John L. DeMello

Concerning the position he has held since 2011, President and CEO John DeMello says, “CEO should stand for Chief Explanation Officer because providing context and teaching are the most important aspects of the position.  Being the CEO of The Barnstable has been a great fit, allowing me to add value to an already great business.”  A 1988 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting, John joined The Barnstable in 1996 as Treasurer. The needs of policyholders, who count on The Barnstable to put their lives back together at their greatest time of need, and the partnerships with its independent agents are particularly important to him.  For John, each crossing of the Sagamore Bridge reinforces that the Cape is an island with its own unique culture and geography.  “I love the ocean,” he adds, “and spend most of my free time on the water boating and fishing.”