With over 150 years of combined experience, our leadership team has grown Decisely from a simple brokerage firm to a diverse team of licensed representatives and industry experts. Our Decisely family is focused on providing the best benefits, HR, and compliance management service on the market.
Our Leadership Team
As CEO of Decisely, Kevin is building a new standard in the benefits technology and brokerage insuretech space. Decisely is a partner to brokers as well as a trusted advisor and turnkey SaaS technology for small business in the US. Kevin joined Decisely from Mercer, where he created and implemented the strategy and marketing for Mercer Health & Benefits private exchange technology. Kevin has over twenty years of experience in e-commerce and online distribution. He has co-created two start-ups within Fortune 100 companies and built the award winning Delta.com.
Kevin also specializes in merger and acquisition strategies along with business development, negotiation and implementation of processes that have generated over $600 million in annual revenue for multiple Fortune 100 companies. He graduated with a B.B.A. in economics and an MBA from Georgia State University. Kevin also serves on the board of directors at Fiducius, a private equity backed firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.
At Decisely, Chris is responsible for sales and operations. Formerly, he was the Chief Growth Officer of EPIC, a Top 15 property/casualty, benefits, loss control, claims, and HR administration company with offices across the U.S. His primary responsibility was to grow and lead their expanding employee benefits brokerage and consulting practice. Previously, he was a Partner with Mercer Health & Benefits involved with strategy and M&A, as well as the leader of their Atlanta Health & Benefits Business.
Chris has been the COO/CFO of a regional brokerage, benefits and administration firm, Chief Risk Officer at Delta Air Lines, and has held multiple positions including strategic planning, finance, and risk/security/insurance management leadership positions within PepsiCo companies of Frito-Lay and KFC. He started his career at Ford Motor Company as a casualty insurance analyst.
Chris is a board member of the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He obtained a B.B.A. in Marketing and an MBA in Finance & Risk Management from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He was named “Alumnus of the Year” in 2003 for the Terry College of Business Risk Management and Insurance Program.
Richard has over 25 years of experience developing software for employee benefits applications, and is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded and grew PlanSource, a SaaS employee benefits technology company focused on insurance exchanges and employee benefits administration. PlanSource is now used by over 10,000 brokers and over 3.5 million consumers. Prior to PlanSource Richard was a cofounder of Sylinq, an employee benefits technology sold to Ceridian.
At Decisely, he is responsible for product development and partner integrations.
Richard has BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Weber State University.
Jim has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience varying from start-up healthcare companies to multi-billion-dollar pharmaceuticals. Prior to Decisely he worked with several Private Equity investors focusing on building a company’s business infrastructure in preparation for aggressive growth.
As part of the leadership team, Jim is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial activities and operations.
Jim obtained an Accounting Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University.
Diane is a strategic marketing professional with over twenty-five years experience in brand and marketing management, including global product launches, marketing communications, consumer insights, pricing, and consumer and trade promotions. Most recently, Diane was in the commercial and residential building industry with Atlas Roofing Corporation. Prior to Atlas, Diane held a number of strategic marketing positions in the medical device industry with Alcon, a division of Novartis, the apparel industry with Hanes, the food and beverage industry with Planters LifeSavers Company, a division of Nabisco, and agency-side with Norton Agency, based in Chicago. She started her career at M/A/R/C, a custom marketing research firm based in Dallas, TX.
At Decisely Diane is responsible for corporate branding and marketing efforts as well as client enterprise marketing programs.
Diane obtained a B.B.A. and an MBM in Marketing from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Ershla brings nearly 20 years experience to the Decisely team, most recently as Director of Client Engagement and Experience with Anthem, Inc. Ershla has extensive experience working with cross-functional teams, including Sales, Implementation, Technology and Training, to ensure smooth operations and optimized efficiency. In addition to Anthem, Ershla also has worked at Humana and McCart Group in a variety of Operational and Leadership roles. Her goal is to deliver the best, most operationally efficient partnership experience possible.
Josh has over twenty years of experience in broker relationships as well as HR benefits and administration. Most recently he was President of IBX, where he started as a consultant, managing strategic operations.
Prior to IBX, Josh spent 14 years on the carrier side of the industry in sales and underwriting at Sun Life and Lincoln Financial.
Josh’s vision for Decisely is to establish enterprise and broker relationships, ensure partners onboard efficiently and are managed effectively. Josh works to create operational efficiency within those relationships to optimize growth. He is passionate about helping to make brokers more money, freeing them up to focus on more profitable efforts.
Josh earned a Bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.