NFP Names Chief Operating Officer

Michael N. Goldman has been appointed chief operating officer at National Financial Partners Corp.

As COO, Goldman will oversee capital deployment initiatives, including strategic acquisitions and management contract buyouts. He will also focus on operational initiatives that advance NFP’s strategy and enhance client service. Goldman will report directly to NFP’s chief executive officer, Douglas W. Hammond. His appointment is effective July 1.

Goldman has been a senior member of the NFP team for more than a decade. He was named senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2005 and executive vice president in 2008. Previously, he served as senior vice president and associate general counsel for the company. Goldman began his career as an associate in the M&A department of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a juris doctorate from the Columbia University School of Law.

The company also announced that Carl E. Nelson, senior vice president of M&A, has been named head of the division.

Nelson joined NFP in 2001. Prior to joining NFP, Nelson guided M&A efforts at Ernst & Young LLP and Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham University.

National Financial Partners Corp. is a provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services.