Meet Our Team

  • Jeff Novak

    President
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    Jeff has a strong passion for the insurance industry which follows in the footprint of his family. He started his insurance career working with his father and brother in their agency. He is member of NAIFA, NAHU, and the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is an active alumni of Leadership Akron. As graduate of the University of Akron, he believes in supporting his local community. Jeff and his wife Tawnia have three children and in his free time, Jeff enjoys music, sports and spending time with his family.

  • Zig Novak

    Vice President
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    Zig started in the insurance industry in 1985 when he began working part-time in his father’s insurance agency after school. He attended the University of Akron, from 1990 to 1994, graduating with a BA in Communications. Following graduation, Zig began his agent career at ZJN Agency and Advanced Insurance Designs. He's an active member of many local community organizations, the Interim Contemporary Music Leader at his church, and serves on the board for Northeast Ohio Dance.

  • Teresa Marotto

    Benefits Specialist
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    Teresa had worked in customer service for many years before stepping into the insurance world several years ago. Since then, Teresa has been happy to put her customer service skills to good use, as well as her desire to help people. She hopes that her knowledge of insurance, and patience will make navigating the health insurance market a positive experience for clients. When she is not working, you can find her in the kitchen baking something sweet, or roaming around with her camera.

  • Laura Cool

    Personal Lines Account Manager
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    Laura has worked in the insurance industry since 2003. She is licensed in all areas of insurance, but specializes in Property Lines insurance. She is married and has 2 children.

  • Tom Bartholomy

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
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    Tom graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Management. He is a member of the DMD international honor society in business. Tom has been in the insurance industry since 2006 working with both personal lines and commercial lines in property and casualty. He has spent the last five years focusing on commercial risks both large and small. Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and son, camping, recreational shooting, and hanging out with friends.

  • Randy Ecrement

    Benefits Specialist
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    Randy Ecrement graduated from the University of Akron in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree in Education and Associates degree in Business. He has worked in the Life and Health insurance industry since 1997. Randy has 2 kids and lives in Jackson Township and is an Assistant baseball coach at Jackson High School.

  • Daniel J. Stecz

    Benefits Specialist
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    Dan Stecz graduated from John Carroll University in 1992 with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. He has worked in the Life and Health insurance industry since 1993 working for group, employees, and individual customer instead of the insurance company.

  • Matthew Orwick

    Health Insurance Broker
    Office: 330-753-8700
    Mobile: 330-705-8326
    Fax: 330-753-8932

    Matthew has been working in sales for the past 6 years and is the newest addition to the Advanced Insurance family. He began his career in medical sales and transitioned his concentration onto insurance. Matt has a passion for helping and guiding people and enjoys building solid relationships along the way. He grew up in East Canton, OH and has stayed in Stark County. In Matts free time you can usually find him hanging out with his wife, daughter and dog. He is always up for some hiking, golfing, target shooting and the outdoors.

  • Patrick Cingel

    Account Executive
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    Mobile: 330-620-1705

    Patrick is one of eight children to Jack and Mary Margaret Cingel of Cleveland, OH. Patrick is a graduate of Benedictine High School in Cleveland and received his undergraduate degree in Business Management & Finance from Walsh University.

     

    Patrick has been in the insurance arena for over 25 years in several different capacities (claims adjuster, restoration business owner, consultant and independent agent). He understands the insurance world and works tirelessly to protect his clients finances with outstanding insurance products from some of the strongest financial carriers in the market today. Patrick has a unique niche in writing PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY coverage for lawyers, accountants, mortgage brokers, architects, engineers and medical professionals.

     

    Patrick is married to Lisa and they have five very active young daughters.  Patrick is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Medina and in his spare time serves on several non profit board of directors.  He also is the assistant head girls soccer coach at Revere High School and is the Director of Coaching at Revere Soccer Club. He also is a competitive travel soccer and premier level soccer coach.

     

    Patrick enjoys golfing, coaching and being an active father in all of his daughters' lives.

  • Eric Elsass

    Life Specialist
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    Eric brings over 20 years of industry experience to AIDI having held a Life & Annuity License from 1990 to 2012 and served as vice president of a local financial services firm.  During that time he attained a securities license and was an Investment Advisor Representative, received his LUTCF designation from the American Collage in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and was a multiple MDRT qualifier. 

     

    He is an active member of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce and served as President of the Wadsworth Rotary Club, President of the Medina County chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and Co-Chair of the Salvation Army in Wadsworth (Advisory Board Member 2001 – 2014). 

     

    Eric and his wife Amy live in Wadsworth and have four children (3 adult sons and a daughter still at home).  When they are not working on their Victorian home they enjoy spending time in the Les Cheneaux Islands in the upper peninsula of Michigan.  Eric is an active member of Grace Church, Bath Campus and plays bass on the worship team and serves as Facebook coordinator of the men’s ministry “BetterMan.” He’s also the founder of Executive Detailing Services (Ed’s), an automotive detailing, photography, and marketing business based in Wadsworth. 

     

  • Ryan Cole

    Benefits Specialist
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    Ryan began his insurance career 2 years ago in North Canton where he lives with his wife Hannah and 2 daughters. After transitioning from a Property & Casualty Agency, Ryan has progressed quickly as an Employee Benefits Specialist. In his spare time Ryan enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his friends & family.

  • Kristi Watson

    Benefits Specialist
    Office: 330-753-8700
    Fax: 330-753-8932

    3 years ago Kristi began her insurance career working in management. Since joining AIDI she is working diligently as a Benefits Specialist. She currently resides in Akron with her boyfriend and their cats and dogs. In her spare time Kristi enjoys cooking, traveling and being outdoors. 

  • Susan Shaw

    P&C Specialist
    Office: 330-753-8700
    Fax: 330-753-8932

    Sue is a resident of Barberton and has over 40 years' experience in the insurance industry. She is a member of the International Association of Insurance Professionals along with serving as Youth Counselor at her church, she also provides Sunday school lessons to imprisoned youth at the Summit County Detention Center through her volunteering with True North Ministries. She has one two legged son and one four legged son. 

  • Greg Salem

    Benefits Specialist
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    I have been in the insurance business since 1984, including working for New England Life Insurance Company, and then as a broker with Duncan and Associates and Advanced Insurance Designs for the past 20 years. I live in Wadsworth with my wife Gail, and we have two children, Ryan and Madison. I enjoy golfing in my spare time and spending time with family and friends.

Wadsworth Location

  • Tara Bebout

    Account Executive
    Office: 330-334-1010
    Fax: 330-753-8932
    102 Main Street, Ste 300
    Wadsworth OH 44281
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    Tara Bebout and her husband, Jack Akers, owned the Akers Insurance Agency from 1989 – 2005. They sold the agency to Richard Duncan, who then merged with Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc. Tara continued working for Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc. from her office on Main Street in Wadsworth. Tara has belonged to the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce for 27 years. She enjoys cooking, gardening and being outdoors in her free time.