Who We Are

Our Team

Donovan Joseph Ryckis

Employee Benefits Consultant, CEO & Partner



An insurance agent and previous Serious 65 FINRA Securities Advisor and Investment Advisor Representative for RedHawk Wealth Advisors Registered Investment Advisory.   Donovan came into the Employee Benefits Marketplace after ...

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Chelsea Marie Whalley, CVBS

Employee Benefits Consultant, COO & Partner



Chelsea came to the United States from Canada on an NCAA DI Softball scholarship. Her competitive nature and desire to lead had her top of her pre-med program and Captain of her softball team. However, a career ending concussion...

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Andrew Smith

CRO, Chief Risk Officer



The client experience officer (CXO) of J Donovan Financial, he started his benefits carrier at Aon in 2011 and gained invaluable experience while supporting multiple key accounts at the firm that ranged in size from 1,000 to 5,000...

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Kevin Trokey

Strategic Advisor, Q4intelligence


Business consultant and sales coach working with independent insurance agencies. I started Q4i (originally BGN) because I enjoy taking what I learn and turning it into a systematic process to help others achieve higher and higher...

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Justin Lanman

Employee Benefits Consultant



Justin joins J Donovan as a near Orlando native. Growing up in Orlando for much of his life, he pursued his education in Finance at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN while playing football collegiately. Justin began his insurance...

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Veronica Vera

Account Management




Veronica heads up the JDF South Florida location and has been involved in healthcare for 12 years. Prior to joining the advisory side of benefits, Veronica was a Subject Matter Expert at United Healthcare. Veronica joined J Donovan...

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