 years at Burns & Wilcox, Jim has transformed underwriting units into some of the company’s most successful and developed books of business that are among the firm’s longest-standing relationships.
Jim EptingSenior Vice President
Mike Paulin is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Corporate Vice President, leading information technology across the H.W. Kaufman family of companies. With more than 20 years of experience, Mike works to foster seamless global networking throughout the organization.
Michael PaulinChief Information Officer (CIO) and Corporate Vice President, Information Technology
Dr. Renee Lerche is an internationally recognized expert in employee engagement, human resources management and workforce development. She oversees the design, implementation and execution of all HR systems for Burns & Wilcox and across the H.W. Kaufman family of companies.
Renee LercheCorporate Senior Vice President Human Resources
Wayne Bates is President of Atain Insurance Companies and Corporate Senior Vice President of H.W. Kaufman. With more than 28 years of experience, he is acutely focused executing profitable growth strategy, product development and operations.