Team

BP Growth Partners is led by proven leaders and industry professionals that know how to create and realize value. We are Board-level partners throughout the entire process, contributing not only capital but years of industry, transaction and growth expertise.

 

Adam Claypool

Founder


As Founder and Managing Principal, Mr. Claypool has nearly 20 years of investment banking experience – including 10 years of private equity fund management. His career has been devoted to working with privately held companies to create, grow and realize value. Adam currently sits on 7 corporate and non-profit Boards, and is a mentor at the Global Insurance Accelerator.

Danne Jones

L&A Relationship Consultant


Mr. Jones has enjoyed a distinguished career of over 30 years in the life and annuity industry, serving as a VP at Aviva USA for 28+ years, and as VP of Sales at Global Atlantic for 4+ years. He has passion for helping agents, carriers and consumers achieve their financial goals and has created valued relationships throughout the distribution channel.

Steve Hinrichs

L&A Relationship Consultant


Mr. Hinrichs possesses over 30 years of experience in the Life and Annuity industry, including leading the distribution efforts through a national network of career and independent life insurance marketing organizations. Steve is a highly effective trainer who pays attention to detail and is always aware of his audience.

Rich Cohan

Strategic Advisor


Mr. Cohan is an attorney and CPA who brings over 20 years of legal and business experience both in insurance and technology. He possesses highly relevant expertise in the life and annuity sector, with 10+ years within $60B carrier, as well as experience in the SaaS industry. Previously, Rich was Head of EMEA Operations for Workiva in London.

Farron Blanc

Strategic Advisor


Mr. Blanc is recognized as one of the brightest innovators in the insurance industry. He was the Founding President & Managing Director of Greenhouse Insurance, a new digital life & disability insurance company wholly owned by Reinsurance Group of America. He was named by Digital Insurance as one of the 20 Insurance Innovators to know, and one of the top 35 young executives by Intelligent Insurer in 2017.

Chris Minor

Operating Partner


Mr. Minor brings his extensive technology and operations experience partnering with investors and employees to drive strategy and growth for small to mid-size companies. Most recently, Chris has been active in investing and leading several SaaS technology companies.