Christi Newsom Byron
Retired President, Southeast for NFP Corporation
Christi Byron is a Senior Advisor and Operating Partner with The Vistria Group, a Chicago-based private equity firm. In her work with The Vistria Group, she is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Flores & Associates and US Retirement & Benefit Partners. Christi is also the co-founder of Catalyst Business Consultants, Inc. where she advises companies in a consulting capacity. She is also currently serving on the Investment Committee for NFP Ventures, a private equity firm that provides strategic venture capital for exceptional digital health, insurtech, and fintech entrepreneurs.
Christi served as President of the Southeast Region for NFP Corporation, a National insurance broker and consultant until her retirement at the end of 2021.
Christi was a founding partner of Corporate Benefit Advisors (CBA) in 1993 and spent over 25 years in insurance consulting and brokerage. When CBA was acquired by NFP, Christi became one of the Regional Managing Directors and then President and committed to the growth of the southeast operations for NFP. She led the region to significant organic growth and expanded the corporate benefits, retirement, wealth management, and property & casualty practices through integrated sales and acquisitions.
Christi is a graduate of Furman University. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Furman. She previously served Furman as a member of the Advisory Council, the Paladin Club, the Parents Council, and the Richard Furman Society Executive Committee and was involved with the steering committee that created the Charlotte Furman Business Series.
Christi has also served on the Board of Trustees at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, NC. She is a sponsor member of the North Carolina Business Group on Health and serves on various industry advisory boards. She is an active fundraiser and works with many non-profit organizations around the southeast including Thompson Child & Family Focus and Loaves and Fishes.