Meet the Team

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Justin Jurs

Managing Partner

email: jjurs@jmbrokerage.com

call: 585.203.1206 ext. 202

Justin uses his product and underwriting knowledge to assist some of the country’s largest advisors with their most complex cases. Prior to the founding of Jurs Montgomery, LLC, Justin worked as a Brokerage Manager with First American Insurance Underwriters and BISYS Insurance Services, where he was involved in long-term care, annuity and life insurance product sales. In addition, he was responsible for integrating industry software programs with the company’s business activity. He has written several articles which have been featured in such national publications as Insurance & Financial Advisor, Providence Business News, Insurance Marketing, PIA, California Broker, and Life Insurance Selling. Justin resides in Pittsford, NY with his wife Kursten and his children Hudson, Nolan and Emerson.

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Chris Ronshagen

Partner/EVP

email: cronshagen@jmbrokerage.com

call: 617.850.9095

Chris has been in the financial services industry for 19 years and insurance brokerage for the last 15. As Partner EVP of Business Development with Jurs Montgomery, Chris holds several responsibilities including assisting insurance professionals in all aspects of the sales process, including financial and medical underwriting, advanced sales topics and product selection, as well as managing a growing sales team. Before joining Jurs Montgomery, Chris worked as a Senior Sales Manager with Crump Life Insurance Services where he earned their President’s Club recognition three years in a row for superior performance. He was promoted to their Super Affluent Market specifically designed to assist with complex advanced sales concepts. Chris has also held positions with John Hancock Financial Services and American Express Financial Advisors. He completed his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Vermont School of Business Administration, and completed his MBA and Masters of Finance degrees from Northeastern University in 2008. Chris resides in Marblehead, MA with his wife Jess, their daughter Sidney and son Liam.

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Robert G. Montgomery

Retired

email: bmontgomery@jmbrokerage.com

call: 585.203.1206 ext. 203

Robert is an expert. With over 30 years of successful senior leadership experience with mid to large consumer packaged good companies, he brings unique knowledge and acute proficiency to Jurs Montgomery. Most recently, Robert was Executive Vice President with Birds Eye Foods Inc., which was recently acquired by Pinnacle Foods, a subsidiary of Blackstone. Bob is active in many industry and non-profit organizations such as National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods (NFRA) as Executive Committee/Board of Director Member and with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) as a Board Member. He has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments by the Rochester, NY chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Bob resides in Fairport, NY with his wife Donna.

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Rose-Anne Cesternino

Sales Manager

email: rcesternino@jmbrokerage.com

call: 516.458.1561

Rose-Anne is currently in her 20th year in Life Insurance Brokerage. She began her career with Feingold & Scott on the operations side as a Case Manager/Licensing Specialist for both Life Insurance and Long Term Care. When the company was acquired by BISYS/Crump at the end of 2002, Rose-Anne capitalized on her experience and flourished in her new role as Sales Manager by partnering with her many long-term clients. Rose-Anne was named Top Sales Manager in her Division in 2007, and qualified for the prestigious President’s Club in both 2007 and 2008. Rose-Anne is both a licensed agent and ALMI. She resides on Long Island’s South Shore.

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Richard Gursky

Sales Manager

email: rgursky@jmbrokerage.com

call: 516.770.2206

Richard has been in brokerage since 1987.  He got his start at Rampart Agency where he quickly became the product expert.  As his career moved along with extended tenures at Mass Mutual as Brokerage Director of Selective Benefits Group and then as Sales Support Supervisor at Crump, he honed those skills and helped many successful brokers with his case design skills and broad range of knowledge in underwriting and advanced sales accumulated over those many years. Richard is a licensed agent and is certified to sell individual and group medical insurance on the New York exchange.  Richard is an avid Mets and Jets fan.  He resides in Bellmore, NY with his wife Hillary.

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Stephanie L. Travis

New Business Manager

email: stravis@jmbrokerage.com

call: 585.203.1206 ext. 205

Stephanie joined Jurs Montgomery in May of 2011 after graduating from St. John Fisher College with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrating in health care and sales management. Stephanie uses her background to help assist our clients in all aspects of the brokerage process. She is responsible for assisting both new business and the sales team deliver superior and prompt service. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys volunteering, running and spending time with her friends and family. She resides in Washington, D.C.

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Gina Merrick

Client Services Specialist

email: gmerrick@jmbrokerage.com

call: 617.850.9095

Gina has over 20 years of case management experience in the brokerage industry. She has extensive experience handling difficult cases as well as working closely with home office underwriters and case managers to ensure cases go through the underwriting process efficiently. She lives in Abington, MA with her 11 year old son, Max.

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Matt Donegan

Client Services Specialist

email: contracting@jmbrokerage.com

call: 585.203.1206 ext. 204

Matt joined JMB in 2018 to assist with contracting and licensing.

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Hugh Smith

Brokerage Consultant

email: hsmith@jmbrokerage.com

call: 401.952.6821

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Joseph Moore

Sales Manager

email: jmoore@jmbrokerage.com

call: 585.203.1206 ext. 205

Joe takes pride in providing fast and accurate service to the agents and advisors who work with him across the country. Prior to his time at Jurs Montgomery, Joe spent seven years as a financial advisor, primarily working with physicians and dentists. Joe values finding the right solution for the clients his advisors work with, whether it be life insurance, disability insurance, long term care insurance or annuities. Joe is always striving to increase his knowledge and understanding of products and carriers to best service the needs of those he works with.

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Gloria Wagner

Client Services/Human Resources

email: gwagner@jmbrokerage.com

call: 585.203.1206 ext. 203

Gloria is the newest member of our JMB team. She graduated from Syracuse University (Go Cuse!) and comes to JMB with several years of office management under her belt. Along with client services, Gloria will be managing human resources, and helping run the day to day operations at JMB. She currently resides in Rochester, New York, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. She is a dedicated BILLiever and is eagerly awaiting the next Superbowl appearance for her Buffalo Bills.