The Insureon Solutions Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Before becoming CEO of Insureon in 2011, Ted Devine held multiple executive leadership positions at Aon Corp, the largest insurance brokerage company in the world. Two of his most recent roles included President of Aon Risk Services, which boasts more than $5 billion in revenue, and CEO of AON Re. Prior to these positions, Devine spent 12 years as Director of McKinsey & Company helping Fortune 500 companies improve their performance. The Michigan State University and University of Chicago alumnus is also the founder and CEO of 1WORLD Sports, a Chicago-based nonprofit aiming to inspire at-risk youth to succeed in sports and life.
From his role as vice president at AIG Chicago in the early 1990s to his position with Insureon Solutions today, Ralph Blust brings more than 30 years of insurance industry leadership expertise. Blust joined Insurance Noodle (now known as Insureon Solutions) in 2010 and became part of the Insureon leadership team during the acquisition. Prior to leading Insureon Solutions, he held executive positions at Willis Towers Watson, Crump / CRC, and AIG. Throughout his career, Blust has earned a reputation for developing initiatives that improve organizational efficiencies and produce revenue growth.
Chief Operating Officer
Brandon Hickey brings more than 30 years of insurance industry expertise to Insureon Solutions. Over the course of his career, Hickey has held leadership positions in both underwriting and industry placement. His executive roles include Regional Vice President in New York City and Washington, D.C. for The Hartford Insurance Group and Chief Operating Officer for Northeast Agencies, a small commercial and personal lines wholesaler. In addition to earning a BA from Gettysburg College and an MBA from the University of Hartford, Hickey also holds a New York State Agent and Broker license.
Chief Technology Officer
Yuri Ter-Saakyants manages the technology, engineering, development, and quality assurance for Insureon Solutions. Before joining our team in 2012, he served as Senior Vice President of Technology at MediaBank (now MediaOcean, owned by the team that created Groupon, InnerWorkings, and Echo Global Logistics). As SVP, he grew the firm from its startup period, helped it implement a digital platform to meet the needs of the marketing industry, and built MediaBank’s first-generation integrated digital workflow system.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Belen Tokarski brings 20 years of experience in business, insurance, and technology to Insureon Solutions. Before becoming a member of our executive leadership team, Tokarski spent 14 years at CNA Insurance. She was named to the Top 10 Women in Insurance Leadership list published by Insurance Networking News in 2011 and she received the CNA Chairman’s Award in 2012. In addition to being a certified business architect, Tokarski also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell College and an MBA from DePaul University.
Vice President of Client Services
After serving as Director of Client Services for Insurance Noodle (now Insureon Solutions) for more than three years, Brigitte Gearhart became Vice President of Client Services for Insureon in May 2015. Before joining Insureon Solutions, she served in various technical and executive roles involving underwriting and risk management at Aon and Kingston Mutual Insurance Company, an insurance company specializing in writing more than 2,000 farms in Illinois.
Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development
Prior to joining Insureon in February 2015, Nicole Nelson developed an expertise in medical, international trademark, and real estate law. She has held various clerk and associate attorney positions at firms like Slavin & Slavin, Merrill Corporation, and Zlimen & McGuiness. Nelson received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mercyhurst University and her juris doctor at the William Mitchell College of Law.