NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NFP, a leading provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services announced that Brett Schneider, most recently Senior Vice President and Controller, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. The Company also announced that Tim Robb, most recently Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, has been appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel.
Douglas W. Hammond, Chief Executive Officer of NFP, said, "We are pleased to announce these two appointments and look forward to working with Brett and Tim in their new leadership roles. Brett and Tim have an impressive combination of skills, including significant financial and legal expertise, as well as a deep understanding of our business."
Mr. Schneider succeeds Donna Blank, who joined NFP in 2008, and Mr. Robb succeeds Stan Barton, who joined NFP in 2005.
Mr. Hammond added, "I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to both Donna and Stan for their countless contributions to NFP, particularly their leadership and guidance throughout their tenure on multiple corporate transactions, and most recently during our transition into a private enterprise. On behalf of the entire company, we wish them the best."
Additional Biographical Information
Mr. Schneider joined NFP in January 2003 as Vice President and Director of Financial Reporting, and has served as Senior Vice President and Controller since January 2007. Prior to joining NFP, Mr. Schneider served as an audit manager at KPMG, where he worked in the Financial Services division for over seven years. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting at Long Island University.
Mr. Robb joined NFP in 2005 as Vice President, Senior Counsel, and was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining NFP, Mr. Robb was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and served as a law clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Robb is a graduate of the Fordham University School of Law and received his Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University.
National Financial Partners (NFP) and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP's national scale and resources. NFP operates in three business segments. The Corporate Client Group provides corporate and executive benefits, retirement plans and property and casualty insurance. The Individual Client Group includes retail and wholesale life insurance brokerage and wealth management advisory services. The Advisor Services Group serves independent financial advisors by offering broker/dealer and asset management products and services. Most recently NFP was ranked in the top 10 on Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business and Best's Review Top Global Insurance Broker lists; second on Business Insurance's Largest Agents and Brokers Headquartered in the U.S. Northeast; it operates the third largest executive benefits provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans by total clients as ranked by PlanSponsor; operates a top 10 independent broker/dealer as ranked by Investment Advisor; and has three advisors ranked in Barron's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors. NFP is also a leading independent life insurance distributor according to many top-tier carriers. For more information, visit www.nfp.com.