Alan Jay Kaufman, Kaufman Financial Group (USA)
Company: Kaufman Financial Group
Job title: President & CEO
Alan Jay Kaufman is chairman, president and CEO of HW 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, Kaufman identified and capitalised on the opportunity to improve client services and to expand the company through vertical integration. In 1996, Kaufman took private the HW Kaufman Group, a successful public company founded by his late father. Strategic acquisitions and global expansion have given the Kaufman books a portfolio of insurance-related companies that draw expertise and strength from each other to better serve clients. In recognition of his entrepreneurial leadership, EY awarded Alan Jay Kaufman the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Business Services Category for Michigan and Northwest Ohio in June 2011. In 2012, American Agent & Broker recognised Kaufman as one of the top 25 Living Legends of Insurance, and in 2017, he was named on the Hot 100 list for the second time by Insurance Business America in recognition of his commitment to developing talent.