Steve Gionis has over 27 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. His insight is unique, having served as an insurance carrier executive, a business owner and a benefits consultant. The knowledge that he gained in each of these positions serves him well in selecting, implementing and managing benefits plans for his current clients.
During ten years of service with Prudential Healthcare, Steve developed and managed provider networks before taking responsibility for the underwriting, sales and management of a book of business that exceeded $100 million in premium. In 1999 he joined Paramount Dental Plan as a managing partner, assuming responsibility for the company’s sales and operations. During his tenure, the company grew from 20,000 to 250,000 members before being purchased by SafeGuard Dental Plan in 2002.
In January 2003, Steve acquired a small insurance brokerage that was founded in 1980. This has evolved into GCD Insurance Consultants, a full-service employee benefits consulting firm that serves over 200 companies throughout the United States.
Steve is a graduate of Stetson University with a degree in Finance. He earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Tampa, and has completed post-graduate work in the Master of Health Administration program at the University of South Florida. He is married with four children and enjoys playing basketball and tennis as well as coaching youth sports.