John N. D'Angelo, III,

CEO/Co-Founder/Partner

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John D'Angelo has over 29 years of Voluntary Employee Benefits leadership experience and has placed over $125 million in voluntary benefit premium serving numerous large Labor Unions, Native American Enterprises and Fortune 1000 Employer Groups. John was an early pioneer and key carrier advisor in the development of paperless enrollment platforms and systems. Under John’s guidance, The Forza Insurance Group has partnered with leading insurance companies, making Forza a leader in the development of point of sale enrollment tools, benefit product designs, premium sales and unique marketing strategies to employees and union members at the worksite. These partnerships combined with John’s approach to the worksite benefits space makes the complexity of enrolling and communicating plans simple for the end user to understand, while deploying various paperless “Cloud” driven automated enrollment tools.

John has been at the forefront of the Labor and Healthcare Reform movement, serving as keynote speaker at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, among others. These speaking engagements have been covered by local news outlets such as radio station WRTI and the Philadelphia Business Journal, which ran a feature on his advocacy stance. Mr. D’Angelo also serves as advisor to various labor organizations and mentors young executives entering the industry.

John has distinguished himself as a dedicated volunteer. A champion fundraiser, his talents have benefitted the Tara Miller Foundation which raises funds to support research of effective treatment methods and ultimately a cure for melanoma. John has also been involved with Gilda's Club South Jersey, an organization where individuals and families can receive information, guidance, laughter, and most importantly, the support they need to live their lives with cancer, whatever the outcome, at no cost.

Jamie Ibrahim,

President/Partner

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Jamie Ibrahim has over fifteen years of business development experience. He served in numerous senior leadership positions and has a great deal of expertise in the Native American marketplace with emphasis on large Tribal owned casino and hospitality operations.

Jamie has been instrumental in developing innovative benefit enrollment strategies for the challenging demographics in the casino hospitality industry leading to increased closing ratios and greater revenue. In his current executive position at Forza, Mr. Ibrahim is responsible for the management of key leadership relationships with insurance carrier partners, large employers and union clients. Jamie was responsible for securing one of the largest National Voluntary Benefit projects in the Industry, UFCW New England and UFCW New Jersey, comprising members over 8 States.

Michael D'Angelo,
Senior Vice President/Partner

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Michael began his career with Synergistic Healthcare co-managing the field enrollments for Hard Rock Casino Hotels. He then moved to product development and became a marketing liaison for Hard Rock Casino’s, Synergistic Healthcare and Humana Insurance. For three years Michael co-managed the client relationship for the thirty three thousand members of I.B.E.W. Local 3 NYC. At his current position with Forza, Michael is a member of the leadership team charged with the management of the overall day to day operations, including oversight of the UFCW New England Enrollments consisting of over 40,000 participating members in three states.

Vince Cicatiello,

Senior Vice President of National Enrollments/Partner

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Before coming to Forza, Vince Cicatiello was a founder and Executive Vice President of Sales at AdvanBen, an organization dedicated to providing low cost and efficient benefit enrollment processes through effective benefit communication. Previously, Vince was a founder and partner of the largest worksite enrollment firm in the United States, Custom Benefit Programs. Founded in 1990, CBP joined the USI family in 1998 and was renamed UNIVERS. Vince concentrated on the "large case" market and played a key role in group sales ranging from 5,000 to 125,000 employees. While at USI Affinity, Vince’s focus was on working in the Broker marketplace.  He was responsible for sales and managing a union portfolio that had many National accounts, consisting of over 1 million members.

Jackie Blake,

Vice President of Operations/Partner

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After receiving her Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Jackie worked at 4 different universities on the East Coast in Student Affairs administrative positions. Switching gears to follow her passion, she became a professional fundraiser for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County in Florida, raising over $5 million annually. In 2008, after moving to Park City, Utah, she was appointed by the Summit County Manager to serve on the Basin Open Space Advisory Committee, created for the purpose of advising and providing input regarding the creation, preservation, and identification of open space in order to ensure high conservation values and promote the resort and scenic character of the area. In January 2014, Jackie Co-founded her own non-profit, Park City READS to promote elevating literacy through early identification of struggling readers, effective reading interventions and appropriate classroom accommodations. As a Certified Dyslexia Advocate she was able to assist many families obtain the services to ensure their children reached their potential. Always looking for new opportunities, Jackie began working for The Forza Insurance Group two years ago bringing a varied skill set to oversee all the daily operations and administration.

Andrew Schulz,

National Enrollment Director

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Andrew attended the Florida Institute of Technology. Andrew's love of outdoor sports, including his years as a Lifeguard for the Ocean City Beach Patrol, inspired him to found his own company, the “Quiv Exchange”. The Quiv Exchange combined his love of technology with his passion for sports.

In 2014, Andrew began interning at the Forza Insurance Group and became a full-time Benefit Counselor for Forza’s Mid-Market Division, working himself up to the head of the division. In Andrew's current capacity, he has and continues to manage enrollment projects for Forza’s large union client segment, with emphasis on UFCW Locals in their supermarket segment. These projects average tens of thousands of union members and employees including, but not limited to, ACME Markets, AHOLD, Shoprite Markets and Stop and Shop Markets. Additionally, Andrew has also been responsible for the development and launch of Forza’s proprietary evaluation system, BenefitSelect. He is an active member in community involvement and a member of the MBCA to include the under 30 Top Executives in Southern New Jersey.