George is the President of Evolution Risk Partners and is responsible for the overall operations of the business. George has worked in the Employee Benefits space for more than 20 years, most recently holding the role of Senior Vice President and Head of Sales for a leading direct writer of Medical Stop Loss.
"I have always believed that employee benefits is a business of people, working together to provide the highest possible satisfaction in the product and service delivered to clients. Establishing an experienced team that brings industry leading stop loss solutions is what we set out to achieve in building Evolution Risk Partners. Our team shares a collective vision to continually challenge ourselves to evolve and provide more than a commoditized solution in the marketplace. This vision and a joint commitment to doing things differently is what brought us together. I have directly sold Stop Loss for over 20 years and have managed teams that were responsible for industry leading growth at two of the largest stop loss providers. The market is changing and my experience in working to create sustainable blocks of business with select distribution sources is a model that we are going to apply to the relationships and partnerships we develop at Evolution."
George has an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago's Booth School and a degree in Economics and Management from Albion College. He enjoys Golf, Basketball, Paddle Tennis and cooking with his wife and two sons in Chicago, IL.
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EVP and Head of Distribution
Chad is an experienced sales leader with over 23 years of selling and managing large blocks of business for two of the largest stop loss insurance carriers. Most recently he served in a Management and Key relationship role with oversight of his company’s largest regional stop loss block. He has a degree in Finance from Boston College and enjoys coaching flag football, playing basketball and spending time with his wife and two sons in Orange County, California.
“As I’ve grown in my career, I’ve seen a wider and wider gap develop between the needs and desires of an ever changing and dynamic broker and consultant community and the initiatives and objectives of insurance carrier product offerings. Said differently, the interests of both parties are no longer aligned. At Evolution Risk Partners we are uniquely positioned with greater flexibility, commitment and accountability to accomplish the shared goals of all entities involved.”
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Regional Sales Director
Shannon joins Evolution Risk Partners with 20 years of sales and management experience in the Stop Loss market. She has a proven track record with two of the largest Stop Loss carriers and brings her enthusiasm, experience, and creativity to be a resource to our partners. She attended The University of Georgia where she earned degrees in Finance and Risk Management. Shannon enjoys golfing, traveling, scuba diving, and beach time near her home in Sarasota, Florida with her spouse and 2 young boys.
“The Stop Loss industry is constantly changing and I’m excited to be part of the experienced team of professionals at Evolution. I’m a bit of a Stop Loss geek and I love the intricacies of Stop Loss and have a real passion for the business. With the challenging risk dynamics of self-funding, I’m excited to represent a nimble organization that has the flexibility to bring creative solutions to our clients.”
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Senior Vice President of Risk
Brian has over 20 years of experience in stop loss underwriting and has most recently worked with some of the biggest global reinsurance companies. He has a proven record of accomplishment building and maintaining solid relationships with many distribution sources, as well as remotely leading ESL underwriting teams.
Brian has a Master's Degree in Family & Consumer Economics and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics – both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He enjoys music, White Sox baseball, fantasy baseball, and spending time with his wife, son & daughter in northern Illinois.
"I'm truly excited to be a part of the Evolution team. Our consultative underwriting approach is first class and we always strive to provide solutions that are in the best interest of our clients."
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Kristin Worcester joins Evolution Risk Partners as a Senior Underwriter with over 20 years of experience in the health insurance industry. Her previous experience includes 18 years at a direct writer of Medical Stop Loss. In the past she has held several positions, including roles in claims, TPA and product relations, network development as well as 13 years in stop loss underwriting. Kristin has a degree in Communications from Syracuse University and enjoys merging her two favorite hobbies: music and traveling.
“In the ever-changing insurance landscape, Evolution is focused on providing a collaborative experience with employers and brokers. I am happy to be part of a team that can provide such extensive knowledge and experience in the Stop Loss arena.”
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Lorri has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry with experience in contracts, large group life and disability underwriting and 25 plus years of underwriting employer stop loss with one of the largest stop loss carriers. She most recently worked with managed care reinsurance carriers underwriting the ESL product. In her free time, Lorri enjoys golf, Twins baseball, the ever-changing seasons in Minnesota (other than winter and road construction), travel and relaxing with family and friends.
“I’m excited to be part of a talented team of stop loss experts who are providing stop loss solutions to brokers and employers looking for creative options to manage their health care budget challenges.”
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Gina Engelhardt joins Evolution Risk Partners as a Group Underwriter with over 30 years of Medical Stop Loss experience. During her underwriting career, she has held several positions ranging from Assistant Underwriter to Senior Underwriting roles with national insurance carriers. Gina enjoys reading, camping, playing basketball and watching Chiefs football. She also enjoys spending time at the lake with her family.
“I am ecstatic to a be a part of the Evolution Risk team and look forward to collaborating with brokers and employers who are looking for a “think outside the box” approach to managing their healthcare challenges.”
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Senior Client Consultant
Melanie Wyatt joins Evolution Risk Partners as Senior Client Consultant after nearly twenty-eight years in the financial services industry. She held Direct Sales and Client service roles at a major Fixed-Income security sales and trading firm in Chicago. Her background in a high-paced, heavily regulated industry is translating well to working with Evolution’s clients.
“I am very excited to join Evolution Risk and apply my background of Client service to the insurance industry. I also am excited to see the company grow and happy that I can be a part of supporting that growth through a positive client experience and a high level of customer service.”
Melanie has a BA in Economics from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her outside interests include music, travel and baseball! Melanie is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and has been to every MLB ballpark.
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Sherry joins Evolution Risk Partners with almost 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Always intrigued by organizational health plans, the inner workings of insurance were even more of an attraction to her as she embarked on a career spanning virtually all aspects of the business. Having done almost every level job in insurance and grown educationally with the ever-changing insurance market, Sherry prides herself on analyzing the needs of clients and working towards solutions to fill those needs. Ultimately, she believes her communication skills and personal touch allows her to sincerely know her clients.
Born and raised in Chicago, Sherry is family and community oriented. She enjoys traveling and volunteering with a local human service organization, especially during the holiday season. Sherry is delighted to join Evolution Risk Partners and looks forward to working with clients and their insurance and coverage needs.
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Carol Intagliata joins Evolution Partners as a Stop Loss Underwriting Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the health insurance industry. Her previous experience includes 20+ years at an MGU with her additional years of experience at a different MGU. She has learned the stop loss industry from the ground up with most of her experience in underwriting.
“I am very excited to join Evolution Risk and apply my experience with this ever-changing health insurance industry. I look forward to becoming a part of this growing company and can’t wait to see where this company goes!”
My hobbies include gardening, reading and my family which includes 3 cats. I also like to go boating, ATV riding and watch movies with popcorn, of course. I am a huge baseball fan of the Atlanta Braves who I have followed for many years.
Jennifer Vieira joins Evolution Risk Partners as an Underwriting Consultant after 11 years in software technology. She was a Senior Software Product Engineer for several hi-tech companies including a start-up before she took time off to raise her family. Her experience as a Software Product Engineer led her to develop her organizational, communication, and teamwork skills that translate well to her new position as an Underwriting Consultant.
“I am very excited to join Evolution Risk and look forward to being part of a great team and be at a company that will continue to grow and innovate.”
Jennifer has a B.S. in Computer Science and Math from Fitchburg State University. She enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her four sons and husband.