About SIPG

SIPG is an insurance marketing organization broker and underwriter of specialized insurance products. We are designed to deliver our products as a hub for financial and insurance professionals to learn about, develop, and distribute insurance-based products.

Our team

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Chris Gilbert, CIC

Head of Specialty Insurance
Serves as Property & Casualty Division Leader and Specialty Insurance Partners Group CEO. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of all group programs and service teams. Chris also serves as the insurance risk manager for a NYSE publicly traded REIT. Read less Read More

Chris began his career in 2002 working within Lloyds of London as a broker, underwriter and consultant. Prior to founding SIPG in 2014 he worked on global marine, financial institutions, property, public and non-public infrastructure and manufacturing. He has developed delegated underwriting products and insurance risk services for distribution in the United States of America for the past twenty-one years. Chris’s current practice predominantly provides professional and management liability risk transfer, insurance marketing and management consulting. Chris is a third-generation wholesale insurance broker. The Gilbert family have been active Lloyds of London insurance brokers since 1915 and have established specialty insurance practices in the United States, Asia, Australia & the UK.

Mark "Moose" VanVoorhees CFP®

Sales Director Life Health & Annuities
Serves as Life, Health & Annuities Division Leader. He has been responsible for the development of SIPG’s advanced planning co-broker services. Read less Read More

Mark has 30 year’s experience in estate planning and is recognized nationally as an expert in his field. Mark was most recently the program director for the Certified Financial Planner program at Central Michigan University where he revitalized the department to take it to being ranked 7th in the United States. Mark has a deep understanding of the use of business and private financial planning risk management tools designed to provide growth and preservation of wealth that go beyond the standard commonly traded mechanisms. His advisory practice has been predominantly insurance based providing him with a wealth of real world problem solving experience that he utilizes day to day to assist people. Mark is a specialist consultant with the ability to combine financial plan marketing, property and casualty solutions and life and health systems implementation.

Kenneth Quiat

Western Regional Manager
Serves as Western Regional Manager and Head of the Lenders Financial Products Desk. Read less Read More

Ken has 30 year’s experience in commercial and private financial risk services. He leads JV white label operations distribution and sales of specialized institutional financial risk transfer products. Whilst Ken has been a financial planning consultant for the past twenty years his specialty focuses are on Institutions and 401k’s. Ken is our lead implementation rep for our retirement plan automations management systems platform. Ken is a specialist consultant with the ability to combine financial plan marketing, property and casualty solutions and life and health systems implementation.

Isaac Zimmer

Divisional Director Group Benefits
Isaac is a third generation benefits insurance broker. Isaac continues the family legacy as a product leader in the health insurance space as plan designer, HR enrollment and benefits automations implementation manager. Read less Read More

Isaac is a specialist consultant with the ability to combine benefits, insurance based estate planning and commercial property and casualty risk transfer marketing mechanisms.

Bill Schmidt

Medicare Implementation Manager & Senior Consultant
Bill runs field marketing and training for our Medicare and Social Security implementation platform. Bill has ten years experience in this market segment.

Jeremy Whitmore CFP®

Advanced Planning Case Development Technician
Jeremy provides technical case planning support to advisors in development of estate planning, succession planning and implementing tax efficient strategies utilizing a variety specialized industry tools and risk transfer markets. Read less Read More

Jeremy is a US Army Veteran having served in US Army Intelligence for 23 years. Jeremy has ten year’s experience providing financial & accident risk transfer solutions. He holds a degree in accounting and is a Certified Financial Planner.

Jim Lombardo

VP Collaborative Retirement Trust & Associate Partner Benefits Implementation
Jim is VP of the Collaborative Retirement Trust Multiple Employer Plan a Belpointe Financial Group proprietary product designed to improve access to quality 401k plans for small businesses. Read less Read More

Jim is also an Associate Partner on our benefits sales team consulting on cross product planning and implementation. Jim is a specialist consultant with a 30 year practice that has been primarily retirement focused navigating the complexities of the 401k world making him uniquely qualified to combine benefits and retirement plan marketing with commercial property and casualty risk transfer mechanisms.

Tony Fernandes

Associate Partner
Tony has 22 years experience in Financial Risk Management.

Petra Faranova

Underwriting Operations Director
Develops and implements the compliance function as well as coordinating with underwriting and placing operations

Bryan McCormick

Associate Partner

Traci Reissig

Account Manager

Colleen Griffin

Associate Partner Retirement Accounts and Benefit Administration

Bonnie VanVoorhees

Marketing Manager

Erika Gilbert

Operations Analyst

Nicole Jones

Associate Partner Accounting and Benefits Implementation and Administration

Michele Quiat

Business Development Associate

Tony Alvino

Associate Partner
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Greenwich, CT

255 Glenville Road, Greenwich CT 06831
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Boca Raton, FL

6501 Congress Avenue, #100, Boca Raton, FL 33487
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Reno, NV

500 Damonte Ranch Parkway, Building 700 Unit 700, Reno NV 89521
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