Mike is Founder and President of Axis Insurance Services, LLC and PLRisk Advisors, Inc., both nationally recognized Professional and Management Liability insurance firms. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Mike is a valuable market resource, invited as a frequent speaker, panelist and writer on professional and management liability risk and insurance issues. His clients value his wealth of knowledge and unique ability to create innovative coverage solutions.
Mike formed Axis Insurance Services, LLC in 1999 to provide customized Professional Liability solutions for business and later in 2014 formed PLRisk Advisors, Inc. to create a presence in the wholesale E&O market. Today, both companies enjoy success in delivering E&O Liability, Privacy & Network Security Liability, D&O Liability, EPLI, Commercial Crime, and Fiduciary insurance products to a broad spectrum of professionals.
Formerly a CPA audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), Mike managed audit and consulting services for insurance and healthcare clients, including some of the nation’s most well-known Fortune 500 companies. He specialized in mergers and acquisitions and insurance company liquidations. Dealing with hundreds of insurance companies, agencies, reinsurers, and alternative risk companies provided him with valuable insight into the needs of his clients.
At Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange (MIIX), a medical malpractice carrier, Mike was responsible for assisting the company in mergers and acquisitions and development of numerous insurance programs. Later, as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of a related company, he built a physician-owned insurance carrier from the ground up, including all hiring, systems development, licensing and marketing.
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Javier has worked for Axis Insurance Services, LLC since early 2005 as a Professional and Management Liability insurance broker. As Executive Vice President of Sales, he is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of the company’s sales force. Under his guidance, the company has achieved in excess of 30% annual growth.
Over the years, Javier has consistently demonstrated his ability to provide solutions for complex and hard-to-place risks. Clients trust him to dive head-on into their business operations, assess the potential risks and make appropriate changes to their insurance policies so they are well-protected. He also provides risk management and loss control seminars/webinars on many Professional and Management Liability insurance-related topics for his clients.
He was awarded the honor of being named a 40 Under 40 Broker Leader in the U.S. by Business Insurance in 2013. Reactions Magazine’s December 2013/January 2014 edition listed Javier as one of the top 50 rising stars in the insurance industry. Axis Management Group Holdings, Inc. announced Javier as a partner in 2013.
Prior to joining the company, Javier worked for a financial services firm in Northern New Jersey administering private placements/IPO filings and related materials to be filed with the SEC.
Heather provides account management, support and service for clients – handling the company’s new business and renewal accounts as our Vice President of Operations. She is a dependable company resource for customer inquiries, offering them access to valuable information and guidance.
Heather joined the company in 2007 and worked her way up through the organization to develop the Account Management structure within the organization. She is instrumental in building a specific customer service team and operational procedures.
Having grown from an entry-level position within the company, she’s mastered the art of providing comprehensive solutions to our most valuable clients. In addition, Heather also is a part of the company’s Business Development team, building strategic relationships within the market.
Prior to working for the company, Heather ran her own small business and, these days, in her spare time she is an unabashed cyber geek.
As Vice President of Finance, Mike oversees our accounting department and is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, tax, and budgeting operations.
He comes to Axis Insurance Services, LLC from the manufacturing world where he served as controller for several midsized companies, such as elevator cabs, infrared cameras, and lasers.
Mike has a long and successful track record of developing and nurturing the accounting functions for growing companies. His passion is communicating the story behind financial data. He enjoys working with people and is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie program.
Mike graduated from the University of Dayton and has his MBA degree from Seton Hall University.
Joan provides overall sales support and is responsible for managing compliance for all producer licensing. She also acts as our IT systems administrator, overseeing the performance and maintenance of the company’s operational/administrative tools.
Joan’s diverse skillset and friendly personality make her an excellent resource and a valued team member.
Prior to joining the company, Joan worked as an IT professional for Ernst & Young where she was responsible for the development, support, and management of various financial reporting and budgeting applications.
