Our Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mike has over 25 years of experience as a seasoned C-suite business strategy leader, with deep subject matter expertise in creating sustained profit and revenue growth, developing world-class talent, and building shareholder value. Mike is known for a leadership style that sets him apart as an exceptional business executive. He recognizes and rewards impactful contributors, effectively mentors his teams, and instills an unparalleled competitive drive to achieve organizational success. As CEO, Mike collaborates with senior leadership to identify opportunities to serve the disability insurance marketplace as well as in seeking disruptive, value-add solutions along the absence continuum.
President, Advisory Services
Michael is a 30+ year veteran of the group life and disability insurance industry. Michael has experience overseeing claims operations for insurance solutions organizations, ensuring a fully integrated experience for customers, and managing the adjudication of claims across all lines of business, including absence, group disability, waiver of premium, and life.
Chief of Staff
Shawn brings over 20 years of experience in leadership, sales, marketing, and operations. Shawn spent several years in the hospitality industry after returning from the United States Air Force, where he performed security and law enforcement duties in the Desert Shield/Desert Storm operations. As Chief of Staff, Shawn is responsible for organizing and prioritizing critical initiatives, strategic plans, priorities, and policies.
Mark Sawyer, CLU
SVP, Claim Performance Solutions
Mark leads the Brown & Brown Absence Service Group Consulting operation. With over 30 years of industry expertise, Mark delivers disability claim operational insights, process solutions, and claim management expertise by identifying both strategic and tactical improvement opportunities and making specific, actionable recommendations consistent with industry best practices.
SVP, Account Management & Aevo Insurance Services
Gina brings over 20 years of experience in relationship management, leadership, and developing innovative growth strategies, including 15 years spent developing a deep understanding of the employee benefits industry. Gina is known for developing high-performance teams, building strong relationships, and bringing people together to achieve results.
SVP, Business Development and Marketing
Courtney brings 20 years of experience leading marketing, sales, and business development functions within rapidly growing companies. Her senior management experience includes leading organizations through periods of ambitious change to measurable success. Courtney is known for her superior communication and pipeline management skills, for approaching challenges quantitatively and creatively, and for leading cross-functional initiatives.
SVP, Operations and Performance
Sean brings over 15 years of experience in account management, leadership and quantifying value delivered to corporate customers. Sean oversees SSDI advocacy operations and manages company-wide analytics, turning data into information that drives the business forward. Sean is known for his ability to build strong teams that push for results and execution.
VP, Client Services
George has extensive insurance experience, specifically in the employee benefits space with a focus on group/voluntary benefits and absence management. In his 30 years in the industry, he’s had the opportunity to lead claim, contact center, and account management operations for several large disability carriers.
VP, Market Development
Kimberly has served in executive roles within the group insurance industry for more than 25 years. She has deep subject matter expertise in both absence and disability management, group benefits sales, and return-to-work strategies. Kimberly leads our new business development strategy, including developing market relationships to sustainably grow our customer base across our enterprise product and service portfolio.
VP, Account Management Operations
Megan works closely with corporate customers to deliver industry-leading services and provide them with critical benchmarking data and guidance as to how to optimize the results of their SSDI programs. Megan is known for developing customized solutions to meet unique customer needs and building strong, lasting partnerships.
VP, Human Resources
Claire has held a variety of Human Resources (HR) roles for nearly 20 years, including experience leading talent management, employee relations, HR operations, organizational design & effectiveness, performance management, leadership development, talent selection, learning & development, and more in multi-site, multi-state environments. She holds a Master of Jurisprudence in Labor & Employment Law from Tulane University Law School.
VP, Finance and Operations
Stacy brings over 20 years of progressive accounting experience with emphasis on corporate accounting, financial planning, analysis, and reporting. She has extensive knowledge in building the foundations of accounting operations in smaller, rapidly growing organizations.
Director, Administrative Services & Second Injury Fund Recovery
Melissa has served in a number of capacities prior to and alongside her current role. As the Director of Administrative Services and Second Injury Fund Recovery, Melissa leads our facilities management function as well as a large team of administrative and client services teammates.