Meet Our Corporate Executives

  • Jim Henderson
    Chief Executive Officer, Chairman

    Jim Henderson, AssuredPartners, Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer has served in this capacity since founding the company in March of 2011.  Mr. Henderson has over 40 years of experience in the insurance brokerage industry and prior to insurance he began his career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Ernst. For 10 years he served as CFO and Executive Vice President with Ormond Reinsurance Company/MGU. From there, he spent 25 years with Brown & Brown, a publicly traded national insurance brokerage, progressing from CFO in 1985 to President in 2001 and Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 through his retirement in August of 2010.

    Jim earned his B.S. degree from Florida State University in Accounting and Economics.

  • Tom Riley
    Chief Operating Officer, President

    Tom Riley, President and Chief Operating Officer of AssuredPartners, Inc., leads the growth and structure of the company’s operations since co-founding AssuredPartners, Inc. in March of 2011. Tom began his career as a certified public accountant with Arthur Young before spending more than 20 years with the publicly traded national insurance brokerage, Brown & Brown. With Tom’s over 30 year experience of acquiring and building brokerage firms, he has been instrumental in the over 175 acquisitions in just five years.

    Tom earned an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.

  • Paul Vredenburg
    Chief Acquisition Officer, EVP

    Executive Vice President Paul Vredenburg partnered with Jim Henderson and Tom Riley in 2011 to form AssuredPartners, Inc. Paul began his career with Ernst & Young LLC as a tax consultant focusing on insurance and financial services before spending 11 years in the insurance brokerage industry at Brown & Brown, Inc. and Marsh Berry & Co. in various merger and acquisition roles.

    Paul holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant as well as an Accredited Advisor of Insurance.

  • Dean Curtis
    Chief Financial Officer, EVP

    Chief Financial Officer Dean Curtis joined AssuredPartners, Inc. in January 2012. Dean began his career 1994 at Arthur Andersen, LLP, a Chicago-based accounting firm before joining MPS Group, Inc. in 1997. At MPS Group, Dean worked his way up from Director of SEC reporting, to VP and Controller, to Chief Accounting Officer. In his 14-year career at MPS, Dean coordinated more than 75 mergers and acquisitions and dispositions both domestically and internationally in excess of $1 billion. Also in his time at MPS Dean managed and led North American and European financial operations encompassing more than 200 employees, was responsible for all SEC reporting, including two secondary offerings and two spin-off IPOs, led integration and consolidation of more than 50 accounting back-offices servicing more than $750 million in revenue, resulting in over $40 million in annual savings.

    Dean earned B.S. degrees in Multinational Business Operations and Accounting from Florida State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Eric Anderson
    EVP

    Eric Anderson joined AssuredPartners in March 2011 as one of the first five employees and serves as Executive Vice President.  Eric has more than 25 years of insurance experience overseeing retail insurance agencies, building regions, identifying potential acquisitions and owning agencies.

    He has been involved in over 60 acquisitions during his career. Eric attended the University of Florida where he played baseball on two Southeastern Conference championship teams.

  • Walter Smith
    Chief Counsel, EVP

    Walter Smith became Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel of AssuredPartners in February 2012, shortly after joining Dawson Companies, now a platform agency of AssuredPartners.  Walter’s legal career began in 1984 as a private practice attorney in corporate, acquisitions and tax law.

    In 1988, he joined the $30 million dollar insurance brokerage firm, Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton. In Walter’s 20-year career at HRH, he held various positions of increasing authority as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer. During this period, HRH acquired and integrated hundreds of insurance agencies, moved from NASDAQ to the NYSE, and grew to become a top 10 broker. Walter holds J.D., M.B.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia.

  • Stan Kinnett
    Chief Corporate Counsel

    Chief Corporate Counsel Stan Kinnett joined AssuredPartners at its inception in March 2011. Beginning in 2008, he worked with the executive leadership team of AssuredPartners.  Stan began his legal career as a corporate attorney at Fowler White Boggs P.A., working primarily on acquisitions and corporate and securities matters for publicly traded and privately-held businesses in a variety of industries.

    In 2008, he joined the national insurance broker, Brown & Brown as in-house acquisitions counsel, where he had primary legal responsibility for more than 30 acquisitions. Stan is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent in the state of Florida and holds a designation as an accredited adviser in insurance (AAI). He received his B.A. degree in International Relations, with honors, from Eckerd College and his J.D., with honors, from Stetson University College of Law.

  • Steve Deal
    Director of Sales, EVP

    Director of Sales Steve Deal joined AssuredPartners in April 2013. Steve has more than 35 years in the industry as a regional leader, agency president and producer. Steve dedicated nearly 25 years to the formation and building of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH) into one of the largest publicly traded brokers in the United States. While there, he led the largest retail region and participated in more than 20 HRH acquisitions. Steve attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Joe Guercio
    VP of Operations

    Joe Guercio joined AssuredPartners in May 2016. Joe joins AssuredPartners as Vice President of Operations in which he is responsible for successfully integrating new agency acquisitions and achieving overall operating excellence throughout the existing platforms and offices for AssuredPartners.  Joe graduated from the University of Central Florida with BS in Accounting.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Florida and currently holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) insurance designations.

  • Ty Beba
    EVP, Chief Organic Growth Officer

    As of July 2016, Ty Beba joins AssuredPartners as Executive Vice President and Chief Organic Growth Officer.  In this capacity Ty will be responsible for increasing overall organic growth, recruitment of sales talent - including training and development initiatives for the Production Team. In addition, he will bring focus to the utilization of industry verticals as well as specialty products expertise which exists throughout AssuredPartners.  Ty graduated from the University of Colorado (Denver) with a BS in Business with a concentration in finance.  He has earned the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Claims (AIC), and holds licenses in 36 States.

  • Tony Mattioli
    Chief Information Officer

    Chief Information Officer, Tony Mattioli is responsible for focusing on technology solutions and efficiencies throughout the company while making AssuredPartners a technology leader in the industry.  With more than 30 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance business, Tony has held a number of senior executive positions in the industry. He brings a renewed sense of focus to the operations while keeping up an unsurpassed infrastructure with the most up-to-date technology.   Tony is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in economics. 

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