Burns & Wilcox promotes Daniel J. Kaufman to president

He follows in the footsteps of his father and late grandfather

Burns & Wilcox promotes Daniel J. Kaufman to president

Insurance News

By Bethan Moorcraft

H.W. Kaufman Group and its largest subsidiary Burns & Wilcox have today announced the promotion of Daniel J. Kaufman (pictured) to president, Burns & Wilcox, effective January 1, 2022.

Kaufman will become the third president in the history of Burns & Wilcox, a leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager in North America. He is proceeded by his father, Alan Jay Kaufman, chairman, president and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Group, and his late grandfather, Herbert W. Kaufman, who founded the company more than 50 years ago.

The new president previously served as chief operating officer, Burns & Wilcox, a role he took in 2018. Since then, Kaufman has championed the company’s evolution, prioritizing the launch of new expert-driven practice groups, best-in-class operational processes, and transformational technology initiatives.

In his new role, Kaufman will take control of Burns & Wilcox and its growth in the United States. He will also continue to serve as executive vice president, H.W. Kaufman Group, overseeing the company’s IT, marketing and compliance departments.

“It is an honor to carry on my grandfather’s and father’s legacy, while continuing to extend our industry-leading position,” said Mr. Kaufman. “Our multi-generational, privately-held family ownership drives the company’s competitive advantage. Burns & Wilcox is built for the future, embracing a growth-mindset that will continue to make us a destination for the industry’s top talent.”

Proud father, Alan Jay Kaufman, commented: “It gives me great pride to see Danny expanding the scope of his role as a third-generation leader. His positive impact has been felt across our company, resulting in a consistently strong financial performance. I am confident Danny will drive even greater success for Burns & Wilcox during the next 50 years and beyond.”

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