Our leadership team averages 30 years of industry experience, while our senior management team has first-hand experience with successfully closing over 300 combined acquisitions. We realize the value that our potential partners have built, and we wish to assist in continuing those efforts through organic growth with a transparent integration approach.

Charles Lydecker
President and CEO

Charles Lydecker began his insurance career over 26 years ago and was instrumental in driving growth for one of the largest insurance firms in the US. He served as President of the firm’s retail division, which respectively generated revenues of $850 million. Today he leads Foundation Risk Partners in its mission to be a national insurance leader.

Cory Walker
Chief Financial Officer

Cory Walker brings in-depth insurance and finance expertise to his role as CFO. Most recently, he dedicated two decades of service to a $1.4 billion insurance leader in the U.S., where he was successful in the firm’s profit center. Previously, he was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young.

John Turner
Chief Operating Officer

John Turner is a transformational and motivational leader with 25 years of experience in the health insurance carrier and broker channels. He joined national benefits consultant Corporate Synergies as CEO and President in 2010, where he has overseen the firm’s accelerated growth and revenue expansion.

Thomas Leek
Chief Legal Officer & EVP

Thomas Leek boasts over 18 years of labor & employment and commercial civil litigation experience as a partner of a law firm. Since 2016, he has been an elected official in the Florida House of Representative where he is currently the Vice Chair for the Public Integrity and Ethics Committee.

Thomas Tinsley
Chief Administrative Officer

Thomas Tinsley has 40 years of finance and insurance experience. He served as a Finance Executive for 17 years at a major U.S. insurance consultancy that employs more than 8,000 people. Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer for the retail division of a $870 million brokerage.

Benjamin Barbieri
Director of Acquisitions & EVP

Benjamin Barbieri leveraged his underwriting and business development expertise while serving as a Sales Executive for a one of the 10 largest insurance brokers in the world. During his tenure, he generated revenues exceeding $24 million for his profit center. Previously he worked for AIG.

Kendall McEachern
President, Southeast

Kendall McEachern co-founded Acentria Insurance in 2011 and serves as Chief Executive Officer of the $75+ million full-service brokerage. With over three decades in the insurance industry, he has become a sought-after expert with an emphasis on multi-family risk management and insurance coverages.

Alan Florez
EVP, Southeast Sales

Alan Florez is the CEO of Halifax Insurance Partners , a subsidiary of Foundation Risk Partners. Mr. Florez has led high performing agencies during periods of significant and consistent growth, most notably in the retail and public entity space for one of the nations largest insurance brokers. Florez has also served as Governor Jeb Bush’s Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs and as his Special Assistant.

Rich Dinan
VP of Integration & Analytics

Rich Dinan offers over 16 years of experience in accounting, finance, data analytics and technology. As a CPA, he works to streamline and integrate data while utilizing processes and technology to enhance financial reporting and business operations. Most recently he oversaw an integral system rollout to over 7,500 team members of a major national brokerage.

Mary Lawless
Chief Operating Officer, Southeast Region

Mary Lawless has over 30 years of industry experience and has held a variety of management positions in Personal Lines, Select Business, Employee Benefits and Agency Operations. In addition to her role with Foundation Risk Partners, she is the Chief Operating Officer for Acentria Insurance and oversees daily operations and management for over 50 locations. She specializes in agency operations and acquisitions and is passionate about developing team members to become great leaders.

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