Broker Newfront adds Katherine August-deWilde to its Board

Tech-driven insurance brokerage Newfront has added Katherine August-deWild, who has been an investor and advisor to the company for the last six years, to its Board of Directors.

August-deWild brings three decades of financial services industry experience to the Board.

She co-led First Republic Bank through its formative and growth years between 1985 to 2015, achieving an enterprise value of more than 20% per year during her time as President.

Currently, she serves on corporate Boards, including Sunrun and Eventbrite, as well as several non-profit organizations.

Newfront Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Spike Lipkin, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Katherine to the Newfront Board. At First Republic, Katherine built a culture that drove industry-leading client retention and colleague satisfaction. She is a pioneer of building tech-enabled financial services brands and her insights will be invaluable as we grow our business and pursue our mission to de-risk human progress.”

August-deWilde said: “Newfront’s strategy of marrying technology with industry-leading talent to provide a modern client experience is revolutionary and standard-setting.

“I look forward to joining the board of directors to support the company’s client-focused culture and business strategy.”

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