Dylan is a Specialty Lines Broker specializing in hard-to-place Professional and Management Liability insurance. He works with large corporations to design E&O, D&O, and Privacy solutions that are creative and cost effective.
A graduate of Kings College with a bachelor’s degree in Management, Dylan played college football, and is an avid runner today. Currently, he is a licensed property and casualty insurance producer and is working towards his RPLU designation.
Dylan is also a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) as part of their Future Plus program. As such, he works with other younger professional liability brokers in networking and public service projects.
Paul Hacker is a specialty lines broker specializing in hard to place professional and management liability. He brings 28 years of experience working as a seasoned insurance professional specializing primarily in the healthcare marketplace. He brings expertise to our company in dealing with the myriad of complexities in the ever-changing healthcare area in such areas as accountable care organizations, third party administrators and other medical related organizations.
Paul has been working on building our insurance agents and brokers E&O book with brokers, agents, MGUs, program managers and all complicated insurance needs.
Most recently, prior to joining Axis, he worked as a consultant and regional manager in the health care industry. His primary focus was to help clients find affordable pricing for their health care. Before that, he was the Vice President of Sales at Medwatch, LLC, where he worked with unions and other groups in providing cost containment solutions.
Paul graduated from Siena College with a BA in Psychology, while minoring in Marketing and Management. Paul is also a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society.
Roberta McClintock has been in the insurance business for nearly 20 years. She began her career as an independent life & health agent before earning her property and casualty broker and producer licenses. She has also earned the CPIA and CISR designations and has attended several customer service and sales skill building courses over the years, including Dynamics of Selling. In 2008 Roberta joined PIA Management Services as a professional liability broker specializing in Agents’ E&O, cyber liability and specialty umbrella products for independent agents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
In early 2019 Roberta joined Axis Insurance Services, LLC as a Professional Liability Broker. As part of the Axis team that specializes in hard-to-place Professional and Management Liability insurance; she works with retail, wholesale, MGA operations and other professionals to design PL, E&O, D&O, and Privacy solutions that are creative and cost effective. Since joining Axis, Roberta has become a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).
Roberta and her husband live in upstate New York with their two pugs.
They enjoy time with kids and grandchildren, camping and hiking the Adirondacks as well as urban hiking in Manhattan and San Francisco.
Brian Lawlor has been in the insurance business for over 40 years. He started out as an independent insurance agent for two years before buying out the J Kenneth Shepard with his partner Mark H Taylor in 1976. Brian and Mark continued to purchase other agencies across Fairfield county under the brand name of Taylor- Lawlor Group (TLG) while growing their agencies to over $4 million in revenue. Brian began selling his shares in Taylor- Lawlor Group to TLG’s employees between 1996 to 2002 while beginning to work on internet-based tools for the independent agency system.
In 2004 Brian joined Seapass Solutions Inc which developed software to help Property Casualty agents’ interface with their carriers’ websites rating engines. Ultimately in 2008 SeaPass formed a property casualty agency named Bolt Insurance Agency in Farmington ,CT . At Bolt, he oversaw working on BOLT’s strategic accounts from 2013 to 2018. Brian left BOLT at the end of 2018 and joined Axis Insurance Services in early 2019 as a Professional Liability Insurance Broker.
Brian has been married for 46 years and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. In his spare time, he likes to golf, ski and ballroom dancing with his wife Mary.
Mary has more than 20 years in the insurance industry with an extensive background in Professional Liability insurance. She is able to provide insurance and risk management guidance for all types of businesses and is exceptional at cultivating strong relationships with her customers.
Her specific expertise includes Lawyers Professional Liability, Insurance Agents & Brokers E&O, Executive Liability, as well as all other professional lines. She has an outstanding work ethic and is able to put her extensive knowledge to use in developing creative and innovative solutions for her clients.
