Peter Cahall has over 35 years of experience as a recognized thought leader and innovator in financial services. His expertise includes every facet of executive benefits, retirement services, asset management, corporate insurance, and financial consulting.
Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of CapAcuity, a leading consulting, investment advisory, and asset management firm. Peter founded the company in response to the changing landscape in executive benefits—a marketplace he has had a major role in defining and leading throughout his career. As CEO, Peter sets the vision and strategic direction of the company. The team of well-known industry thought leaders he has assembled provides innovative solutions that can dramatically improve financial results for plan sponsors and enhance retirement outcomes for plan participants.
In 2016, Peter retired from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Newport Group, 30 years after founding the firm. Under Peter’s leadership, Newport rose to become a major retirement services provider and the nation’s largest provider of executive benefit plans, through a combination of rapid organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The firm Peter created now has over $250 billion in corporate retirement and insurance assets, and over 1,200 employees nationwide.
Peter serves as Chairman of the Board of Quantum Group, a technology and data driven marketing communications firm providing state-of-the-art graphic design, print, direct mail and fulfillment. Quantum’s facilities in Chicago have over 200,000 square feet of production and warehouse space. Quantum uses advanced technology to create impactful marketing and communication strategies that help clients optimize their marketing and customer engagement needs, and improve marketing ROI.
A noted philanthropist, Peter’s contributions at his alma mater Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA include the funding of the Cahall Student Center and the state-of-the-art campus observatory which anchors the school’s astronomy programs. For 20 years as a member of the Board of Trustees he has helped to guide Thayer’s capital campaigns and facilities expansion, and to enhance the school’s science programs. A graduate of Rollins College in 1971, he is a member of their Board of Trustees and a major donor to the College—including his role as a lead donor to Cahall-Sandspur Field, home to Rollins’ soccer and lacrosse programs.