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Executive Committee

The Risk Strategies Executive Committee is a body of executive leaders with extensive insurance and risk management experience.  They are responsible for the mission, vision, strategy, and operations of the company, focused on revenue growth and expansion. As the executive leadership team, they focus on the needs of clients, employees, investors, and trading partners. 

John Greenbaum
Executive Vice President 
Abigail Flaherty
Senior Account Manager
Scott Schachter
Northeast Entertainment Leader
Anthony Pittari
Senior Vice President, East Coast 
Lory Yan
Vice President, East Coast 
Rebecca La Fazia
Assistant Vice President, East Coast
Iris Lugo
Senior Account Executive, East Coast
Cathy Brunetto

Assistant Vice President, East Coast

Anthony Raucci
Managing Director, ProSafety Services
Tim McCarthy
Operations Manager, ProSafety Services
Christian Amabile
Vice President | National Healthcare Practice
Jeana Lingenfelter PharmD, MBA
Chief Clinical Officer
Nicholas Popovich
Carol Kuerzi
Managing Consultant – Pharmacy Lead
Jonathan Finn
Manager & Senior Account Executive
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Mary Beth Ryan
Sr. Vice President
Jack M Buttine
Managing Director
Peter Rosky
National Employee Benefits Nonprofit Leader
Senior Vice President, Life Practice
Sam Radin

Sam Radin

Senior Vice President, Life Practice

Sam Radin joined Risk Strategies in 2023.  He designs life insurance products to meet the needs of affluent families, family offices, large businesses, and charitable organizations as well as senior executives of corporations and not-for-profit entities.  Sam previously practiced trusts and estates law and has more than 40 years of experience in addressing issues arising from income, estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer taxation. In addition, he has extensive experience in international estate planning and providing tax efficient ways for non-U.S. persons, including institutional investors, to invest in U.S. real estate interests.

Sam has served as a member of various bar association tax committees, and has been a frequent speaker to accountants, attorneys, and financial planning professionals. He has been cited on the topic of estate taxation in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.  His publications include the Executive Compensation Answer Book and the Estate and Retirement Planning Answer Book.

A unique aspect of Sam’s role is planning for writers and other creative professionals, including the disposition of their copyright catalogues. A bibliophile, he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, the leading repository for papers of twentieth century British and American authors. Sam served as an adjunct professor at New York University where he taught a course on the evolution of our legal system.
Sam holds a J.D. from Boston University’s School of Law, where he was awarded the Nathan Burkan Memorial Prize in copyright law, and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College.

Securities offered through Lion Street Financial, LLC. (LSF), Member FINRA/SIPC.  Risk Strategies is not affiliated with LSF.

Jennifer A. Brown

Senior Vice President, East Coast

Sean Walsh
National Pharmacy Practice Leader
John O’Neill
Managing Director
Nick Svetcoff
Vice President
Vip Grover
Vice President
Mike Ryan
Managing Director
Sama Hershey
Managing Director
Lesa Blaser
Private Client Services Leader - Central Region

Founder & Chairman

Michael Christian

Michael Christian

Founder & Chairman

Mike founded Risk Strategies in 1997, growing the firm into a national, top 9 privately held broker. He currently serves as Chairman, working with the firm's senior leadership team, private equity partner, and the board of directors on strategic and growth initiatives.  

Before starting the company, he worked in senior positions at Alexander & Alexander and Jardine Insurance Brokers.

A native of California, Mike attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and holds CPCU, CLU, and ARM designations. Active in the community, he has served as Board President of Someone Else's Child, Inc. for over 20 years. Mike is also the Managing Partner for Community Impact Ventures (CIV), a venture capital impact fund that provides financial support to social entrepreneurs. 

He was inducted into the Insurance Business America Hall of Fame in 2020. 

Chief Executive Officer

John Mina

John Mina

Chief Executive Officer

John joined Risk Strategies as President in 2017 and was promoted to CEO in 2019. He is an energetic and hands-on leader that places a high focus on execution, candor, and client relationships.

As Chief Executive Officer of Accession Risk Management Group and its specialty operating companies, Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries, John has responsibility for the mission, vision, strategy, and overall day-to-day operations of the company, focused on revenue growth, organic and M&A, as well as client retention. His deep industry experience and energetic leadership are fueled by over 27 years at Willis Towers Watson and Marsh.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management degree from Dowling College.

As part of his commitment to community involvement, John holds board positions with Conservation Nation and the Maguire Academy of Risk & Insurance Management at Gallaudet University.

