Diversified Team Members

Spence Hoole - President and CEO

In 2001, Spence Hoole, along with Joe Henriod, acquired Aon Risk Services of Utah and formed Diversified Insurance Group (diversifiedinsurance.com).  He currently serves as President and CEO of the firm. 

Mr. Hoole has been in the property and casualty insurance industry for more than 20 years.  He has spent the better part of his career working with and insuring venture capital-backed and private equity-financed companies, particularly in the technology and life sciences industries.  He specializes in Errors and Omissions (E&O), product liability, Venture Capital Asset Protection (VCAP) and Directors and Officers (D&O) liability coverages.

Actively involved in the technology industry, Mr. Hoole was one of several founding members of Technology to Market (T2M) and is an annual contributor to the Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference, serving as a company mentor.  He was also listed in vSpring’s V 100 top entrepreneurs for 2005.  He is a member of the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) Board of Trustees. Mr. Hoole currently serves on the TechAssure board and executive committee. In addition, he has spoken to a number of organizations and associations, including international groups, on protecting and insuring the assets of technology and publicly traded companies.  For the past twelve years, he has also served as a co-chair of the annual Summit Directors and Officers Conference (summitconf.org).

  • Associate of Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Licensed Insurance Agent, Broker and Consultant
  • B.S. University of Utah, Economics & Political Science

Joe Henriod - Chief Operating Officer and Shareholder

In 2001, Joe Henriod and Spence Hoole acquired Aon Risk Services of Utah and formed Diversified Insurance Group.  He currently serves as COO and is a Shareholder of the firm.

Joe has more than twenty years of experience in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry. He was an Executive VP of ITA Insurance for 15 years until ITA was acquired by Aon Corporation. ITA specialized in risk management solutions for the information technology industry. Joe worked for Aon Corporation as Executive VP and Managing Director of Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Utah until 2001. 

  • Associate of Risk Management (ARM)
  • Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designations
  • Licensed Insurance Agent, Broker and Consultant
  • B.S. University of Utah, Psychology

Jeana Hutchings - Benefits Practice Leader and Shareholder

JeanaJeana Hutchings - Benefits Practice Leader, Shareholder in Diversified Benefits is a licensed benefit consultant and registered nurse with 25 years of healthcare/insurance carrier experience. Jeana started with Diversified Insurance Group in 2003 and became the Practice Leader in 2006. She has gathered a team of seasoned experts in the area of Employee Benefits and together they bring innovative new ideas to challenge the current state of healthcare.

Jeana also specializes in plan design, compliance, wellness initiatives, member education and communication which are an integral
part of creating an engaged and empowered employee. 
 

  • B.S.N. University of Utah
  • Licensed Benefits Consultant
  • Certified Disability Specialist

Kevin Jessop - Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Kevin Jessop - Diversified Chief Marketing Officerhas over twenty years' experience working in Sales and Marketing for large public companies and currently manages marketing and business development efforts for Diversified. He manages branding and identity for the company, is the company blogger and is actively developing an online quoting website for small technology companies.

Active in the technology community, he has been on the Board of the MountainWest Capital Network for over ten years and is currently on the Executive Committee. Kevin is involved in numerous venture and business development groups including the Wayne Brown Institute, Association for Corporate Growth, Utah Technology Council, National Association of Corporate Directors and Summit, Inc. 

He has worked in the insurance industry since 2002. Prior to working in Insurance, he worked in Financial Printing for RR Donnelley, helping take companies public and assisting public companies with secondary offerings, large scale debt transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • B.S. Degree in Business Administration, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Steve Handley - Executive Vice President and Shareholder

Steve has spent the past 20 years developing and managing commercial insurance programs for organizations across the United Steve Handley of Diversified InsuranceStates.

Steve’s specific expertise is in the Workers’ Compensation, Employment Practices Liability, and Professional Liability arenas. Steve has worked with large, sophisticated organizations in a variety of industries, taking a very proactive approach in designing and managing property and casualty insurance programs to meet the unique needs of each client.

Steve’s experience in negotiating and managing insurance programs has prepared him to anticipate and satisfy client needs and demands across all lines of commercial insurance. His technical approach to account management coupled with his outstanding ability to break down and communicate complex issues have proven to be a valuable asset to his clients.

