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This profile was last updated on 7/20/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Donald W. Britton

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Phone: (630) ***-****  HQ Phone
NxtStar Ventures LLC
2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook , Illinois 60523
United States

Company Description: NxtStar is a consulting and venture company. NxtStar provides CEO-level advice and consulting to clients in the life insurance and retail financial services...   more

Employment History

  • Senior Adviser To the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    ING companies
  • President
    ING companies
  • Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Insurance Division
    ING companies
  • Partner
    American General Life Companies
  • President
    American General Life Companies
  • President of the Life Division
    American General Financial Group
  • President, Life Insurance
    American General Financial Group
  • President
    First Colony Life
  • Executive Vice President - Marketing
    First Colony Life
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Insurance Solutions

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.A.
    East Carolina University
  • B.A.
    East Carolina University
33 Total References
Web References
NxtStar Ventures, LLC - Our Partners, 20 July 2015 [cached]
Donald W. (Butch) Britton, Partner NxtStar Ventures, LLC - Our Partners
Donald W. (Butch) Britton
Mr. Britton is partner of NxtStar Ventures, LLC. He is heavily experienced in all facets of life insurance company management and is regarded as expert in distribution issues. He has a particularly deep understanding of all aspects of the brokerage marketplace. Prior to joining NxtStar, Mr. Britton was President of American General Life Companies. In that role, he was responsible for distribution, product manufacturing and product management. He built a new distribution channel model involving 11 distinct channels, while at the same time eliminating the pervasive problem of channel conflict. Sales doubled to $2.5 billion in the three years that he held that position. There were many other successes in other areas of his responsibility during that same timeframe.
He also spent nearly 20 years with First Colony Life Insurance Company.
Mr. Britton is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and received both a B.A. and M.A. from East Carolina University. He has been very active with and is on the board of LIMRA International.
NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ..., 9 Jan 2014 [cached]
NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ING U.S., Inc. ( NYSE: VOYA), which will rebrand as Voya Financial, Inc. in 2014, today announced that Donald "Butch" Britton, 65, will retire effective immediately as CEO of ING U.S.'s Insurance Solutions business. Britton will assume the role of senior adviser to the Chairman and CEO of ING U.S., and to the CEO of Insurance Solutions, until June 30, 2014.
Insurance Solutions includes ING U.S.'s Individual Life and Employee Benefits business segments. Britton, who joined ING U.S. in 2004, has enjoyed a 40-year career in the Life Insurance and Annuity industries. Prior to joining ING U.S., he was president, Life Insurance, American General Financial Group.
Britton's planned retirement has precipitated additional changes to the ING U.S. senior management team.
WSJ 6-9-09, 9 June 2009 [cached]
"I think we have pretty much bottomed out on how low life-insurance [prices] can go," says Donald W. Britton, chief executive officer of ING's U.S. insurance division. ReliaStar and other ING subsidiaries are raising term-life insurance rates an average of 5% this year, Mr. Britton says, "primarily driven by our cost of capital, which is much, much more difficult to get and more expensive than it was a year ago and prior."
NxtStar Ventures, LLC - Our Partners, 20 July 2015 [cached]
Donald W. (Butch) Britton, Partner President of American General Life Companies President of First Colony Life Insurance Company Executive Vice President-Marketing of First Colony Life Insurance Company
Donald W. (Butch) Britton appointed President of ING U.S. Life Business Group, 7 June 2004 [cached]
Donald W. (Butch) Britton appointed President of ING U.S. Life Business Group ATLANTA, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ING today announced that Donald W. (Butch) Britton has joined the company as president of its U.S. Life Business Group.Britton will be based in the company's U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and will report to Jacques de Vaucleroy, group president for ING's U.S. Retail Financial Services.
Britton joins ING with a strong and diversified background in the life and annuity industries.His previous positions include over 18 years with First Colony Life, culminating as president of that company, and commensurately senior positions with GE Financial Assurance.Most recently, he served as President of the Life Division at American General Financial Group where he helped create and manage an innovative distribution and product management model that helped to double sales during his three years at American General.During the past two years Butch has worked in a consulting capacity with key clients to bring insurance expertise to new market opportunities and has been a partner in NXTSTAR Ventures."Butch is an expert in innovative operational, distribution and product management strategies, and brings superb understanding of the life industry environment to ING," said de Vaucleroy."His market expertise and deep product knowledge will accelerate ING's ability to be a market leader in the life business."Britton holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.He is a member of the Fellow Society of Actuaries (1980), and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.He served as chairman of the LIMRA Brokerage Committee and served a term on the LIMRA Board of Directors.
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