Chief Executive OfficerMike joined The Advocator Group, parent company of Aevo Insurance Services, in 2014, after several months of working with the company as a strategic leadership consultant through his advisory firm Shunney and Associates, LLC. Mike brings with him over 20 years of experience as a senior executive with Sun Life Financial, including roles as P&L leader of their Employee Benefits Group and President of U.S. Distribution. His expertise includes business strategy, particularly knowledge in distribution & sales, profit building, mergers & acquisitions, and organizational development. He is known for recognizing and rewarding talent and instilling strong competitive drive in team members to achieve organizational success.
Mike graduated from Merrimack College, earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance. He has served on advisory boards at Mobile Health Consumer (corporate health management technology) and Assist America (global emergency travel assistance provider), and on the Board of Directors for the Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation.
Senior Vice President, Account Management & Aevo Insurance ServicesGina joined Aevo Insurance Services from our parent company, The Advocator Group, where she continues to lead multiple teams, serving various audiences within and outside of the organization. She drives her teams to execute for strong results while also working to continually increase customer performance. Gina’s previous experience includes 15 years at Sun Life Financial, where she developed a deep understanding of the employee benefits industry through a variety of roles in Risk Management as well as Distribution. Gina’s expertise includes relationship management, leading high performing teams, and developing innovative strategies to drive growth. She is known for building strong relationships and for bringing people together to achieve results.
Manager, Intake & Aevo Sales/ServicesJoanne joined The Advocator Group, parent company of Aevo Insurance Services, in June of 2018 as the Inside Sales Manager for the Intake team. She brings over 30 years of experience in sales/sales management in the financial services, employee benefits, life insurance, and variable annuities industries to the organization. As manager of Intake & Aevo Sales/Services, Joanne is responsible for leveraging leadership skills, industry knowledge, and sales experience to develop talent that provides a positive and seamless experience to new clients. She drives her teams to deliver results while emphasizing execution to add value on every client interaction through education and quality service. Joanne is a passionate supporter of the Special Olympics, along with her daughter Ashley—who has won numerous Special Olympics medals for bowling and swimming.
Licensed Insurance AgentJeanne joined Aevo Services in 2018, bringing seven years of Medicare experience and expertise with her. She has her Massachusetts Resident License for Life and Health Insurance with AHIP certification to offer Medicare products. Jeanne also holds Non-Resident licenses to offer Medicare products in a variety of states. She takes great pride in delivering a positive client experience, and enjoys working alongside her fellow Aevo teammates to achieve this goal with each individual they assist.
Outside of work, Jeanne loves spending time with her grandsons, Max and Steven. She also enjoys reading, watching reality television shows, and travelling; she particularly enjoys visiting national parks, ranking Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon as two of her favorite destinations.
Licensed Insurance AgentLinda, who originally joined The Advocator Group, parent company of Aevo Insurance Services, in 2013, has held an insurance license for over thirty years. During this time, she worked in many facets of the insurance industry, helping individuals with life insurance, disability insurance, 401K planning, pension maximization, and annuity investments. Several years ago, Linda had the opportunity to work on a pilot program enrolling individuals who were on Medicare and Medicaid into state funded Senior Care Options plans. She saw firsthand how overwhelming Medicare can be and realized that she wanted to help make the transition onto Medicare easier and smoother for individuals. Linda is compassionate about helping her clients.
Linda is married and has a Cairn Terrier named Sophia Marie Joy. She likes to stay active and particularly enjoys the practice of Yoga, leisurely hiking and long walks with Sophia, especially on the beach. She is an avid bird watcher, loves to read, and enjoys her summer camp. When she is not exercising or spending time with her family, Linda enjoys cooking, making puzzles and watching tennis—she attended the US Open in New York City several times and one year flew to England to see Wimbledon.
Lead Generation Specialist
Chris joined The Advocator Group, parent company of Aevo Insurance Services, in 2006 as a member of the Benefit Coordination team after working for five years with Aetna Insurance as a Long-Term Disability examiner and overpayment specialist. He is a hard-working team player with strong time management and communication skills, and he brings over 12 years of both Short- and Long-Term disability claim experience into his role as the Lead Generation Specialist with Aevo Insurance Services. Chris is tasked with screening clients to verify their Medicare eligibility and with ensuring that Aevo Insurance Services is a strong match for their unique health care and financial needs.