Meet the Team

In 2022, Comparion Insurance Agency was created to transition former Liberty Mutual exclusive agents to a full-service independent agency. The agency delivers a unique value proposition to carriers with over 2,000 agents in approximately 180 cities in 44 states. We offer customers 50+ insurance companies with product breadth including car, home, life, pet, renters, umbrella, jewelry and much more. We use our scale to deliver a first-rate customer experience through consultative insurance experts located in your community.
Our Leadership team has over 200 years of cumulative insurance experience. At Comparion, we have a philosophy of staying close to our customers and agents, so sales leadership is located throughout the country in our larger storefronts.
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Christopher A. Capone

President & CEO

Chris Capone was recently named President & CEO of the Comparion Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Group. In this capacity, Chris is responsible for leading the Comparion enterprise, a top 5 insurance agency in the U.S., across personal property and casualty, life, annuity, and small commercial lines of business. Comparion utilizes a team of thousands of licensed employee producers as well as the networks of strategic business partners to provide tailored local insurance solutions at national scale. Prior to this role, Chris led the Exclusive Agent Distribution team of Liberty Mutual which combined with other organizations to form Comparion.

Chris joined Liberty Mutual in 2002 in a strategy capacity and was appointed to Managing Director, Affinity Employer Programs in 2005. He was promoted to Vice President, Affinity in 2008 and then served as Vice President, Regional Claims in 2010. He was promoted to Vice President, Partner Distribution in January 2011, and then promoted to Sr. Vice President, eCommerce in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed to Sr. Vice President Strategic Partnerships, and continued in that role until his promotion to President, Exclusive Agent Distribution in 2016.

Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Chris held numerous positions within GE Capital, GE Investments and GE Aviation.

Chris earned a M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College as valedictorian and earned a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude from Bentley College. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Personal Insurance (API) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) insurance designations.

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DeAnna Kerrick

Senior Vice President & Head of National Strategy and Enablement

DeAnna Kerrick is the Sr. Vice President of National Strategy and Enablement for Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, DeAnna leads a team with oversight of marketing and sales enablement, agency experience and programs and national operations.

DeAnna has over 30 years of experience in financial services holding positions in banking and insurance concentrated in marketing, agency programs and operations. She joined Liberty Mutual in 2007 under the Safeco brand leading national agent marketing programs. In her 15 years with the company, she has held various roles, most recently as SVP of Exclusive Agent Distribution - West before assuming her current role with Comparion Insurance Agency.

DeAnna holds a B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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John Bem

Vice President & Central Region General Manager, Central Region

John Bem is Vice President and the Regional General Manager of the Central Region at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, he is responsible for managing all aspects of agency operations in LA, KS, MO, OK and TX. His team has hundreds of employees in roles ranging from front line sales producers, marketing support personnel and business managers.

Mr. Bem has over 25 years of insurance industry experience and held various management roles across Service, Sales, Compensation & Recognition and Call Center Operations. His first Senior Leadership role was as a Region Service Manager in Midwest leading the region to become one of the most efficient and highest customer satisfaction regions in the country. He was then promoted to Area Manager in Upstate New York leading a large sales team before taking a role in Liberty Mutual's Home Office in Boston to gain experience in leading several teams that support field sales and service teams. In 2019, he moved to Texas when he was promoted to RGM for Central Region.

Mr. Bem holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Benedictine University, a Certificate of Business Administration Accounting from St. Clair College, and a B.A. in Computer Information Systems from Walsh College.

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Thomas Bertha

Vice President & Regional General Manager, Mountain Region

Thomas Bertha is the Vice President and Regional General Manager for the Mountain Region at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, he is responsible for managing all aspects of agency operations in AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT and WY. His team has hundreds of employees in roles ranging from front line sales producers, marketing support personnel and business managers.

Mr. Bertha joined Liberty Mutual in 2002 as a personal-lines sales representative. In 2004, he was hired into his first management role, and he has assumed various leadership roles for the company over the last 18 years. In 2019, he was promoted to RGM for the Mountain Region under Liberty Mutual and in 2022 he maintained the same role while transitioning to Comparion.

Mr. Bertha holds a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College.

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Taggart Bolen

Vice President & Regional General Manager, Southeast Region

Taggart Bolen is Vice President and Region General Manager of the Southeast Region at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, he is responsible for managing all aspects of agency operations in AL, AR, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, and TN. His team has hundreds of employees in roles ranging from front line sales producers, marketing support personnel and business managers.

Mr. Bolen joined the company as a sales representative in 2008. After being promoted in 2010 to senior branch manager, he has held a range of leadership roles with increasing responsibility. Prior to joining the company in 2008, Mr. Bolen worked in the housing and real estate sector holding positions in sales, marketing, and leadership.

Mr. Bolen has earned the Leadership Excellence certification from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and holds both an M.B.A. and a B.A. in Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia.

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Cam Finch

Vice President & Regional General Manager, Northeast Region

Cam Finch is Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Northeast Region at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, he is responsible for managing all aspects of agency operations in CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT. His team has hundreds of employees in roles ranging from front line sales producers, marketing support personnel and business managers.

