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Meet Our Team



Skip Ivery
Agency Owner

I’ve been in financial services since grad school, 13 years ago, and I have excelled at every level due to my strong focus on customer service excellence and ability to create custom-tailored solutions for my clients. I was born and raised here in Central Ohio, went to Wittenberg University and University of Cincinnati for my undergrad and MBA degrees. I love helping our clients to truly understand their coverages and properly protect their financial futures. It’s also vital that our organization gives back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. I love hanging out with my family. My wife and two daughters mean EVERYTHING to me and it doesn’t matter whether we are at the Columbus Zoo, catching a Clippers game, are biking around the neighborhood, or just watching TV, we have fun! If I’m not working, I’m either hanging out with my wife and girls, training for another Ironman, or working on some DIY project around the house. I love animals, especially dogs, and I’ve had one since I can remember. Ace, my Rhodesian Ridgeback, is my jogging partner and comes to the office with me every day. I volunteer almost every week at Worthington Park Elementary. I also regularly volunteer with My Very Own Blanket in Westerville, One Church in Gahanna, and with the Westerville Chamber of Commerce.

Frank Rzesutock

I have several years of insurance industry experience. Along with a strong and up to date understanding of the current market environment here in Ohio. I was born and raised near Cincinnati, after attending Ohio University in Athens, where I studied history. My favorite time period to study was mid-nineteenth century America. After School, I relocated to Columbus to be right in the heart of things in Ohio. The most exciting thing about my work is the opportunity to help people. Everyone needs insurance to protect themselves from life’s ups and downs. Getting someone set up with exactly what they need for their specific situation is a great feeling for Clients and myself. When I’m not working I love to read. My tastes run the gamut, from historical to pulp science fiction. I’ll give everything a try, you never know what will peak your interest or be a surprisingly good book. When I’m not helping Clients or burning through a new book, my Fiancé and I love to go to the local parks here in Columbus. A good hike in the springtime is a great way to spend an afternoon. When we’re feeling lazy, we love to pick a new TV show to watch. There’s just so many options out there these days! One of these best parts of our Agency is how connected to the community we are. My Very Own Blanket is a great cause that helps kids in foster Care get something that’s exclusively theirs as well as something they need.

Chris Hrinca
Account Manager

I have many years of insurance experience with multiple companies, resulting in a strong understanding of rules and regulations in the insurance industry. I was born and raised in Romania, then moved to Ohio with my family. I attended Worthington schools, and eventually earned my degrees in Actuarial Science and Mathematics from Otterbein University. What I enjoy most about my work is, helping our members protect their family, as well as their assets. Additionally, taking the time to make sure our members fully understand how their coverages can protect them and their family from financial loss. I am an avid sports fan and support our local teams. Go Bucks! Also, I love music with a passion and could not go a single day without it. When I’m not in the office you can usually find me spending time in nature is an excellent way to disconnect from the technology and enjoy the beauty around us. I love everything from fishing trips, hiking, and even backpacking expeditions to the Rocky and the Appalachian Mountains. My guilty pleasure in life is fried chicken, it is the key to happiness! I firmly believe in giving back to my community, in the past I have worked with underprivileged youth through soccer camps, volunteering and spending time at assisted living homes, as well as My Very Own Blanket.

Mehdi Ghassab
Exclusive Agent

I have been in financial services for about 10 years now and in insurance for over a year.I grew up in Columbus. I like making the process easy for clients by doing all the heavy lifting from cancelling old policies, taking time to figure out the right coverages, and even setting up their online accounts. I enjoy eating, pretty much anything, and the occasional adult beverage. I can out eat and out drink anyone. Period. If I’m not working, I’m either at a local restaurant, happy hour, or home with my wife and girls. Did I say that I can eat a lot? I mean a lot!

Mark Townsend
Licensed Sales Professional

My knowledge and experience in the insurance industry have helped me in making sure our customers always receive top quality care. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. After high school, I attended the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Dallas, Texas. What excites me the most about my job is that I get the opportunity to help protect families financial assets. I also love being able to explain what coverages mean to customers which helps them make smart decisions when picking the correct policy. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and all things sports!

Tristan Sturms
Licensed Sales Producer

I grew up in the Columbus area and have lived here my whole life. I’m most excited about being able to really help people with something they need and making sure they’re properly covered. I really enjoy just being able to get out and experiencing life and everything Columbus has to offer. I don’t stop talking about my dog and the Cavs. When I’m not in the office, I’m usually at home with my dog Kodi and my girlfriend Amanda watching tv, enjoying some sports or even at the dog park. The best way to spend a weekend is with a few good movies and some great food. I have recently begun to collect watches from around the world and I’m hoping by the end of 2019 to have a nice collection built up.

Ashtyn Ross
Licensed Sales Producer

I’ve spent a lot of time learning about insurance & being able to recommend the right products as your Trusted Advisor. I was born & raised here in Ohio & I’m a die-hard fan when it comes to my Buckeyes! O-H… I graduated from a small town just north of Columbus called Centerburg. After graduation, I moved to Columbus & attended Aveda. I’ve always loved being in a role where I get to meet different people & just really connect with my customers. I enjoy what I do because I get to help you meet your personal needs. Everyone needs insurance to properly protect themselves & their family. My job is to make sure you are properly protect & confident in the protection you have for you & your family.

I love spending my time with friends & family. I also love going bowling & trying new restaurants. When I’m not at work, I like to find fun things to do with my kids, like going to the Columbus Zoo, World of Bounce, or just playing at the park. On my lazy days though, I’m at home starting a new Netflix/Hulu series, watching Hallmark/Lifetime movies (mainly during the holidays), or just spending quality time with my 2 girls. My guilty pleasure would have to be Mexican food and all the fun things that come with it!

Ace Ivery
Exclusive Licensed Greeter

I’ve been greeting everyone I know with a wagging tail and gentle head to pet since I was born a couple years ago. Regarding insurance, I have no idea what these guys are doing, but the people they talk to seem happy! I was born in Cincinnati to two full bred Rhodesian Ridgeback parents that sold me at birth. But I was raised in Westerville and love the Central Ohio Community. I love when people come in because they usually give me treats. But other than that, I love hanging out with the team and seeing what everyone’s eating for lunch. I enjoy sleeping on the comfy bed I have in Skip’s office. I also like staring down the mailman when he comes in. #GameFace If I’m not holding it down at the office, I’m running things at the Ivery household and trying to convince my two girls Madison and Kennedy to put down the Barbies and play with me. I LOVE RUNNING! Skip and I get out and run most mornings and I love pulling him along Westerville’s bike paths. I have not seen one paycheck yet, so everything I do is volunteer work, I guess.