Licensed Insurance Agent
Joseph is a founding partner of BGA Insurance Group. Joseph wanted to form a broker agency that could grow to over 100 quality agents who want to achieve the same common goal…a career based on integrity and commitment in assisting seniors achieving their financial and retirement needs.
Before Joseph helped establish BGA he had over a 20-year career in various sales positions and the cable contracting field.
In 1989 at age 22 Joseph was recruited by a Nationwide cable contracting firm in New Jersey as a project rebuild manager. He was the company’s youngest hire at that position. His responsibilities consisted of overseeing a team of contractors rebuilding cable systems throughout the United States. His first task was to rebuild a cable system in Ironton Ohio in the summer of 1989.
It was his job to recruit the contractors, locate an office and warehouse space, locate living quarters for the contractors, hire a secretary, stay within the budget of the job for the completion of the project, and oversee the day-to-day production. The rebuild of that system was completed in November 1989.
In 1990, a friend advised Joe that he should embark on a career in sales and recommended that he join the Life Insurance company she worked for. Once out of training and sales school Joseph
immediately became his regions top sales associate selling inexpensive accident and sickness policies. He won various production awards and recognition.
At the end of 1990 Joseph decided to embark on a different sales career in the precious metals industry; selling gold and silver bullion, and third party graded rare coins to investors and collectors throughout the United States. He became very successful brokering and building a book of over 200 buying clients over the next three years.
Joseph met his future wife and moved to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to start a new chapter in his life. Joseph wanted to change careers and decided on Medicare insurance and retirement planning. He realized 10,000 people a day were turning 65 and had to retire but didn’t understand how it all worked. After submitting his resume to various career online-sites he was recruited by a National-insurance carrier who specialized in senior health care. Joe started his career in April 2007 and instantly found success.
From April 2007 to May 2008 Joe qualified as “Agent of the Month” multiple months, “Agent of the Year” runner-up as a rookie agent, was one of the company’s highest producers in Medicare sales and Annuity production, and qualified for the company’s annual convention.
During his time as a captive-agent he met Greg Gudis, another successful agent who started with the company a few months prior. After serious consideration Joe and Greg realized they wanted to offer their clients more options working with A-rated insurance carriers. In May of 2008 Joe and Greg formed BGA Insurance Group. The agency worked extremely hard during the stock market crash of 2008 but kept growing at a rapid pace. Today the BGA agency now has three locations in Conshohocken PA, Allentown PA, Cherry Hill New Jersey, 30 contracted licensed agents, and are licensed in various other states in the country.
Joseph’s hobbies include sporting events, skiing, golfing, reading, scuba diving, motorcycling, concerts, traveling, and of course the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period!
Joseph resides in Delaware County Pennsylvania with his wife Sandi and daughter Cameron.