Meet The Team

JRD Headshot_cropJ. Ryan DeJong
Vice President of Underwriting and Partner

Ryan is the Vice President of Underwriting for the AXIS Group. Ryan specializes in vendor management due diligence and selection as well as underwriting for the team at the Axis Group. He is also licensed by the state of Florida and North Carolina for health and life insurance & annuities. Full Biography

JRD Headshot_cropAndrew Werdine
Underwriter

Andrew began his career with the Axis Group in 2013 as an Assistant Account Manager where he supported the team of Account Managers with various operations such as client on-boarding and retention.Full Biography

JRD Headshot_cropGabi Riveria
Underwriter

In 2011, Gabi began her career in financial services as a Customer Service Sales Executive for American Express, Membership Rewards. In this role Gabi became the leading sales executive for her branch and served as the Relationship Care Champion. Full Biography

JRD Headshot_cropKathleen Horvath
Director of Operations

Kathleen began her career in the non-profit industry as Director of Product Sales for Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines (formerly Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council). At this non-profit organization, she excelled growing the annual gross sales to over 5 million dollars. Full Biography

PJM Headshot_cropPatrick J. Moraites
Vice President Business Development and Partner

Patrick is the Vice President of Business Development for the AXIS Group. Patrick handles the growth planning and budgeting for the team at AXIS Group. Patrick specializes in business development and sales training for the Account Manager staff of with the mission first of “seeking to understand.” Full Biography

Rick-Cutter-headshot_crop[1]Rick Cutter
Business Development Manager

Rick Cutter have been associated with Axis Group, LLC since 2002, from it first days of growth to the re-imaging of Axis into a PEO Master General Agency (MGA).
Initially Mr. Cutter was brought in as a consultant to the owners and leadership team and later joined the organization in 2005 as the Controller until 2012 when it was sold to FIRM Consulting Group.Full Biography

Rick-Cutter-headshot_crop[1]Jason Tomascik
Business Development Manager

Jason is a Business Development Manager at the Axis Group, a subsidiary of FIRM Consulting Group. Working as a Business Development Manager, Jason supports and facilitates the introduction, on-boarding, and client retention functions and operations of Axis Group. Full Biography