Detroit/Farmington Hills, Mich. (December 02, 2021)— H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of companies, and its largest subsidiary Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced the promotion of Daniel J. Kaufman to President, Burns & Wilcox, effective January 1, 2022. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Burns & Wilcox.
In his new role, Mr. Kaufman will have leadership responsibility for Burns & Wilcox and its growth in the United States. Additionally, he will continue to serve as Executive Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group, overseeing the company’s IT, Marketing and Compliance departments.
Mr. Kaufman is only the third president in the history of Burns & Wilcox. He is proceeded by his father, H.W. Kaufman Group Chairman, President and CEO Alan Jay Kaufman and his late grandfather, Herbert W. Kaufman, who founded the company more than 50 years ago.
“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.”
Since his elevation to Chief Operating Officer in 2018, Mr. Kaufman has championed the company’s evolution. He prioritized the launch of its expert-driven Practice Groups, developed best-in-class operational processes and has led significant transformational technology initiatives.
“It gives me great pride to see Danny expanding the scope of his role as a third-generation leader,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, President, Chairman and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group. “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.”
About H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox is the insurance industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, environmental, marine and personal insurance.
H.W. Kaufman Group employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Michigan, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and Noremac Marketing Group. H.W. Kaufman Group International includes: H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, Node International and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.hwkaufman.com.