Chief Financial Officer

Sharon Edwards

Sharon Edwards

Chief Financial Officer

With over 30 years of strategic leadership experience in the insurance brokerage industry, Sharon serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Accession Risk Management Group and its specialty operating companies, Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries, where she is responsible for the firm's finance, treasury, real estate, and enterprise risk management activities.

Sharon joined Risk Strategies as Chief Operating Officer in 2019 to help scale the company for tremendous growth. In 2021, she assumed the role of CFO. Previously Sharon was the CFO of Willis Towers Watson's Corporate Risk and Broking segment, as well as for their North America geography. Sharon also held senior roles spanning controllership, shared services, sales and service operations, M&A integration, system implementations, and finance. She also served as Co-Chair of Women at Willis, a Diversity & Inclusion group. Before Willis Towers Watson, Sharon worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. focusing on the Health Care, Senior Living, and Financial Services industries.

A University of Tennessee graduate, Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration - Accounting and professional designations as a CPA and CGMA. Sharon is a past recipient of the Business Insurance Women to Watch award. 

Tony Andronaco
Managing Director & Senior Vice President
Jason Brudnick
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Callow
Chief Information Security Officer
Rick Bagnall
Senior Vice President
Drew Carnase
Chief Operating Officer - Commercial Lines
Richard Bailey
Director, M&A Integration
Natasha Chomas
Chief Accounting Officer
Jennifer Johnston

Chief Marketing Officer

Mark Manzi

National Brokerage Leader

John Meder

Head of Risk Consulting and Claims Advocacy

Jarid Beck
Managing Director
Travis Bennett
Associate Director, National Casualty Loss Control Leader
John Scroope
National Director of Retail Operations - All Regions
Darren Black

National A&E Practice Leader

Allen Blount
National Cyber & Technology Product Leader
Mike Bostley
Director, Complex Property Claims
Ben Brandon
Senior Consulting Actuary,
Health & Life Actuarial Services
Steve Bryant

Managing Director, Higher Education Risk Management Leader

Will W. Burke
Managing Director
Alex Buschmann

National Cannabis Practice Leader

Margaret Bussiere
Commercial Lines Leader - New York Region
Adam Balentine

Commercial Lines Leader - Central Region

Francisco Cabrera
Vice President, West Coast
Dawn Calvert

Employee Benefits Leader - West Region

Pam Caron

National Waste & Recycling Practice Leader

Brian Celiberti

Growth Leader - New York Region

Dan Cioci Jr.

Executive Vice President 

Josh Conklin

Employee Benefits Growth Leader - Atlantic Region

J. Dale Crow
Senior Vice President
Ken Dash

Managing Director

Lida Davidians

Senior Vice President, West Coast

Tim deRosa
Chief Operating Officer, Personal Lines
Tim Devin

Private Client Services Leader - New York Region

Mike DiMayo

National Captives Leader

Bill Dobson

Senior Vice President

National Healthcare Practice Leader

Bob Dubraski

Bob Dubraski

National Healthcare Practice Leader

In his role as Chief Growth Officer, Bob works with leaders across all business units to drive collaboration and opportunities that benefit clients while helping to meet the firm's growth goals. He also leads the company's National Healthcare Practice.

Throughout his career, Bob built two national specialty insurance brokerage firms. The first company was sold to Aon where he became the Managed Healthcare Practice Leader. His second firm, Dubraski & Associates, merged with Risk Strategies in 2015.

Bob's client experience across his industry career includes public agencies, publicly traded companies, privately held firms, purchasing groups, nonprofit companies, and healthcare organizations.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, specializing in Statistics, from the University of California, Irvine. 

Kevin Egan
Managing Director,
Healthcare Claims Auditing
Jason Ellison

Employee Benefits Leader, National Healthcare Practice

Paul Evans
Executive Vice President, East Coast
Martin Eveleigh

Managing Director

Peter Fallon

National Property Practice Leader

Deanna Faris

Unmanned and Non-owned Aviation

Megan Feehan

Vice President

John Fisher

Managing Director, National Marine Practice

Michael Fitzpatrick

Senior Vice President

Ed Flanagan

New England Region Leader

Michael Frank

Managing Director & Actuary
Health, Accident, Life and Annuity 

National Life Insurance Practice Leader

Matthew Friedson

Matthew Friedson

National Life Insurance Practice Leader

Matthew Friedson joined Risk Strategies in 2022 as the National Life Insurance Practice Leader.  He is responsible for developing and leading the national growth strategy for the Life Insurance practice.   

