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MATTHEW CRUM
PRESIDENT

Matt is responsible for setting strategy and leading operations for the insurance company and its affiliated insurance agency. He also sits on its board of directors. Matt grew up in Tampa Bay, graduated from Trinity College with dual bachelor's degrees, and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Tampa. He is a licensed insurance agent (20-20 and 20-15) and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Matt is also co-president of FrankCrum PEO, along with Haley Crum.


CHRIS BARDUSCH
ENTERPRISE CIO

With almost 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, Chris leads all technical aspects of IT across the FrankCrum enterprise including security, DevOps and infrastructure, enterprise infrastructure, analytics, and reporting, as well as application development. With a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Penn State University, he specializes in strategy and planning, digital transformation, software lifecycle methodologies, and legacy modernization.

JIM CARR
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jim serves multiple positions within FWCI, including chief financial officer, vice president, and treasurer, and sits on its board of directors. With a bachelor's degree from Ursinus College in business administration, he began his insurance career in 1994 at the Florida Residential Property & Casualty Joint Underwriting Association. He later obtained the designation of Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF) and became a certified public accountant. He has been with FWCI since its inception. 

HERB CURLEE
DIRECTOR OF CASUALTY PROGRAMS

Herb has worked in the property-casualty industry for over 40 years. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he served as founder and chief software architect of Evolution Technology, a national vendor specializing in auto and GL ratings for insurers. He also served as director of commercial products and marketing for Cypress Insurance Group for a decade before joining FWCI in 2013.

PAUL DIFRANCESCO
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Paul manages and coordinates the sales activities of the FWCI business development team. With over 40 years of insurance industry experience, Paul brings a results-oriented approach to strategic and tactical planning. As a graduate of Fordham University with an MBA from the University of Hartford, Paul spent 15 years at Travelers Insurance, before stints at ACE, White Mountains, PMSI, Direct General, and others over 20+ years. Immediately before joining FWCI, Paul served five years as the chief operating officer for United Insurance Holding Corp, a $1.3B personal and commercial property writer.

Jonathan Gerdes
CHIEF CLAIMS OFFICER

Jonathan manages all aspects of claim activities for FWCI. With over 35 years of insurance industry experience, he brings a diverse claim’s background focused on achieving superior outcomes. Jonathan earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Stetson University and has CPCU, SCLA, and AIC designations. He has worked for several Top 20 insurance carriers, including Zurich, CNA, QBE and Enstar.

 

STEVE GOBER
VICE PRESIDENT OF UNDERWRITING

Steve oversees all underwriting activities for the FrankCrum PEO workers' compensation insurance programs. He started his insurance career with Texas Employers Insurance Association as a commercial casualty underwriter. He later joined The Hartford in their national accounts department, where he stayed for 18 years. Just before joining FWCI, Steve was vice president and director of underwriting for the startup Imperial Casualty and Indemnity Insurance Company, which he developed to over $100M in manual premium.

GEORGE SCHWAB
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

With over 20 years of diverse experience in the insurance industry, George works to optimize operating capabilities and customer satisfaction to support business expansion. Through iterative transformation and with a commitment to risk management, he leads customer-centric initiatives. Before coming to FWCI, George held key roles at technology-focused organizations such as Roost, Capgemini, Majesco, and the CGI Group and managed insurance operations for several large and regional carriers. He received an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University.