ABOUT US


Our Team

Mike W. Smith

Principal/CEO

Mike is founder and owner of PL Risk Advisors, Inc. a nationally recognized Professional Liability Insurance Wholesale Brokerage. By focusing on risk analysis and coverages, rather than pricing, these companies have experienced significant growth and have established a successful model for the entire industry. Mike has become a valuable market resource and has been requested to be a frequent speaker, guest panelist and writer on topics relating to professional and management liability risk and insurance.

Having over 20 years’ experience in...


Javier Gonzalez

Executive Vice President of Sales

Javier has highly-developed instincts which help him anticipate the needs of his clients and build custom professional liability solutions. His consultative approach has helped him establish a deep trust with his clientele. They allow him to dive head-on into their business operations, assess the potential risks and make appropriate changes to their insurance policies so they are well-protected.

Prior to joining the PL Risk team, Javier worked for a financial services firm in Northern New Jersey and spent time with the...


Matthew E. Culkin

Professional Liability Broker

Professional Liability Consultant & Risk Management Advisor

Professional liability broker, specializing in errors and omissions insurance for larger corporations, including insurance agents and brokers, commercial real estate firms and financial institutions.

Upon graduating from Marywood University, Matthew recently joined PLRisk Advisors as an Associate Broker. He is a bright individual with a high level of enthusiasm and superior client service skills. He has a unique position within the company that reaches across sales, account management and policy review. In college, Matt worked...


Mark Bradway

Professional Liability Broker

Professional Liability Broker, specializing in the placement of all lines of Professional and Management Liability for private and public corporations across the country.   

Mark H. Bradway comes to us with over 16 years of experience in the industry, primarily as a wholesale broker, specializing in Executive Liability (D&O, EPLI, Fiduciary, Crime, and K&R) and Professional Liability (E&O) products. He has brokered these products across many different industry classes including the niche classes that PL Risk Advisors, Inc. likes to focus...


Christine DeFelice

Senior Account Executive

Christine DeFelice comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, primarily on the insurance company side, working for Ironshore Insurance Services, Tudor Professional, and Royal Sun Alliance, specializing in the underwriting of Architects and Engineers. She has been the national product leader and program manager developing policy forms, endorsements, guidelines and rates from the ground up with a following of producers that she has cultivated relationships with for several years as well as training more...


Joan Pandorf

Sales Assistant & Licensing Manager

Joan provides overall sales support and is responsible for managing compliance for all producer licensing. She also acts as our IT systems administrator, overseeing the performance and maintenance of the company’s operational/administrative tools.

Joan’s diverse skillset and friendly personality make her an excellent resource and a valued team member.

Prior to joining the company, Joan worked as an IT professional for Ernst & Young where she was responsible for the development, support and management of various financial reporting and budgeting applications.

She enjoys...


Drew Smith

Marketing Assistant and Social Media Manager

Drew is the newest member of the Axis Management team. He focuses on assisting the marketing and sales team in developing strategies and campaigns to enhance the company’s image. He researches topics and writes timely articles for the company’s newsletters and social media sites

Drew has worked part-time for the company for several years. Prior to joining the company full time, he was a full student at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and graduated...


Megan Lindquist

Account Manager, Customer Service & Support

Provides account management, support, and service for PL Risk Advisors, Inc.’s Professional Liability clients – handling both new business and renewal accounts.  Dependable company resources for customer inquiries, offering access to valuable information and guidance.

Megan is a seasoned Account Manager with over a decade of experience in the insurance industry and has a diverse skill set which enables her to step into multiple roles within the company. She provides outstanding service to clients; helping them navigate through their renewal process.

She...