Lou leads a group of private investors, active management professionals and subsidiary leaders as President & CEO of MeetingHouse Growth Ventures, LLC. His primary responsibilities are based on the strategic development of the organization and key personnel while delivering clear financial value to clients and stakeholders.
After starting his career as a commercial insurance management trainee at the PMA Group immediately following graduation from Lycoming College, Lou soon moved into sales and has remained in sales, business development and leadership roles throughout his career. For the last dozen years Lou has worked for three of the top 10 largest insurance brokers in the world as a successful property and casualty senior vice president & producer handling complex risks in construction, real estate, food & beverage, senior care, behavioral health, life sciences, transportation, technology & manufacturing. He enjoyed leadership roles in executive search, managed care, risk control, commercial insurance brokerage and property & casualty risk management while serving large and upper middle-market, c-suite level clients.
Lou has always had entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropic purpose. He founded and successfully led The Nickal Group, Inc., a risk control consulting firm and GPECC, The Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council. He has served on the board of Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania and the finance committee of Liberty Lutheran Services. He also volunteers his financial support and time with: Lisa’s Army, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Artman Assisted Living and the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Carboni will continue his mission to lead MeetingHouse Growth Ventures, LLC, identify new opportunities in the ever-changing risk arena and position our holdings to deliver the highest quality services for our clients and stakeholders.
Jim Veith is a valued addition to MHGV and serves as General Counsel. His background and experience in risk management and legal defense uniquely positions Jim to serve in this capacity for MHGV focused on Risk Management, Risk Control and related holdings.
Jim is also the founder and managing partner of Veith Law Firm in Lansdale, PA. Prior to founding Veith Law Firm in 2008, he previously worked in the workers’ compensation departments of Swartz Campbell, LLC, Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Wynn McGarry, LLC. Mr. Veith’s career has been dedicated to defending employers, carriers and TPA’s in workers’ compensation matters, general liability and breach of contract matters in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Upon completion of his undergraduate studies at Houghton College in 1997, Mr. Veith began working for the risk management department of a large Philadelphia employer, primarily responsible for managing workers’ compensation claims. While working in risk management with a focus on workers’ compensation, he developed and implemented large scale loss control programs, including modified duty programs, return to work-programs, and maximizing use of the employer’s panel of physicians.
While working full time, Mr. Veith earned his J.D. degree from Widener University, graduating cum laude in 2004. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. Mr. Veith is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Veith was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star Attorney in 2008, 2013 and 2014, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania. Mr. Veith was more recently been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2019, an honor given to no more than 5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania.