Before joining Clarian Health Ventures in August 2007, Mr. Neff served as the chairman and CEO of Senex Financial Corp., a financial services company specializing in health care finance, which he co-founded in 1998. At Senex, he led three rounds of institutional financing, as well as the negotiation of bank financing and securitization transactions. In 1993, Mr. Neff co-founded Circle Investors, Inc., an insurance holding company that ultimately acquired four life insurance companies, aggregating $250 million in assets. From 1992 to 1993, he served as the deputy to the chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board, the regulator and governor of the $200 billion Federal Home Loan Bank System.
He practiced law with the Indianapolis firm Krieg DeVault Alexander & Capehart for eight years, first as an associate attorney, and then as a partner. From 1988 until 1992, Mr. Neff was a partner in the Indiana law firm Baker & Daniels.
Mr. Neff is currently a member of the board of governors of the Riley Children's Foundation, and is a director of Clarian Health Risk Retention Group and CH Assurance Ltd., an offshore reinsurer located in the Cayman Islands.
He is also a director of Quanta Specialty Lines Insurance Company, headquartered in New York City; Unified Financial Services, Inc., a financial services company headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky; and the Conseco Strategic Income Fund (now 40/86 Strategic Income Fund), a closed-end mutual fund headquartered in Indianapolis. Heserved as a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.
Mr. Neff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1977. In 1980, he earned a JD from Indiana University with high honors.