Prior to working for the company, Mary operated her own commercial lines insurance agency where she built upon her previous experience developing a Professional Liability department, making her uniquely qualified to work with attorneys and other professionals. While attending Rutgers University, Mary worked as a paralegal and legal research assistant, which laid the foundation for her career.
Patti has over 30 years of experience in all areas of Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance. She spent the past 6 years working exclusively in Professional & Management Liability. Her years of experience and expertise allow her to support clients from application all the way through to contract. She has built close working relationships with her colleagues and customers – earning their trust and establishing credibility.
Patti’s unique ability to anticipate hurdles and provide quick solutions makes her a valuable asset to the company.
In Patti’s previous roles, she was responsible for account reviews and the preparation of applications/proposals for commercial real estate, manufacturing, retailers, wholesalers and many other businesses.
Marianna joined our team in 2008 as an Account Manager and Customer Service Representative. She has become a valuable team member by supporting her customers with the right combination of resources they need to make their purchase decisions. She is a Professional Liability specialist in Errors and Omissions insurance for larger corporations, including insurance agents and brokers, commercial real estate firms and financial institutions.
Her easygoing demeanor, combined with her can-do attitude and her attention to detail ensures an outstanding customer service experience. Marianna is willing to go the extra mile to support her clients and the company’s overall goals.
Prior to working for Axis Insurance Services, LLC, Marianna began her insurance career at Capitol Special Risks.
As the company’s Account Manager, Jami is responsible for Axis Insurance Services’ small business accounts, handling renewals and client support.
She brings over 20 years of experience in commercial insurance to Axis. Jami has worked as both a retail and wholesale account manager, as well as a company underwriter.
Drew’s focus is on assisting the marketing and sales team in developing strategies and campaigns to enhance the company’s image. He researches topics and writes timely articles for the company’s newsletters and social media sites.
Drew has worked part-time for Axis Insurance Services, LLC for several years. Prior to joining the company full time, he attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and graduated in April 2014 with a BA in History and a minor in International Studies.
He also spent two summers as a Counselor In Training (CIT) and then Junior Counselor for the SOAR program, a special program created by the West Bergen Mental Health Center as a summer camp for those on the Autistic Spectrum in Northern New Jersey. He worked with autistic children to guide them in various developmental activities and trips. The program has given him great experience and he hopes to use it to help him in the future.
Chris handles projects related to the marketing of Axis Insurance Services, LLC. He works with the online presence, contact database, and anything else related to growing the brand of the company. Also, he works with the staff to create marketing materials that will benefit their relationship with our clients.
Chris attended Pennsylvania College of Technology for Mass Media Communications studying news and media writing, as well as television and radio broadcast. In his senior year of High School, he worked his way up the yearbook team to Managing Editor which received awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and National Scholastic Press Association for that year’s book.
Managing people and projects is where Chris has spent most of his work experience. In high school, he worked as both a shift leader and manager of the customer service desk at a local grocery chain. In the years following, he continued as a retail manager gaining experience in opening/closing stores, inventory management, and managing staff for multiple Fortune 500 companies until joining Axis in 2013.
Laci is responsible for handling all aspects of online, digital, and corporate marketing. Laci manages the company’s overall marketing efforts and development of materials.
She comes to us with five years of experience in the marketing industry. Prior to joining us, she operated her own marketing consulting firm in upstate New York. Her work provided assistance to small women and minority owned businesses where she offered an array of marketing and communications services.
Laci earned her MBA at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY where she won “best project award” for her graduating class involving the development of a business plan. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Economics with a concentration in Marketing at SUNY Empire State College.
Our mission is to help customers identify and prioritize their Professional Liability & Management Liability insurance needs, provide the most competitive coverage options available, and offer superior customer service. Each and every business has a distinctly unique set of products or services. We are committed to offering flexible and intelligent coverage solutions tailored to meet our customers’ needs. Put our experience and expertise to work for you. Give us a call at (201) 847-9175.