Matthew has more than 15 years of experience specializing in complex insurance applications of estate and business planning, educating clients and helping them to develop and implement powerful strategies to meet their objectives. He spent nine years as a senior adviser with a mid-Atlantic (DC) area brokerage and consulting firm where he specialized in private client services, advising clients across the country on wealth transfer and tax planning strategies, as well as business succession planning. During the last five years, he also held a principal role for a boutique private client personal lines property and casualty firm.   

Matthew holds a marketing degree from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a Series 6 securities license. He is a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America and previously served on the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for five years.

For six consecutive years including 2022, Matthew has been awarded the ‘Best Financial Adviser: Insurance’ designation by the Washingtonian. In 2018, he received the NAIFA Advisor Today’s 4 Under 40 Award.

Securities offered through Lion Street Financial, LLC. (LSF), Member FINRA/SIPC.  Risk Strategies is not affiliated with LSF.

J.C. Fulse
Private Client Services Leader - Atlantic Region
Peter Galasinao
Senior Managing Director
Dustin Gary
Managing Director, Property & Casualty Actuarial Services
Kurt Gehring

National Public Sector Practice Leader

Kate Genovese
SVP, Employee Benefit Strategist
Steve Giannone

Central Region Leader

Charlie Graham
Private Client Services Leader - New England Region
Michael Grant

Employee Benefits Leader - New York Region

National Employee Benefits Practice Leader

John Greenbaum

John Greenbaum

National Employee Benefits Practice Leader

John leads the National Employee Benefits Practice as well as the Risk Strategies Benefits Specialty Group. He joined Risk Strategies in 2006 and became the founding member of the company's employee benefits practice with overall responsibility for the growth, profitability, and 350+ associates in the company's largest industry practice. He has implemented operational efficiencies, invested in technology, and upgraded resources that create consistency and support his team resulting in improved client outcomes.

Prior to joining Risk Strategies, John was Executive Vice President of a regional insurance brokerage firm in the Boston area. In addition, his prior experience includes working for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Amy Hahn
Director, National Loss Control Practice
Michael Grossman
Employee Benefits Leader - Central Region
John Hamby

National Entertainment Practice Leader

Clark Heitkamp
Senior Consulting Actuary,
Health & Life Actuarial Services
Tracy Hoffman

Managed Care Leader, National Healthcare Practice

Erica Honig, J.D.
Employee Benefits Compliance Director
Doran Lamond
Commercial Lines Leader - New England Region
Haley Hughey

Sr. Account Executive

Bryan Ice

National Transportation Practice Leader

Max Jong

Managing Director, National Captives Leader

Doug Joyce
Managing Director
Brian Jungeberg

Vice President

Roger Kluge
Managing Director
Neil Krauter, Jr.
National Private Equity Practice Co-Leader

National Private Equity Practice Leader

Neil Krauter, Sr.

Neil Krauter, Sr.

National Private Equity Practice Leader

Neil leads the National Private Equity Practice.

Before joining Risk Strategies, he founded Krauter & Company in 2004 which merged with Risk Strategies to form and build a leading private equity specialty practice. Prior to founding Krauter & Company, Neil worked at Lloyd's of London, Marsh, and Aon, where he built out and managed the Aon Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He was Aon's leading specialist in providing services to the Mergers and Acquisitions industry with well over 2,000 transactions to his credit. Active in the private equity community, he launched the Private Equity Principal Group in 2014, which currently has over 130 members.

Today, the Risk Strategies Private Equity Practice has over 350 private equity firms as current and active clients.

Jennifer Kryz

Director, Commercial Lines Claims Leader

Nick Licursi
Private Client Services Leader - New York Region
Stefan Latzko
Account Manager, Manned Aviation
Rona Lind
Senior Vice President, East Coast

Chief Legal Officer

Natalie Logan

Natalie Logan

Chief Legal Officer

Natalie is an accomplished legal and risk advisor and executive-level leader with over 10 years of experience in corporate law and a successful track record as a trusted advisor to senior management teams and boards of directors of companies across multiple industries on a variety of complex business, strategic, transactional, risk and legal issues.  Natalie thrives on collaborating with passionate, driven leaders who excel at their work and know how to play in the big picture space and collaborate to create next-level growth.

As Chief Legal Officer of Accession Risk Management Group and its specialty operating companies, Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries, Natalie serves as a member of the Executive Committee and is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s legal and compliance functions, including M&A, securities, litigation, regulatory, governance, intellectual property, employment & benefits, and other corporate matters. Natalie also serves as an executive sponsor to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and is deeply committed to the company’s ESG initiatives.  

