J. Randall "Randy" Waterfield is the 2017-2018 YPO Chairman, the organization’s highest elected office. A member of the YPO New York City, YPO Alcatraz, YPO Greater Germany and YPO Americas Gateway chapters, Waterfield became the 66th YPO Chairman on 1 July 2017.
Waterfield is Chairman of Waterfield Group, a diversified financial services holding company that traces its origins to 1928. While originally founded as a mortgage and insurance company, Waterfield Group has since diversified into technology, real estate, and asset management. Waterfield holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is a member of Mensa, and a graduate of Harvard University.
He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Asure Software (Nasdaq: ASUR), SMTC Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTX), Red Oak Partners, and WTI Holdings.
“The greatest assets of YPO are embedded in the lives, experiences and gifts that our members share with us each day," says 2016-2017 YPO Chairman McKeel Hagerty. "Randy is one of those members who brings incredible talents and heart to everything he does in life and YPO.”
"I am honored and humbled by the board’s election as YPO chairman for the 2017-2018 term. YPO has been an incredibly powerful influence on my life, business and family. I am extremely excited to give back to the organization and help steward its direction," says Waterfield.
McKeel Hagerty served as the 2016-2017 YPO Chairman and is currently Chair of the Governance and Succession Committee and of the Compensation and HR Committee. He also serves on the Strategy Committee.
Hagerty is the president and CEO of Hagerty Insurance, a company that offers auto insurance as well as services designed for the classic car collector, including hobby-related resources, articles and videos.
His love for cars began at an early age and inspired him to join the family business in 1995. Under his leadership, Hagerty Insurance is one of the most recognizable brands in classic car insurance and an industry leader.