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The MacNeill Group Executive Team

Kevin M. Tromer

President & CEO

Kevin began his insurance career in 1993 after spending the early part of his career in the Automotive Finance Industry.  Kevin entered the insurance industry with an independent premium finance company and quickly rose to lead the sales and marketing efforts throughout the Southeast.  After running his own business, marketing insurance products to agents, Kevin joined MacNeill Group in 1996.  Starting in a Corporate Development Role, Kevin steadily moved through the ranks and today serves as President and CEO Team Focus Insurance Group, LLC.  Kevin has been a managing principal of this privately held company since 2003.

Kevin is a graduate of Ithaca College, is a licensed general lines agent and a licensed surplus lines agent.  He has also attended several executive education programs at some of the most prestigious business schools in the country.  Team Focus Insurance Group and Kevin are members of PCI, AAMGA, NAPSLO,FSLSO, FSLA, PIA, LAAIA, IIAA.  Kevin is an active member of Vistage International; is a recipient of the Earle S. Dillard Award from AAMGA for outstanding committee leadership; and currently serves on the Board of the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO).

Laura DeCespedes

Chief Human Resources Officer

Laura began her Human Resources career in 1986 in Miami, Florida with Ryder Systems and has been an integral part of senior leadership teams with companies such as Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, WildCard Systems, and eFunds Corporation, making significant contributions in the business vision, strategic direction and mission critical operations of such firms.

Laura’s experience has encompassed the full breadth and scope of Human Resources functional elements with particular emphasis in Talent Management, Employee Relations, and Leadership Development. She has also had extensive experience with corporate Merger & Acquisition activities and has been a key participant in the due-diligence process in two successful corporate M&A transitions.

Laura is a native South Floridian and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Administration.

Peter Prygelski

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Prygelski has spent his entire career spanning 25 years in the financial services industry, focusing on Risk Management, Auditing, Accounting and Finance.

He began his career in 1991 working for American Express where he held numerous positions including; Director of Internal Audit and Assistant General Auditor of American Express Centurion Bank. In this capacity, he was responsible for the monitoring of internal controls for a bank with $45 billion in assets, and assessing and mitigating operational, reputational, regulatory and strategic risk. After leaving American Express, he worked for two “Big 4” accounting firms providing transformational consulting services for Fortune 500 companies.

In 2007, Peter became the CFO and Treasurer for a publicly traded insurance company responsible for Accounting, Finance, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Investment Operations and Investor Relations.

Peter is a graduate of Stetson University in Deland, FL and holds his Bachelors of Business Administration and Finance.

Joe Cooper

Chief Information Officer

As the original architect of the PolicyPort system, Joe has been extremely influential in the product’s evolution over the past 15 years. In fact, it was largely Joe’s vision and influence that drove the initiative for Focus Technologies to become a pioneer in developing a web-based policy and claims administration system for the insurance industry.

Joe began his career in the P&C insurance sector 25 years ago with the Florida Insurance Department before moving on to assume a senior technology management role at a Florida-based insurance carrier and, ultimately, then helping to found BIPT (now Focus Technologies). Joe has been involved in all aspects of technology as it relates to both Insurance Regulation and Insurance Carrier Operations. Joe has worked in various management and consulting roles and has used this knowledge and experience to help develop the Focus Technologies service and product solutions offered by the firm today. Currently, at Focus Technologies, Joe is responsible for overseeing Operations and Products Delivery functions.

Troy Fornof

EVP, Production and Underwriting

With nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to his credit, Troy Fornof serves as the Executive Vice President of Production and Underwriting at Team Focus Insurance Group. He is a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for leading and overseeing primary business lines for affiliated companies including MacNeill Group, an innovative and diversified wholesale insurance provider and managing general agent, 1st Street Agency, a subsidiary retail insurance agency, and Focus Finance, the company’s premium financing arm.

Troy joined Team Focus in 2019 from Western World Insurance Company where he led the marketing and underwriting operations for the specialty commercial carrier’s contract division. Prior to that, Troy served as Senior Vice President and National Distribution Director-Binding Authority at Sompo International, formerly Endurance Insurance. He was also Director of Branch Development and Operations at USG Insurance Services and Vice President at CRC Insurance Services.

Troy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of the New Jersey Surplus Lines Association and is a member of the legislative committee of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA).

Jason Davis

EVP, Operations

Jason Davis began his insurance career in 2001 at Zurich Insurance Services supporting independent insurance agents with online quoting for small commercial business. Throughout his 11 years with the company, Jason served in multiple leadership roles for both customer service operations and underwriting.

In 2012, Jason transitioned from Florida to Michigan to join Farmers Insurance Group and help build their independent agent commercial service center. While there, he was responsible for both exclusive and independent agent operations for various parts of the country. In 2016, Jason moved back to Florida to join CNA in their worldwide operational team. During his tenure at CNA, Jason was responsible for operational teams in multiple states for both middle market and small business segments. In 2018, Jason joined Team Focus Insurance Group as the Vice President of Operations.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Florida State University and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University Global Campus. Jason holds both a Florida General Lines & Life, Health, and Variable Annuity agents license. He also obtained the following insurance designations: CIC, CLCS, AINS, AIS, CISR, CPIA, CRIS.