Cam has held various positions over his tenure at the company, including analyst and management roles in Product and Pricing division, Distribution Analytics, and Distribution Operations. Prior to becoming Regional General Manager, he led and stood up the Wholesale Brokerage team supporting Comparion's agents nationally. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual in 2009, he worked at The Parthenon Group in Boston.

Cam holds an M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Boston University and a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College.

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James S. Gwynn III

Vice President & Regional General Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region

James Gwynn is Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region at Comparion Insurance in DC, DE, OH, KY, MD, NJ, PA, VA and WV. His team has hundreds of employees in roles ranging from front line sales producers, marketing support personnel and business managers.

James has been with the company for 28 years. During that time he has held several roles in Exclusive Agent Distribution with increasing responsibility including Sales Representative, Sales Manager, National Sales Director and Regional General Manager.

James holds an M.B.A. from Temple University, a M.S. in Financial Services from the American College and a B.A. from University of Phoenix. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP), Associate in Management (AIM), Associate in Personal Insurance (API) and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designations.

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Kenny Kendrick

Vice President & Regional General Manager, Pacific Region

Kenny Kendrick is Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Pacific Region at Comparion Insurance Agency.In this role, he is responsible for managing all aspects of agency operations in AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, OR and WA. His team has hundreds of employees in roles ranging from front line sales producers, marketing support personnel and business managers.

Mr. Kendrick joined the company in 2011, and has held various roles in Operations and Distribution across the U.S. Prior to joining Comparion, Mr. Kendrick worked with Nationwide Insurance, Superior Insurance, and Sagamore Insurance with roles in territory management, product management, operations, and distribution.

Mr. Kendrick holds a B.A. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.

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Dan Zbin

Vice President & Regional General Manager, Midwest Region

Dan Zbin is Vice President and the Regional General Manager of the Midwest Region at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, he is responsible for managing all aspects of agency operations in IA, IL, IN, MI, MN and WI. His team has hundreds of employees in roles ranging from front line sales producers, marketing support personnel and business managers.

Dan has been with the company for 30 years and has a proven track record of developing high performing sales teams, He has held various regional leadership positions in three regions across the country. Dan is active in various industry associations and represents Comparion as board committee member of LIMRA. He has facilitated several industry forums over the years, sharing his experiences with peers. Before joining Comparion, Dan served eight years in the United States Army and in several combat theaters of operations including Desert Shield/Storm during the Gulf War.

Dan holds a Business Management Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program. He holds the Life Underwriting Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF), Charter Leadership Fellow (CLF) and Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) designations.

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Matt Galluzzo

Assistant Vice President & Director of Partnerships

Matt Galluzzo is Assistant Vice President and the Manager of Agency Partnerships on the National Sales & Enablement team at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, Matt leads a team responsible for managing the relationships and day-to-day operations with third-party agency distribution partners. Matt's team is also responsible for managing key carrier partnerships.

Matt joined Comparion from Liberty Mutual. He began his career as a Sales Associate in 2011 and has held various roles of increasing complexity and responsibility across sales, analytics and operations for the past 12 years.

Matt earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Bryant University. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

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Eric Incitti

Senior Director of Economics and Analytics

Eric Incitti is the Senior Director of Economics and Analytics at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this role, Eric leads a team responsible for agency financials and reporting, compensation program design, planning and forecasting, and all other analytical needs and assessments for the agency.

Eric joined Comparion from Liberty Mutual, where he has held various finance, analytics, and corporate strategy roles since 2009. Most recently, Eric was a Strategy Director for the US Retail Markets division.

Eric holds an M.B.A. from Boston University and a B.A. in Finance and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Pam Kusma

Assistant Vice President & Director of Agent Experience

Pam Kusma is Assistant Vice President and the Director of Agent Experience on the National Sales & Enablement team at Comparion Insurance Agency. In this capacity, Pam is responsible for agent and management development, training compensation strategy and design techniques and to develop tools and programs for best in class agent experience. Prior to this role, Pam led the SA Development team.

Pam joined the company in 2018 and was appointed Assistant Director, Partnership Marketing. She was promoted to Director Sales and Marketing Associate Development in 2019 and then served as Director Agency & Franchise Development in 2020. She was promoted to AVP & Director Exclusive Agent Experience in 2022. Pam was the PaceSetter Sales Manager at State Auto Insurance from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that she was Vice President Sales at Amer Insurance, Ohio.

Pam earned her B.A. from Tufts University. She holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Pam currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Alliance for Insurance Education.

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Ellen LaGana

Assistant Vice President & Director of Operations

Ellen LaGana is Assistant Vice President and Director of Operations for Comparion Insurance Agency. She is accountable for the effective development, execution and communication of Comparion's strategic vision, goals and measures of success, and has served as Comparion President & CEO Chris Capone's Chief of Staff since 2016. Prior to taking this role, Ellen held various operational and analytical roles at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Ellen graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Economics.

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