Prior to joining the company, Natalie was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, specializing in advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a wide range of corporate, M&A, and securities matters.  

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Oregon and cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law, Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and a juris doctorate in law.

National Brokerage Leader
Mark Manzi

Mark Manzi

National Brokerage Leader

As National Brokerage Leader, Mark is the lead liaison to the carrier and intermediary community, where he is responsible for communicating the needs of Risk Strategies and its clients and assisting in developing strategy and negotiating complicated coverage and claims. He also leads Risk Strategies National Product Line Practices.

An industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Mark began his career at Marsh in New York. He joined Risk Strategies through the acquisition of healthcare specialty brokerage Dubraski & Associates, where he served as Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Practice Leader. Mark also served as Property & Casualty Practice Leader for Risk Strategies Healthcare Practice before being named National Brokerage Leader.

Mark earned his MBA from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Management from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York.

Throughout his career, he has had extensive involvement in mentoring programs and professional development training. Mark serves on several Carrier and Intermediary Broker Advisory Councils, is a member of the Northeast Board of Directors for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Active in his community, Mark has served on his local Little League Board of Directors, was a youth football and baseball coach and has participated in a host of other athletic programs. He also volunteered at his local Volunteer Ambulance Association and Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities.

Bryan Lorenz
National Account Director, Management Liability Practice
Terry Lyons

National Education Practice Leader

Spencer Macalaster

Executive Vice President

Olavo Macedo

Senior Managing Director

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mike Marinelli
Risk Analyst
Michael Markett
Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Regulatory
Elizabeth Marks
Senior Strategy Consultant, Student Health
Gary Marmo Jr., CLMS
Director
Eric Massi

Private Client Services Leader - West Region

Alex Maza

Senior National Director, Management Liability Practice

John McCarthy

Managing Director

Ken McClinton

National Relocation Practice Leader

Michael McFadden
Senior Managing Director
Terry Miller

Managing Director,

National Aviation Practice Leader

Diane Mittenzwei
NY Region, Senior Vice President
LeConte Moore

Managing Director

Lou Moreno
Senior Vice President

Chief Human Resources Officer

Amanda Mullan

Amanda Mullan

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer of Accession Risk Management Group and its specialty operating companies, Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries, Amanda oversees the company's human resources function including talent and organizational development, total rewards, talent acquisition, and overall total employee engagement.

Previously, she served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer at New Jersey Resources (NJR) and as director and senior vice president of human resources in North America for Willis Group Holdings. She has also held senior HR leadership roles at Dun & Bradstreet, Anywhere Integrated Services (formerly Title Resource Group), and Prudential.

Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration from Rider University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds a Society of Human Resources Management - Senior Certified Professional (SCP) designation.

Active in her community, Amanda serves as a member of the 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. Board of Trustees, and is the chairperson of their personnel committee. In addition, Amanda is an executive fellow for Rider University's Center for the Development of Leadership Skills and serves on the University's Women's Leadership Council.

National Private Client Services Practice Leader

Alison Murphy

Alison Murphy

National Private Client Services Practice Leader

Alison joined Risk Strategies in 2021, developing and leading the overall national growth strategy for Private Client Services. She focuses on enhancing the client experience for our high net worth clients and delivering tailored solutions that better serve their unique insurance and risk management needs.

With over 25 years of experience in the property & casualty insurance industry, Alison has spent the majority of her career in the high net worth segment. Prior to joining Risk Strategies, she worked for the PURE Group of Insurance Companies where she held various leadership positions including Eastern Zone Executive. Previously, she held various roles focused on business development and underwriting for AIG and The Chubb Corporation.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Franklin & Marshall College and is a graduate of Boston’s Future Leaders Program. She is actively engaged in her community through several organizations including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Women’s Lunch Place and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Falmouth Road Race.

Alison Murphy

National Private Client Services Practice Leader

Stephanie Needham
Senior Managing Director
Rob Nesselt

Commercial Lines Growth Leader - Atlantic Region

Scott Nestle
Senior Managing Director
Donovan Nowell

National Management Liability Practice Leader

Todd Olivieri

Managing Director

Bryan Paulozzi

Vice President

Laura L. Perisse
Chief Commercial Officer
Stuart Piltch
Managing Director, Consulting
Mary Pontillo

National Fine Art Product Leader

Scott Popilek

Atlantic Region Leader

President, One80 Intermediaries

Matthew Power

Matthew Power

President, One80 Intermediaries

Matthew serves as President of One80 Intermediaries which was formally launched in December 2019. He formerly served as Executive Vice President of Lexington Insurance Company one of the strongest and most stable excess & surplus carriers. Matthew continues to advance the mission of One80, through innovation, specialization, and development of new programs designed to meet the demands of a changing market.

