The Executive Team
President & CEO
To oversee the day to day operations and overall strategies of the business.
I was raised in the south suburbs of Chicago by two school teachers until we moved as a family to Arizona in 1994. I’d like to think I maintain the morals and values instilled in me while growing up in the midwest. I have one younger sister who I am still very close with and we are both now raising our kids together in AZ.
Graduating college top in my class.
I was a success if I made a difference that day. Whether it be a difference to the company or to a member of our team, having a positive effect is what makes me feel successful.
My Grandpa Joe Spinozzi” or as we all called him, Pep. I was an unapologetic and take-everything-apart little Italian boy, and my Grandpa was a tough war veteran. He would see my loud antics and always said to me, “Who will you be when you grow up? You’re crazy!” Even though I was an opposite to my Grandfather, he and I were the closest. He passed away when I was in 8th grade, and by the age of 19 I had started my first company. I would always say before I fell asleep, in my prayers “I wish you could see me now Grandpa - I wish you could see what I am building. I know you would be proud!” He taught me patience, perseverance, and discipline.
Travel. Live close enough to the ocean to where I can hear and see it. Watch my children grow old, get to meet their grandchildren and their children
Rise and Shine, Give God the glory!
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer. My primary job is to make the phones ring!
I was born right here in Phoenix, Arizona (they call us natives)! My entire family is from Missoula, Montana.
My proudest accomplishment is having a hand in the growth and molding of our employees. It is both rewarding and a pleasure to see my coworkers become more proficient and polished in their roles each and every day.
If my heart rate is normal, the day was a success.
Ted Williams. Both because he is a great baseball player and fisherman.
Go fly fishing in Argentina. Go on a 20 day mountain biking and fly fishing trip in New Zealand. Run for President of the United States.
Anything by Tupac or Little River Band.
Chief Distribution Officer
Chief Distribution Officer Responsible for distribution, operations, and sales
Manhattan, Illinois. 8 brothers and 3 sisters - 12 in all! I opted for a smaller version with 4 sons and 1 daughter. For me that was plenty…
Locking down my wife...what a catch!
Did I make someone’s life better? I live my life by my motto…”I’m not here to make everyone happy, but to make them better”.
Jesus Christ. Arguably the most influential and controversial human that ever lived throughout history.
Chef School, Cafe tour (where I play music and perform in little venues for a few months straight while doing nothing else!), and attend the Phoenix Open (checking this one off in February!)
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Director of Technology
Director of Technology - Implement GREAT Tech!
Grew up in Cheyenne, WY where the rest of my relatives still live and I only visit in the summer. Relocated to Tempe/Scottsdale in college and now live in Cave Creek with my wife, dog and two sons.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
How long my work day lasted… Weird hours in our industry so it’s always good to get done at a normal time!
Frank Sinatra in Vegas for a cocktail to discuss being the “coolest” Frank.
Golf at Augusta National. Golf at The Old Course at St Andrews. Golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
“Metallica - Enter Sandman”.
Marketing Development Manager
I am the Marketing Development Manager at Brokers Alliance. My responsibilities include managing our email marketing, social media activity, and print advertising in addition to coordinating training opportunities for our agents. I love that there is always something new and exciting in development for our agents to take advantage of.
I am originally from Maine. I moved to Arizona in 2009. Most of my family is still back east but I love living out here.
For sure raising my son, Evan, to be this smart, independent young person with an amazing sense of humor. Now if I could just get him to brush his teeth without being reminded 15 times...
If I was able to provide support to coworkers and our agents by providing the tools and resources they need for success, then that is a good day.
I think I would meet Hunter Thompson. I’m not great at small talk so I’d love to be able to just sit and listen to him ramble. I think that would be incredibly entertaining.
Lay on a beach in Thailand, hike the Appalachian Trail, and visit the Badlands.
Pepper by the Butthole Surfers
Director of Finance
Director of Finance - I manage the accounting and commission division and the reporting of financial data.
