David Kennedy

Founder & CEO, Purple Risk Insurance Services

Passionate about innovation, insurance, and the planet, David M. Kennedy, Esq. is the founder and CEO of Purple Risk Insurance Services, an independent agency providing top-tier insurance solutions and consulting services to clients in the cannabis and hemp industry. Based in New York City, Purple Risk primarily focuses on the New England and New York tri-state markets, as well as select target markets across the country.   

With 15+ years of experience as an insurance broker, executive, and insurance coverage attorney licensed in Massachusetts and multiple states with adult use and medical marijuana programs, David is uniquely positioned to help businesses navigate the purchase of insurance in the rapidly changing, highly-regulated cannabis industry.   

Previously, David led product development at Lexington Insurance Company, the largest U.S.-based Excess & Surplus Lines insurer, and he was an insurance coverage attorney and commercial business litigator at Duane Morris LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm.