Newfront Broker John McCall Recognized as a 2023 Finance Power Broker

John McCall, SVP, Financial Institutions & FinTech Practice Leader, Newfront, San Francisco

John McCall
SVP, Financial Institutions & FinTech Practice Leader
Newfront, San Francisco

John McCall has been described as a “culture-focused” leader who guides his team in providing careful, thoughtful guidance to build specialized programs that meet and support his clients’ goals.

Though individual in design, the solutions that emerge from McCall’s diligent collaboration with clients and carriers result in broader applications throughout the insurance industry — especially in the realms of D&O and E&O.

This is the very thing McCall achieved when one of his clients faced a de-SPAC scenario where seamless coordination of multiple policies was critical. To avoid the potential of excess policies not performing in the event of litigation arising from the de-SPAC transaction, McCall’s team engaged more than 25+ carriers to build industry consensus and partnership on the issue.

“Somehow, [he’s] able to artfully get carriers, buyers and outside counsel, claims departments, underwriting departments, brokers, clients — a diverse group of people whose interests may or may not actually be aligned — to agree to a workable solution for everybody,” said Paul Brophy, managing principal, Berkley Professional Insurance Company.

Having dedicated his entire career to serving financial institutions, first as an underwriter and now as a broker, McCall has forged relationships that enable him to craft innovative solutions.

“It’s one thing to think up a potential solution; it’s another thing to have insurers accept that,” said one of his clients. “I believe that comes from his experience working with insurance companies in the past.”

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Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

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