Anthony “Tony” Grippa
Chief Executive Officer
Anthony “Tony” Grippa, Chief Executive Officer, joined RYZE Claim Solutions in April 2020 after serving as a Senior Advisor at Dowling & Hales. Previously, Tony was Regional President for Brown & Brown, Inc., where his responsibilities included direct oversight of 19 retail insurance offices around the United States with combined revenue of more than $150 million. During this time Tony was also the National Benefits Leader for Brown & Brown, Inc. In addition, he was responsible for Wright Public Risk and Wright Specialty.
Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
Mark Shealy, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer, joined RYZE from the property and casualty insurance industry, where he most recently held the position of COO, CFO, and Treasurer for Avatar Partners. Mark has been involved in the successful creation and startup operations of nine regulated insurance entities and two ancillary service companies and the acquisition of seven regulated insurance entities. Mark has more than 25 year of experience in oversight and policy decision-making related to the operation of Florida property and casualty insurance companies.
Chief Strategy Officer
Tracey Lazzopina, Chief Strategy Officer, joined RYZE from the vendor services segment of the worker’s compensation and liability industry. She possesses a wealth of knowledge in business planning, operations, and project management. Before coming to RYZE, she served for almost 12 years as CEO of NuQuest/Bridge Pointe, a Medicare compliance and post-settlement administrator. Before her elevation to that position, Tracey served as Vice President of Operations and was instrumental in building the operations infrastructure, implementing workflow efficiencies through process-driven technology and automation, and played an integral role in the development of tools to optimize the customer experience and quality assurance.
Chief Claims Officer
John McLaughlin, Chief Claims Officer, has held this position with RYZE since May 2020. He began his career in the claims industry in 1993 with Crawford & Company, where he held various positions. He developed and led the company’s first centralized property claims center for the oversight of large national programs. In 2004, John co-founded BrightClaim, Inc., a company focused on diverse claims service offerings. As Senior Vice President, he was responsible for the development, execution, and performance of outsourced property and casualty programs. He later established McLaughlin & Associates, a firm focused on providing various advisory functions to P&C Carriers, Independent Adjusting Companies, and Private Equity groups. John then served as the Associate Vice President of Claims for Narragansett Bay Insurance Company.
Chance Rueger, Project Manager, joined RYZE in April 2020 after serving as the COO of Considerable.com, a new media brand for people who are redefining what it means to grow older and are looking forward to what’s next. He also works for Dowling Capital Management, a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage, later stage, mature, emerging growth companies in the insurance industry. Chance serves on the board of several portfolio companies.
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