Edward A. Tafaro

President & CEO

Ted Tafaro is one of the country's foremost experts on high-limit specialty life, accident, and disability products for clients with exceptional insurance needs – including celebrity athletes, entertainers, highly compensated executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Ted is a Lloyd's of London Cover-holder responsible for managing various underwriting authorities at Lloyd's that exceed $50,000,000 per individual risk. He is one of the most trusted and empowered underwriters in the industry.


Ted founded Exceptional Risk Advisors in 2006. And in a few short years, the firm has grown into a leading resource for elite advisors that serve high-earning clients and successful corporations. In 2008, Ted was named one of the "Top Forty Executives Under 40" by New Jersey's premier business news publication - NJBIZ. In 2010, Exceptional Risk Advisors, LLC was honored by Inc. Magazine as an Inc. 500 company which recognizes the country's fastest growing privately held companies. Ted is an active member of YPO – Young Presidents Organization, and sits on numerous non-profit boards.


Ted resides in Mahwah, New Jersey with his wife Cyndi, and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, boating, and the outdoors with his family.


Download Ted's most recently published article: Even Superheroes Need Protection!