John is the Executive Vice President and Director of Specialty Programs at Unison Risk Advisors, with nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to his current role, John was the Executive Vice President and Director of Group Benefits at Oswald Companies (a partner company with Unison Risk Advisors), in which he managed a $50 million book of business.  

 Before joining Oswald, John spent 10 years at CBIZ Inc., where he held several leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Sales for the Employee Services Division. He also contributed to the development of several wholesale distribution companies, including Employers Select Plan, which became the largest distributor of group health insurance products in Ohio.  

 Among John’s strengths are evaluating, organizing and motivating his employees to help them gain and retain key customers.  


John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business and managerial economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He is on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Cleveland chapter. John is a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland class of 2020.