John has more than 20 years of professional experience in the insurance industry. Beginning in 1985, John held several senior positions with the leading insurance broker Alexander and Alexander, Inc. In his role as Vice President of Finance and Administration, John was responsible for the entire regional accounting function of this international firm.
In 1997, John joined Commerce Insurance Services, Inc., a division of Commerce Bancorp Inc., as its Vice President of Finance, which is when he and Tom Sukay became professional colleagues. During the next eight years, Commerce acquired 14 insurance agencies across the Mid Atlantic region, which resulted in Commerce Insurance being ranked the 24th largest and the most successful bank-owned insurance brokerage operation. John led the integration of the acquired agencies and the internal operations of each agency. He also became the Chief Administrative Officer and was responsible for all financial and operational aspects of any potential acquisition candidate. During his tenure, John oversaw the financial analysis of over 200 transactions that included insurance agencies, insurance software vendors, insurance companies and other related transactions.
In addition, his internal responsibilities at Commerce Insurance required John to coordinate activities with parent company peers in various functional areas including: marketing and advertising; facilities management; purchasing; computer integration; compliance issues related to the Patriot Act; and all privacy and security issues banks and insurance agencies face. John was also the primary insurance agency contact with the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware Departments of Insurance.
John earned his Masters of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Holy Family University, where he is currently an adjunct professor in the business department. John is also an accredited instructor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware in insurance training and Continuing Education accredited courses through the Academy of Insurance.
Sukay & Associates
I have known the principals for several years as we previously worked together to assess the internal operations of Alpha. We developed a close working relationship at that time and they worked exceptionally hard to structure a transaction that met my goals. Sukay & Associates treated our transaction as if it was their own and worked tirelessly to ensure our professional and personal goals were achieved.
Robert D. Heller
President, Alpha Benefits Group