Peachie has a solid reputation of consistently delivering as promised. She trained at the nation's top insurance Home Offices and helped thousands of agents place billions of dollars of life, disability and long term care insurance.
Peachie began her underwriting career in 1997 at MassMutual where she served as key New Business Underwriting liaison between the Home Office and career agents. She joined IPG of Guardian Life Insurance in 2002 as New Business Underwriting Director where she led the NB Underwriting and Policyholder Service Teams simultaneously. In 2005, she became Underwriting & Operations Director for Flah and Company, a firm serving the ultra-high net worth market where she successfully negotiated better underwriting offers for impaired cases and placed highly complex jumbo cases by using multiple in-house retention and reinsurance.
She led The Newport Group's Underwriting department in 2010, where she was in charge of placing billions of dollars of life insurance for key executives for fortune 5OO companies and putting systems in place to facilitate such transactions. She was Underwriting Director for LLIS, a firm serving fee-only financial advisors where she significantly reduced their Return Not Taken (RNT) policies and created innovative systems that streamlined their new business processing immediately preceding her formation of VioS in 2014.
Peachie has been a licensed life, health and annuity producer since 1999. She holds multiple industry designations including AALU (Associate, Academy of Life Underwriting) from the Academy of Life Underwriting, ALMI (Associate, Life Management Institute) and ACS (Associate, Customer Service) from LOMA. Peachie studied Business Marketing at Union County College in New Jersey. She is on track to receive her FALU (Fellow, Academy of Life Underwriting) and FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute) designations in 2015. She is an active member of AHOU (Association of Home Office Underwriters).
Peachie enjoys spending time with her husband, Jack and two beautiful daughters, Arielle and Elysse. She loves to bike, dance and learn about anything that she finds interesting. She also enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends.
Jack is in charge of our technology department and is also responsible for creating our proprietary systems such as VioS Generic App® and VioS Connect®
A lifelong technology enthusiast, Jack has devoted his work and personal hobbies to maximizing the use of technology to automate processes and create efficiencies. In addition to other work, he has spent the last decade helping insurance agents by delivering customized and innovative web solutions.
Jack started his career working as a Quality Assurance Tester for a leading national software testing company in 2003 where he successfully led the execution of a QA certification program for a Fortune 500 client.
In 2005, he founded JPTechworks, a firm dedicated to web development for agents and agencies where he meticulously crafted technological solutions to fit every client needs. He also served as a System Administrator where he provided support for small businesses and individual users.
Jack is a web developer with experience working on the front and backend. He has worked with various computer languages, databases and platforms.
Jack enjoys spending time his wife, Peachie and two beautiful daughters, Arielle and Elysse. He is an avid windsurfer and biker. He also enjoys listening to podcasts and books about technology. He is a fan of the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Peachie Thompson founded VioS in 2014. She spent over 17 years in the insurance industry helping insurance agents and distribution channels deliver outstanding underwriting results to clients for life, long term care and disability insurance while running profitable operations.
She saw the need for a cost-effective and expert field underwriting to help agents acquire the most equitable underwriting class for a desired product from the right carrier, without competing with BGAs. She also recognized that she can help solve some of the industry's informal underwriting backlog by providing such services. Today we are doing just that.
Together with Jack Thompson, an avid technology enthusiast, the two developed a methodology that keeps agents in control while providing clients with a unique insurance buying experience: uniting old traditions with innovative technology.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Peachie’s ability to deliver otherwise unavailable underwriting results is unsurpassed; that she does it sans drama or distraction to The Team is even more satisfying.
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While at National Financial Partners, I had the pleasure of working with Peachie in her role as Underwriting & Operations Director at Flah & Company. Peachie is very diligent and precise. She always works with the best interest of the client in mind and has truly mastered the art of the negotiation process.
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Peachie is a talented individual with a keen ability to get things done. She is without question one of the most talented individuals in the insurance business.
Peachie is the best! While she is detail oriented, she doesn't lose sight of the big picture, which means that she's able to prioritize the things that bring the most value to anyone she works with.