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Corporate Leadership

Phil Gerlicher

President & CEO

Phil brings decades of insurance industry experience to First Financial Security.  His 32 years as an entrepreneur and business owner have helped shape his personal values and develop the business skills necessary to lead FFS through the initial start-up and early hyper-growth phases.  Phil’s primary objective during his tenure as CEO is to prepare First Financial Security for the next generation of management by building and shoring up the foundations of operational support, IT, systems and core field leadership.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Phil worked in the banking and investment sectors, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of service in the financial industry.

Michael Hardin

V.P. of Sales Management

Michael brings a wide range of financial services, field and leadership experience to First Financial Security.  He studied business and marketing at Morehead State University and started his insurance and financial services career in the trust department with The Provident Bank.

Prior to his current position, Michael was a Regional Sales Manager for Protective Life Insurance Company where he developed and managed one of Protective’s top sales territories for over 10 years.  Michael joined First Financial Security in 2006 and has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success.

Andy Fiorenza

Director of National Training

Andy brings a wealth of knowledge with his position as the Director of National Training at FFS.  He has been working in the Financial Services field - specifically the Banking, Mortgage & Insurance industries for 20+ years.  He graduated from Case-Western Reserve University with degrees in Marketing, Management, Business and Education.  He also studied real estate law at Cleveland Marshall Law School.

Andy joined the FFS team in September 2009.  Prior to his current position with FFS, Andy was COO of WMA Mortgage Services & VP of a leading marketing organization where he developed his current training program.  His training program has been instrumental in the growth of the company and is now an integral part of getting new recruits off to a fast start.

Meg Jones

Director of Operations & Administration

Meg brings over 20 years of administrative and operational experience to First Financial Security.  After attending Florida State University, she began her career in the auditing practice of Deloitte & Touche in West Palm Beach, FL.

Prior to joining First Financial Security, Meg worked for an asset management firm in Florida and a mortgage company after moving to Atlanta, GA.  Meg joined First Financial Security in 2006 and has been instrumental in the growth and stability of FFS.