Leadership

Teresa Hassara

Teresa Hassara

President of FuturePlan by Ascensus

Teresa is responsible for the strategic direction of FuturePlan by Ascensus. Prior to joining Ascensus in 2021, she served as head of Workplace Solutions for MassMutual and led the retirement, worksite insurance, and third-party distribution businesses. She has also held number of leadership roles across several disciplines for TIAA and Fidelity. Teresa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and her Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kasey Price

Kasey Price

Head of FuturePlan Sales

Kasey heads up FuturePlan’s sales. Prior to joining FuturePlan in 2017, Kasey was founding partner and CEO of Georgia-based RSI, where she built a TPA firm known for strong strategic partnerships with advisors and recordkeepers. Kasey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Corporate Finance from Augusta State University.

Steve Durocher

Steve Durocher

Vice President, Business Strategy

Steve is responsible for developing FuturePlan’s strategic operating plans related to sales, growth, product design, pricing, and bottom line value. He joined FuturePlan in 2018 and previously he was Managing Director of Crown Rock Consulting and Vice President, Strategy, Planning & Project Management at Prudential Financial. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Assumption College.

Jim Houpt

Jim Houpt

Divisional Vice President, Sales

Jim joined Ascensus in 2016 and is responsible for managing and growing the FuturePlan sales team in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Prior to joining FuturePlan, he was the co-founder and owner of National Retirement Services (NRS), where he served as Senior Vice President. Jim helped grow NRS into one of the nation’s largest independent TPAs, earning a reputation for actuarial and ERISA excellence along with stellar client service. Jim holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor

Divisional Vice President, Sales

As a founder and former president of QBI, Greg grew a regional TPA firm into a national leader recognized for broad expertise in human capital management and integrated benefits. Greg brings his exemplary leadership vision to FuturePlan with a strategic focus on the fast-growing California market.

Aaron McIsaac, CPFA

Aaron McIsaac, CPFA

Divisional Vice President, Sales

Aaron’s two decades of business development and leadership experience include helping develop Goldleaf Partners into the nation’s leading 3(16) fiduciary services provider. His strategic vision for building strong relationships with advisors and recordkeepers will help drive growth for FuturePlan.

Dan Kravitz

Dan Kravitz

National Practice Leader for Cash Balance Plans

Dan joined Ascensus in 2017 and is responsible for leading the FuturePlan practice on Cash Balance. Previous to FuturePlan, Dan was the President of Kravitz, the leader in Cash Balance plans for the retirement industry for more than 20 years. He is the author of Beyond the 401k: How Financial Advisors Can Grow Their Businesses with Cash Balance Plans. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, has completed the American Society of Pension Actuaries exams, and is a certified pension consultant.

John Townsend

John Townsend

VP, Client Services - West

John brings over 25 years of industry practice building and leading world class service teams for global financial services firms. He applies his considerable energy and passion for client service with a practitioner/scholar background, to develop, drive, and sustain exceptional client service.

Veronica Franks

Veronica Franks

VP, Business Integration; VP, Client Services - East

As a partner and COO of Nashville-based Avintus, Veronica led the TPA to achieve excellent client satisfaction and retention metrics. Using her unique blend of experience in HR, payroll, and retirement plan administration, she enabled Avintus to be first to market in Tennessee with 3(16) services.

Marcia Dennis

Marcia Dennis

VP, Integration Management

Marcia leads integration efforts across the FuturePlan family of companies. She brings 30 years of project and integration management in financial services to the team, 20 of those years with Ascensus.

Bob Zamary

Bob Zamary

VP, Operations

Bob joined FuturePlan via United Retirement Plan Consultants where he led operations and service. Bob brings over 20 years experience in leadership roles in the insurance industry and third party administration where he’s forged has a successful track record of achieving operational excellence and process improvement to create customer-focused organizations.

Julie Niccum

Julie Niccum

SVP, Mergers & Acquisitions

Julie drives FuturePlan’s continued growth as a member of the M&A team. She’s a results-driven, customer oriented, analytical leader focused on achieving goals through the delivery of global operational excellence and development of lasting business relationships.

Brandy Blum

Brandy Blum

VP, Product

Brandy drives agile digital programs/product development and implementation. She is a strong professional leader with a 20 year track record of success in the financial services industry.

Nicole Harper

Nicole Harper

Head of HR
Martha Ophir

Martha Ophir

VP, Marketing
Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Head of Finance
Ben Hokanson

Ben Hokanson

Head of IT
Colleen Rodriguez

Colleen Rodriguez

VP, Total Services and Operations Management
Mark Wiggins

Mark Wiggins

DVP, Sales