Matthew is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and in 2005 completed post graduate studies at Harvard Business School.

He serves on the boards of directors of The New England Council, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and The University of Massachusetts College of Management Advisory Board.

Chris Powers

Employee Benefits Leader - New England and Atlantic Regions

Joe Quarantello

National Environmental Practice Leader

Ali Rana
Managing Director, Student Health, Education Practice
Andrew Reggev

Senior M&A Investment Associate

Rob Rosenzweig

New York Regional Leader

Patrick Roth

West Region Leader

Jeff Rubocki
Senior Managing Director
Janice Ruiz
Senior Vice President, West Coast
Cameron Savaree-Ruess
Non-Owned Aviation
Scott Schachter

Senior Vice President, East Coast

Jim Schmidt

Commercial Lines Leader - West Region

Tara Schultz

Manned Aviation

National Director of Retail Operations

John Scroope

John Scroope

National Director of Retail Operations

John is responsible for growing our retail operations both organically, by driving consistency to the client and associate experience, and inorganically as we integrate new acquisitions into the Risk Strategies family. An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in insurance management and underwriting, John joined Risk Strategies from Boston-based CNA Insurance where he served as branch president.

Prior to CNA, he was regional president at OneBeacon Insurance.  He spent the first dozen years of his insurance career in underwriting and marketing with Chubb Insurance.

John holds a Juris Doctor from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York and a Bachelor of Science Law degree from Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Edward Shaara
Senior Account Manager,  East Coast
Tom Sharkey, Jr.

Managing Director

John Shaw
Senior Director
James Sheehan, J.D.

National Account Director, Management Liability Practice

Peter Shoemaker

Managing Director, East Coast

Rich Skorupski

Senior Vice President

Carl Smith

International Practice Leader

Matt Smith

Reinsurance Leader, National Healthcare Practice

Gregory Smith
Assistant Vice President, East Coast
Scott Stamper

Managing Director, National Marine Practice

Riggs Stephenson

Managing Director

Michael Tang
Vice President - Claims
Sam Tuckey
Senior M&A Investment Associate
John Uhl
Executive Vice President 

Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer

John Vaglica

John Vaglica

Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer

As Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer of Accession Risk Management Group and its specialty operating companies, Risk Strategies and One80 Intermediaries, John focuses on all M&A activities, including debt financing, investor relations, and the company's overall capital structure. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, and operations, with both public and private companies. His background is in insurance and high-tech medical device manufacturing specializing in operational assimilation, accounting, finance, M&A and private equity/venture capital financing.

John has been with the company for over 18 years serving in a variety of roles including CFO. Previously, he was responsible for HR, IT, and Administration.

Prior to joining Risk Strategies, John held positions of increasing responsibility at Endius Incorporated, Benchmark Assisted Living, and Haemonetics Corporation.

John holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting and an MBA from Bentley University.

Mike Vitulli

National Casualty Practice Leader

Emma Washington, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, PHR
Human Capital Management Consultant
Managing Director
Michael Waters

Michael Waters

Managing Director

Michael Waters serves as Managing Director in the Financial & Wealth Services division of Risk Strategies. He brings more than 35 years of financial services experience to his clients with a focus on employee benefits, wealth management, and retirement plan services. 

Michael started his career with Profit and Pension Planners inc., a retirement plan consulting firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1989. In 2003, Michael was one of the founding members of TSG Financial LLC, a full-service employee benefits and Financial Services consultant and broker. TSG Financial was acquired by Risk Strategies in 2016. 

Michael strives to provide highly-responsive, personalized strategies to sophisticated clients who desire holistic financial counsel. He believes in developing long-term partnerships with his clients who benefit from competitive, transparent pricing, appropriate products, and personalized guidance. Michael works closely with the Private Equity and Employee Benefits teams to deliver retirement plan solutions which complement the overall corporate programs at Risk Strategies. 
 
Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University. He is a chartered life underwriter, CLU, and Chartered Financial Consultant. 

Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, and Investment Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. TSG Financial and Risk Strategies are not affiliated with the Securities America companies.

Brian Whipple

National Surety Practice Leader

Sarah Wice
General Counsel, Private Equity Practice
Chris Williams

Senior Vice President

Darren Williams