I am from Heber/Overgaard, AZ located a few hours East of Fountain Hills in the White Mountains on the Mogollon Rim. I actually lived the first few years of my life in Fountain Hills and was lucky enough to come back where my family all is and work at Brokers Alliance.
I have a hard time being proud of myself, because I am always looking at the next big thing to accomplish and don’t look back.
I set expectations for myself every day and what I need to accomplish, knocking all those off the list before the end of the day and doing even more is a successful day. I feel successful when I also help make others succeed with their day.
My mom’s grandpa. Everyone in my family talks about what a great man he was, he passed away while my mom was pregnant with me.
Travel around the world, of course! 1. Italy 2. Australia 3. Ireland
“America’s Sweetheart” Elle King
Director of Operations
Director of Operations. I live, breathe, and dream about reporting… or as they refer to it in the streets, snitching.
Columbus, Ohio is not only home of THE Ohio State University, but also Lil Bow Wow! I’m the eldest in a family of 5, although I look and act the youngest.
Getting retweeted by Lil Kim. Second would be being a first generation college grad.
If Charles is smiling at me. I’m not kidding.
I would meet Hillary Clinton in 2009 and tell her not to delete her emails.
Owning a vicious rottweiler who is only nice to me, landing in the main cast of a reality tv show and/or scripted comedy, and being told “you look great for your age!”
Moonlight Sonata, of course!
I have been deemed the title “ADVISOR”. It was Senior Advisor but since I was the only one I didn’t want everyone to think Senior was referring to OLD.
Born and raised in the Steel Town of Gary, Indiana. My dad, after he graduated from High School, worked in the Steel Mill all his life. My mom had an important job that she was fantastic at. During those days her title was, “Housewife”. During WWII she worked in the Steel Mill as a Tin Flipper. I have two older sisters who are both beautiful and loving.
Raising David and Kristy and watching them grow up to be fine upstanding individuals who have become excellent parents and spouses.
My workday today is much more different than back in the day. Growing up in a Blue Collar home putting in a hard day's work was in my blood BUT being able to get home and spend time with my kids made all the hard work a success. Be it, Little League and Softball, Basketball or Volleyball was important to me to be there for them.
I never met my Grandparents so I think that would be awesome to meet them and talk to them about so many things. I don’t think we would understand each other as they all just spoke Croatian. But if it were possible I am sure GOD would translate.
I have accomplished many of them already so probably what’s left revolves around playing golf in the 70’s; keep playing the guitar so others could actually figure out what I am playing, and spending more time with my grandkids as they get older.
The Allman Brothers instrumental song, Jessica.
Executive Advisor, Strategic Partnerships
Assist the team with working through both Reinsurer’s and Direct carriers to bring new product ideas to market, with strong emphasis on the use of Technology and automated underwriting tools to speed up the sales product.
Assist the Team with acquisition fits, Venture Capital introductions and evaluations with emphasis on the use of technology in the sale of Life / Annuity products.
My primary Residence is in Powell Ohio, a small suburb north of Columbus. My wife and I also have a house in Hilton Head, South Carolina. We split our time between the two about 50/50. I’ve been married for 34 years to Susan and we have two adult children (Nate and Natalie)…both fully employed and self-sufficient (Thank Goodness!)
The management team is committed to the use of technology in all aspects of the business; changing traditional processes to drive down cost / speed up the purchase of Insurance “process” for consumers. The team is committed to not only “staying current” in the marketplace, but has the vision to really change the way Insurance products are bought / sold.
The majority of my career has been spent in large, Global Insurance companies which has afforded me great opportunities. I’m now looking forward to my continued desire to help smaller companies grow in the Insurance Marketplace.
1981? I wouldn’t mind reliving my college days….that was pretty fun.
Best gift(s) were from my children when they were young…cards, paintings, art work, etc. They were great and I still have a lot of those gifts. Worst…can’t think of anything so horribly bad…
Brandy, by Looking Glass