Co-founder of Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI), John is a repeat entrepreneur and a thought-leader in affinity and collegiate marketing. John has specialized in building successful affinity and marketing partnerships for media and financial service industries for more than 19 years, having co-founded eGrad.com and Y2M: Youth Media + Marketing Networks. A proud Arizona State and Harvard Business school grad, John's favorite hobby is needling the many University of Arizona graduates at NGI.
Vice President Finance and Accounting
Lisa has been with us since 2009, and has 20+ years of accounting experience as well as a licensed CPA. Growing up in Arizona, it's a shock she did not attend ASU, rather traveled the long distance to California to graduate from Loyola Marymount University. When she is not managing GradGuard's finances, she is busy taking care of her three boys, of which, two are in college and of course, they have GradGuard Insurance Policies. Lisa enjoys running and hiking throughout the many beautiful preserves Arizona has to offer.
VP Partnership Development
Joe has extensive sales experience and currently leads NGI's business development efforts with both the collegiate and affinity channels. Joe is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Babson College and has worked at Compete, JP Morgan Chase, Collegiate Funding Services and Sapient. When not traveling for business, Joe can be found following the New England seasons with his wife and two young sons.
Director of Campus Development
Steve is the VP of our Campus Development Team and manages our College Renters Insurance division. A graduate of New Hampshire College and a native of the Boston area, Steve relocated to Phoenix in 2014 to work closer with the Campus Development Team. Although he presently lives in Phoenix, Steve remains loyal to his roots by avidly following Boston sports and refusing to purchase pasta sauce from a jar … "It has to be homemade!"
Director of Campus Partnerships
As the Director of Campus Partnerships, Alberto ensures that we are meeting the day-to-day needs of our renters insurance partners. As a proud Binghamton University alumnus and New York native from The Bronx. When he's not boasting about the duty calls he no longer receives, he's probably enjoying a craft beer with his wife and exploring all that Phoenix has to offer.
Chanda oversees implementation of our programs with school partners and is responsible for managing these relationships. Chanda grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada and graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University. She loves music, hiking and is fluent in Canadian, eh!
Campus Development Director
Susan is our Campus Development Director who overseas our programs with School Partners and managing those relationships. She graduated from Northeastern University and works with the team here in our Boston location. In her free time Susan enjoys the outdoors and can often be found traveling, kayaking and golfing - fore!
Chris is a software engineer for GradGuard, bringing with him previous web application development experience at two other insurance companies. Chris taught himself to code while working as a lawyer, and never looked back! A graduate of New York University and Northeastern University, Chris enjoys playing music, reading, hiking and spending time with his two young daughters. A foodie, Chris likes to surround himself with people who cook him yummy things.