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José Manuel Dias da Fonseca

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca

CEO

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca is a renowned risk management expert, Chief Executive Officer of MDS Group, member of the Board of Directors of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford and Chairman of APOGERIS (Portuguese Association of Risk Managers). He was also Vice President of FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) for several years. Prior to joining MDS he was responsible for launching "bancassurance" in Portugal, founded a pension fund management company and was President of a Portuguese insurance company. He received a degree in Economics and a post-degree in "Management Publique" from ENA, Ecole Nationale d'Administration, in Paris. José Manuel is Chief Executive Officer of Brokerslink.

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Paul Bitner

Paul Bitner

Managing Director

Paul Bitner

Paul Bitner is Chief commercial Officer at Brokerslink and the Chief Operating Officer for our Latin American operations. Prior to joining BrokersLink, he was a senior executive at Aon. He initiated his insurance career in 1981 and acquired vast experience in international insurance, reinsurance and risk management services while working for Johnson & Higgins, Alexander & Alexander and Aon. He has held key positions relating to Latin America and has handled many insurance programs for the region's major companies. He received his Master Degree in International Management from Baylor University and is fluent in Spanish.

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Corey Gooch

Corey Gooch

Director of Business Development

Corey Gooch

Corey is Director of Business Development at Brokerslink. Corey joined from Towers Watson where he held positions as an Account Director, US Risk Consulting sales leader and Corporate Enterprise Risk Management consulting practice leader. Prior to Towers Watson, Corey worked at Aon for 11 years in their brokerage and risk consulting divisions and led their London-based EMEA team of ERM consultants. Corey has been quoted in numerous periodicals and has been a frequent speaker at a variety of international industry conferences. Corey holds a B.B.A. with double majors in Finance and Risk Management from Temple University, and attended the United States Naval Academy.

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Jorge Luzzi

Jorge Luzzi

Director of Risk Management

Jorge Luzzi

Jorge Luzzi, a well know professional in Risk and Insurance management, is President of Herco Global. Jorge is a board member of High Dome, he is also Executive Vice President of IFRIMA (International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management) and President of Alarys (Latin America Risk Management Associations). Jorge Luzzi was Vice President and President of Ferma (European Federation of Risk and insurance Management associations) from 2009 until 2013 and was Director Risk Management of the Pirelli group in Italy and CEO of PIRCO and Pirelli Reinsurance Company in Dublin, Ireland and Lugano Switzerland for many years. He graduated in Business Administration at the University of Belgrano and is Academic at the Academia de Seguros e Previdencia in Brazil. At Brokerslink, Jorge Luzzi is director of Risk Management.

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Carla Alves

Carla Alves

Director of Operations

Carla Alves

Carla Alves is Director of Operations at Brokerslink. With 17 years of insurance broking experience, Carla developed her career in MDS Portugal where she gained experience in client management, marketing, and business applications as a Business Development Executive. As General Manager of Brokerage at MDS, she managed large accounts and led the delivery and implementation of strategic IT systems for the company. She was also Manager Director of MDS Affinity. Carla Alves received her degree in Management from IESF, Portugal and has a Post-Degree in Marketing from IPAM in Portugal, Insurance Management from Catholic University of Portugal's, and a graduation in Accelerated Development from London Business School.

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