  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • B.S. Degree in Business Administration, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Sean Oliver - Executive Vice President and Shareholder

SeanSean Oliver - Shareholder of Diversified Insurance Group has over 16 years of healthcare industry experience, including large group medical underwriting and employee benefits consulting. He has experience working with clients of all sizes, including large national employers. He is an expert in plan design, underwriting analysis, predictive modeling and reporting, self-funding evaluation, and benefit strategy. He has excellent technical abilities, including database design/maintenance, financial analysis, and medical experience analysis and reporting.

Prior to joining Diversified Benefit Services Group, Sean’s career included positions with Mercer Human Resource Consulting in Utah, Towers Perrin in Connecticut, and SelectHealth in Utah.

  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • B.S. – Brigham Young University
  • M.P.A. – Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Brian Carter - Executive Vice President and Shareholder

Brian has over 10 years experience in Employee Benefits. He is an expert in plan design and analysis. His greatest strengths lie in finding new solutions to benefit design and strategy that others may overlook. His desire and ability to bring innovative ideas to each employer group separate him from others in the market. He takes tremendous pleasure in knowing that the clients that our team serves truly run well and that we have had a significant effect on the bottom line of each of our clients.

B.S. University of Utah.
Licensed Insurance Agent

 

Matt Henriod - Senior Vice President and Shareholder

Over Matt Henriod of Diversified Insurance Groupthe last 20+ years, Matt’s brokering experience has included, program design, marketing, promotion, sales and risk management services to a diverse group of clients in the intermountain area. Matt's integrity and experience have earned him clients ranging from large public companies to small venture-backed tech startups. His depth of knowledge is impressive. We call on Matt often to figure out tough risk management solutions.

In addition to providing property and casualty and risk management services to clients, Matt was instrumental in creating a specialty errors and omissions insurance program for computer resellers that was marketed throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Associate of Risk Management (ARM),
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • B.A. University of Utah

John Campos - Senior Vice President and Shareholder

John John Campos - Shareholder at Diversified Insurance Groupleads Diversified's Venture Practice focusing on emerging growth and technology companies, especially those that have received institutional funding or that are looking to accomplish major transactions (IPO, M&A).

John is an expert at Risk Management and Commercial Insurance, including Property, Liability, Workers' Compensation coverages. Specialties include Management Liability Insurances (D&O, EPL, etc), Cyber Liability, Professional Liability/E&O, Large Property Schedules and Complex Organizations, such as franchises. He is a former President of CPCU Society Utah and is expert in all types of risk management topics.

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, (CPCU)
  • Associate of Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • Licensed Insurance Consultant
  • B.S. Degree in Business Administration, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Regan Guth - Senior Vice President and Shareholder

Regan Regan Guth - Shareholder at Diversified Insurance Groupis a seasoned commercial insurance broker with experience in risk management due diligence; insurance program design, implementation and management; risk identification; and financial risk analysis.

He has worked extensively with private equity firms at various stages of the mergers and acquisitions process from the various stages of due diligence to post-acquisition insurance placements. With his strong financial background, Regan has a strong understanding of the financial and management liability insurance products and what drives the cost of risk to organizations. This financial education allows him to communicate in terms that are relevant to senior finance professionals within organizations.

  • Associate of Risk Management (ARM)
  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • M.B.A., Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Bob Howard - Senior Vice President Benefits

Bob Bob Howard - Senior Vice President Benefitshas consulted in the employee benefits specialty for Human Resource Departments for over 23 years. My Diversified team advises and consults for HR departments to help them stay current and competitive when it comes to offering strategic and well planned consumer based benefits programs. Our programs apply best in class approaches to maximizing benefit dollars to gain attractive approaches to employee protection and appreciation in a challenging healthcare world. We specialize in strategic consulting, consumer based consumer educated benefit plan design, true corporate wellness direction, healthcare reform management, health plan data analytics for smart planning and executive level communication, and HR benefit department support for maximum efficiency.

Bob is a licensed Property and Casualty Consultant as well. He evaluates the needs of prospective clients then refer them to the appropriate expert in their field, proposing specific solutions. Diversified has over 40 years of success managing the insurance programs for many of the state's largest and fastest emerging growth firms. The value to my clients is to understand their needs and to find solutions that work.

  • Licensed Employee Benefits Consultant
  • B.S. Degree in Organizational Consulting, University of Wyoming