About Us

The Lapham Group, Inc. is a leading boutique retained executive search firm with a 20+ year track record of success in global insurance and diversified financial services (to include private equity, venture capital, asset management, financial advisory). Searches include Board of Directorship, President/CEO/General Management and multifunctional engagements conducted across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Far East.


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The Lapham Group, Inc. is a leading boutique retained executive search firm headquartered in NYC. For over two decades the firm has successfully conducted senior level search engagements in insurance and diversified financial services (to include private equity/venture capital/asset management).

Searches include Board of Directorship, President/CEO/General Management, Risk Management, Finance and Investment, Marketing/Sales in addition to Information Technology and Digital engagements conducted across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Far East.

In addition, The Lapham Group has developed strong working relationships with its clients in the implementation of strategic initiatives and new business ventures to include numerous search assignments for start-ups and turnaround opportunities.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Succession Planning
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Asset Management
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • High Tech
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • Mobile
  • Private Equity
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

The Lapham Group Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for One Concern

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, The Lapham Group placed Sean

The Lapham Group Recruits CEO for IFG Companies

After a national search, executive search firm The Lapham Group has placed Behram Dinshaw as chief executive officer of IFG Companies, a multiline property and casualty insurer. Mr. Dinshaw was most recently executive vice president and president of Global Small Commercial and Middle Market Business Centers at Travelers Insurance Co. Craig Lapham, managing partner and

More American Workers Displaced in Record Numbers

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.4 million claims. More than 38 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past nine weeks, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

Options Group Sees Seismic Shifts in Compensation Protocols

The new state-wide compensation history law, codified as Section 194-a of the New York Labor Law, bans employers from relying upon or inquiring about the compensation history of a job applicant or current employee in deciding whether to hire or promote, or in determining compensation levels, among other things. The ban also expressly applies to

Press Releases

IFG Companies Announces Behram M. Dinshaw as President and Chief Executive Officer

March 09, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time “Over the past 7 years, IFG Companies has executed a significant transformation, with key investments in technology and talent, that have enabled the company to generate a strong track record of profitable growth”, said Robert D. Linton, Chairman of IFG Companies’ parent, International Financial Group, Inc. “With

The Joint Industry Forum Discusses the Push for Greater Inclusiveness

This year’s Joint Industry Forum (JIF) featured a panel titled “A 21st Century Workforce that Reflects the Communities We Serve,” with the speakers discussing the move to increase diversity in the insurance industry. Moderated by Margaret Redd, Executive Director, National African-American Insurance Association (NAAIA), the panelists noted that the push to create diversity must be

The Hartford Names Deepa Soni Chief Information Officer

Mark Esposito to retire at the end of 2019 Hartford, Conn. — Thursday, September 26, 2019 — The Hartford has appointed Deepa Soni as Chief Information Officer, effective Sept. 30. She succeeds Mark Esposito, who is retiring after a 13-year career with The Hartford. Soni will report to Bill Bloom, Head of Operations, Technology, Data

Boutique Search Firms Step In Where Big Recruiters Falter

September 15, 2017 – The biggest selling points for large search firms – the depth of their recruitment manpower and the diversity of their services – are the very elements that are causing many clients to turn to boutique recruiters. Craig Lapham, chief executive officer of the Lapham Group, a New York-based executive recruitment firm that